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Thimbles and Friends Quilt Guild is a membership of 35 women from Southeastern Massachusetts who pay $35 per year in dues. We meet the first Saturday of the month @ 10am, Sept-May @ the Abington Library. We sponsor peer taught and professional workshops plus fundraising to assist in our annual charity program. Visitors are welcome.
The Pioneer Valley Quilt Guild meetings are at the Agawam Baptist Church, 760 Main Street, Agawam, MA on the first Wednesday of the month, September through June, at 6:30 PM. Dues are $20 per year. Guests and new members are always welcome. Our quilts have been donated to charities from our community service project, Quilts From The Heart. Members create and distribute 'comfort pillows' to medical facilities in the area for breast cancer patients. Our quilt show is held every other year (even number years). Visit our website for more info.
The Hands Across the Valley Quilters Guild has ~125 members from W. Mass. and beyond. Members meet monthly Sept-June at 2:30 pm on the second Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church (867 N Pleasant St, Amherst). Among many activities, our guild makes charity quilts, sponsors workshops, has guest lecturers, and holds a guild show in odd-numbered years. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Quilters' Connection. This 325 member guild has a large contemporary component. The guild meets the 4th Wednesday in Sept., Oct., Nov., and Jan. through May for information regarding membership contact N. Howard, 8 Cogswell Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140. There is a waiting list, however guests are welcome when accompanied by a guild member.
Rising Star Quilters meet the fourth Tuesday of the month except December, July and August at 7:30pm, Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA The guild sponsors nationally recognized speakers block of the month swap and presents an annual quilt show.
Linsey Woolsey Quilt Guild. We have about 80 members who pay $30 a year in dues. We meet at 7pm on the 2nd Monday of the month at the First Baptist Church, North Main Street, Attleboro. We have BOM swap, fat quarter raffle, monthly raffle and lectures and classes. We have a community service project every year. Contact Carol at email@example.com for more information.
Crossroads Quilters meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, Route 1A, Beverly, MA. Workshops & trunk shows with well-known quilters, in-house workshops, and lots of friendly people. Annual dues are $20.00, guest fee $3.
The Garden City Quilters has about 30 members that meet the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-9 pm at the Church in the Cove, 167 Hale Street. Find us on Facebook for future meeting dates and plans. Guests are welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org
Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild. We have 80+ members; dues $25/yr. Meetings at 7:30 pm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at St. Theresa School gym, 40 St. Theresa Ave., West Roxbury. We have a block of the month & fat quarter swaps, door prize raffles, 2 potluck dinners, optional Maine quilt camps, Saturday day camp, speakers, & workshops. We have a show every other year.
- Boston Area.
Sisters in Fiber. We have nine members who pay $50 a year. We meet every other month, and evenings and weekends when preparing for an exhibit. We create one of a kind art quilts, sew, dye fabric, make quilted clothing and bags, silk screen, paint fabric, and teach or lecture together or separately across the country. contact email@example.com for more information.
quilting friends of kentucky meet on the second tuesday of the month, at the extension office in glasgow, from 9:30 to noon. Membership fee 25 a year. we share quilting ideas, charity quilts, round robins and generally have a great time. we do a quilt show every other year. amazing show and tell each month. please join us if you are in the area. firstname.lastname@example.org
burlington quilters guild The Burlington Quilters' Guild meets on the second Thursday of the month, from September through May at the Burlington Senior Center. The doors open at 6:45pm and meetings begin at 7:30pm. Guests are always welcome at our meetings for a nominal fee. We hold an annual show. Contact: email@example.com
- Cape Cod
Cape Cod Quilters meets from 7-9 PM on the first Thursday of the month at the Dennis Sr. Center, 1045 Rte 134, Dennis, MA. We have monthly raffles, bom, show & tell, share our skills,lectures and workshops. All are welcome. See our website for details.
Bayberry Quilters have 225 members, dues are $30. Day meetings are at 9:00am, 4th Wednesday of the month, Church of the Nazarene in South Dennis. Evening meetings, 7:00pm at Cape Tech High School in Harwich, the Tuesday before the Wednesday meeting. National quilt teachers lecture and give workshops; our annual quilt show features 300 quilts; members make quilts for wounded soldiers, disaster victims and ill and abused children. Guest meeting fee is $5.
Plymouth county cranberry quilters. We are a friendly group. We meet on 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month September thru June at the Carver Library. Our meeting start 10:00am with a coffee hour 9:30. we have block of the month, fat quarter raffles, charity quilts, bus trips, guest speakers and workshops. We have a quilt show every other year. See our website for more information. All are welcome to join or come visit as a guest. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornerstone Quilters is a guild located in Charlton, Massachusetts. Meetings held on the third Sunday of ea. month Sept thru May 1 to 3:30-4pm. at the Charlton Baptist Church Hammond Hill Road, Charlton, MA. We have approx. 180 members who pay $24 a year in dues. We have show & tell, block of the month, annual challenge, round robin, Secret Quilter, Outreach, workshops, Guest speakers, Mini Groups.Guests are always welcome! Visit our website for more information.
