Arizona Quilters Guild
Committed to educating the public and our members about the place quilts hold in our lives, hearts, and history.
Cholla Quilters have been a chapter of AQG since 1978. The purpose of this organization is to create, stimulate, maintain and record interest in all matters pertaining to the making, collecting and preserving of quilts. Cholla averages 30-35 members, with about 20 members attending meetings and classes.
Cholla Quilters meets the first and third Friday of the month. The first meeting of the month is the business meeting and includes demonstration of a technique, social time, and show and tell. The meeting on the third Friday is a class or workshop taught by a member or guest teacher. Past classes have included making quilted notebook covers, painting barn quilts, making crumb quilts, using text in quilts, and using vintage linens to make pincushions or bags. Business meetings and classes begin at 9:30 a.m. in Martin Hall, at Velda Rose Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St, Mesa, AZ.
In recent years Cholla members have participated in a variety of charity projects: quilts for Infinity Hospice; receiving blankets, quilts, small caps, beanies and pillow cases for Helen’s Hope Chest; hot/cold rice bags for MD Anderson Cancer Center; quilts for Ronald McDonald House; mastectomy drain aprons for Bag and Boob Babes; and quilts for the VA Hospital.
The Board of Directors consists of the following officers: President, immediate past President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chairperson, Newsletter Editor, and Member-at-Large. Elections for officers are held each year during the December business meeting. Chapter membership dues are $15 per year.
If you wish to get an email from the chapter please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and the Membership Director will forward your information to the Chapter Chair.
Website address- https://sites.google.com/view/chollaquiltersmesa
Private Facebook Group: Cholla Quilters – A Chapter of Arizona Quilters Guild