Mountain Stars Quilters Guild was founded in 1983. Since its inception, our guild has grown to over 200 members that come from all over beautiful Southern Oregon and Northern California. We represent all age groups and all levels of experience. Everyone is welcome.
The Purpose of our organization is to foster the art of quilting and to encourage a high standard of design and technique in all its various forms. Our guild encourages the preservation and conservation of fine quilts, antique quilts and contemporary quilts for posterity.
Mountain Stars Quilters Guild:
- Meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month in January, March, May, September, and November. In July, the meeting is held on the third Saturday of the month to accommodate our members attending the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Occasionally, our meetings are changed to meet time constraints of our speakers. These changes are announced at the meetings in the newsletters, and on the website.
- We have a time of fellowship from 10:00 a.m. until noon, all members are welcome to bring their own hand projects to work on, or to browse through our extensive library, perhaps checking out a book or two. Sometimes we offer free Early Bird Classes with fun make and take crafts. A business meeting begins at 12:00 p.m. followed by a speaker or a program. A popular event is our Show and Tell, presented by our very talented members. We have a “Block Party” at every meeting, featuring a pieced block and also a applique block. Everyone who makes a block enters their name in a basket to win all the blocks. We meet at the Live Oak Grange Hall, which is located at 120 Gardiner Street, Rogue River, Oregon.
- We bring in nationally known speakers to lecture and conduct workshops for the benefit of our members and the general public.
- We share information concerning our member groups, upcoming quilt shows and other activities by publishing our bi-monthly newsletter and up-to-date website.
- We present two workshop retreats a year at Diamond Lake, one in the Spring, and one in the Fall.
- We have an elected board that conducts the business of the guild. Our organization relies on volunteers and member participation to make the guild more meaningful to all our members.