Programs at Monthly Guild Meetings

Each month we either host a speaker with well-researched credentials, or we present a mini workshop where participants go home with a project well on its way to completion. Guild meetings also feature a show-and-tell segment as well as refreshments which are provided by various guild members on a rotating basis.

Guild meetings usually start at 7 pm at the Good Shepherd Church on Henderson Road in King of Prussia, PA. For directions visit the map and directions page. If you’re interested in visiting us, guests are always welcome at our general monthly meetings for a modest guest fee of $5. If you're interested in becoming a member, visit the membership page.

Upcoming 2020 Programs

A summary of the plans for 2020 is listed below. Please note that these are subject to change.

July 21, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Dawn Heefner is a certified quilt appraiser with a vast knowledge and experience in dating and valuing historical quilts. Dawn also appraises recently made quilts and she is excited about presenting her new topic "I'm a Current Quilter. Why do I need an appraisal?" If you have entered a quilt show, mailed one of your quilts or thought you might, you will want to attend this virtual meeting. Look for your Zoom invitation several days ahead of our meeting. You may recognize several of the featured quilts from previous guild show and tells!

August 18, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Our August Zoom meeting will feature our newest members who have joined Valley Forge Homestead Quilters within the last three years. Each one will share their story of how they became interested in quilting and joined our guild.

Looking Forward - When we are able to meet again in person, we will look forward to welcoming back speakers who were scheduled for March through May and then needed to be postponed due to the pandemic. These speakers are best viewed in person and we will meet with them as soon as it is safely possible. If we continue with Zoom meetings, we will schedule virtual speakers.

Previous 2020 Programs

June 16, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Cheryl Lynch will present "On Becoming a Fabric Designer." May 19, 2020 Our first Zoom meeting!

March and April meetings were cancelled.

February 22, 2020 - Our first "Saturday Special" from 9 to 10 amNote that the Happy Villages workshop will follow from 11 am until 5 pm for those who signed up and paid.

February 18, 2020 - An in house program with demonstrations of free-motion quilting, a special totally machine-sewn binding, and intro to Silhouette Cameo. All demos will be via our projector onto the big screen!

January 21, 2020 - Cyndi Hershey, representing the Kutztown Folk Festival Quilt Barn, will discuss how to enter a quilt (from wall-hanging to king size) in a competition.

Previous 2019 Programs

December 17, 2019 - Holiday party!

November 19, 2019 - Jeanne Riley from the Red Rose Quilters Guild, located in Lancaster, will present Confessions Of A Serial Quilter.

October 15, 2019 - Janet Starner will tell us about how we can honor our former servicemen and women through the Quilts of Valor Foundation.

September 17, 2019 - Guild Challenge

August 20, 2019 - Nancy Bills: What to Do with Things You Don't Know What to Do With

July 16, 2019 - Ice Cream Social and Rachel Rossi: Passing Our Love of Quilting to the Next Generation

June 18, 2019 - Guild Picnic

May 21, 2019 - Sarah Bond: These are my grandmother's Quilts - Flying geese blocks have been a favorite of quilters for generations. Sarah Bond has taken that block to new heights. By "releasing" those geese, she opened up a whole new world for those of us who love quilting. While Sarah's quilts reflect those of her grandmother, they are quite unique.

April 16, 2019 - Ann Holte: The Lancaster Diamond Quilt - Ann Holte will speak about the Lancaster Diamond Quilt, which she fell in love with and has been studying since 2009. Ann said that this quilt will remind us why we got into quilting in the first place.

March 19, 2019 - Rose Morgan: Rose's Creative Journey in Quilting

February 19, 2019 - In-house program of Blasts from the Past

January 15, 2019 - Janallea Macbeth: Scrapstashtic

Visit the Programs Archive page to view earlier programs.

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