Guild Information

Our Guild Meetings

Our business year runs from September to the following August with a meeting held all months except July and August (for summer break) and then December (for a Christmas activity).  We usually meet at the Electric Theater located at 68 East Tabernacle in St. George.  Our October meeting will be held on the 3rd floor of the Children’s museum on 100 South and Tabernacle.  Occasionally we will go to another location.  Our meetings give us a time to meet for Guild Business, have a Program on quilting, as well as time for members to ‘Show-n-Tell’ about projects they have worked on.  Membership offers many benefits (see the Membership Tab), including opportunities to meet others at meetings, join a Friendship Group, and serve as a volunteer in Guild positions. Visitors are welcome at our meeting – come and see what we have that might interest you! Take a peek at one of our meetings:

     We hope you enjoy these quilts made by Guild members that were displayed at a recent meeting.

Activities & Events Overview

There is an activity for everyone. Each is designed to provide a learning experience and a lot of fun for our members.

Block of the Month

Each year we have a Block of the Month program starting in January running for 6 months. Each month a drawing and door prize will be given at the Guild Meeting for those who have completed their blocks that month. At the September meeting everyone will be able to show their assembled quilt top.

Quilt Show – Gems of the Desert

The Dixie Quilt Guild sponsors the Gems of The Desert Quilt Show.   Our next show is scheduled for March 2022.   The last one was held in March of 2019.  This event is held at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah and is a great way to showcase the beautiful quilts made by our members and in the community.  At our 2019  show we had 1575 attendees over the 2 day event.  A lot of fun is had by quilters, vendors, and attendees.  We look forward to this event, as it will often take several years to get a quilt ready to show it off.

Sew Simple Retreat

Each year members of  the Guild go to Springdale, Utah for a fun 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 annual Retreat is usually held in February, with information  announced in the Fall during Guild Meetings and is also published in the Newsletter.

Charitable Opportunities

The Guild members work with charities and groups to help others outside our area. We have supported Sew Much Hope, Hobbs Charity and other giving programs. Our Philanthropy group, noted below, also is a large charity work. Members are able to participate and support charity functions in many ways.

Philanthropy Group

The goal of Philanthropy is to make a quilt that brings 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 picket up a a Guild Meeting.  These quilts vary in size and range in skill level from beginner to advanced.  There are also quilts that ned 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.

Show & Tell

A part of each Guild Meeting is a Show and Tell where members can bring a quilt or project they have worked on to show-off to others in the Guild.  It is amazing to see the beautiful quilts, wall hangings, bags, and other items that are created by members of the Guild.

Friendship Groups

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.

Monthly Meetings

 The Guild has a meeting most months of the year.  Our Fiscal Year is September thru August with our Fall meeting in September, a Christmas Luncheon in December.  We do not have a meeting in July or August.  Most of the meetings are held at the Electric Theater in St. George, but may occasionally be held at another location.


Workshops are available to all Guild Members with 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 are 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, but may be held the Friday before a Guild Meeting. Location may vary – but will be announced.  Once a member signs up, a supply list will be sent to by email. A great day of learning and fun with friends.

Block of the Month

Block of the Month is not being held in the 2021-2022 year since we are preparing for our Quilt Show in April 2022.  The last Block of Month provided a pattern each month for 6 months to any member that wanted to participate.  Participants were able to choose their own fabric and colors. They could create an item with only 6 blocks, or add additional blocks, it was up to them. In creating the quilt, the layout of the blocks was also up to each person. There were many who participated and some have agreed to have pictures of their quilts or quilt tops displayed here.

We all enjoy the variety of the finished projects. Even using the same patterns, it is interesting how color and layout make the quilts look so different from each other. We hope you enjoy and appreciate the work that goes into these beautiful quilts!

Charitable Opportunities

Hobbs Batting Charity Program

Hobbs provides free batting for charitable purposes. Please save your UPC labels from packages of Hobbs batting and turn them into Bruce Bussey or Susan Mapston to be used for philanthropy.

