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Garland Quilt Guild Purpose:
The stated purpose of the Garland Quilt Guild, according to our bylaws, is “exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 ( c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.”

The Guild also exists to bring together people who share a common love of quilting and to enable them to participate in community service projects which benefit those in need, while preserving a rich heritage and exploring new expressions of the art of quilting through education.


"The Garland Quilt Guild seeks to be a respected organization, known for its activities and programs and designed to enrich the lives of others in community."

garland quilt guild history

The Garland Quilt Guild was formed in 2005. With Barbara Daniel Cissne as our leader, the first meeting was held at Suzy's Quilt Shop in downtown Garland. The plan was that the meeting would be held there until the group outgrew the space. There were 78 in attendance at that first meeting (with ladies sitting on the stairs and peeking through the window trying to hear what was happening) - needless to say, a new facility had to be found immediately. The Guild met from April – June 2005 in the First Christian Church in downtown Garland. In July 2005, First Presbyterian Church in downtown Garland was willing to accommodate our growing group. The Garland Quilt Guild started with 108 charter members and the first year ended with an impressive 136 members. Our membership has maintained at just over a hundred members through the years.

We were granted non-profit tax exempt status as a 501 ( c) (3) organization in 2009. We raffled our first quilt in 2010. Our meetings are geared to inspiring members to learn new techniques, appreciate the history of quilt making, and to make quilts for charitable organizations. The by-products are interesting and varied meetings, lots of opportunities for members to get together and share their mutual interest, and many outlets for quilt making. Friendliness, helpfulness, and sharing are the strong points of this group.

2024 garland quilt guild

Elected Officers
President - Jamie Foster
Vice President (Programs/Workshops) - Sandy Allen
Secretary - Jolene Allen
Treasurer - Kim Riley
By Laws - Helle White
Community Service - Paula Foster & Yvonne Recio
Membership and Database - Sheryl Chenault and Areva Lugrand

Appointed Chairs
Advertising and Publicity - Position Open
Auditor - Carolyn Cortez
Block of the Month/Fundraising - Lesa Allred & Janice Tower
Community Service/Special Projects - Dan Chenault and Janice Tower
Directory/Newsletter/Website/Facebook - Sarah Beal
Door Prizes - Lee Ann Calvert
Facilities - Position Open
Historian - Position Open
Hospitality - Position Open
In Town Retreat - Mary Alice Caffarel
Raffle Quilt - Stacey Young

Sunshine & Shadows - Areva Lugrand

Silent Auction - Julie Cohagan & Jennifer Nail

Secret Pals - Position Open

Get in Touch

Garland Quilt Guild

P.O. Box 460625, Garland, TX 75046

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