The Quilt Guild of Greater Victoria is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our purpose is to provide a common organization of persons who love quilts and to educate the public about the history and artistry of quilt making.
The Guild is active in service to the community. With all this talent (and sewing machines), itís easy to see why this group finds itself making other peopleís lives a little better with something handmade. In the past the Guild has donated pillows, pajamas, personal care products to the Blue Bonnet Youth Ranch, made fidget blankets for Alzheimers patients at a nursing home, created Quilts of Valor for wounded servicemen, and this year, provided clothing, blankets, stuffed animals, for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners at the local hospital. Donations to Toys for Tots or the Community Food Bank are done at the annual Christmas Luncheon held in December.
The Guild also enjoyed a fun time at their booth at Makerís Fest hosted by the Victoria Public Library in July. Children of all ages were able to create a unique quilt block with glue and paper demonstrating how a few triangles and squares can turn out so differently for everyone.
Each year the Guild hosts a childrenís sewing day during the summer where sewing and finishing a project like a pillow case, book bag, or zipper case comes with the help from the members. In May, the Guild hangs a sampling of modern and traditional quilts, wall hangings, wearables, and miscellaneous projects at the Victoria Public Library with the hope that these items bring joy to the library patrons. The Guild also displays a different quilt each month atthe IBC Bank on Navarro.
Check back to this page (also under construction) as we will have pictures of some of our projects.