Guild Chapters

New members are welcome to visit one of our many chapters located throughout the Richmond area. 

James River Heritage Quilters

President: Elma Cooper

Vice: Jane Miller

Secretary: Anne Wright

Treasurer: Anne Malcomson

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

James River Quilters, chartered by the Richmond Quilters' 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. Additionally, we have a monthly sit and sew. We are a 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 their 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. 

Piecemakers

President: Tammy Weston

Vice: Martha Uzel

Secretary: Sue Kochel

Treasurer: Chris Bell

Programs: Deborah Pinion

Piecemakers, the fifth of the seven original chapters of the Richmond Quilters' Guild, 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. A social time at 9:30 am is followed by the business meeting and program at 10:00 am. The meetings offer lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and quilting related programs. As interest in quilting has grown, so has the membership of the Richmond Quilters' Guild. 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. 

Hospitality

President: Karen Steele

Vice: Shawne Kaeser

Secretary: Sharon Gallegos

Treasurer: Margaret Stokely

Programs: Cathy Fibish, Sue Ann Bickert

Hospitality Chapter meets on the first Thursday of each month (except July) at the Community of Grace Church at 2240 Cranbeck Road, Richmond. This is just off Huguenot Road, just short of the Robious Road intersection. Social time is at 9:30 am and the business meeting and program begins at 10:00 am. 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 host a monthly "retreat" where members and non-members can come together to sew on their projects, share tips and information, and develop friendships. We participate with other chapters in supporting the Guild Quilt Shows. 

Bits & Pieces

President: Donna Booth

Vice: Anna Williams

Secretary: Bradleigh Barthel

Treasurer: Amy Christopher

Programs: Barbara Vonada

Bits & Pieces Chapter meets once a month on the third Saturday at Varina Ruritan, 8081 Recreation Road, Richmond. Social hour begins at 9:00 am, business meeting at 10:00 am, and open sewing until 3:00 pm. 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 Virginia Treatment Center patients and fleece blanket sets for Massey Cancer Center.  

Crazy Quilters

President: Jennifer Johnson

Vice: Deb Bosse

Secretary: Laura Brewer

Treasurer: Suzanne Kampschror

Programs: Sherry Whitford

Crazy Quilters Chapter meets at Mechanicsville Presbyterian Church, 7339 Atlee Road (corner of Atlee and Signal Hill Road), Mechanicsville at 7:00 pm the first Tuesday of each month. We welcome beginning, intermediate, or accomplished quilters and those interested in fiber art. 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 Safe 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.