Guild Happenings . . .

Registration is open for the July Day Retreat. Go to the Retreats Page for links to printable and online registration.

The latest version of the Membership Directory, with the 2024 Donation Quilt on the cover, is on the website. Log in to view or download.

The May 14 Guild meeting will feature Emma Powell (via ZOOM). Her lecture will be about Arpilleras (are-pea-air-uhs — burlap in Spanish!), a form of art as resistance. She will explore Arpilleras during the Chilean dictatorship of the 1970-90s as well as Arpilleras today and how this art is being recognized.

Don’t forget, there is Sit and Sew time from 1-4 pm before the Guild Meeting!

Membership Renewal is underway thru June 30 for the 2024 – 2025 membership year (July 1, 2024  – June 30, 2025). 

Links for paying online or visa printed form are on the Membership Page or in the list under Forms. The preferred form of payment is by check or cash at the Guild Meeting.

SafeHaven needs for May includes:

  • towels
  • bras
  • underwear for ladies, boys, and girls
  • umbrellas
  • over the counter medications
  • baby bottles and sippy cups
  • Cash donations are also appreciated.

Please bring items to the Safe haven table at the General Meeting on May 14.

Registration is open to enter quilts in the 2024 North Texas Quilt Festival. Enter your quilts NOW! A quilt doesn’t have to be finished, only in progress! If you need assistance entering, please see Debbie Hood or Veronica Mowery. Click HERE for the the entry form.

Do you want to promote your quilting-related business on QGOA.org? Do you have something quilting-related to sell? Email [email protected] for details about listing your business or quilting items on the Marketplace Page on this website.

Donation Quilt Tickets are available online or at meetings. Sale of these tickets enables the guild to provide speakers at our Guild meetings and to pay other expenses related to the Guild. Please help support the Guild by purchasing tickets.

Calendar of Events

 The Quilters’ Guild of Arlington meets on the second Tuesday of each month at:

Bob Duncan Community Center (in Vandergriff Park)

2800 South Center Street,

Arlington, TX 76014

Social time begins at 6:30 pm with the business meeting and program beginning at 7:00 pm. Most meetings include a short business meeting, guest speakers with lectures, trunk shows or demonstrations, show and tell, challenges, and door prizes. Guests are always welcome.

For MEMBERS unable to meet in person, meetings are also available on ZOOM.

This is the ZOOM LINK for ALL of our meetings.

If you have ANY Zoom problems during the meetings: TEXT Tina Griffin at 682-551-0957

 To Join Zoom Meeting:


  • Meeting ID: 323 900 0165
  • Passcode: 147059

Go to the Programs page for information on our programs, speakers and workshops. Go to the Community page for information on our other activities and Community Outreach, including Stitch Groups, all of which welcome new members.

Many speakers lead workshops on the Wednesday following the Tuesday General Meeting. Workshop location and time will be announced before each workshop.

2024 Executive Board and Standing Committees

QGOA History

In the early 1980s, Shirley Brix and Becky Zook gathered 75 students and began holding classes at the Fielder Museum to encourage quilters to form a guild and talk about opening a quilt shop. In August of 1984, the first meeting of the Guild was held at the First Christian Church, forming the Quilters’ Guild of Arlington, with 35 charter members.

The guild was organized as a 501(c)3 charitable organization to:

  • preserve and encourage the art of quilting,
  • provide instruction for Guild members,
  • educate the public,
  • and to promote a gathering of people with this common interest.

Help Support the Guild