About Quilters' Connection

Quilters' Connection is a dynamic and diverse group of quilters and quilt enthusiasts whose stated purpose is to preserve and enhance the art and skill of quilting. There are monthly meetings featuring guest speakers, a group quilting project, or a "show and tell" of members' work done in the workshops. At each meeting, there are fabric and notions sales tables and networking about quilt events. Lectures and workshops are given by our own or visiting experts. Our monthly newsletter, Quiltations, is a source of information about Quilters' Connection and local quilting events. Our 40th Anniversary Quilt Show "Quilters' Connection Celebrates 40 Years of Fabulous Quilting" is only the latest in a series of shows that bring guests from across the country. Members throughout the guild are involved and the success is shared by local merchants though our patronage and theirs.

Community Service

Our primary community service has been through our Comfort Quilt projects, which are made by the members and donated to places of need in the Greater Boston area and beyond.

QC Members Achievements

The list of achievements by QC members is long. Our members travel the globe to teach and to exhibit their works in shows and galleries. Many have published books and journal articles, and a few are grant recipients from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities. In 2001, Visions and Voices:The History of a Quilt Guild, was published. This book, by QC member Verena Rybicki, documents the history and growth of the guild through the eyes and experiences of members in our changing times and communities. See Member Websites for a flavor of quilting by our members.

The Present

Such diverse talent makes Quilters' Connection an exciting organization in which to participate. Monthly meetings are held from September through May at The LaCava Conference Center at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Membership is open to all.

The Past

The Quilters' Connection was founded in 1977 by Linda Genovese, Jane Phillips and Nancy Nevola, sought to bring together people who shared a love of quilting. In just four years QC grew to 250 active members. Quickly we outgrew our meeting space and moved to a larger hall. By 1985 the waiting list to join was long enough to enable the founding of a sister guild, the thriving Rising Star Quilters. Currently, QC's membership includes members throughout New England as well as many international and student members. Growing and needing more space QC moved again in 2005 with 400 members. Finally in 2015 QC moved to its current place at Bentley University where the number of members attending is expected to grow again.