Friendship Groups

Joining a Friendship Group provides an opportunity to get to know other quilters with similar interests. Some say that their Friendship Group is the heart of their Guild experience!

Friendship group membership ranges from a few up to a couple dozen, although most are around ten members. Some meet weekly; some meet monthly; some meet on their own schedule.

Activities of Friendship Groups might include making a group quilt, challenging each other to learn something new, or just visiting over some handwork.

Sunshine Chair Tina Foley coordinates Friendship Groups for the Guild. If you would like to learn more, use our contact form, and we will put you in touch with Tina.

Open Friendship Groups - Accepting New Members

These friendship groups are currently accepting new members.  Ready to find fun, friends and fellowship?  Check 'em out:

Quilt ‘n Lunch Bunch 

(2nd & 4th Mondays, members’ homes; accepting 1-2 new members)

  • Nansi Bainard*
  • Betty Brooks
  • Janet Brown
  • Eula DeWitz
  • Elaine Kutschkau
  • Bev Lien
  • Dorothy McGhan
  • Billie Neth
  • Barbara Smith
  • LaVonne Swenson

 

Piecemakers

(last Tuesday of month, evening)

  • Bea Berry
  • Judy Carlson
  • Sarah Hopkins
  • Sarah McGriff
  • Sue Newman
  • Kathy Owen
  • Shirley Teligman
  • Alta Thomas*
  • Kim Wolfe

 

Phat Quarters

(2nd & 4th Tuesdays, all day at REA, West Richland, accepting new members)

  • Kathleen Clary-Cooke
  • Carol Cole
  • Jeanne Dow*
  • Tina Foley
  • Katie Harris
  • Nancy Knowlton
  • Judy Palermo
  • Mary Shoop

 

Home-to-Home Quilters 

(Wed. 9:30-11:30 am, members’ homes) 

  • Eileen Abenth 
  • Virginia Colby* 
  • Bea Gren 
  • Pauline Hubsmith 
  • Gayle Kohne 
  • Fran Murray 
  • Jean Muscott 
  • Shirley Schmidt 
  • Mary Seay 
  • Donna Seely 

 

Royal Quilters 

(2nd Wed., 9-4, Bethel Church, quilts for Royal Family Kid’s Camp)

  • Connie Achord
  • Aicha Bourouh
  • Karen Brun
  • Carol Capelle*
  • Rena Christensen
  • Patricia Evans
  • Kate Giever
  • Judy Gelhaus
  • Cathy Jackson
  • Jean Keaveney*
  • Joan Lund
  • Jo Matthias
  • Cora McMurchie
  • Patty Morehouse
  • Sue Muller
  • Diana Rose
  • Joanne Savely
  • Mary Shoop
  • Cheryl Sunderland
  • Donna Tulberg

 

Sew What?

(2nd and 4th Tues., 10-noon, Bellerive Springs Community Center (1625 Larkspur Dr., Richland), accepting 1 new member)

  • Rena Christensen
  • Teri Crain
  • Candy Crandall*
  • Donna Freeman*
  • LaVerne Johnson
  • Caryn Root
  • Roxie Ross
  • Donna Tulberg
  • Pat Stevens
  • Sharon Tomlinson
  • Della Ward

 

Featherweighters

(quilting for community service on Singer Featherweight sewing machines, meets at White Bluffs Center, 2nd Friday of month, 10-noon)

  • Cynthia Ewer
  • Barbara Furlong
  • Margaret Ford
  • Judy Gelhaus
  • Kathy Pfister
  • Ilene Winegardner
  • Jean Zoet*

 

Lunch and Learn

On even-numbered months, after the guild AM meeting, Hillspring Church: pack your lunch and sewing supplies for a time of community and collegiality, fast or slow sewing. If you want to contribute to community service, kits will be available, or you can experiment with a new technique and create blocks for a collaborative quilt.

 

Closed Friendship Groups - Not Accepting New Members

Because members often meet in private homes, the following groups are "closed": not currently accepting new members due to space limitations.

