Founded in 1993 and reorganized in 2015, we encourage, support and promote the art of quilting, the Brooklyn Quilters
Guild provides a forum for local quilters to exchange information and ideas and to share their enthusiasm for
the craft. Our members represent all ages and levels of quilting experience; advanced as well as
beginning quilters find camaraderie and inspiration at guild meetings.
Annual membership dues are $35 (September ‐ June). At the monthly meetings, members show finished
quilts and works in progress, hold a small raffle of quilt‐related items, and shop for quilting supplies at
the invited vendor's table. Lectures and workshops are scheduled throughout the year. The guild
newsletter, Brooklyn BEE, published monthly September through June, provides guild news and Block-
of‐the‐month instructions, as well as notices of shows and exhibitions and other articles of interest to
quilters. Members participate in special events, such as guild retreats and bus trips to quilt shows, and
also enjoy discounts at many local quilt shops.
QGB members put their quilting skills to use to support community efforts to help those in need. Some
of the recipients have been the Brooklyn Child Advocacy Center, branches of the Brooklyn Public Library,
Ronald McDonald House, a women's shelter, and hundreds of at‐risk babies who have received
member‐made quilts through Easy as ABC Quilts. In addition, we make Soldier Quilts for our
one of our meetings. Non‐members are asked to pay a $5 guest fee that can be applied to the
membership fee if they decide to join.
Join us on a Retreat:
The Brooklyn Quilters Guild members have two quilting retreats each year: fall and spring. These
are opportunities for members to gather up their projects and meet together in a relaxing, fun place to
sew away the hours for two and a half days, interrupted only by laughter, sharing, fabric shopping and