Our programs have included regionally and nationally known quilters who share their quilts, processes, and other aspects of their quilting adventures with our Guild. We occasionally have members of our Guild present new techniques and knowledge gained from classes and travels.
Lastly, we also have held workshops taught by our speakers or our members.
Where and When We Meet
Guild meetings are held at the Benton County Historical Museum located at 1101 Main Street in Philomath. Generally, meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of the month beginning at 7:00pm (social time begins at 6:30pm).
Programs for 2024
January 25, 2024: Knowing Your Guild Committees and members will talk about what they do and how you can get involved
February 22, 2024: Reba Worotikan: How Batiks are Made! East meets West
March 28, 2024: "What is your Favorite Quilting Tool", plus Vikki Mahaffy shares her scholarship experience
April 25, 2024: Challenge Reveal
May 23, 2024: Peggy Gelbrich: Life Through Quilts
June 27, 2024: Chris Marchini: Chaotic Color Theory
July 25, 2024: Guild Picnic at Philomath Park at 6:30. Bring a dish to share, and your own plate and cutlery.
August 22, 2024: Service Committee Fabric Sale and Social Meeting
September 26, 2024: Susan Beal: Modern Log Cabin Quilting
October 24, 2024:
November 21, 2024: Service Committee and Round Robin
Quilts in the Garden
Quilts in the Garden is the premier event put on by the Guild for our community. This event takes place every 3 years. On Saturday, June 18, 2022 we had a lovely tour of beautiful gardens and quilts attended by over 600 participants. Watch this space for information about our next Quilts in the Garden Event in Summer, 2025.
Round Robin quilts are fun to work on and provide plenty of opportunities to get to know other Guild members. Each participant starts a quilt and chooses preferred colors, then passes the quilt to another member who creates the next "round" until a finished quilt is returned to each participant. These quilts are presented to the rest of the Guild at one of our meetings.
Quilting Friends (formerly Secret Sisters)
Quilting Friends is an activity designed to let Guild members know one another very well throughout the year. Those wishing to participate turn in a form in January. During the following months, various gatherings and activities are planned to encourage fellowship and fun.
The Guild offers an opportunity to stretch the boundaries of our members in creating a quilt or quilted object that is presented at our Challenge Meeting. Challenges are wide-ranging and inevitably push members to their limits in creating their quilts or creating a story about why their quilt did not get done in the 1-year time frame that they were allotted.