In the fall of 1983, two groups of interested quilters attended day or evening meetings to share their love of quilting. In a few short months, those groups named themselves the Brownstone Quilters Guild, and one of the members, Pat Smythe, designed a logo depicting the brownstone homes so typical of this area. By June of 1984 the Brownstone Quilters had adopted bylaws and were on the way to incorporation. In the ensuing years, Brownstone grew into a vibrant organization, successfully fulfilling its mission:
“to enable the sharing of information and expertise about quilting amongst its members and the community; to educate its members and the community through workshops, lectures, discussions and shows; to further interest in quilting in the community; to exhibit to the community quilting’s place in and contribution to the culture and history of New Jersey.”
This September, we will mark our 35th anniversary, honoring the founding of our beloved Guild and celebrating all of the members, past and present, who have contributed their time and talents throughout Brownstone’s history to bring talented teachers for lectures and workshops, to organize our service projects which contribute so much to the community, to mount our biennial quilt show, and to keep the guild running by serving on committees.
Welcome to the Brownstone Quilters Guild! We hope that this website gives you a taste of the kinds of activities our group offers in the Northern NJ and Southern NY area. We welcome visitors and new members at any time of year! You can be a novice interested in starting or a seasoned quilter.
We welcome everyone!
PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS 2018-2019
Here is a sneak peak at our lineup of speakers and other programs for next year. Lecture and workshop topics have not been firmed up yet, but you can look at each speaker’s website to see what her area of expertise is.
September—Our 35th Anniversary Celebration! with Challenge Quilts due! October—The Patchwork Place from Windham, NY November—Donna Thomas December—Holiday buffet January—Service Meeting February—Members Teaching Members March—Nancy Prince April—Merry May May—Debbie Kalenty June—End-of-year Buffet
Happy 35th Anniversary
Brownstone Quilters Guild
PO Box 228, Waldwick NJ 07463
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