Women Of The West


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About Us

Who Are We?

As of 1997, a small group of quilters had been meeting on the west side of the Twin Cities in Minnesota for a number of years. There had been no larger guild to serve the west and northwest regions of the Twin Cities, so these women felt it was about time there was. The Plymouth City Hall was engaged as the first meeting location and the word went out. The first meeting was held in August of 1997, and turn-out surpassed all expectations. Attendance and membership continued to grow, until now we have over 150 members. We've outgrown three meeting places. We've begun traditions of annual events, including a New Year's resolution quilt.

What Do We Do?

  • Lectures and Presentations - speakers explore all the many dimensions of this tradition and art.
  • Birthday Club - birthday celebrants bring fat quarters, and members purchase chances to win them.
  • Show and Share - members share their completed quilts and works-in-progress. Come see our gallery of quilts presented at meetings.
  • Secret Sisters - Members can sign up to have a secret sister all year. Send notes and small gifts to your secret sister and the person who has you will do the same; to be revealed at the December meeting.

Community Service is a long-standing part of the quilting tradition in America.  Women of the West Guild cares for those in need and offer our quiltmaking skills to make a difference in our community.  Our guild members actively concentrate on making and providing quilts for Quilts of Valor, Meals on Wheels, MN Sheriffs Association through Binky Patrol, members of our nearby communities who have been afflicted by wildfires, nursing homes, and Days for Girls.

Please contact our Community Service Co-Chairs, Nancy Miller or Jean Gradous  to learn how you can get involved in our various service opportunities.

Almost since the beginning of the guild, we have had a Block of the Month exchange.


WOW meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. Our current meeting location starting in January 2016 is at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5005 Northwest Blvd., Plymouth, MN. Please use the North Entrance.

Membership & Guest Info:

Annual membership is $30/year for email notification and $42/year for mail delivery of the newsletter., Renewal is on the calendar year. Meetings are free for members and $5 for guests. Members receive a monthly guild newsletter. To sign up, just come to our monthly meeting.

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2018 Current Board & Activity Leads
Links below provide Activity Descriptions / 2018 Officers-Full Information
President: Audrey Fresh Vice President: Open
Secretary Connie Falkenstein / Margie Lundberg Treasurer: Brenda Dunlavy
Activity Leads
Activity Chair: Open Birthday Club: Lucy Joyce / Cheryl Vessels
Challenge Quilt: Sharyn Resvick
email: roseofsharyn@comcast.net
Community Service: Judy Mages
email: smages@juno.com
Facebook Community: Brenda Bunlavy    
Membership: Elaine Franks / Olga Challman Newsletter Editor: Audrey Fresh
Secret Sisters: Cynthia Stenson
email: eyore1861@yahoo.com
Mystery Quilt Open
Small Group Coordinator: Open Sunshine & Shadows: Open
Web Mistress: LuAnn Sing Retreat Coordinators: Open
Quilt Show Co-Chairs: Open Quilts of Valor: Terri Good / Shawn Taylor
2012 By-Laws
By-Laws for the Women of the West Quilters - Jan 2012  
Inclement Weather Policy
We base our decision to cancel a monthly guild meeting on whether or not the Wayzata School District has cancelled classes. The way to find out is to watch WCCO (channel 4), or tune in on the radio, or visit the WCCO School Alert page. If not cancelled, use your own judgment and be safe whenever the weather is "questionable".


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