Our monthly meetings are held on the Second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm September through May.
Our monthly meetings keep us all connected and "in the know". We typically have an informational/educational program; a program might even be a "PIG" auction, rummage sale or demo night. We also have announcements, refreshment break to visit with the members and best of all Show & Tell.
We try our best to keep the meetings fun and exciting. Feel free to stop by as a guest for any meeting.
The Guild has a lending library of over 300 books, rulers and DVDs that can be checked out on a monthly basis. The library is open at the meetings.
Quilt (safety) Pins
You’ll notice people walking around with safety pins attached to their name tags. Each pin represents a finished project that was shown during the Show & Tell portion of the Guild meeting.
In your birthday month group, bring a gift, wrapped so others can see what’s inside.
Purchase as many tickets as you wish for 4/$1.00.
Deposit tickets in the containers for your gift of choice.
After the meeting break, one winning ticket will be drawn for each gift.
Gift ideas are: sewing items, fabric, book, wine, candy, plant, seasonal items, etc. Have fun with it!
Birthday Bundle Months
October September/ October
November November/ December
December Holiday Party – no bundles
January January/ June
February February / March
March PIGS Auction - no bundles
April April/ July
May May/ August
Each year the guild hosts a Summer Picnic and Holiday Party.
Please make a name tag so we can all learn each others names. Feel free to use any technique you desire. Pin on your quilt pins for completed projects and quilt show entries. Wear it to meetings, classes and quilt shows. The pattern can be downloaded on our RESOURCE page.
Show & Tell
At each meeting members bring their completed projects and place them on the Show & Tell table. Show & Tell begins with a group showing of all the Community Outreach Projects quilts & pillows. Then we have individual showing of the members items. When your item is shown, go to the front of the room, identify yourself and tell a little bit about the item….. inspiration, pattern, who quilted it, who will receive the beautiful gift…….. you get the idea.
A theme is announced in September and each participant will present their completed theme quilt (any size) at the May guild meeting. Entries will be voted on by guild members and the winner will receive a gift certificate.
For information on the 2021-2022 challenge see below.
PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks)-
An opportunity to find a home for some of your unfinished projects that you are no longer loving! This is a fundraising activity to support our community outreach programs. Those who wish to participate are asked to bring in an unfinished project in a brown grocery sack (your PIG). Include a one sentence “teaser” description of the project to describe the contents and entice bidders. At our March 2024 meeting we will auction the PIGS to new owners.
As quilters we all have many incomplete projects in our sewing rooms. This activity is motivation for us to get them finished.
If you have projects that you are having a problem getting back to, we are sure the Quilts 4 Kids and comfort quilts will be happy to accept your finished projects.
Rules are located on our RESOURCE page.
Each month at our meeting we have a guest speaker or presenter that will educate us on quilting techniques, fabric choices, medium options, color fundamentals, and more!
ETC - Education, Teachers and Classes
This committee works to bring us teachers and classes. They also keep us informed on commercial classes and shows. You can find a list of the local shops and links to their websites on our Quilt Businesses page.
Fat Quarter Raffle
Take a chance at winning a basketful of Fat Quarters
Bring a predetermined color/ themed Fat Quarter to the monthly meeting.
Enter your name into the drawing. One entry per person.
After the meeting break, a name will be drawn, and that person will win all the Fat Quarters.
Semi Rummage Sale
The sale is generally in February every other year at our regular meeting. Start sorting out those gently used treasures that you are ready to pass on to a new owner. Items can include fabrics, sewing notions, small appliances, quilt magazines or books, quilt patterns and more!
Bring Your Show & Tell Quilts
Inspiration is off the charts with every quilt shared.
Missoula Quilters' Guild meets at Revive Church
Missoula, Montana 59808