QGOA Community includes Groups that get together to share their love of quilting and Community Outreach organizations that members support by donating time, money, or crafted items to further their causes.
Quilters’ Guild of Arlington has many active stitch groups that meet at a variety of locations. These groups are designed for quilters of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, to get together and work on their quilt projects and share in their quilting experiences and have a good time. All of the stitch groups gladly welcome new members. Please contact email@example.com or the individual stitch group representative, shown below, in person at our next meeting to get more detailed information.
Meets at First Christian Church
1st & 3rd Thursdays 10 am
Contact: Helga Smith
|Etcetera Art Quilt Group
Meets @ Sew Fabricated
1st Thursday of the Month 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Contact: Denny Cornett
Meets @ Bob Duncan Community Center
2nd & 4th Thursdays 6 pm to 10 pm
Contact: Pam Pape
Meets @ Trinity United Methodist Church
1200 W Green Oaks Room A208
1st Monday of the month unless it is a Holiday 10 am to 4 pm
Bring your lunch and $3 per person per meeting as a donation to the church
Contact: Randa Dillon or Carolyn Bowden
|Jane & Friends (formerly Dear Jane Club)
Meets @ Quilt Among Friends
2238 Michigan Ave, Suite A
2nd Monday of the Month 10 am to 3 pm
Contact: Sherry Livingston
Meets @ Peggy’s Quilt Studio
3rd Tuesday of every month 10 am to 2 pm
Contact: Billie Brecheen
New Groups Welcome
If you would like to set up a new stitch group associated with the Quilters’ Guild of Arlington please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Quilters’ Guild of Arlington encourages all members to take part in helping our community. There are a variety of different projects to choose from. Please check the list below to see if there is one or two you would like to be a part of.
In November of 2005 US Marine Lt. Col. Grant Olbrich, a representative from Brooks Army Hospital in San Antonio, visited our guild to speak about a Program. The program presents donated quilts to injured service personnel and their families staying at the hospital. He said these special quilts really reach out and grab the hearts of the men and women receiving them. We also reach out to other programs that provide quilts for wounded veterans locally and the National Quilts of Valor program. If you wish donate a quilt please bring it to any guild meeting. Any size or colors is greatly appreciated.
Project Linus helps provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” The Quilters’ Guild of Arlington, Inc. (QGOA) has been actively supporting projects that support children since March, 1991, and has been responsible for supplying over 400 quilts to agencies in the Metroplex that distribute them to affected children. Click here for helpful guidelines on creating your own quilt top for donation to a child in need.
SafeHaven operates the only domestic violence shelters in Tarrant County. Women and children fleeing the horrors of domestic violence would have nowhere to go and no way to escape the cycle of abuse. Through SafeHaven, they find the safety, shelter, support and independence they need. QGOA has chosen this charity to receive cash donations from the annual raffle quilt since 1984.
In addition to the travel size toiletries accepted year-round, the guild would like to focus our support of SafeHaven by donating these particular items each month:
|January – Diapers/Baby Wipes
February – Children’s Socks
March – Children’s Underwear
April – Hair Care Products
May – Dental Items
June – Women’s Underwear
|July – Feminine Hygiene Products
August – School Supplies
September – Soap/Towels
October – Packaged Snack Food
November – Children’s Toys
December – Mittens/Scarves/Hats
Ronald McDonald House Quilts
Thanks you to all who participated in the RMH Quilt Challenge 2016, sponsored by Quilt Among Friends.
In 2017 there are two types of Ronald McDonald Challenges:
Ronald McDonald Challenge Fabric Quilt Guidelines
1. This challenge fabric is donated by Quilt Among Friends. Please take opportunities to thank them for their sponsorship.
1. Packet containing the challenge fabric is $5. The quilt maker who uses this fabric and turns the quilt in at the designated time in April 2016 will receive a $5 gift card from Quilt Among Friends. (Keep listening for this due date.)
2. Quilts must use a recognizable amount of the challenge fabric in the quilt.
3. Maker may use any other coordinating fabrics.
4. The quilt must be washable and have no buttons or similar items attached that could be accidentally swallowed by young children.
5. Finished quilts must be at least 50 inches on each side.
6. ****Quilts must have a quilt show entry form and turned in at check-in. You do not need to add a sleeve. Quilts must be labeled with name of quilt and year made. Maker does not have to use name on these quilts but does need a removable name label. May be displayed at quilt show pending available space.
****If QGOA changes quilt show times or venues this #7 may be altered. We just want you to be informed for the possibility
Ronald McDonald House (non-challenge fabric) Quilt
1. To be donated to Ronald McDonald House: any fabric may be used, quilts will be at least 50 in on each side, must be washable and have no buttons or similar items attached that could be accidentally swallowed by young children. These are due in April 2016. Keep listening or the exact day and place.
2. ****Quilts must have a quilt show entry form and turned in at check-in. You do not need to add a sleeve. Quilts must be labeled with name of quilt and year made. Maker does not have to use name on these quilts but does need a removable name label. May be displayed at quilt show pending available space.
****If QGOA changes quilt show times or venues this information may be altered. We just want you to be informed for the possibility.
Packets are available at the general meetings beginning in July. For more information regarding RMH Ft Worth: http://www.ftworthrmh.org/index.html.. Ronald McDonald House . . . providing a “home-away- from-home” for families with seriously ill children who travel to Fort Worth for pediatric medical care
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
During each of our quilt shows, members donate miniature quilts that are displayed and offered for sale in a silent auction. All proceeds from these quilts are donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.