We are a friendly, energetic, diverse group of quilters whose talents range from beginners to expert, prize-winning quilters. The common threads that connect us are creativity, an eagerness to learn new skills and a willingness to share knowledge, ideas, tips and techniques with each other.
To recognize, explore & promote the potential of the quilting medium.
To establish an educational environment conductive to the development of quilting.
To interest people in the area of participating and sharing in the development of quilting.
We meet once a month September thru April, usually on the 1st Monday of the month.
Meetings are held in Fellowship Hall at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 8760 37th Ave, Kenosha.
We begin at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments and fellowship, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Most meetings have a speaker or presentation, a short business meeting, door prize drawings and Show & Tell time to share our completed projects. Members are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Shalom Center. See our Meeting/Program Schedule.
Membership in the Guild is open to anyone, at least 16 years of age, who is interested in the art of quilting. The Guild's year runs from May 1 through April 30. Current annual membership dues are $20. Renewal dues are payable at the beginning of the fiscal year. New members may join at any time. For those joining the Guild after the month of December, dues will be reduced to half of the current membership fee. Learn more...
Guests are always welcome at our meetings for a small $5 entrance fee. Come & check us out. We'd love to meet you!
SQG members have many opportunities to participate in community service projects. We make and distribute hundreds of charity quilts each year through our Comfort Quilts program. Through our Block of the Month (BOM) program, members make blocks that are sewn into quilts for Women's & Children's Horizons. Our Quilts of Valor program makes quilts for military men & women. At our monthly meetings, we collect non-perishable food for the Shalom Center.
Other Interesting Tidbits
Each year during the month of March, the Kenosha Public Museum hosts a quilt show featuring quilts made by SQG members.
Every other year, Guild members make a raffle quilt. Raffle tickets are sold July through December and the raffle drawing is held at the annual Christmas party.
The Guild sponsors $50 prizes in four categories at the Kenosha County Fair:
Scrap Quilt King-Queen Quilted by Exhibitor
Scrap Quilt King-Queen Not Quilted by Exhibitor
Scrap Quilt Lap-Full Quilted by Exhibitor
Scrap Quilt Lap-Full Not Quilted by Exhibitor