Northern Star Quilters’ Guild (NSQG) grew out of two successful fundraising shows for the American Field Service of Somers, NY. The obvious interest shown led to the founding of NSQG in June of 1981. An annual Quilt Show became an integral part of our activities and it’s charitable contribution continues with the recipient changing each year by membership vote.
We are a not-for-profit(501c3) corporation whose purpose is to promote the art of quilting. Nationally known guest speakers and workshops are provided 5 months of the year; in-house educational programs as well as some Zoom meetings and workshops are offered; we create and provide quilts for numerous charitable organizations.
Our diverse membership of around 200 traditional, contemporary, and art quilters spans the ability range from novice to professional and comes from a wide geographical area that includes NYC, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties in NY, Fairfield and Litchfield counties in CT as well as further afield.
Our in-person meetings are at Kennedy Catholic High School, located at 54 Route 138, Somers, NY. There are no meetings in July or August; the May weekend before Mothers Day is reserved for the Quilt Show. We have Zoom meetings and speakers during the winter months of January and February.
We welcome new members to join us at any time with the promise of friendship and sharing for which quilters are known.
The opportunity to join in special guild activities like Challenges, Pop-Up Tutorials,Sewing Days, and Trips.
Extensive up-to-date lending Libraryof books and magazines
Charitable activities like Comfort Quilts to help those in need of a little ‘comfort’ and creating a Raffle Quilt in support of a charity chosen yearly
Guests are always welcome, the guest fee is deducted from the annual dues if you choose to join the Guild. Annual membership dues are $48 per year, the guild year is July 1st-June 30th. Register before September 1st each year and be entered in a gift certificate drawing good toward Guild activities.