Arizona Quilters Guild
Committed to educating the public and our members about the place quilts hold in our lives, hearts, and history.
We are a Chapter of the Arizona Quilter Guild. We get together monthly to learn, share, socialize, and celebrate our love of manipulating fabric. We have a lot to offer and look forward to getting to know you! Our membership meetings are the second Tuesday evening of each month. Our programs range from trunk shows and demonstrations, to potluck dinners and activities to help us get to know each other! We are a large group with registered membership currently over 100 quilters. Nevertheless, we have a very high participation rate at meetings, sew-days, retreats, and within the AGQ leadership.
Our meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month (except July) at St. Paul’s Catholic Church near 7th Ave and Greenway Road (330 W. Coral Gables Drive, Phoenix 85023). Members usually start arriving around 6 pm and we enjoy snacks and conversation until the meeting officially begins at 6:30. Time flies and our meetings end by 8:45.
At most meetings we briefly cover Chapter and AQG business, see updates to the current Chapter Challenges, then enjoy a quilting related program, and finally conclude with Show-and-Tell. There are usually multiple block and quilt challenges going simultaneously – join one or join them all! The meeting program varies and you will always learn something new and interesting before you leave.
We gather for sewing on Sew Days and at Sewing Retreats. Our Sew Days are on the first and third Wednesdays of each month (9:30 am – 2 pm), and free to all Owls. We usually plan two Retreats per year and the costs are shared by those attending. Owls are free to work on their current personal projects or Chapter Charity projects.
Night Owls Chapter has a well-established practice of making charity quilts and other handmade items. Our recipient list evolves as new needs are realized, however a few of our favorite partners are the City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center (associated with the Police Department’s Family Investigations Bureau), the “Bundles for Babies” (given to families serving at Luke Air Force Base), Quilts Beyond Borders, and some selected outreach arms of our host venue, St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
An ongoing project of the Chapter are our “Hearts of Love” quilts. Occasionally, we become aware of a member who is hurting because of a serious illness, death of a close family member, a serious accident, or major surgery. We give the member a Hearts of Love quilt to let them know we care. Members make and donate blocks, construct the tops, and finish the quilts.
Night Owls Chapter dues are used to pay for the meeting facility, program speakers, and other programs that available to ALL members. Dues are $20 per year (July to June) and are paid in addition to AQG dues. Night Owls primarily communicates through email, using a service hosted by GroupsIO; we also have a private Facebook group. The Night Owls Chapter is organized using a hybrid of leadership roles. Our Parliamentary Planning Team (PPT) serve as a group leadership team to plan and host the monthly meeting. They are joined by a dedicated Secretary and Treasurer. Various Committee Chairs and Special Event Coordinators volunteer to organize the remaining tasks and events. This unique style currently works well for the size and personality of our group.