Arizona Quilters Guild
Committed to educating the public and our members about the place quilts hold in our lives, hearts, and history.
Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church
Foothills Quilters is a gathering of people with a common interest dedicated to celebrating the art and craft of quilt making with its members and their communities. The Foothills Quilters is a young chapter, which became a charter member of the Arizona Quilters Guild in 2006, with only 18 members. Today, our chapter ranges from 40 to 50 very productive members, as evidenced by our monthly Show & Tell. Foothills Quilters promotes its community service through its charitable donations of quilts, totes, and pillow cases to the New Life Center, a refuse for battered women. We also donate such items to our sponsor, Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, which supports the Justa Center, a center for homeless senior citizens.
Foothills Quilters enjoy a variety of events and continued sharing of knowledge and talents. Our meetings often highlight a member’s expertise, giving skill building instructions such as color choices, piecing techniques, cutting short-cuts, and block resizing. Some special events have included Spring Tea, Panel Trunk Show, Up-Cycling Your Scraps, Landscape Art Class, Christmas in July, Fall Potluck, and our annual Christmas Party.
Foothills Quilters strives to keep our membership dues affordable for everyone at $15 per year. In addition, we ask for a small donation each month to cover costs for our meeting facility.
Foothills Quilters philosophy promotes participation from all of its members. In addition to its elected board members, there are several committees on which members can serve. The most popular committee has proven to be Hospitality, which provides monthly door and birthday prizes, and, most importantly, monthly meeting hostesses. These hostesses furnish a buffet of treats and snacks to enjoy throughout the meeting.
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