In February 1980, a group of quilters met around the table to discuss forming a quilt guild in the Janesville area because national interest in quilting through printed material was growing. Rock Valley Quilter's Guild's first meeting was held at Hedberg Public Library in March 1980 with approximately 20 people in attendance. Bylaws and a constitution were adopted by the following founders: Lynda Short, Sue Thornton, Mary Jane Tiegs, Peggy Nelson, Rosemary Knoll, Lucille Boston, Elaine Fischer and Ruby Bernstein.
Rock Valley Quilter's Guild Mission Statement emphasizes fostering the art of quilting through educational efforts, maintaining high standards of design and workmanship through cooperation and interchange of ideas and instructing methods and techniques of quilting. Rock Valley Quilter's Guild was formed as a non-profit organization.
Our primary goals of sharing quilting skills, remembering the history of quilting and learning new techniques are reached through member involvement in study groups as well as presentations by outside speakers. Charter members in the first year of RVQG numbered thirty five (35).
Today, membership information is available in the RVQG booklet or rockvalleyquiltersguild.com.
RVQG meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, with the exception of August. Meetings start at 7pm at the UAW Hall in Janesville, WI. Members that wear a handmade name tag may submit their names for a prize drawing. Members that bring quilt related Show & Tell item(s), may also submit their name for another prize drawing. Board meetings are generally held at 4pm on the day of the monthly meeting at Cargill United Methodist Church, 2000 Wesley Ave, Janesville, and all are welcome. The Annual Budget & Elected Officers meeting is tentatively planned for August 13, 2019. All members are also welcome to this meeting because your input is valued.
Come check us out and if you are interested in joining the RVQG, download the Membership Form HERE.