Beading Buddies (Closed Group)

(2nd & 4th Thurs. - members’ homes) 

  • Lois Anderson 
  • Deb Bone-Harris* 
  • Kristi Ellis Edmiston 
  • Jan Greenwell 
  • Kay Hendricksen 
  • Betty Kuhlers 
  • Barb Sherrill 
  • Carol Shoaf 
  • Sue White 

 

Then and Now (Closed Group)

(2nd & 4th Thursdays) 

  • Edna Baum 
  • Katie Harris
  • Linda Morrison* 
  • Louella Morrison 
  • Ellen Sly 

 

Make It Modern (Closed Group)

(1st Monday, 10-12) 

  • Connie Achord 
  • Karen Brun 
  • Phyllis Burnham 
  • Carol Capelle 
  • Geneva Carroll 
  • Chris Cowen 
  • Jane Frank 
  • Gretchen Gerke 
  • Kate Giver 
  • Jan Greenwell 
  • Cathy Jackson 
  • Jo Matthias
  • Sue Muller
  • Dana Pearson 
  • Teri Peterson 
  • Louise Peterson 
  • Cheryl Sunderland* L
  • aurel Sutton 

 

Monday Cutups  (Closed Group)

(Random Mondays, 9a.m.-3 p.m. , Santiago Estates Mobile Home Park , Kennewick) 

  • Jane Armstrong* 
  • Gerene Bodner 
  • Beth Booth 
  • Michelle Dickenson 
  • Judy Fecht 
  • Jerrine Kirsch*
  • Diane Najarian 
  • Joyce Owens* 
  • Vickie Rourke 
  • Marjorie Serier 
  • Barbara Stoops 
  • Theresa Weikum 
  • Connie Wong

 

The Bee at White Bluffs (Closed Group) 

(Meets 1st and 2nd Thursdays at White Bluffs 10-12; 3rd and 4th Thursdays at Benton REA 10-?; 5th Thursdays field trips)

  • Barbara Atwell
  • Judy Bacon
  • Carol Capelle 
  • Marti Cummings 
  • Judy Gelhaus 
  • Kate Giever 
  • Nadeen Irvine 
  • Joan Lund 
  • Judy Lyon 
  • Jo Matthias 
  • Phyllis Maynard 
  • Patty Morehouse 
  • Sandy Moroney 
  • Gail Ristow 
  • Linda Ruskauff
  • Laurel Sutton* 
  • Cyndy Underwood 

Alumnae

  • Jane Frank (Lake Tahoe)
  • June Hansen (Brush Prairie)
  • Andrea Melius (North Platt, NE)

 

Sew Crazy (Closed Group)

(2nd & 4th Tuesday, 11 am, members’ homes) 

  • Susan Giedings 
  • Nancy Green 
  • Shirley Lacey 
  • Judy Leahy* 
  • Leslie Peterson 
  • Kay Workinger 

 

The Material Girls (Closed Group)

(1st & 3rd Wed., 1-3, Kennewick, meet at Faye’s home) 

  • Ceona Chitwood 
  • Ethel Ferger 
  • Joan Merz 
  • Faye Notch* 
  • Gail Ristow 
  • Laura Sawyer 
  • Darlene Smith

 

Sew Scattered Stitchers  (Closed Group)

(flexible monthly meeting schedule, members’ homes) 

  • Michele Boston* 
  • Judy Deneen 
  • Janelle Domarotsky 
  • Tina Foley 
  • Judy Gelhaus 
  • Katie Harris 

 

Scrap Happens (Closed Group)

(3rd Thurs. 1-4 pm, Karen’s home) 

  • Aicha Bourouh 
  • Karen Brun 
  • Phyllis Burnham 
  • Nan Enneking 
  • Tina Foley 
  • Katie Harris* 
  • Jo Matthias 
  • Mary Shoop 
  • Laurel Sutton 
  • Cheryl Sunderland 

 

Quilt Maniacs (Closed Group)

(Tues. 10-noon at Quiltmania) 

  • Val Alderson 
  • Carol Capelle 
  • Judy Gelhaus 
  • Jan Greenwell 
  • Judy Lyon 
  • Judy Main 
  • Jill Partridge 
  • Louise Peterson 
  • Gail Ristow 
  • Laurel Sutton* 
  • Judy Urrutia 

 

Designing Women (Closed Group)

(last Mon., 10 am-4pm, members’ homes) 

  • Karen Brun 
  • Linda Edmiston 
  • Kristi Ruth Ellis 
  • Nan Enneking* 
  • Betty Kuhlers 
  • Jo Matthias 
  • Barbara Minton 
  • Barb Sherrill 
  • Carol Shoaf 
  • Kathy Tucker 
  • Sunni Voss 
  • Jean Zoet