Friendship Star Quilters Guild of Montgomery County, Maryland
meets generally on the first Monday of the month at 7:30pm
at the Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene
8921 Warfield Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Most meetings feature a guest speaker with lecture.
If the guest speaker is offering a workshop,
it will be held the Sunday before the meeting at the meeting room of the Hampton Inn & Suites,
960 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879.
Please check the Workshops and Lectures page for actual dates and Workshop registration information.
Our guild is incorporated to foster fellowship and support for beginning to advanced quilters. We cover topics from piecing to applique, machine to hand quilting, etc. Please join us at our next meeting and identify yourself as a new visitor. The guild offers a monthly attendance fee for visitors to explore our guild. You can see if we fit your needs. At all meetings we ask for an admittance fee of $5. Ask for a receipt of your admittance fee. After trying us out, you can use the admittance fee against the costs of your annual dues if you choose to join us.
A typical guild meeting runs about 2 hours on the first Monday evening of the month. The first hour is devoted to business, announcements, and our speaker. Typically our speaker presents on a facet of quilting. Over the past years, we have covered topics as varied as nine patches, floral realism, crazy quilts, and log cabin blocks. The second hour is the raffling of the fabric of the month, and our show and tell of projects members are working on — a regular part of all guild meetings. The FSQ Quiltline newsletters can give you a sense of the activities of the guild.
Friendship Star Quilters has 140 members. As far as age goes, we cover a broad spectrum. We have seniors, women who are holding down professional jobs, women who are in the early phase of raising a family, women whose kids are graduating from college, single and married women, and a few men too. Most of our members live in Maryland, but a few live in other states. Most of our members have access to the Internet for, at a minimum, e-mail. The level of quilting experience also varies with some members identifying themselves as new or beginning quilters, many as intermediate, and some even consider themselves advanced quilters. Some quilters in the guild only make quilts by machine. Others only hand piece. Some machine quilt. Some hand quilt. Some follow predefined patterns. Some create their own patterns and designs. Some applique. Some don’t. With almost all members, you are likely to find someone else with similar interests to yours.
Friendship Star Quilters, Inc., meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:30pm at
Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene
8921 Warfield Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20882 [Map Quest Link]
**Note: The September meeting is held on the Monday following Labor Day Monday.