The Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild (GAAQG) is a non-profit organization managed by volunteers dedicated to the art and preservation of quilting, patchwork, appliqué, and related fiber arts. Originally established in 1987 by 11 members, today we have grown to 225+ members.
Sponsored workshops, lectures, and major special events bring friends together to share their passion for quilting and fiber art. The biennial Quilt Show, held in even-numbered years, features more than 300 quilts and draws attendees from the entire region.
The guild engages in charitable efforts in support of SafeHouse Center, the Washtenaw County domestic violence shelter. Over the years, GAAQG members donated thousands of quilts to SafeHouse residents, collected needed items, and raised thousands of dollars for SafeHouse supplies and programs. Each woman and child who leaves SafeHouse takes a lovingly donated quilt with them. In 2020 our online Quilt Sale and auction raised more than $14,000 for SafeHouse Center.
We welcome both members and non-members to our Zoom and in-person meetings. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are following CDC guidelines.
Saturday Quilt Day meetings typically begin with guild business and announcements. A lecture by an invited speaker follows. We conclude with Show and Tell shows of quilts made for SafeHouse Center and lots of members’ quilts.
For in-person meetings: a local quilt shop sells a selection of merchandise before and after the meeting. Time is available before and after the meetings to watch short demonstrations of various techniques and chat with friends.
All-day workshops are held on the Friday before and Sunday after our Quilt Day meetings. View the calendar where you can find our meeting schedule and workshops, for both online and in-person offerings.