Welcome to our upcoming Guild activities: meetings, workshops, retreats and our guild show. For information about bees, occasional trips, and additional information about programs and events, Members and Non-Members may refer to our Recent Newsletters on the About Us page.
Guild Meeting Time and Location: Guild meetings are held either via Zoom (link will be provided via email) OR from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on the first Monday of the month, 730 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. Because of Covid, we are constantly monitoring what is safe for our members.
When meetings are in person at the church, visitors are always welcome! Weather Cancellation Policy: If Anne Arundel County Schools close, we do not meet.
Workshop Time and Location: Workshops are held from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park or via zoom.
Now accepting registration for all upcoming 2024 classes. All classes are $50 for AQG members and $60 for non-members. Pre-registration required; payment guarantees your seat in the workshop.
February 5, 2024 - 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Zoom workshop)
Karen Bolan (www.karenbolan.com/lectures-workshops)
“Piece Curves and Play with Transparency”
Are you intimidated by curves but love precision piecing? Start the Cool as a Cactus quilt in class, featuring pieced curves, a unique border treatment, and color palette that features transparency. Class will begin with an exercise in creating transparency effects, then we work from paper templates to accurately cut and piece large diameter curves. Learn to cut and precisely piece large-diameter curves from templates, assemble a quilt top with pieced borders, and plan a color palette that includes a transparency effect. Students must purchase the digital pattern. Leave class with at least one block and border complete.
March 4, 2024 - 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Zoom workshop)
April 1, 2024 - 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Zoom workshop)
Sandra Mollon (www.sandramollonquilts.com)
“Baltimore Album Quilt Block with Traditional Prepared Edge Appliqué”
Fall in love with Baltimore Album quilts! Under the guidance of Sandra Mollon, recreate one block from the “Seasons of Life” quilt, which is now a part of a permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Learn techniques for incorporating unusual fabrics, creating dimensional flowers, as well as shading with inks and embellishing blocks.
Learn tons of techniques with appliqué, embroidery, ribbon work, beading, and more! The workshop requires the purchase of the “Seasons of Life” book, which includes full-sized pattern and instructions for all 13 unique blocks in the completed quilt, along with a pieced and scalloped border encircling the blocks.
FABRIC FRENZY Bus Trip: March 2024
Prepare yourself for a day trip to Lancaster area quilt shops! Save the date Saturday, March 23rd. We will leave from Annapolis park n ride (200 Harrry S Truman Pkwy) at 7am, and travel in a super comfy coach bus to some popular shops, including Burkholder’s, Weaver’s, and Old Coun-try Store! Please pack a lunch or plan to eat at the Kitchen Kettle village area. Once we’ve hopped enough shops, we’ll watch a movie on the way home. We should arrive back to Annapolis park n ride around 6:30-7pm. Cost for the trip will be $60 per person, with a minimum of 35 people on the trip. If we can get more than 40 people, we can lower the per person cost. Deposits are non-refundable, although you can try to fill your seat with another traveler to recoup your money. We do need a minimum travel group of 35 to make the trip, so gather your buddies and let’s have a fun time!
Yearly SPECIAL Events
During the summer months, the Guild hosts informal sew-ins at the regular St. Philips location and time.
Sit N Sews
AQG Summer Sit and Sew dates:
July 2024 — 6:00 - 9:00 pm
August 2024 — 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Saint Phillips Church on Bestgate Rd.
Hope to see you there for our informal
Bring your sewing projects and hang out with other guild members. Show-n-tell is also welcome during these months.
December Event - details to come
Some events we have at our fun December celebration:
• Collection of donated children’s quilts (15 and under) that will be distributed by the Anne Arundel
County Department of Social Services. AA County serves 2,000 families during the holiday season so
the need is great. Our goal this year is to have (at least) 100 quilts. The quilts should be about 40-45
inches wide and 60-65 inches long. Fleece blankets are welcome as well.
• Fat quarter exchange: Like last year, bring 4 fat quarters in a brown paper bag for a fat quarter exchange
• Tree block lottery: Bring any tree blocks you have made and receive a raffle ticket for each block
entered. We will have a drawing for the blocks towards the end of meeting. The templates and
instructions for the tree block are available on the members only portion of the AQG website.
• Ugly sweater contest. Don your finest ugly holiday sweater and join a parade at the beginning of the
meeting. Sign up and receive a number to display on your sweater for voting purposes. Voting will be
throughout the evening and a prize will be awarded to the winner at the end of evening.
• Slideshow presentation by our historian, Hilke Hoefer, on 40 years of the Annapolis Quilt Guild.
• Show & Tell
We will serve light refreshments and drinks. Feel free to bring homemade desserts or
snacks to add to the table.
Quilts by the Bay Quilt Show - June 21 - 22, 2024
We are excited to have a new location at Severna Park Middle School this year. The show days have changed a bit for 2024; the show will only be held on Friday and Saturday, 10-5. Make sure you plan accordingly!
Location: Severna Park Middle School
Lots of vendors, raffle baskets, our famous country store, silent auction and more. Something for every level of quilter!
June Picnic at Sandy Point State Park
An end-of-the year party at an outdoor pavilion closes out our calendar year and celebrates the success of the quilt show and the officers who have served on the board.