QUILTERS GUILD, INC.
The Kanawha Valley Quilters Guild, Inc. began in 1984 with seven members meeting once a month at George Washington High School in Charleston, WV. The guild now numbers over fifty members and meets each Monday
from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the South Charleston Public Library.
A business meeting is held at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Monday
of each month. The business meeting lasts from 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Coffee is provided at the meeting and some members bring a bag lunch.
Men and women quilters are welcome, all that we ask is that interested potential members have a basic knowledge of quilting as we do not teach during guild meetings.
Over the years the Guild has sponsored many quilt classes bringing in nationally known teachers, hosted the National Quilting Association's 25th Annual Quilt Show in 1994 at the Charleston Civic Center and co-hosted the American Quilt Study Group's Annual Seminar at the Holiday Inn Charleston House in 1998.
KVQG has been active in many charity projects, including a quilt made for the Cancer Counseling Center at CAMC, a quilt made for the WV Humanities Council's dining room in the Hubbard House, and a quilt made for the Hubbard Hospice House of Charleston. These have been group projects and made by many of the guild members. Also, quilts have been made for the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown and the Davis Child Shelter in Charleston.
KGQG was instrumental in forming the Moon & Stars Quilt Guild and
An article for the Charleston WV Daily Mail
by Hugh Murray, a physical therapist at CPT Physical Therapy Specialists Inc in Charleston, a McKenzie Certified Clinic. January 22, 2013
Presented at Quilt History & Identification Day with Merikay Waldvogel, Written by Bets Ramsey, reprinted with permission
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Congratulations to Charli Fulton who won a 3rd place ribbon at the AQS show in Paducah! What a terrific honor and the quilt is amazing. Her category was Bed Quilts: Hand Quilted sponsored by Superior Threads.
In addition several Guild members exhibited and won awards at the annual Juried Quilt & Wall Hanging Exhibition at the WV Culture Center.