Our Guild 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. In 2019 we will focus on community service projects assisting such organizations as Joseph's Warriors, Wounded Warriors, Promise Pointe, and Project Gabriel. This list is not all inclusive.
Also new this year is the Bronte Bee. More information below.
Activities - Community Service
The Guild is active in service to the community. With all this talent (and sewing machines), it’s easy to see why this group finds itself making other people’s 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 provided clothing, blankets, stuffed animals, for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners at the local hospital. We have helped raise money for Restoration House and the Victoria Public Library. Donations to Toys for Tots, the Community Food Bank, or some other worthy organization are done at the annual Christmas Luncheon held in December.
The Guild also enjoyed a fun time at their booth at Maker’s Fest hosted by the Victoria Public Library. 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 children’s 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 at the IBC Bank on Navarro.
The picture above was taken during a fun event at the library where guild members were teaching children about quilting.
Quilt Guild of Greater Victoria donates quilts to Victoria Public Library for Auction at the Friends of the Library Sale
September 6, 2018
In 2018, Quilt guild members donated 17 quilts to the Victoria Public Library and these quilts were sold at a silent auction during the Friends of the Library Sale, September 10-14. We are pleased that our quilts brought in $2400. You can view these quilts on this web site. Pictured with one of the beautiful quilts is Anna Harrison, Commmunity Service Chair, Quilt Guild, and Shirley Clements, President of the Friends of the Library.
Cade Middle School
Oferendas de Cade Middle School
We are very proud of the Cade Middle School project in conjunction with our 2019 Quilt Show
The children were given the challenge to construct a felt skull piece, utilizing embroidery stitching and embellishments, then display in a hanging construction no larger than 5X7 inches. Volunteer members of the Guild that mentored the students in this project included (from left to right, pictured below) Debbie Davis, Gloria Zapata, Janice Seiler, Blanche de Leon, Anna Harrison, and Billie Stehling.
A special “thank you” to Mrs. Xochitl Gonzalez and the Spanish II class of Cade Middle School, VISD.
Bronte Bee - Victoria Public Library
Sponsored by Quilt Guild of Greater Victoria
Like to sew and need a place to spread out and be with others who share your hobby?
Join others with your passion on the 3rd Wednesday every other month from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Community service projects or your own items. Free and no experience needed.
For more information contact our community service chair at email@example.com.