Who We Are
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 100 members. We’ve outgrown three meeting places. We’ve begun traditions of annual events, including a New Year’s resolution quilt.
What We Do
- Lectures and Presentations – speakers explore all the many dimensions of this tradition and art.
- Birthday Club – birthday celebrants bring a gift bag for their birthday month, 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 Chairperson, Judy Mages 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 is at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 15600 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN 55446. Social time 6:30-7:00 P.M.
Membership and Guest Info
Annual membership is $30/year. 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.