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.

Community Service Offers "Finishing School" SEWcials

A plea from Hospice for lap-size quilts, a back-log of unfinished tops, and the end of the summer vacation season all combined to motivate a series of SEWcials scheduled for September.  Join the Community Service tribe for a series of "Back to [Finishing] School" work parties.

Following the guild meetings in September, members of the CS team will host four sessions from 5 – 9 pm at White Bluffs Quilt Museum. 

We’ll use the guild’s quilt tops, fabric, and batting; sewing machines and ironing boards are on site, if you don’t want to carry your own.  

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.

Scrappy Lone Star Workshop with Colleen Blackwood

Two + 2 Scrappy Lone Star Quilt by Colleen Blackwood

Quilt artist Colleen Blackwood is a beloved, in-demand quilting instructor in the Pacific Northwest, with a strong presence at the Sisters' Outdoor Quilt Show.

Selected as National Featured Artist for the TCQG 2019 Quilt Show, Colleen will join Guild members for a hands-on workshop to be held September 14-15, 2018.

Colleen's 2 + Two Scrappy Lone Star Quilt is designed to use jelly rolls (precut 2 1/2" strips) to create a unique and wonderful quilt.

Over two days, you'll turn 2 jelly rolls and 2 yards of coordinating fabric into a unique scrappy Lone Star quilt.  Finished quilt size is 78"x78"

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!