The Marie Webster Quilt Guild
All are welcome!
We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in Meeting Room B, Marion Public Library, 600 S. Washington Street, Marion, Indiana. Refreshments and social time start at 6pm. A program starts at 6:30pm with show and tell and business meeting to follow.
2017 is the 25th Anniversary of the formation of The Marie Webster Quilt Guild. The guild exists to support The Quilters Hall of Fame and its mission to promote the art of quilting.
We have many great activities scheduled for 2017! Please join us!
-March 14- Deb Geyer will give a presentation on Presser Feet for the sewing machine. 6:30pm, Meeting Room B.
-March 18- Jocelyn Smith will teach a Feathered Star workshop. 9:00am, Meeting Room B.
-April 11- Cheryl from Heaven on Earth will present on Scrap Quilts and Needle Punch. 6:30pm, Meeting Room B.
-April 15- The guild will gather to sew items to be sold in the Celebration Boutique. 9:00am, Meeting Room B.
-May 9- Alice Ridge will present a Trunk Show. 6:30pm, Meeting Room B.
-May 13- Alice Ridge will present a Free Motion Quilting workshop. 9:00am, Meeting Room B.
-June 13- Bring your Boutique Items for Show and Tell. Also, bring your favorite sewing notions to share with the guild. 6:30pm, Meeting Room B.
-June 17- Lisa Love will present a workshop on joining quilted sections. 9:00am, Meeting Room A
-July 11- Celebration preparation. 6:30pm, Meeting Room B
-July 19- Celebration Meandering Through the Garden Party 6:00-8:00pm, Matter Park Garden House.
-July 20-22- Celebration
-August 8- Pitch-in-Picnic. 6pm, Meeting Room B
-August 12- The guild will gather to sew pillowcases for First Light Child Advocacy Center and to sew quilts for Quilts of Valor Foundation. 9:00am, Meeting Room B
-September 12- Jeri Ervin will present on Art Quilts. Bring your pillowcases and Quilts of Valor quilts for Show and Tell. 6:30pm, Meeting Room B
-September 16- Art Quilts Sew-in! 9:00am, Meeting Room B
-October 10- Quilting Techniques demo. Bring your Art quilt for Show and Tell. 6:30pm, Meeting Room B.
-October 14- Open Sew. 9:00 am, Meeting Room B.
-November 14- Mary from Quilts & Gifts, Bluffton will present on What's New From Quilt Market. 6:30pm, Meeting Room B.
-December 12- Pitch-in Christmas dinner. 6:00pm Meeting Room B.
The guild participates in charity activities each year. Baby quilts are given to the first baby boy and baby girl born on or nearest to National Quilting Day, the third Saturday in March. Quilts are also made and given through the Quilts of Valor program to our servicemen and women being served by the local VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. Pillowcases are made and donated to First Light Advocacy Center to be given to children.
The guild is named in honor of Marie Webster, a pioneering entrepreneur and author of the first book of quilt history. Marie conducted a thriving mail-order quilt pattern business in her home right here in Marion, Indiana, from 1911 through 1942. She was also an influential quilt designer. Her floral applique designs created at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement are still widely appreciated and imitated today.