The Fort Worth Quilt Guild was formed by a group of avid quilters who wanted to:
- Educate, preserve, and encourage the art of quilt making.
- Promote a gathering of people with this common interest.
- Provide education and instruction for guild members and visitors in the history, design, and techniques of quilt making.
The Fort Worth Quilt Guild (FWQG) was established in September, 2001, starting with 48 members. Membership has risen to over 100 as of 2014.
The Quillow Project and ABC quilts were the first projects undertaken by the guild, endowed by grants from IBM and Lockheed. In 2002, an annual raffle quilt project was initiated to provide funding for educational programs to further the members’ knowledge and skills.
FWQG’s first Quilt Show was held in August, 2008, at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts. The event has now become an annual affair, held on the first weekend (Friday and Saturday) of August.
FWQG is a member of the Texas Association of Quilt Guilds (TAQG). A representative from the guild attends monthly TAQG meetings and participates in the state-wide meeting held once a year. Participation in this association promotes the love of quilting, provides fellowship with other quilters, and expands quilting knowledge and history.
The Guild meets on the third Tuesday of each month. A variety of informative programs about all aspects of quilting is presented at these meetings. Other meetings include two weekend retreats, workshops as needed to teach members new techniques, and workdays where members work together on projects.
Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings prior to joining the Guild. Membership is open to all persons interested in quilting. Annual (September 1 – August 31) dues are $25.00 per year. The discounted rate for seniors (65 and over) is $20.00 per year.
2001-2002 Jo Spindle
2002-2003 Janice Reeves
2003-2004 Bev Ramsey
2004-2005 Jonquele Jones
2005-2006 Lynda Long
2006-2007 Linda LaFleur
2007-2008 Beverly Peterson
2008-2009 Dollie Blevins
2011-2012 Sherry Killebrew
2012-2013 Dianne McGee
2013-2014 Shelley Clauss
FWQG is a registered Texas non-profit organization as prescribed under Section 501 c3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code.