Meet the Tri-Cities Quilters Guild

Tri-Cities Quilters Guild

Welcome to the home on the Web for the Tri-City Quilters' Guild!

Founded in 1982, the Tri-City Quilters' Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable corporation formed to promote the love of quilting through education, fellowship, and sharing quilts with selected human service organizations in the area.

These purposes are satisfied through monthly meetings, friendship groups, community service sewing days, and a variety of other events.

2019 MFA Candidate: Cheryl Whistler Garrison

Although I’m not from a quilting family, I’ve always been drawn to quilts.  In high school, I went to a quilt exhibit in
honor of the Bicentennial and was blown away by the tiny stitches in an antique wholecloth quilt on display. Inspired by Jinny Beyer’s “Ray of Light,” I decided to take a quilting class. I made several small quilts when my kids were little but really started quilting a lot in the last 20 years.

Community Service "Finishing School" Update

As planned, the Community Service Committee capitalized on September's seasonal enthusiasm:  their Back to [Finishing] School enrolled 31 students, teachers, and aids.  

Fueled by a brown-bag menu of sandwiches, carrots, grapes,, and cookies, they pieced 20 backs, sandwiched 7 quilts, began quilting 6 and binding 9.   Since the sewcials, 21 finished pieces have come in!

And another 20 tops have accumulated that need backs...  Watch and listen for announcements about future work parties and sewcials.

 

Ann Shaw's Flowers of the Gorge Workshop

Flowers of the Gorge

Join Ann Shaw and fellow TCQG members as we explore Ann's "Flowers of the Gorge" pattern series with a full-day quilting workshop to be held October 16, 2018.

This series of patterns celebrates the remarkable array of wild flowers found in the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding hills of the Cascade Mountains.  

Students will choose one of Ann’s patterns and take patchwork a step further through the use of unexpected fabric choices.  

Ann Shaw DragonFly Workshop Slated for October

Ann Shaw Dragonfly quilt pattern

Celebrate dragonflies--and supercharge machine piecing skills--with a two-day workshop from noted quilt artist, Ann Shaw.  To be held October 13 and 14, from 9AM to 4PM, this workshop dives into Ann's Dragonfly pattern.

Dragonflies are found throughout the world, and in some cultures symbolize power and poise. This Artisan dragonfly pattern features this insect’s beautiful iridescent wing colors.

Over two days, you'll work with the pattern designer to craft your masterpiece, building skills along the way.  

Meet the Artist: Ann Shaw

Ann Shaw Quilting

After a 34-year career as a college professor, Ann Shaw has “retired” to Camas, WA, where she is free to explore the techniques she learned from her mentor, the famous Ruth McDowell.

Under Ruth’s influence, Ann developed her own style of interpreting images and exploring the use of unusual color selections and surprising fabric choices.

In October, Ann will teach 2 workshops for the Tri-City Quilters' Guild, both at the Benton PUD in Kennewick.

Under Construction

Under Construction

Hi, kids ... it's Webmaster Cynthia, waving to you from behind the scenes here at the TCQG Web site.

Our site is being rebuilt from the ground up, so we can offer enhanced mobile functionality, include more robust features for our organizational needs, and improve usability.

Don't be alarmed if we flash on and off over the next few days.  Working step-by-step, I'm building a great new home on the Web for our group ... so watch us grow!