The Chelmsford Quilter's Guild is a large group of quilters of all experience levels and many interests. We meet every month on the fourth Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford. Our meetings include Block of the Month, Monthly Raffles, 9-Patch Block Exchange, Guild Library, and Show & Tell. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Concord Piecemakers Quilt Guild works with Comfort Quilts, ABC quilts and the community. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month Sept-May at 7:00pm. The location is Harvey Wheeler school on Church Street in Concord.
Douglas Quilters. We are a very small group looking for other quilters in the area to quilt together with. We meet every other Thursday at 7pm. Contact Kathy for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seaside Quilters Guild meets on the first Monday of each month September through June,at St. Pauls Church of the Nazarene, 136 Summer Street, Duxbury, MA at 7:30. Contact email@example.com for more information
Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod We have 75 members who pay $20 a year in dues. We meet the 3rd Thursday night @ 6:30 pm @ The Falmouth Recreation Building. We have a block of the month, birthday block swaps, challenge for each year, mystery quilt, lectures and workshops ,raffle quilt and a bi-annual quilt show. We are an energetic creative group and welcome new members.
Cape Cod Holly Berry Quilters- We are a small and warm guild of 50 members and more are always welcome. We meet on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 9:30am at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds. Each year we make a raffle quilt as a guild project, offer classes, speakers, swaps and a special mission project. Mailing address: P.O. 516, Mashpee, MA 02649-0516
County Line Quilt Guild The guild welcomes all ages and ability levels. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from September thru June unless otherwise noted on the meeting schedule. Meetings are held at the Crossroads Community Church, 1341 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA. Social hour is from 6:30 - 7:00 and meetings end by 9:00 PM.
Yankee Quilters - We have members of all ages and skill levels. We meet Tuesdays at 7pm at the Episcopal Church, the 2nd Tues. of the month is our business meeting. Block raffle, friendship block exchange, challenge quilt, and row robin happen monthly. Quilts donated to local hospitals. New members are always welcome. Contact YankeeQuilters11@gmail.com for more information.
Bayside Quilters Cindy Barrett firstname.lastname@example.org
Granville Quilting and Needlework Guild. Meets 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 P.M in the basement of the Granville Church off Route 57 Dues: $10 a year, Also have a Wednesday Meeting Quilt Bee.
- Great Barrington
Berkshire Quilters' Guild. We have about 45 members who pay $24 a year in dues. We meet at 7pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the Great Barrington Senior Center. 917 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA Email: email@example.com
Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod. 200 members, dues are $30 per year. Day meetings 9:00am 4th Wed of the month, Church of the Nazarene in S. Dennis.Evening meetings are at 7:00pm Cape Cod Tech H.S. in Harwich, the Tues before the day meeting. National quilt teachers lecture and give workshops; annual quilt show features 300 quilts; quilts made and donated to wounded soldiers, disaster victims, ill and abused children. Come quilt with us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Merrimack Valley Quilters Guild is composed of over 180 members - from young adults to seniors, and beginners to advanced quilters. The guild was formed in 1980 to encourage and develop the art and craft of quilting locally. MVQ meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m., September through June, in the Holy Angels Church, 8 Atkinson Road (Rte. 121 off Rte. 125), Plaistow, NH. Guest meeting fees are $5, and annual membership dues are $30 ($25 for senior citizens). For further information, come to the next meeting or visit our website.
Sisters In Stitches Joined By The Cloth. We have about 35 members who pay $30.00 a year in dues. We meet at 1pm the third Saturday of each month at St John's Episcopal Church in Holbrook, Ma. We are a quilting guild of black women dedicated to preserving african-american quilting and educating the public via quilt shows of our cultural history. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Marathon Quilters We have about 25 members who pay $25/year in dues. We meet at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the First Congregational Church, Room 213, 146 E. Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. We offer a variety of programs, support many local charities with donations of quilts, and host a quilt show every other year. For more information, contact Jean Bertschmann, firstname.lastname@example.org , or see our website.
Mothertown Quilters We are a guild of ~60 with annual dues of $25. We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm with social time at 6:30 pm, from September through June, in the Fellowship Hall of the Village Seventh Day Adventist Church on 75 Sawyer St. Find us online or email us at mothertownquilters@ gmail.com.
Material Girls Quilt Guild. Material Girls Quilt Guild. Wre have about 100 members who pay dues of $20. yearly. We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month Sept. through June, at the Holy Family Church at 750 Union St. We have many programs and guest speakers. We also have a monthly workshop. We have held 3 quilt shows and are looking forward to out fourth. Please contact Lynn Thibault 978-537-7461 or Kathie Peloquin 978-534-6861 for more information
New England Quilt Museum Auxiliary. The only way to join the Auxiliary is to join the Museum. We do not have a separate membership.
