Our Mission

The Charlotte Quilters’ Guild seeks to inspire creativity and build community through education, outreach, and exhibition opportunities for quilters of all backgrounds and skill levels. We celebrate and preserve the cultural heritage of quilting while exploring the work of contemporary quilters to catalyze experimentation, spark imagination, and encourage self-expression through textile craft and design.

Where to Find Us

The Charlotte Quilters’ Guild gathers on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding July) from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Our meetings are open to the public and sponsored by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation at the Tyvola Senior Center.  We’re thrilled to welcome you as our guest! Expect a brief business meeting and member show and tell followed by an educational lecture, trunk show, or special activity. Doors open at 4:00 PM for those wanting to enjoy unstructured social or sewing time before the meeting – pack up whatever project you’re working on and we’ll have an iron and ironing board to share. Both machine work and hand sewing are welcome.

Charlotte Quilters’ Guild members also have the option of attending our monthly meetings via Zoom. Visitors wishing to join the online meeting should email the guild President for a Zoom invitation:  info@charlottequiltersguild.org.  

What We Do

In addition to our monthly meetings, the Charlotte Quilters’ Guild offers regular workshops, informal Sit & Sew gatherings, and an outstanding annual or biannual judged quilt show featuring the work of local quilters. We donate hundreds of handmade quilts each year to Atrium Levine Children’s Hospital, Novant Hemby Children’s Hospital, the United Service Organizations, and veterans in hospice care. Our Outreach team provides beginner-friendly kits with clear instructions that are perfect for practicing new skills while giving back to the community; these kits can be picked up at our monthly guild meetings. We hope you’ll join us!

Member Events

CQG is hosting a Members’ Holiday Party

Jingle & Mingle

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The Jingle & Mingle will be hosted at the Tyvola Senior Center.

Ticket price is $15 per person. Payment may be made by a check to Charlotte Quilters’ Guild (CQG) or through PayPal (see below). Tickets will be on sale beginning at the October Guild Meeting and continue through the November Guild Meeting.

Come for the fun, food, and fellowship! 

CQG is hosting a Member Quilt Retreat

August 26 through 30, 2024 at Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference & Retreat Center

For additional information or to RSVP, please contact Programs at programs@charlottequiltersguild.org.

Top of page photo credits: “Betty Davis – The Singer” by Kathy Phillips; “Lessons from Great-Grandmother’s Scrap Quilts” by Linda Dassenko & Linda Gibbons; “It Had to be Blue” by Phyllis Tarrant; and “Koi” by Pat Hopkins & June Alston.