The Friendship Quilters Guild of Alabama is an open membership guild offering experienced and new quilters in St. Clair and surrounding Alabama counties an opportunity to learn, share, and refine the art and craft of quilting, while building lasting friendships.

The members of the Friendship Quilters Guild of Alabama are proud supporters of many charitable causes.  In the Fall of 2012 a large number of quilts were made and donated to the Colonel Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home opened in Pell City. We also provide prayer quilts for those in our community experiencing life challenges.  Local community-based organizations we support include, to name a few:

Lakeside Hospice, www.lakesidehospice.org

Pell City & Calhoun County Animal Shelters

Ann’s New Life Center for Women, Inc., www.annsnewlifecenter.com

St. Clair County 4H Club

On the national level, we support Project Linus (www.projectlinus.org) whose mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to seriously ill and traumatized children; and the Quilts of Valor Foundation (www.qovf.org) whose mission is to cover ALL combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts of valor.  Other quilting causes that we have supported or plan to support both individually and as a group are:

The Clown Quilt Project, Children’s of Alabama,  Birmingham, Alabama

Quilt for a Cure, www.bcrfcure.org/part_comm_gr_quiltforacure.html

St. Jude’s Quilt of Dreams, www.quiltofdreams.org

Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS, www.quiltersdreambatting.com/HD/ALS.htm

Quilts for Kids, www.quiltsforkids.org

Founded in 2000 by Kathy Kirby, The Friendship Quilters Guild of Alabama has grown in membership from the six inaugural members to over 50 today. We host quilt shows with the most recent having been held in March 2014. Future quilt shows are to be planned as biannual events (in even numbered years).

 

 

Our 2016 officers are:

Shelia Robertson, President

Naomi Kircus, Vice-President

Irene Dison, Secretary

Sarah Childress, Treasurer

 

Committee Chairs:

(first listed is chairperson unless otherwise indicated)
Donation Quilts:  Terry Russell
Library - Pam Burgess
Program -  Laretta Strouss, Lorri Johnson, Dixye Terry
Sew-Ins- Peggy Williams, Becky Gilbert, Shirley Sargent
Hospitality- Pam Burgess, Becky Gilbert, Shirley Sargent
Historian- Beth Staples
Membership-Shelia Robinson
Sunshine Team-  Gaye Austin, Celesia Burke, Shirley Sargent
Webmasters- Linda Jimerson & Donna Nicholson
Newsletter-  Linda Jimerson
Publicity-  Brownie Drummonds, Becky Gilbert
Quilt Show-  Lorri Johnson, Dixye Terry, Sally Day and Becky Gilbert
Property Master-Beth Staples
Retreat-  Lorri Johnson, Loretta Strouss
4-H Liasion-  Shelia Robertson

 

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