Keepsake Quilters Guild is a non-profit organization founded in April 1990 for the purpose of educating its members and others in the area we serve, concentrating on preserving and promoting the area of quilting and providing for the interchange of information.
Membership is open to anyone interested in quilting. The year is from June 1st to May 31st. Yearly dues of $30 are payable in March, April, and May. (After Dec. 1st dues for new members are $15 for the balance of the guild year. A new member is someone who has never belonged or has not belonged for the previous 3 years) This year we are offering a full time student rate of $15. Guests may visit free of charge, with a $5 charge after the first visit or if any nationally known speaker is on the program. For more information contact the membership chairpersons, president, or visit our website for a membership form.
Meetings consist of a business meeting, workshop show-and-tell, regular show-and-tell, program.
Members are encouraged to wear name tags to the meetings. A paper tag should be purchased for 25 cents if a regular name tag is not worn. The money for these temporary tags goes to the “Quilts To Share” program. Each month there is a name tag drawing to reward those who remember to wear their name tags.
Little blue ribbons on brass pins will be given to each member who shares quilts during Show N Tell during meetings. Only 1 ribbon per person will be awarded each month. Only completed projects will be awarded ribbons. Upon being awarded the tenth blue ribbon for Show N Tell, the 10 blue ribbons may be exchanged for a purple ribbon.
Colors of ribbons are awarded as follows:
Blue = 1 per showing
10 blue ribbons = 1 purple ribbon
10 purple ribbons = 1 red ribbon
Green = 1 per workshop taken and shown at meeting
Pink = 1 per completed Guild challenge project
Lime Green = 1 per quilt entered in the Keepsake Quilters Guild Quilt Show.
The guild board consists of multiple positions elected by the membership. The guild year is June to May. All board members are elected by the guild and installed at the Annual Guild Meeting held in May. Visit the CONTACT page to see the current list of board members.
Each member is expected to actively participate in some way during the year. It is more fun when you become involved and meet other members. Ways to do this are: Board membership, The “Quilts To Share” program, set-up and tear-down for meetings, hospitality, or other things that the guild may need assistance with.
We have a biennial quilt show of member’s quilts. Our next Quilt Show is November 5-6 of 2022 at Cedar Falls Community Center at 528 Main Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa. An entrance fee is payable at the door.
1990 Karan Flanscha
1991 Sheri Lesh
1992 Kathy Swinton
1993 Jeanne Joens
1994 Kay Hagerty
1995 Cathy Busch
1996 Deb Herrison
1997 Sandy Waters
1998 Diana Van Sickle
1999 Debbie Fetch
2000 Ardelle Brown
2001 Laura Sniffin
2002 Karan Flanscha
2003 Sandra Kipp
2004 Coyla McCann
2005 Sandy Nunemaker
2006 Diane Olson
2007 Cathy Busch
2008 Judy Beckman
2009 Jeni Moravec
2010 Cheryl Peck
2011 Barb Glessner
2012 Carol Garrett
2013 Chris Lorenz
2014 Janet Koehler
2015 Debbie Guetzlaff
2016 Sandy Waters
2017 Carol Lindquist and Leann Abraham
2018 Laura Sniffin
2019 Sue Plagge
2020 Due to Covid-19, split between Sue Plagge and Laura Richter
2021 Laura Richter
Guild Policies and By Laws:
The current bylaws and policies can be downloaded here.