Heart of Ohio Quilters Guild
Established in 1990
The Heart of Ohio Quilters Guild (HOQG) was established in the summer of 1990 in Granville, Ohio. In 2003, the group moved to St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Heath, where our guild continues to meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (except for November, the guild meets the second Tuesday) at 57 Dorsey Mill Road, Heath, Ohio 43056. Meetings usually consist of announcements, guild business discussions, welcoming of new members, show and tell, and a quilting-related program led by a speaker.
HOQG has grown to over 130 members with a wide range of ages and quilting interests. We offer quilt challenges, workshops and special classes, open-sews, friendship groups, community service quilts, retreats, quilt shows, and much more. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, feel free to drop by a meeting or email for further information.
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Membership to Heart of Ohio Quilters Guild (HOQG) is open to anyone interested in quilts and quilting: beginners, intermediate, and advanced quilters. Monthly guild meetings provide an opportunity for quilt enthusiasts to enjoy fellowship and fun, to share, to benefit from programs, and learn from speakers covering the many aspects of quilting. The monthly meeting also includes a “show and tell” time for members and guests to present their recent work. Visitors can come to two meetings to see if they like what we are doing before joining the guild.
- The membership year is from January 1 to December 31.
- Dues are currently $30. They will be prorated to $15 July 1st, for NEW members. A NEW member is defined as never having been a member of the guild.
- Membership fees can be paid:
- by cash or check to the group treasurer at meetings.
- by check only via snail mail to: HOQG Treasurer, PO Box 128, Granville, OH 43023.
For more information about joining our quilt guild: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Meetings: Our meetings typically begin with guild business, announcements and “show and tell.” A program or speaker follows. The meetings offer an opportunity for socializing and sharing with fellow quilters, and learning from local and national speakers.
Workshops: Quilting teachers are brought to the group a few times a year to present half or whole day specialized workshops on a certain pattern, design, or technique. These teachers are often those that have presented at the guild meetings.
Community Service: One of the most rewarding benefits of membership is the opportunity, as a volunteer, to make and donate service quilts. As a part of a friendship group or on our own, we create Comfort Quilts, Hugs From the Heart quilts, “Quilts for Kids” quilts, and Quilts of Valor.
Guild Activities: HOQG offers a wide variety of activities and perks: sew-in days, retreats, educational programs, speakers, annual fabric sale, quilt challenge, service projects, friendship groups, annual banquet, Goodwill Angel, library, workshops, and much more.
Quilt Show: HOQG hosts a biennial quilt show (held in odd-numbered years). The quilts displayed are created by the guild membership with a special collection of quilts by the guild’s featured artist. The featured artist is chosen by the guild from the membership.
Friendship Groups: Friendship groups are small groups of quilters who like to meet outside of guild meetings for quilt-related activities. Friendship groups are a great way to make new friends, share ideas, and learn new techniques. Friendship groups form out of like interests, for example: embellishing crazy quilt blocks; charity quilts; remnant quilts; talent sharing; scrap quilts; community cares service quilts – Quilts of Valor, Hospice, HOQG Hugs from the Heart quilt and Kids Quilts; open sew; sewing basics for beginning quilters; and paper piecing. They can either be “open” and anyone can join, or “closed” with members added as meeting space allows.
Newsletter: The Thread Connection, containing all of guild’s news and happenings, is the guild’s monthly newsletter.