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Quiltmakers of Olympia

We are a community of quilters based in Olympia, Washington who are passionate about all things related to quilting. Our quilting group offers a range of quilt learning activities, from our weekly meetings to retreats.  We’re always excited to welcome new members, regardless of experience level. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned quilter, we invite you to come join us and explore the wonderful world of quilting.

Quilting Group ~ Olympia Washington

About

Welcome!

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Quiltmakers of Olympia was founded over 35 years ago with the following purpose:

"...to provide opportunities for members to enjoy fellowship and exchange ideas and techniques for quilting, to show projects they are working on, and to share information about sources for patterns, material, equipment, and publications."

Organized exclusively for charitable, and education purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Meetings

Meetings

Meetings and classes start at 9:30 a.m. and end by noon. 

The room is open at 9 for socializing and set-up.

We follow the Olympia School District for weather cancellations.

When they are closed or late, there will be no guild meeting.

woman working on quilt

First Thursday - Techniques

A chance to learn something new, or brush up on your skills and have fun.

Second Thursday - Business Meeting

Potluck, Show & Tell, plus a Free Table

Our largest meeting full of activities.

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Third Thursday - Community Service

A lively morning completing donated quilt tops that are given to local charitable organizations.

Fourth Thursday - Programs

Interesting presentations and classes of all kinds related to quilting.  

Fifth Thursday - Board Meeting Plus Open Room for individual projects.

Activities

Activities 

  • Community Service

  • Retreats

  • Potlucks

  • Picnic in August

  • Thurston County Fair

  • Monthly Sew-Along Projects

  • Silent Auctions

  • Christmas Party

  • Quilt Shows

  • Raffle Quilts

  • Classes

  • Block Exchanges

  • Mystery Quilts

  • Free Table

  • President's Quilt

  • Quilt Challenges

  • Show and Tell

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Education

Education

What would you like to know about quilting?  We love to share skills, collaborative quilt projects, and the latest quilting ideas.  The first and fourth meetings of every month are focused on learning.  Classes are taught by our talented members consisting of beginners to master quilters.  It's the perfect environment to learn and share. Come join us! Visitors are welcome!

     

Note:  October 2024 Quilt Show - the quilt on the left was made by members and will

be one of the raffle quilts. A quilt like the quilts on the right will also be a raffle quilt.

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group quilting project
quilting retreat

Upcoming Events

July 18          Community Service- All skills welcome to work on quilts for the                                community! Bring your sewing machines or help tie.

                      We start at 9:00

July 25          Various Instructors presenting What to know before you sew.

9:30 start time

July 31          Thurston County Fair

 - August 4   Come visit us in the Home Arts Department in the log cabin  

 

August 1       Let's Be Silly

       August 8        ANNUAL PICNIC - 10 AM at Tumwater Historical Park,

777 Simmons Lane SW, Tumwater.   Bring food to share, picnic blocks, fat quarters for the Fat Quarter Game, and be ready for fun!  There will be a raffle quilt. Tickets are $1 each.

Bring a lawn chair if you like.

      August 15       Community Service- All skills welcome to work on quilts for the                                        community! Bring your sewing machines, help tie, or sew on labels.

                      We start at 9:00

August 29      Board Meeting 9:30 a.m.  All are welcome.

       October 4      Quiltmakers of Olympia Quilt Show, 10 to 4, Admission $5

        - October 5     Venders, Quilt and other Raffles

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

  1601 North Street SE, Olympia WA 98501

Community Service

Community Service

We sew, tie, label, and decide which organization the quilts will go to from 9:30 until noon on the Third Thursday. Donations total over 225 quilts per year. Please join us.

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Habitat for Humanity quilt donation to young boy

We donate to the following organizations.

  • Thurston County Food Banks

  • Family Support Center

  • Options

  • SafePlace

  • North Thurston Schools

          The Welcome Room

  • Various Tiny House Villages

  • Young Lives

  • Habitat For Humanity

  • Foster High School Graduates

  • The Chaplaincy at St. Peter Hospital

  • Baby Bank (Olympia Church of Christ)

Presentation of a quilt from our guild. 

Photo Courtesy of Shawna Paxton Photography and South Sound Habitat For Humanity.

We accept donations of completed quilts, quilt tops, quilt quality fabric, batting, and financial contributions.

For more information about making a donation, please contact us at QuiltmakersofOlympia@Outlook.com.

Membership

Join Our Guild

We invite you to visit any meeting and learn more about our group. 

 

Membership is $35 a year. 

Free for 90 and older.

Pro-rated to $17.50 March through May

and $10 June through August.

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Find Us

Where to Find Us

Meeting Location
Thursdays from 9:00 AM until noon*
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1601 North Street SE
Olympia WA 98501

Except the fourth Thursday of November and December, and potentially other dates as necessary. 

On one Thursday in August, we meet for a picnic at Heritage Park in Olympia.

We follow the Olympia School District for weather cancellation. 

When the schools are closed or delayed for the day, we do not meet.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Quiltmakers of Olympia

P.O. Box 4338

Tumwater, WA  98501

completed quilt donations for community service
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