Cornerstone Quilters Guild, PO Box 383, Charlton City, Massachusetts 01508
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The goals of the Cornerstone Quilters Guild are to further the awareness of quilting, to promote the sharing of ideas and talents with those interested in quilting, and to support community organizations through quilts.
The Guild meets monthly to share ideas; learn what is happening in the quilt world; serve the community through Outreach; and connect with other quilt makers.
We welcome everyone with an interest in the art of quilt making, both beginners and experienced quilters alike. Annual membership dues are $30 per year, payable in April.
Our meetings run the gamut from lectures to trunk shows, show and tell, door prizes, bargains at the Cornerstone Collectibles pop-up shop, and anything else we can think of that a quilter would enjoy.
Monthly meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month from September through June – with the exception of December (no meeting) and June (held on the second Sunday) – at the Charlton Baptist Church, 50 Hammond Hill Road, Charlton, MA. See Directions below.
We meet from 1:30 pm until approximately 3:30 pm. Meetings usually begin with some guild business, followed by a speaker who shares a topic of interest with the membership. Various guild activities are discussed and/or presented and the afternoon concludes with a very popular member show and tell session.
Our members receive a monthly newsletter full of news, activities, and upcoming events for our guild, local quilt shows, and opportunities to join in workshops, challenges and projects, and discounts at local quilt shops.
*** GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO VISIT US AT OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS ***
If you are a guest visiting us for the first time, a member of our Hospitality Committee should be available to greet you and guide you around. However, if someone does not approach you please take the initiative and approach someone wearing a friendly face (pretty much everyone you see!) and identify yourself as a visiting guest. They will be happy to show you around or introduce you to a member w ho will do this.
We are always in need of volunteers for the Hospitality Committee, so please see a Board Member if you wish to fill this valued role.
Activities can include block swaps, a block of the month, round robins, fabric swaps, and quilt challenges. There is always plenty to keep the creative spirit alive and exciting. There is sure to be something that fires up your imagination!
Most months the Guild offers a low cost workshop where members learn new quilting techniques, or expand their skills, in a small group atmosphere.
Occasionally we may invite a well-known quilting instructor to give a workshop, at an additional cost.
Outreach is and important part of our mission. The Guild has donated hundreds of quilts to various community groups, giving comfort to individuals going through a difficult time in their lives. We also donate toys and gifts to children during the holiday season.
From time to time we display our quilts in public venues.
Several local fabric and quilt shops offer discount to Guild members.