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|About||The Harvard Village Quilters meet on the 3rd Wed. of the month, from 1-3.We meet to promote fellowship among people interested in all aspects of quilting.|
Village Quilters Harvard, Il
Village Quilters meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 504 E. Diggins Street, Harvard IL. Check the Northwest Herald or Harvard Mainline for specific schedule of events or activities or date changes. ($5.00 Guest Fee for non guild member presentations.)
The purpose of the Village Quilters is to promote fellowship among people interested in all aspects of quilting, to encourage quilt making and collecting, to share in the knowledge and education of quilting techniques and to participate in charity projects that will benefit our community
Meetings include presentations by quilt shop vendors, paid speakers and guild members. Show and Tell of created projects are a part of every meeting. Workshops are regularly scheduled in the morning before meetings and present tips and tricks related to quilting and sewing, and or specific projects. Workshops also afford an opportunity for the group to work on projects for the community. Outings to quilt shops and Quilt shows are also offered.
History of the Village Quilters
Village Quilters was established in 1983 by Cindy Schultz, owner of the Village Peddlar quilt shop (now closed). The group was formed as a spin-off of sampler classes offered at the at the quilt shop in Harvard Il Members of the classes wanted to continue working on their quilt projects after classes ended. The first meeting places were located in the basements of the First State Bank of Harvard, and the Harvard public library. Members met to sew, help each other and have light refreshments. As the group grew, it was decided to organize a guild. The name for the Guild was created by Margaret Kistler. She thought “Village” should be in the name as the group originated at the Village Peddler.