The purpose of the Hall County Quilt Guild is to bring together people who share a common love of quilting and enable them to participate in community service projects which benefit those in need, while preserving a rich heritage and exploring new expressions of the art of quilting through education.
Meetings: Guild meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. Fellowship begins at 9:30 am and the meeting begins at 10:00 am. Our meetings are held at Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church, 4675 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542. Note: In the event a holiday is on the first Monday, our meeting will be held on the second Monday of that month. In the event of inclement weather, we will not meet if the Hall County Schools are closed.
Dues: Dues are $50.00 annually.
Membership Requirements: The most important “requirement” of the guild membership is to come to meetings and special events and have fun. Don’t forget that you will always get good ideas and inspiration for quilting!
- At least once a year, during the month of your birthday, members should bring a gift for the birthday drawing.
- Help is always needed to set up/take down the tables and chairs.
- Members are encouraged to support their guild by chairing, or serving on a committee.
- Members are asked to help with our community service projects.
- Members are asked to make one quilt a year for Eagle Ranch. This is our guild’s main service project.
Name badges and Guild Pins: Do you see the guild members with all those crazy pins on their name badges? Our logo is the Churn Dash quilt block, and our colors are blue and white. Each member makes their own badge. The pins are earned by participation in different programs. You will receive these as special recognition for showing a quilt at Show & Tell, making a quilt for Eagle Ranch, etc.
Newsletter: The monthly newsletter is published and sent to all members by email, usually about a week before the guild meeting. For those who do not have computer access, the newsletter will be mailed. There is an additional charge to help cover postage. Submissions for the newsletter are due to the newsletter editor by the third Monday of the month.
Birthday Drawing: There are two drawings at each meeting. The “Birthday Drawing” items are donated by the guild members celebrating their birthday that month. These tickets are 4 for $1. The other drawing is sponsored by the guild and tickets for this drawing are $1 each. Good Luck to you!
Bees: There are small groups that meet to work on individual and group projects. You are welcome to organize a new group, or one with a special interest, but all new bees should be presented to the Executive Board. This is a great way to get to know other guild members.
Show and Tell: This monthly event is a way for members to showcase their work. Quilts should be completed when shared unless special circumstances prohibit it, i.e., it will be given away before the next meeting.
Community Service: Our guild has taken on the task of making a quilt for every child who is a resident at Eagle Ranch. We encourage each member to make at least one quilt per year for Eagle Ranch. Currently, the Guild is providing kits to make these quilts. You make the top and then return it to a member of the Eagle Ranch committee. The will see it gets quilted and returned to you for the binding and label. If you prefer to make your own quilt, it needs to be approximately 60” X 72”. There are more boys than girls at Eagle Ranch, therefore we need more boy quilts.
We also make and deliver Comfort Pillows for cancer patients in Hall County. A free pattern is available through Connecting Threads at http://www.connectingthreads.com.
We are starting a new Community Service project in 2023. We will be making walker caddies, adult bibs and lap quilts for the residents of Manor Lake Nursing Home.
Project Day: Project Day was originally called Basting Day. This was a day designated by the original Guild members for basting their quilts for hand quilting. It became a day of fellowship, learning, and sharing. Today we meet once a month on the third Monday of the month except in months of November and December when they may be moved to the second Monday of the month. The goal is basically the same, a day of friendship and getting to know each other, special projects, teaching new techniques. Bring your lunch and fellowship with us. If there is not a special project scheduled, please feel free to bring your own projects. We all love to see what everyone else is making.
If you would like to join our guild, Membership form
If you have any questions about joining our guild, please contact Stacey
To make a name badge follow these directions