About Us

Our Beginnings:

  • Officially organized in October 1979 with 6 members and has grown to approximately 220 members.
  • We have members that have won awards in both national and international quilt competitions and several members have been featured in national quilt publications.

Our Membership:

  • We are a very diverse group of all ages. We come from all walks of life, possess various levels of experience, and love to encourage and assist new quilters. The group provides motivation and additional educational opportunities for all members, experienced and novice.

Monthly Meetings

  • We invite national quilt artists and/or authors to conduct classes and lectures. Since guests are always welcomed at our meetings, the lectures may be attended by the general public as well as by our members. A nominal fee is assessed to attend as a guest when we have a national speaker. The workshops open first to Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilt members and then to other quilters that are interested.
  • We occasionally feature workshops and lectures by members of our own group.
  • One of the most popular segments of our general monthly meeting is our "show and tell", where we get an opportunity to see each other's work in progress or completed.

Annual Dues:

  • $35.00 which includes: Admission to all meetings and lectures, the Member Directory and twelve issues of our Newsletter.

Small Groups:

  • We have several small groups, who meet weekly or monthly to work on projects, exchange ideas, share patterns, and create "friendship" quilts for each other.

Service Projects:

  • In the spring we make quilts for various organizations such as hospices, shelters, nursing homes.
  • At Christmas, we make small quilts wrapped around a stuffed animal for children in crisis.

Library of Quilt Books

  • We maintain a Library of quilting publications for our members so that we can keep up on trends and changes in quilting and piecing styles. We have about 250 books and magazines in our library, and are adding new publications on a continuing basis.

Other:

  • Other activities such as an annual weekend retreat and bus trips to special quilt showings or other related exhibits.
  • Monthly newsletter to inform our members of our activities by, lists items of interest, upcoming projects of the group, progress reports on continuing projects, news of our members achievements, openings of new quilt shops, and news of other groups shows and special exhibits.
Non-profit Status:

The purposes for which this Corporation is formed are exclusively charitable, scientific, or educational and consist of the following:

  • The mission is to educate its members about the history, tradition, and culture of quilt making and its related topics.
  • To make quilted items for charities in our community and surrounding areas.
  • Our purpose will be accomplished by:
    • Encouraging learning, understanding, and appreciation of the art of quilting;
    • Providing instruction to further the education, knowledge and skills in quilt making  through lectures, workshops, seminars, and travel;
    • Establishing and maintaining a library resource;
    • Providing ongoing information on quilting events Educating and supporting the community at large about the art, culture, and history  of quilting; and
    •  Donating quilted items to charities.
  • To aid, support, and assist by gifts, contributions or otherwise, other corporations, community chests, funds and foundations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, or educational purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, and no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.
  • To do any and all lawful activities which may be necessary, useful or desirable for the furtherance, accomplishment, fostering or attainment of the foregoing purposes, either directly or indirectly and either alone or in conjunction or cooperation with others, whether such others be persons or organizations of any kind or nature, such as corporations, firms, associations, trusts, institutions, foundations, or governmental bureaus, departments, or agencies.