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.
Chair, Rena Christensen, 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 Rena.
Open Friendship Groups - Accepting New Members
These friendship groups are currently accepting new members. Ready to find fun, friends and fellowship? Check 'em out. To connect with a group, call or email Membership Chair, Ardith Eakin (see newsletter), for contact information.
|Designing Women||Technique experimentation||
|Members' homes||Barbara Minton|
|Gone to the Dogs||Stuffing pet beds for local animal shelters||1st & 3rd Tues||12:30-?||White Bluffs Museum||Judy Gelhaus|
|Hand Embroidery||1st Sun||2-4||Quiltmania||Judy Urrutia|
|Make It Modern||Admiring the trend and experimenting||1st Mon||10-12||Cheryl Sunderland's home||Cheryl Sunderland|
|Prosser||2nd Thurs||1-4||Prosser Senior Center||Linda Williams|
|Quilt 'n Lunch Bunch||Longest running friendship group; sharing years of experience||
2nd & 4th Mon
|Members' homes||Nansi Bainard|
|Royal Family Quilters||Foster kids' summer camp quilts||2nd Wed||9-4||Bethel Church||Carol Capelle & Jean Keaveney|
|Society Girls||Individual projects||2nd & 4th Wed||6:30-8 pm||White Bluffs Museum||Carol O'Callaghan|
|Sew What||Individual & Guild projects; Quilts of Valor||2nd & 4th Tues||9-3||Benton REA||Candy Crandall|
|The Bee||Individual & group projects||
1st & 3rd Thurs
2nd & 4th Thurs
|White Bluffs Museum||Laurel Sutton|
|Wool Gatherers||Quilters who use wool in quilting.||2nd Sat||1-?||White Bluffs Museum||Jean Zoet|
Closed Friendship Groups - Not Accepting New Members
These groups are not accepting new members at the present, usually due to space limitations. They are listed here so newly-formed groups will know what group names are already being used.
- Beading Buddies
- Designing Women
- Gang of Five
- Material Girls
- Monday Cutups
- Scrap Happens
- Sew Crazy
- Sew Scattered Stitchers
- Then and Now