Cherokee Rose Quilt Guild About Us
For more than 25 years, a group of avid quilters has been meeting in Douglas County to learn more about quilting, to share their love of quilting with the community, and to build long-lasting friendships. Today, in 2017, we are a group of over 50 women and men who:
- Range in ages
- Make art quilts, Civil War reproductions, pastel baby quilts, bright and bold modern quilts, king size bed quilts, wall quilts and more
- Hand piece, hand quilt and hand applique and use their sewing machine(s) for piecing, quilting, and applique
- Live everywhere from Atlanta to the Alabama line
- Beginners working on their first quilt and experienced quilters with uncounted projects, finished and unfinished
Visitors are welcome to all meetings. Please, come join us!
The Guild elects officers each year and has committees that do the important work needed to make the Guild run well. Programs, Ways and Means, Membership and other committees are where the action is!
We are one guild with two meetings each month, so that we fit the needs of members who work during the day and those for whom daytime meetings are more practical. All members are welcome to attend all meetings. At our day meetings, we begin with a business meeting at 9:30 am and then follow up with the program. Frequently, the program involves sewing, often with a teacher from outside the guild. Lunch may follow a short program or be a break during a longer one. Day meetings may also involve field trips to exhibits or quilt shops. At our evening meetings, the doors open at 6:30 and the business meeting begins at 7:00. Following a break for snacks we have the program and usually conclude before 9:00.
The Guild usually sponsors a workshop (sometimes two) each year. These workshops are usually for a full day and feature a well-known quilt teacher. There is a fee for workshop attendance (based on cost) and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshop open to non-members only if it is not filled by Cherokee Rose members.
Saturday Stich-in another major event! We gather on a Saturday at the church and quilt from 9 am to 9 pm! We bring whatever projects we want to work on, food to share and a sense of fun! We have door prizes, games, music, and a great deal of camaraderie. There is lots of fun, sewing, talk, sewing, sharing, sewing, laughter, sewing,you get the idea!
The Guild also has a Bee meeting each month. Bees are informal groups who meet at a members home. The hostess usually provides refreshments, which can be snacks or a meal. Members bring something to work on, or maybe just sit and visit. They are always a lot of fun.