The Dixie Quilt Guild has a variety of activities throughout the season including:
There is an activity for everyone. Each is designed to provide a learning experience and a lot of fun. Review the descriptions below and get signed up.
Our workshops are available to all Guild Members. There is a nominal cost for the class due at time of registration which covers the cost of kits and supplies. Some months the workshops are geared towards beginning quilters and some classes are set up for the more advanced quilter. All Guild Members are welcome regardless. The workshop is intended to be a fun social gathering and a chance to learn from each other. The workshops are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month at the St. George Senior Center. A workshop supply list will be sent to you by email. Come join us for a great day of friends, learning, and fun.
SEW SIMPLE RETREAT
Each year the Guild heads off to Springdale, Utah for a two and half day retreat. We lodge in a hotel and have a great time quilting together. This retreat is a great way to get in some bulk quilting time and have fun with Guild Members. The Retreat is usually held in February of each year. Information on the Retreat will be available at Guild Meetings in the Fall as well as in the Newsletter.
Friendship Groups are groups of Quilters from our Guild who get together monthly to socialize and/or work on projects. Groups are usually 6 to 10 quilters. The Group decides when to meet and what they want to work on when together. Some groups just do show-n-tell and share what they have learned. The members of these groups become good friends and often expand their activities beyond just quilting. If you would like to belong to a Friendship Group, contact the Friendship Group Coordinator.
The goal of Philanthropy is to make a quilt that will bring comfort to people in need. This includes young children, adults that are grieving, ill, abused, had homes destroyed, orphans, and veterans. Organizations that have received quilts include the Dove Center, Youth Crisis Center, Dixie Regional Medical Center, Veterans Home, Orphanages, Police and Fire Departments and many others.
Members help by working on kits that can be picked up at a Guild Meeting. These quilts vary in size and range in skill level from beginner to advanced. There are also quilts that need to be machine quilted. All materials are donated to the Guild and all labor is donated to make the quilts. Once they are completed, the quilts are donated to a variety of sources that help to bring comfort to many, from young to old, to provide the comfort needed in difficult times.
This is a great way to learn traditional and new quilting techniques from others while providing those in need a quilt for their comfort.
RUTH McINTIRE MEMORIAL LENDING LIBRARY
One of the founding members of the Guild, Ruth McIntire donated many of her books and patterns so members of the Guild would have access to them. After her passing, we received many more donations. We are happy to honor Ruth and share her love of quilting with you. Make your choice of a book or pattern you would like and it will be available for pickup at the next Guild meeting. You then return it at the next meeting so someone else can have access to them.
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