James River Heritage Quilters

James River Quilters, chartered by the Richmond Quilter's Guild in 1980, meets on the first Wednesday of each month (except July) at 6:30 pm at Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Rd, Chesterfield VA. Additionally, we have a monthly sit and sew. We are friendly and creative group of individuals who share a love of the art of quilting and welcome members at any skill level. Our primary charity work is to support ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, by donating quilts so that each incoming patient has a quilt of his/her own. We support additional charities and local community activities. Our group is highly active in the Richmond Quilters Guild. We continue to learn by sharing ideas and participating in local classes. 

 President: Elma Cooper

Vice: Jane Miller

Secretary: Anne Wright

Treasurer: Anne Malcomson (amalcolmson60@aol.com)

Programs: Sandra Armantrout, Kathy Morand, Frances Engesser, Cindy Lyle


Piecemakers, the fifth of the seven original chapters of the RQG, was organized in 1985. Our members' expertise ranges from beginners to advanced, and members are always willing to share their ideas and knowledge with each other. Anyone interested in quilts and quilt-making is invited to join our chapter. We meet the second Wednesday of each month (except July) at New Bethesda Baptist Church, located at 9019 New Bethesda Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. A social time at 9:30 am is followed by the business meeting and program at 10:00. The meeting offer lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and quilting-related programs. As interest in quilting has grown, so has the membership of the RQG. The Guild holds a fall seminar and spring annual meeting each year, and produces a quilt show every three years. Quilting has a unique place in our country's heritage. We are proud to carry on the tradition and pass it on to a newer generation. 

President: Tammy Weston

Vice: Martha Uzel

Secretary: Sue Kochel

Treasurer: Chris Bell (christinebell1945@gmail.com)

Programs: Deborah Pinion

Hospitality Chapter

Hospitality Chapter meets on the first Thursday of each month (except July) at the Community of Grace Church at 2240 Cranbeck Road. This is just off Huguenot Road, just short of the Robious Rd. intersection. Social time is at 9:30 am and the business meeting and program begins at 10am. We are the oldest chapter of the Guild and the largest, with over 100 members. The chapter supports several charities by donating quilts and we ask that each member make and donate at least one quilt each year. We have begun a monthly "retreat" where members and non-members can get together to sew on their projects, share tips and information, and get to know each other better. We have participated with other chapters in supporting the Guild Quilt Shows. 

President: Karen Steele

Vice: Shawne Kaeser

Secretary: Sharon Gallegos

Treasurer: Margaret Stokely (mmstokely@gmail.com)

Programs: Cathy Fibish, Sue Ann Biekert

Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces Chapter meets once a month on the third Saturday the Varina Ruritan, 8081 Recreation Road, Richmond. Social hour begins at 9am, business meeting at 10am, and open sewing until 3pm. Every month we enjoy show and tell, learning new techniques and patterns during the programs, and just spending time together with fellow quilters. We participate in several charity projects including making pillowcases for troubled youth that have been admitted to the Virginia Treatment Center and fleece blanket sets for the Massey Cancer Center.  

President: Donna Booth

Vice: Anna Williams

Secretary: Bradleigh Barthel

Treasurer: Amy Christopher (qtbeancounter@aol.com

Programs: Barbara Vonada

Crazy Quilters

Crazy Quilters Chapter meets in Mechanicsville Presbyterian Church, 7339 Atlee Road (corner of Atlee and Signal hill Rd) at 7:00 pm the first Tues of each month. We welcome beginning, intermediate, or accomplished quilters and those interested in fiber art to join us. Our retreats are held on the same weekend of each month that the monthly chapter meeting is held. We begin each day at 9:00 am and end by mutual agreement of those attending. Crazy Quilters members make and donate many quilts to Hanover Sage Place and the MCV Psychiatric unit. We also make and donate many cat and dog beds, primarily to the Hanover County Animal Control and Shelter, and occasionally to other animal rescue facilities. 

President: Jennifer Johnson

Vice: Deb Bosse

Secretary: Laura Brewer

Treasurer: Suzanne Dampschrorer

Programs: Sherry Whitford

New members are welcome to visit one of our many chapters located throughout the Richmond area. Please contact the chapter's treasurer for membership information: