HAVQG Meetings

All regular monthly meetings occur at 2:30 pm on the second Sunday of each month (unless otherwise stated on the schedule below) at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant St, Amherst, Mass.. All regular meetings include a short business meeting. Guests are always welcome and encouraged! Non-members may attend individual guild meetings for a fee of $5.00 per meeting.

Saturday Workshops: Locations vary; check your registration materials and look on this site under “Workshops”!

NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, the Guild President will decide by 9:00 a.m. of that morning whether or not to hold a meeting.  A cancellation will be announced on NEWS40 Storm Trackers WGGB-TV and on this website.


PROGRAM 2021-2022


We’re going to be creative during the Covid-19 shutdown and hold all our regular HAVQG workshops and meetings/lectures online via ZOOM, at least through December 2021.
Guild meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month at 2:30PM. Exceptions are in the months where a holiday weekend or special day occur on the second Sunday. 
September 2021 through January 2022, guild meetings will continue to be virtual. Using this scenario as an opportunity, the committee selected a number of speakers from across the country whom we may not have been able to bring here in person. A ZOOM invitation will appear in the monthly newsletter a few days ahead of the meeting as well as in a Sunday morning e-mail. Then beginning with February 2022, meetings will once again be in person.
September 12, 2021 Start of the new year, with business meeting, Show and Tell, review of the “Key Quilts for Kids”project.
October 3, 2021 Tennessee quilter Karen Combs presents “Optical Illusions for Quilters.” Karen will use videos and slides with close-ups to show her quilts with a three-dimensional look.
November 14, 2021 New England quilter Debbie Wendt talks about “Journey of a Quilter,” sharing her experiences traveling around the globe and gaining inspiration from the fabrics found in other countries. Debbie has taught quilting abroad as well. 
December 12, 2021 The Shibaguyz! Two Seattle-based fiber artists offer a fast-paced and humorous talk on “Using Boro and Sashiko” in quilts.
January 9, 2022 Kathryn Graves of Bobkat Quilts presents “How to Eat an Elephant,” a lecture and trunk show of Judy Neimeyer quilts.
February 12 & 13, 2022 Community Projects Weekend. Saturday, All Day In- Person Workshop, sewing on quilts to be donated to local organizations. Sunday afternoon meeting will continue work on the quilts.
March 13, 2022 Member-led mini workshops on several different topics.
April 10, 2022 Award-winning quilter Jerome Thomas presents a lecture and trunk show on his wool quilts and designs. His patterns and wool will be available for purchase at the meeting.
May 1, 2022 Sisters in Stitches Joined By The Cloth quilting guild trunk show “Beyond the Quilts”.
June 12, 2022 End-of-the-Year Social Meeting (maybe some business) with Show & Tell, sharing of completed Community Projects quilts, and desserts.