Patchwork pals of greater Lowell. We have approx 28 members who pay $20 a year dues. We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at the Polish American Veterans Club on Coburn Street in Lowell. We have fat quarter swaps, a raffle table, guest speakers, a yearly raffle quilt to benefit the guild, make comfort quilts for charity, and will be having a quilt show. We have block of the month, round robin, fat quarter swap, raffle table and a yearly raffle quilt. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Artful Hands Quilt Guild meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month in the main meeting room of The Villages at Willow Crossing, 25 Cobb St Mansfield, MA. Meeting 7-9pm We have show and tell, speakers, charity, fabric swaps, BOM, round robins, open sews and a welcoming community of quilters. We do meet at the library occasionally so please contact before coming for the first time. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shining Tides Quilt Guild meets at K of C Rt 6 Mattapoisett Ma on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 PM and on the 4th Monday at 10:00 AM. Dues are $30 yearly. Activities include Block of the Month, Raffle Basket, Strip Club, Speakers, workshops, and bus trips.We support local charities. A quilt show is held every even numbered year. Contact email@example.com
Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild. We have about 75 members who meet the 3rd Thursday at 7pm at the Unitarian Church on Maple Street in Mendon. We have a Secret Valentine Swap, classes, lectures, Comfort Sews, projects to benefit local organizations. We also put on a biennial quilt show in the spring of even years.
Newton Patch Works. Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month, Sept. to June, At the Horace Mann Community center, corner of Brookside and Watertown Streets in Newton. We mostly a social group and make comfort quilts for local shelters and hospitals.
- North Dartmouth
Shining Tides Quilt Guild
- North Reading.
North Parish Quilters, 30 year old guild, 150 members, annual dues $30; 60+ $25. We meet at 7PM the second Wednesday of each month, Sept thru June. U.C. Church, 148 Haverhill St., N. Reading. B.O.M., Fat Quarter Raffle, Raffle Basket, Raffle Quilt, Charity Projects & Quilt Show, 6 speakers & vendors each year. Guests welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org
Herring Run Quilt Guild has over 100 members. Guild is full but we welcome visitors to meetings. Meetings are 1st Sat. of the month, Sept-June (except Sept. & Dec. on 2nd Sat.) at 9:30 a.m. at the Church Hill United Methodist Church, Norwell, MA. Members enjoy a rich and diverse selection of lectures and workshops. For information visit our website.
Bayberry Quilters of Cape Bayberry has over 300 members. Meetings are the fourth Tuesday evening of the month; day meetings the 4th Wednesday of the month at Our Lady of the Cape Catholic Church, Brewster, MA. Evening meetings 7:00pm, day meetings 9:30am; annual fee: $35.00. Block of the month, road trips, yearly raffle quilt to support scholarships and toolships for Cape Cod students; yearly quilt show.
Yankee Pride Quilters. Membership of approximately 55 meets the third Tuesday of every month except July at the Ralph Froio Senior Center on North Street in Pittsfield starting at 7:00 p.m. Dues are $15 a year. We offer education and fun programs at meetings, have monthly fat-quarter pulls, hold workshops and participate in a variety of charitable programs each year. email@example.com
Sisters in Stiches, joined by the cloth. We have about 30 members who pay $20 a year in dues with a $25 initiation fee. We are interested promoting African American quilting. We meet at 1PM every third Saturday of the month at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Randolph, MA. contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nimble Thimblers. We meet at Reading Municipal Light Dept. Cafeteria at 7pm on the last Tuesday of the month (changes with holiday dates in Nov. & Dec.). We have guest speakers, class offerings, BOM, raffle quilt, charity & challenge projects and a springtime get-a-way. Limited to 50 dues-paying members by charter, we very much welcome visitors. Please contact us at P.O. Box 781, Reading, MA 01867 for more information.
Hammersmith Quilters Guild. We have a maximum of 120 members. Dues $25 a year ($20 if over 70). We meet at 7 PM, first Wed. at the Saugus Senior Center, 466 Central St. Monthly fat quarter and free name tag drawing, and Goodie Basket raffle. We do several charity projects a year. Quilt show every other year. For more info, contact Carole Mietzsch at email@example.com
- Shelburne Falls
Mohawk Trail Quilters Guild. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month (year round), with annual dues of $25.00 or $3.00 per meeting or a $5.00 meeting charge if a guest speaker. Approximately 35 members. We meet at A Notion to Quilt on 623 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne Falls, MA at 6:30 p.m. Most meetings have a member led demonstration of a technique. Monthly FQ swaps, and monthly show and tell. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Schoolhouse Quilters - we are a group of about 50 members who meet the first Sunday of the month, Sept-June, 1:30PM at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 34 Prospect St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545 Annual dues are $25. Our meetings feature show and tell, tips, charity projects, member led demonstrations, raffle, BOM. Contact Linda Gosselin at LMGosselin@aol.com for more information.
