All about our Guild

Our Story

Quilt Guild of Greater Houston is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the art of quilting.  

Quilt Guild of Greater Houston is a group of quilters and quilt lovers, over 300 strong, who meet to share our love of this artform. You don't need to be a quilter to join the guild. Anyone with a love of quilts is welcome to join.

The Quilt Guild of Greater Houston, also known as QGGH, was founded in 1976 with initial membership of 25 people and had membership numbers as high as 470. Throughout the years, many locally and nationally prominent quilters have lectured and conducted workshops for the Guild.

With its large membership, the Guild supports a wide variety of events and activities, from the many bees across town to charitable projects, workshops, and demonstrations. There are two meetings each month, and members are encouraged to attend both. Evening meeting attendance is generally between 150 and 250 and usually features a nationally-known guest speaker. Morning meetings usually have around 75 members attending and frequently feature a hands-on demonstration by well-known local quilters. Times and locations are listed below.

QGGH supports an extensive library, which is open to all members and has a wide collection of books and reference materials available for checkout. The library is made available at both meetings, and is free of charge.

The Guild participates in many community projects. Quilts are donated to various organizations around Houston, including The Center for Abused Women, Camp for All, the Star of Hope, and others. Guild-donated quilts are often auctioned as fund-raisers by charitable groups, such as the Ronald McDonald House. Guild volunteers staff the "Learn to Quilt" booth at the International Quilt Festival, and regularly demonstrate quilting, throughout the year, at such venues as the Katy Folk Life Festival, Chi Omega Kaleidoscope, and the George Ranch.

The Guild publishes a monthly newsletter, "Patch Dispatch", to keep members informed. The newsletter includes articles on upcoming speakers and workshops, quilt-related events around Houston, budget and business matters, quilt-shop activities, monthly lottery blocks, listing of "Show and Tell" participants from the last meeting, awards won by Guild members, and any other pertinent information. It is a welcome delivery for each Guild member, especially for those unable to attend the meetings.

2018 QGGH Executive Board (click pic for list of officers)

2018 QGGH Executive Board (click pic for list of officers)

Past Presidents

How you can Help/Community Rewards Programs

Kroger, Randalls, and Amazon offer Community Rewards.  Please make QGGH your non-profit of choice.

Instructions for Kroger Rewards Program

Kroger Community Rewards – Customer Instructions

We have been assigned a new NPO number 82660

A Digital Account is needed in order to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have a Digital Account, then please skip to the section named ‘Selecting an Organization’.

How to Register a Digital Account

Creating a digital account is as simple as 1, 2, 3! Simply visit www.kroger.com or download the Kroger mobile application from the appropriate app store for your device and follow these directions.

1.  Select the ‘Register’ button.
2.  Enter your information.
3.  Select ‘Create Account’.

Please make sure that you add your card number or create a virtual card number while registering your Digital Account. This is required for the Community Rewards program

so that your transactions apply towards the program.

Selecting an Organization

Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple

updating the Community Rewards selection on your Digital Account.

·  Sign into your Digital Account (if you haven’t already).

·  Select ‘My Account’.

·  Scroll down to the ‘Community Rewards’ section of your account page.

·  Select ‘Enroll Now’ or ‘Edit’.

·  Enter the name or NPO number of the organization that you wish to support.

·  Select the appropriate organization from the list and click on ‘Save’.

Your selected organization will now display in the Community Rewards section of your account page.

Any transactions moving forward using the card number associated with your

digital account will be applied to the program.

It takes approximately10 days for the

Community Rewards total to begin displaying on your receipt.

Viewing your Rewards Details

Wondering how much you’ve earned towards your selected organization?

You may view the total earned during the last quarter by following these instructions.

·  Sign into your Digital Account (if you haven’t already).

·  Select ‘My Account’.

·  Scroll down to the ‘Community Rewards’ section.

·  The amount earned will be listed as ‘Last Quarter Kroger Donation’.

Additional Details

You must present your Kroger Plus Card or provide your Alternate ID

at the register during the transaction in order for it to count towards the program.

Organization selections must be renewed once a year, during the month of August. Simply follow the instructions detailed in the ‘Selecting an Organization’ section in order to

maintain or update your selected organization.

Help

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Kroger Community Rewards Program,  Digital Customer Service line at 1-866-221-4141.

Instructions for Amazon Rewards Program

  • Sign onto your account on smileamazon.com
  • Look under Accounts and Lists
  • Click on Your Amazon Smile, then look to the right and see Your Current Charity.
  • If it is not QGGH, then click on Change Charity and key in Quilt Guild of Greater Houston in the box at bottom of screen.