About the Cape Coral Quilters' Guild
The Guild was founded in 1994 by a small group of ladies who wanted to share their love of quilting. The Guild has grown to over 100 members who meet every week to provide comfort in the form of hand made quilts to those in need in the city of Cape Coral, Florida. The quilts bring warmth on a chilly night to someone who has lost their home, smiles to a child at Christmas, love to a patient in the ICU unit in the hospital, peace to a veteran who looks at the red, white, and blue colors of his/her valor quilt and remembers a job well done, and joy to the parents of the first baby boy and girl born at Cape Coral Hospital.
Guild members have donated their time and skill to create beautiful quilts to give away to organizations in Cape Coral. During the last twelve years, the guild has presented over
5000 quilts to various nursing homes, the Cape Coral Police Department, the Cape Coral Fire Department, Hope Hospice and Cape Coral Hospital.
Membership and Guest...
Membership is open to any person, regardless of race, color, creed, sex or national origin, upon registration and payment of dues. Annual dues are forty dollars ($40.00) for the year beginning January 1st through December 31st. Dues for late registration the first year of new membership will be at a pro-rated amount based on the current dues. Renewal dues must be received by February 1st of each year.
Guest are welcome to attend two(2) meetings at no cost, but must join the Guild if they wish to attend future meetings. Out of town guest visiting with a member may continue to attend guild meetings for a fee of $5.00 per visit.
The Guild would like to publicly thank Epiphany Episcopal Church for providing our meeting facility. We meet every Monday with the exception of Monday holidays in Puffer Hall at Epiphany Episcopal Church. The facility is well lighted and comfortable for quilting. Cutting tables and irons are furnished by the guild.
Our Executive Board..
Nancy Leatherman, President
Sally Janke, 1st Vice President
Patty Sushil, 2nd Vice President
Deborah Shimko, Secretary
Brenda Perry, Treasurer
Melinda Jablonski, Past President
Sue Burczyk, Lynda Cairns, Membership
Gina Hagan, Newsletter Editor
Claudia Keen, Website Manager
The Guild is so fortunate to have gifted members who can teach classes and new techniques to our members. Classes may be a new pattern for one of our community comfort quilts or a new pattern members are anxious to learn. Classes range from the beginner quilter just learning to quilt to the intermediate quilter who has been quilting for years.
At various times during the year, the Guild brings in outside teachers for classes. The classes give members new perspectives and interest to their quilts.