The West Alabama Quilters Guild was established in 1991 to promote the appreciation of quilts, share knowledge about quilts and quilting, and perform community service projects. We have approximately 75 members, including both women and men.
The Guild meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation, located at 1000 28th Avenue in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (see additional information on the Meetings tab)
Over the years guild members have made hundreds of charity quilts and donated them to neighbors and individuals receiving services through numerous local organizations including the Ronald McDonald House, Veteran’s Affairs, Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s office, Tuscaloosa Children’s Center, and Turning Point just to name a few. In addition, numerous quilts have been sent to other communities where disasters have struck as a way of paying forward the kindness we received from quilters across the country after Tuscaloosa's April 27, 2011, severe tornado.
Each fall, we demonstrate quilting techniques from our booth at the Kentuck Festival of the Arts every October. Every two years, we host our own quilt show with the next show scheduled for March 4-5, 2016, at the Taylorville United Methodist Church located at 640 Bear Creek Road, Tuscaloosa. We also host an annual major workshop with nationally known quilters with the goal of furthering our exposure to master quilters and quarterly mini-workshops to teach other quilting techniques beyond what our meetings allow.