County Line Quilt Guild Massachusetts $25 dues Two Tuesdays a month Sept-June 6:30 @ Southborough Public Library rt85 Block of the month, speakers, workshops, charity quilts, demos bi-annual show
Wayside Quilters. Wayside Quilters. A 100 member strong guild meeting September through June, the 2nd Monday of the month at Goodnow Library, 7pm. Speakers, workshops, activies, outreach and a bi-annual quilt show are some of the offerings of the guild. Membership is $25 a year.
Taunton Silver City Quilt Guild. We are a group of 75-90 quilters who meet on the third Monday of the month (excluding July, August and December). Meetings are 7-8:30 at St. Andrews Church, 19 Kilmer Ave Taunton Ma. Membership is $40. We offer local, regional and national speakers and workshops, free sit and sew's, charity sew-cials and a Biennial quilt show. Janet Elia - email@example.com
Tewskbury Piecemakers 125 Member Guild which meets the second Tuesday of each month Sept-May. 7-9pm at the Tewksbury Senior Center. Guests are always welcome $3 non-member fee/$5 on evenings with guest speaker. All meetings feature raffle table, Block of the month, Show and Tell. Quilt show of members work each year in October. Come join us!
The Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild meets the first Monday of the
month, October through June, and the first Monday after Labor Day in
September. The meetings are held at the Spaulding Memorial School Cafeteria, with the business meeting starting at 7:15 pm. The annual dues are $13.00/member. Guests may come twice for free. Contact
EFeltus1@aol.com for more info.
Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild. 200 members from 40 towns in MA and NH. Very active guild with Quilt Shows during odd years. See our webpage for more information.
The Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild has approx 100 members and meets at 7:30 on the third Wednesday of the month, Sept-June. Meetings are at the Walpole VFW Hall, 109 Robbins Road. We host national and local speakers, have workshops, raffles, make charity quilts, and an auction or quilt show (alternate years). For more information see our website and facebook page.
Busy Bee Quilters. We are a small guild with a membership fee of $20.00 yearly. We meet from 10a - 1pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Wareham Public Library. Bring your latest project to work on, help out with the raffle project to benefit charity, learn new techniques from fellow members. We are a growing group in the South Coast/Upper Cape Cod area and look forward to meeting you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for further information.
Quilters Connection We have 400 members who pay $40.00 a year in dues. We meet on various Mondays at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, ACA. We have a yearly raffle quilt and quilt show with a Charity Challenge Silent Auction to benefit NEQM and the ACA. For more information.
Quinobequin Quilters. We have about 100 members and welcome guests to each meeting. Meetings are held at the Wellesley Community Center (at the intersection of routes 9 and 16 in Wellesley) beginning at 7:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (September through May). We host a quilt show in the Spring of even numbered years.
- West Brookfield
Quaboag Valley Plantation Quilters We have about 25 members who pay $25 a year in dues. We meet at 7 pm the 1st Thurs. of the mo. at the W. Brookfield Sr. Center on Central St. and the 3rd Thurs. of the mo. for open sew. We have a BOM, round robin, fabric swaps, classes, trips, charity quilts, and pot lucks. We have done one small quilt show and raffle quilt to date. firstname.lastname@example.org
A small group that meets in member's homes to do hand-quilting and raise money for charity. We meet most Tuesday mornings from 9:30-noon. No dues. Laura Lane email@example.com
East Coast Quilters Alliance (National Organization.) There are approximately 1000 members to date. There is unlimited open membership &it includes quilters of all levels. The membership fee is $10.00 per year A periodic newsletter is sent 2-3 times a year Notices on 2 major events are sent to members first before being sent to the public. For more information send SASE ($.78) to E.Q.A. at: East Coast Quilters Alliance, P.O.Box 711, Westford, MA 01886
Nashoba Quilters. We have about 12 members who currently meet in member's homes bi-weekly. Current project is "Westford 2008 Quilt," which is a fundraising project for Habitat for Humanity. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Crosstown Quilters. We have 100 members who pay $25 a year in dues. We meet at 9:30am on the second and fourth Tuesday, September - June. We have a quilt show every other year, many charity projects, block of the month, raffles and speakers.
Friendship Knot Quilters Guild. We have about 40 members who pay $10/yr in dues. We meet @ 12:30pm on the third sunday of the month @ St. John's Church, Park St., Williamstown, MA. We have block pulls, fabric pulls, workshops and we make childrens quilts for an area hospital's pediatric AIDS unit and pediatric oncology unit.