The following prorated dues are for new members only:
|Jan., Feb., Mar.
|April, May, June
|July, Aug., Sept.
|Oct., Nov., Dec.
If submitting by check, please make payable to Country Road Quilters. Deliver the form with the check to the secretary at a guild meeting.
Country Road Quilters was established in 1986 and shares the value of quilting through national and local speakers, classes, interest groups, community outreach programs, a biennial quilt show, and much more. Our goal is to pack as many fun activities as we can into each year.
We warmly welcome new members and are thrilled you are interested in joining our guild. We meet on the first and third Thursday evenings of each month at St. Marks Methodist Church which is located at 1839 NE 8th Ave. Although our meetings begin at 7 p.m., the doors open by 6 so we can have some social time.
There are numerous benefits to CRQ membership.
- Classes: we have montly demonstrations conducted by guild members or local quilt teachers, detailing new techniques and tricks, or reimagining old ones.
- Workshops: once a year we host a nationally recognized quilt teacher to hold a lecture. On the following day, he/she conduct a class teaching their technique. Some of our past special guests have been: David Taylor, Bonnie Hunter, Deb Tucker’s Studio 180, Kim Diehl, Lynne Hagmeier, Pam Buda, and Gail Renna.
- Newsletter: with your membership you will receive our newsletter which we publish every other month, detailing current events within the guild.
- Show & Tell: we have a show and tell portion at our meetings. It is always interesting to see what others are making and to get ideas. You will be able to participate and show off your own talents! There is nothing quite like the camaraderie of being with other quilters!
- Retreats: retreats are available, but aren’t guild-sponsored. Imagine days of sewing with your friends! You can book a private room or share with a friend. Most retreats are within one to two hours away and have food options available.
- Freebie Table: we always have a table setup for members to set out items they no longer need. It could be fabric, tools, books or patterns.
In exchange for the advantages of a Country Road Quilters membership, we have certain expectations of our members of which you should be aware of prior to agreeing to join.
- Donation Opportunities: CRQ is a non-profit organization and to maintain that status we make items for donation as an act of serving the community.
The following are ongoing projects in which you can take part: making pet items; construct placemats, pillowcases and quilts; take part in making Quilts of Valor.
- Our Biennial Quilt Show: the last and probably most important expectation from our members, is support of our quilt show. Every two years we hold a quilt show where we may exhibit our work. The exhibitions can be judged, and the show is open to the public. We have a Shoppe where we sell handmade items and there is also a vendor floor. The show ticket sales and drawing ticket sales for our Opportunity Quilt are the guild’s largest fundraisers.
- Throughout the year, leading up to the show, we are each expected to sell at least $30.00 in raffle tickets for our Opportunity Quilt. The drawing takes place on the last day of the show.
- Show week is very busy and it is all hands on deck. Everyone is expected to assist in one way or another, whether it be curating or as a docent on the show floor, assisting visitors with the drawing baskets, or tending the store, there are many opportunities to get involved. We start signing up for jobs months in advance and the success of our show depends on our members participation.
CRQ welcomes all who love the art of quilting, at any stage of expertise and of any style. We take delight in learning new things and in spending time in the creative process with other like-minded people who love what we love. We look forward to meeting you and can’t wait to quilt with you!