“I have a quilt or two to piece and I want your help extremely, it is a dull business for me alone.”
Elizabeth Huntington's letter to a friend, 1802.
Who is Acacia?
We have members in the business, education, and political fields. We have members who are retired but very active in the community. Like your favorite scrappy quilt, we're an interesting and eclectic bunch! Since we are a small-ish group, it is easy to get to know everyone on a personal level. If you're looking for friendly folks who love quilting, Acacia is the group for you!
To promote COVID-19 safety in our communities, most meetings are currently being held online via Zoom. We are starting, slowly and cautiously, to reintroduce in-person meetings. Each meeting invite will specify if the meeting is in-person or via Zoom.
Keep on social distancing and wearing your masks!
We meet on the 1st Thursday of each month, except holidays. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., Meeting starts at 6:45 p.m.
Sounds great! What does it cost and how do I join?
The membership year runs from June 1 through May 31 of the following year. Dues are $25 for an emailed newsletter or $43 for a mailed newsletter. Dues for members joining after November 30th will be $15.00. Dues for members joining after the last day of February will be $10.00 for the remaining membership year.
Other than being part of an amazing quilting community (and that's pretty great all by itself!), membership benefits include free admission to the monthly meetings and programs, reduced rates for the monthly workshops, discounts at quilt stores both locally and around the country, and access to patterns, quilting reference materials, and more! If that all sounds great to you, just scroll down to our online membership form to join us and pay your dues online.
If you prefer to print a membership form and mail a check, you can skip the online form and payment. Just click here to download the membership form, which contains dues and mailing information.
What does Acacia do?
Acacia Quilt Guild is a 501(c3) organization that is open to anyone interested in quilting. Our goals are to:
Promote cooperation and exchange ideas among persons interested in or engaged in quilting.
Further the education and skill levels of the members of this Guild.
Preserve the heritage of quilt making and educate the public as to the significance and history of quilting as an art form as well as an ongoing craft.
We work toward those goals by providing education about quilting, increasing the skills of quilters, and utilizing these skills to help those in need through our philanthropy projects. These projects include making quilts, pillowcases, totes, and more. We also collect needed items (such as toiletries, school supplies, and toys) for other groups helping those in need.
We welcome quilters of all levels. Even if you've just started sewing and are thinking "What does this button do?" ... you'll find a welcoming sewing community with Acacia.
How is the guild organized?
Like most non-profit groups, Acacia has a number of elected positions and a bunch of standing committees. If you're interested in getting involved in a particular role, just reach out and let us know.