Thank you so much for your recent inquiry about the Blue Triangle Quilt Guild. This letter is intended to give you more detailed information about our guild.
“The Guild met for the first time in January 2000 with its purpose being to promote fellowship among quilters; to preserve African American quilting heritage and traditions; and to foster an appreciation of fine design, creativity and self-expression, and keep alive the art by teaching youth, educating its members and exhibiting our quilts as a timeless art.
The meetings are held at The Yet Center at Finnegan Park Community Center, 4900 Providence (located in 5th Ward across from Wheatley High School of I-10 & Waco) from
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Currently, we have about 50 members and at least 25 of us attend most meetings. The annual dues are $45 (membership application is on the back). During December we have our annual “Holiday Festivities” and we cater the meal.
We begin each meeting with an opening prayer, followed by announcements, committee updates, show and share and sometimes a small demo by a guild member. The remainder of the meeting is spent working on individual projects and bonding with each other.
Members are encouraged to take classes outside of the guild and then come back and share their new techniques. Our members are also at various levels in the art of quilt making so, you should fit in nicely!
We have two service projects that include donating baby quilts to Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church’s baby dedications and an open charity organization which is voted on every year at the annual business meeting in January.We have two service projects that include donating baby quilts to Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church’s baby dedications and an open charity organization which is voted on every year at the annual business meeting in January.
We also raffle a quilt as a guild fundraiser. All members are encouraged to participate in this event. In addition, we participate in several quilt displays throughout the city.