Friendship Star Quilters, Inc. of Montgomery County, Maryland
meets on the first* Monday of the month at 7:30 pm
in rented space at Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene
8921 Warfield Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20882
Meetings feature a guest speaker with lecture. 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 invites guests to one meeting free and then offers a monthly attendance fee for visitors to explore our guild. You can see if we fit your needs. At the second and subsequent meetings we ask for an admittance fee of $5. Ask for a receipt of your admittance fee. After the meeting, you can use the admittance fee against the cost of your annual dues if you choose to become a member.
A typical guild meeting runs about 2 hours on the first Monday evening of the month. Members start arriving about 7:00 pm to socialize and check out our information tables before the meeting starts at 7:30 pm. 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 about 100 members. As far as age goes, we cover a broad spectrum and welcome everyone. 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 as advanced quilters.
Some quilters in the guild only make quilt tops by machine. Others only hand piece. Some quilt by machine. Some quilt by hand. Some follow patterns. Some create their own patterns and designs. Some applique. Some don’t. With almost all members, you are likely to find someone with interests similar to yours.
Friendship Star Quilters, Inc. meets on the first* Monday of the month at 7:30 pm in rented space at
Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene
8921 Warfield Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20882
*Note: The September meeting is held on the Monday following Labor Day Monday. This year, September 14, 2020 via Zoom.