The Decatur Quilters Guild is a not-for-profit organization made up of quilters who enjoy sharing

their love of quilting with the community by volunteering whenever we can as part of our

Decatur Quilters Guild Outreach Program.

Current Outreach Opportunities

As needs arise and opportunities become available, the members of the Decatur Quilters Guild engage

in the following Outreach Projects.

 

For more information on current projects and opportunities please contact:  

decaturquiltersguild@hotmail.com

 

Please join with us as we support the following:

  • The Linus Project National Organization. Our members donate the blankets and quilts for sick and traumatized children.

  • Cancer Care Units of our local hospitals, DMH and St. Mary's.  Our members make and donate neck pillows and quilts for cancer patients.

  • Local Charities.  When needs arise with not-for-profit organizations, finished quilts are donated for charity auctions and raffles.

  • Basic quilt making classes.  All who join the Guild may attend for free.  Non-members are asked for a $25 donation to the Guild.  This is an 8-10 week class.

  • Local Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Facilities.  Our members present a mini quilt show for residents of local facilities.

  • Harbor Lights Veterans Hospice and other Veteran Groups.  Our members make and donate patriotic quilts for veterans in hospice care.  

Past Outreach Projects

As members of the Decatur Quilters Guild we have participated in many Community Outreach Projects over the years.  

 

Our members have supported

the following organizations and individuals:

  • Project Linus -  a national organization that makes blankets for children in trauma.

  • Richland Community College - the recipient of a quilt designed especially for them.

  • Decatur Public Library - the recipient of a quilt designed and made by Guild members.

  • Local Nursing Homes - recipients of wheel chair quilts and lap quilts.

  • Non-profit organizations - recipients of charity quilts for fundraising projects.

  • Basic quilt making classes - taught by members.

  • Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities - mini trunk shows of member quilts.

  • New Life Pregnancy and Angels Cove Ministries - quilts were donated for newborns of women in crisis.

Free basic quilting classes 

Would you like to learn to quilt? The Decatur Quilters Guild (DQG) offers a basic quilting class to DQG members and non-members.  The class is a series of 8 to 10 lessons on pattern and fabric selection, accurate cutting techniques, basic sewing machine maintenance, sewing accuracy, hand and machine piecing and quilting, and much, much more. Each lesson is 1 ½ to 2 hours. Anyone from 8-80 years old is welcome to join us.  The class is free to Decatur Quilt Guild members in good standing. The non-member fee for the 10 lessons is $25, which means the quilter can automatically become a member and enjoy the many other benefits of DQG membership. 

CLICK HERE to contact Linda Boles for more information or call Linda: 217-412-0262

Pillowcases Donated to

DMH Hospice

Matt from Decatur Memorial Hospice admires several of the 21 butterfly pillowcases  that were recently donated to 

for the Hospice patients.       

Decatur Quilters Guild

Decatur Quilters Guild

P.O. Box 415

Decatur, IL  62525 

 

Guild Meeting Times and Locations

Day Meetings are held on:

The second and fourth Wednesday of the month

Time:  10:00am - 2:00pm

Place:  Grace Baptist Church 3770 N. Water St.  Decatur IL  MEETINGS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL

Night Meetings are held on:

The fourth Monday of the month, March thru October

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Place:  Grace Baptist Church, 3770 N Water St., Decatur IL.  MEETINGS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL MAY.

Membership Benefits

  • Bi-monthly meetings

  • Early discounted registration for classes and trips.

  • Workshops, classes and lectures throughout the year by locally and nationally recognized teachers.

  • Free basic quilting classes for members.

  • Multiple opportunities to serve the community through quilts and quilting.

  • Guild Membership card - members are eligible for discounts at select fabric and quilt shops.

  • Friendship, Fellowship and plenty of Quilting Fun