Longmont Quilt Guild's
2020 Virtual Quilt Show
Did you receive a free Guild handmade mask? Or cancer comfort quilt, Quilt for Kids, Veterans quilt? Consider a donation.
Covid 19 has prevented our live annual quilt show that raises money for our events and charitable activities. You can support our quilting community by donating or advertising with the Guild.
The Longmont Quilt Guild is a registered 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible.
What to expect
A quilt is defined as layers of fabric joined with stitches. Piecing is the act of sewing the smaller pieces together and quilting is the stitches that join all layers of fabric. Quilts are made from scraps, old clothing, or beautiful new fabric. They can be constructed with small domestic machines, large ‘long-arm’ machines, or by hand. Quilting can be used to create bedding, clothing, wall hangings, table runners, household items, and works of art. There are many styles and techniques of quilting, some of which we captured here. These works are all created by members of the Longmont Quilt Guild, and showcase quilters who are at many points along their quilting journey. We usually hold this show in-person and charge a fee that supports our community outreach programs, and our monthly activities.
Who is 'The Guild'?
Our members include all ages from childhood to the golden age and all quilting skill levels from beginner to nationally acclaimed. We have joined together o preserve and continue the traditions and history of the art of quilting, quilt making, and related hand arts, develop and contribute to new approaches to quilting, expand the knowledge of quilting and educate those interested in the background and skills of quilting, to contribute to community education and appreciation of the art of quilting, provide community outreach projects available for member participation.
How the Guild gives
With the outbreak of COVID, the Guild put their machines to work making masks for hospital workers, front line workers, and family members. As of October 1, 2020, the LQG had made over 10,000 masks! The masks were never sold, just gladly given to those who needed them. The donations that were received are re-circled back to the mask making groups to purchase more material and elastic.
Since its inception in 2006, the Longmont Quilt Guild has made and donated over 2,200 quilts through its various Outreach programs, mostly to the Colorado community.
- Longmont Police and Fire Departments
- Quilt’s for Kids Program, for children in Colorado hospitals
- Military Outreach Quilts to honor individual veterans, VA Hospital patients, and through several specific programs (Wounded Warrior, “C.A.M.O.”, “Quilts of Valor”, Moose “Valued Veterans”, “Veterans Community Project,” and “Home of the Brave”).
- Pink Quilts for patients recovering from breast cancer
- Rocky Mountain Cancer Treatment Center
- St. Vrain Valley Women’s Safe Shelter
- Longmont’s OUR Center
- The Inn Between
- H.O.P.E. Homeless Outreach
- Donations to Colorado Tornado, Fire and Flood Victims
- Quilt Donations to Various Other Community Organizations