Arkansas Quilters Guild

Little Rock, Arkansas

The Purpose of the Arkansas Quilters Guild is to promote the appreciation of the rich heritage of the art of quilting and to enhance each member's own quilting skills and knowledge, It shall also be the purpose of this organization to expand and to enrich the art of quilting for future generations and preserve the existing quilts. 

Visitors are Welcome at Our Monthly General Meetings

Next Meeting: Monday, November 14th, 2016

November Meeting Information:

 “Stash Buster Quilts”

    November will be another month when the quality of the program depends on YOU !!!  It’s all about your show and tell of your favorite Stash Buster Quilts.  Think you know the definition of “stash”.  When you think of your fabrics and scraps do you think of them being hidden?  The Merriam-Webster definition is “an amount of something that is stored or hidden.”  That word “hidden” made me chuckle.  Never have done this, but have heard of those who HIDE their fabric purchases in the trunk of the car and then slowly bring them in to the house.  That’s not you is it?

    Anyway, we want to see your best use of your stash.  And, during the Tell portion of your Show and Tell, answer these questions:

    How do you sort your fabrics?  Scraps?

    How do you store your fabrics?  Scraps?

    When doing foundation piecing, what is your favorite substrate?

    For the quilt you are showing, what fabrics were not already in your stash?

    What does your thread stash look like?  What about the bobbins?




Quilters Cook Too Cookbook $10.00

+ $3.00 SH

Please Send Your:

 Name, Contact Information and Check to:

Arkansas Quilters Guild

P.O. Box 2258

North Little Rock, AR. 72114


Terry Library October 11-December 12, 2016

The Terry Library staff and patrons are once again asking when the members of Arkansas Quilters Guild will display their quilts!! Fall is just around the corner and the perfect time to raise the quilts!

Due to the layout of the library, we can only have about 30 large quilts but we will have room for about 70 smaller quilts. The quilts have to hang at 76” or less so plan your sleeve accordingly or pin the bottom of the quilt up to 76” or less. Refer to instructions on the Exhibit Form on page 7 of the newsletter. As usual, the quilts should have a 4” sleeve with your name on the quilt. Please put them in a bag with your name on the outside.

The Exhibit form needs to be sent in as soon as possible, then quilts can be turned into Judy Young or Mary Jane Beard or they can be brought to the October 10th guild meeting or to the library by 9:00 am on October 11. Miniatures are encouraged. They would be beautiful in the two display cases. Let us know if you can volunteer to hang and/or take down the quilts

Arkansas Quilters Guild


Quilt Retreat

Friday, Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

Arkansas 4-H Center, Ferndale Arkansas

AWOL (Arkansas Women on the Loose + guys, too) is held at the C. A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale, Arkansas. AWOL is 3 days away from home where you can sew and quilt to your heart’s content with lots of other quilters! Bring yourself, your sense of humor, your supplies and plan on spending a relaxing weekend away. We usually have a few mini-demos but plan on spending the time working on what you want. It’s a great time to start a new project, finish a few of those old projects and get ideas and insight from other quilters. Any level of quilter is invited. You can select the whole shebang, one night or just the day option. Payments may be made in installments. Meals and 24-hour beverage service are included with your registration.

We have the large classroom, computer room, and conference rooms starting at 9:00am Friday morning. If you’ve attended one of our past AWOL or Quilt Arkansas events, you know that these rooms are great!

Registration fee for each package includes beverage service, mandatory facility fees, and insurance. To reserve your spot, send at least a $25 deposit along with your registration form (this applies toward your total due). 


August 2016 Photos



Quilt Arkansas 2015