Sew Much Hope Charity

A special thank you to Jina Barney and Moana Burgess of Down Under Diversions for our November 2017 program. They gave us a history of their friendship, and quilting through the years in a trunk show; how they acquired the former HMQS and renamed the show the Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace; and, how they came in contact with the Sew Much Hope Charity.
From their website SMH helps to restore hope and balance to communities abroad devastated by war, genocide and poverty working closely with other organizations, governments and communities to develop creative solutions and programs that allow the poorest of the poor to earn extra income, start a micro-business, or simply mend clothing and improve living standards for their families. ...We work to outfit durable machines from the 1940’s—1950’s with hand cranks or treadles to be used in rural communities without access to electricity.

Anyone wishing to donate a machine to Sew Much Hope can take it to Rene Hall’s home at 1075 S 960 E. Enter from 900 South and go down the lane to the end where you will see a box for UPS & FedEx. You may leave your donation in that box and Rene will make sure that they are picked up by the driver for the charity.

About the Dixie Quilt Guild

Quilting Resources

Quilting Shops and Services in the Surrounding Area

St. George, UT

Clover Patch

2721 Santa Clara Drive
Santa Clara, UT 84765
Offer: Fabric, Notions, Classes

Quilted Works

140 N 400 W
St. George, UT 84770
Offer: Fabric, Thread, Notions, Machines, Classes, Longarm Quilting

Superior Threads & Mother Superior Fabrics

87 E 2580 S
St. George, UT 84790
Offer: Fabric, Thread

One Wild Stitch

Offer: Longarm Quilting Services by Cathie Purdy

Scrap Apple Quilts

144 W Brigham Road #23
St. George, U&T 84790
Offer: Fabric, Thread, Notions, Classes, Longarm Quilting

Teryl Loy Enterprises (check out the web)
St. George, UT 84770
435-819-4159 (call to make an appt) Offer: Fabric, Thread, Quilting Templates, Quilting services by appointment

Pins & Needles
Offer: Longarm Quilting by Dona & Carey

Sewing & Quilting Center

779 Bluff Street
St. George, UT 84770
Offer: Fabric, Thread, Notions, Classes, Longarm Quilting

2 Quilting Bees
Offer: Longarm quilting services by Sharon Rawlings

Cedar City, UT

Stitchin' It Up

117 N Main Street
Cedar City, UT 84720
Offer: Fabric, Thread, Notions

Mesquite, NV

Simply Quilts and Crafts

190 E Mesquite Blvd, Suite F
Mesquite, NV 89027
Offer: Fabric, Thread, Notions

Las Vegas, NV

Christmas Goose

2988 S Durango Dr, #109
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Offer: Fabric, Thread, Notions, Classes

Sew Yeah Quilting

3690 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Offer: Fabric, Thread, Notions, Classes, Machines


213 N Stephanie St
Henderson, NV 89074
Offer: Fabric, Classes, Sewing & Quilting Supplies

Sew Little Time

6360 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89156
Offer: Fabric, Thread, Notions, Machines, Classes

This resource is an on-line quilting help page. Sites listed here have been found helpful by Guild Members. Suggestions for additional sites are welcome! If you have a site you would recommend to others, please send an email to Enjoy!

Listed in Alphabetical Order: – Bunny Hill Designs – the creator of this site frequently shares a block of the month free of charge for a pattern she is designing.  Sign up for her blog on this site. – Cozy Quilt Designs – featuring “Strip Club”!  Don’t worry, they mean 2 1/2″ fabric strips – Henry Glass Fabrics offers a very generous number of free patterns. – Inspirations Magazine (printed in Australia). While a bit pricey, the magazine contains such beautiful pieces of needlework of all types (serious eye candy).   –  Jordan Fabrics with Matt and Donna Jordan offers tutorials, instructions, patterns, etc. – Man Sewing with Rob Appell – we have used his tutorial for a scrap bag and pin cushion project. – Missouri Star Quilt Company with Jenny Doan offers tutorials, instructions, etc.

onpoint-tv YouTube Channel – OnPoint Tv with Nancy Roelfsema offers lessons, tutorials, etc. – The Quilt Show is an online ‘television’ series that provides a wealth of information.  While they offer some free options, an annual fee provides access to their past shows, block of the month and many more educational activities.