What We Do

WQG is a public charity and a member of the Oregon Cultural Trust. We promote education and skill building centered around quilting, but we also participate in many community activities.

Click on individual links to find out more, and visit our Calendar for upcoming events.

Public Activities

  • Community Service Projects  
         - Quilting exhibits 

         - Quilting classes and demos
         - Working at the North Plains Garlic Festival 
        -  Partnering with other charity, conservation, and art groups

  • Education Projects - We provide programs including lectures and hands on projects custom designed for all ages.
  • Quilt Shows - Our sixth biennial show is slated for 2021.

Guild Activities

  • Block of the Month - We have a free monthly BOM at our guild meeting. Participating members receive a pattern. One or more blocks are made, with one entry received for each completed block returned the following month. A drawing is held to win the completed block
  • Challenges - A new challenge on a different theme is issued each year, plus we have an annual UFO Challenge. Members may choose to make quilts and enter to win prizes.
  • Programs - We present programs at our monthly meetings ranging from trunk shows through technique demos, to needlecraft sales. Our guild provides speakers, both local and national, for the majority of our meetings.
  • Raffle Quilts - We create a raffle quilt every other year with proceeds supporting our community and education projects.
  • Retreats - Retreats are held three to four times yearly.
  • Round Robins - Members may arrange a round robin, exchanging each other's projects to work on them.
  • Show and Tell - At each third Monday meeting we provide Show and Tell time for charity quilts, followed by newly completed or acquired quilts.
  • Technique Demos - We may offer demos at our workshops, retreats, Sewing Saturdays, and meetings.
  • Workshops - Workshops by national and local level teachers are provided to members at cost. On a space-available basis, they are open to non-members for a slightly higher fee.

Get Involved
Thursday Threaders is a welcoming group that meets every Thursday at Sharon's Attic in Hillsboro at 11:00 a.m. The group meets until about 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. Work on whatever you would like while getting to know other guild members. Contact: Bev Halperin

Charity Quilting meets at The Springs at Tanasbourne on the 2nd Monday of the month from 9 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. This group is devoted to making charity quilts for the guild. Bring your own project for charity, pick up a kit to put together, or cut kits for other members. Lunch is available for a small fee. Contacts: Marcia Elliott or Carolyn Drosd

TArts Art Quilt Group is a small group working on art quilts. The group shares ideas, techniques, and use of embellishments, plus providing quilting challenges. TArts meets monthly, the 2nd Monday, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at The Springs at Tanasbourne. Contact: Clara Mashek

Sewing Saturday: Usually the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the North Plains Senior Center, 31450 NW Commercial St., North Plains, OR 97133. Lunch is on your own. Work on whatever you wish or participate in the Block of the Month (BOM). There are mini-classes for techniques, ideas, and so on. If you are a beginning quilter or need help with a particular technique, you are welcome to come to any Sewing Saturday or Sewing Weekend. There are always members who will be happy to mentor you. Contact: Connie Gaebel

EQ Club meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the North Plains Senior Center. If Sewing Saturday is changed, the EQ group will probably change too, so watch the Sewing Saturday announcements for time changes or exceptions. Contact: Toni Beattie

No Machines Required is a “handwork only” group that meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the North Plains Senior Center from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. You can expect a lot of experienced help if you are struggling through your project. No signup required. Contact: Connie Gaebel

Membership Committee If arriving early or staying late for our 3rd Monday 6:30pm monthly meeting, please lend a hand setting up tables and chairs. Help is greatly appreciated. We are growing and new members tend to get lost among current guild members. The committee needs a few volunteers to be new member buddies, staff the membership table, help with check-in, help with renewals in July, and a few other jobs. Contact: Lori Haugsten

As Needed
Quilt Barn Trail Volunteers from the guild, the community and sponsors have worked together to complete our original goal of 60 blocks! We’re moving on to the next phase of promotion and marketing the trail. Volunteers will work closely with the Washington County Visitors Association. Contact Jane Fouste

Guest Housing At times we need hosts for our guest speakers. Sue Hauser maintains the list of guild members willing to open their homes to guest speakers. Contact Sue Hauser