About Us

Guild Leadership

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We are happy to have you visit and hope that you will stay a while and get to know more about us.

ECQG is made up of more than 300 quilters who share their love of quilts – traditional and contemporary, pieced and applique, large and small.  Our roots are in East Cobb County, but our members live around the Atlanta metro area and beyond.

We provide speakers and workshops to inspire our creativity and improve our technical skills, and we present Georgia Celebrates Quilts®, the largest judged and juried quilt show in the state.  Our next show will  be June 6 – 8, 2024 at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta.  Bee groups, monthly meetings and community service projects all provide the opportunity to develop friendships, to enjoy fellowship, and to contribute to our community.

Monthly Day and Evening Meetings

Georgia Celebrates Quilts®
Biennial Quilt Show

Our History and Purpose

Our History

East Cobb Quilters’ Guild was formed in 1982 by a group of thirty-three quilters in Marietta, Georgia whose vision was to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting.  Since that time, the Guild has grown to  300+ members, fostered the development of many nationally- and internationally-known quilt artists and businesses, produced the state’s largest judged and juried quilt show, Georgia Celebrates Quilts®, and enriched the lives of the thousands of quilters who have enjoyed the inspiration, knowledge and friendship that Guild membership provides.  From the start, the Guild has relied on the volunteer time of dedicated members.  Many important tasks are needed to keep things running smoothly – membership records, newsletters, programs and speakers, and more.  Leading the way have been our Presidents.  We would not be who we are today without their dedication, vision, and hard work!

Our Purpose

The Guild’s purpose is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting and to foster community good will.  To advance quilting, the Guild will sponsor lectures, workshops and exhibits that benefit and educate members and the community about quilting.  The Guild will encourage a high standard of design and technique in all forms of quilting, providing opportunities for members to enhance their own quilting skills.  To promote community good will, as a nonprofit corporation, the Guild will carry out community service projects and contribute to nonprofit organizations that serve our community.  The Guild seeks to encourage friendships and fellowship within the Guild and to build meaningful relationships with those serving the community outside the Guild.

Community Service

Become a Member

New members may join at any time during the year. Just stop by the membership table at the Guild meeting, join online by clicking the button below, or mail in the 2024 Paper Membership Form. Annual dues which cover the calendar year, are $35.  Between June 1 and September 30, dues are $20 for the remainder of the year. Between October 1 and December 31, dues are $35 for the remainder of the current year and the entire next year.

Membership has Privileges!

Guild members enjoy:

  • Eleven monthly meetings each year at no charge (visitors pay a small fee when national teachers are on the program)
  • Show and Tell
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Email updates
  • Access to the Guild Library
  • Member directory
  • Discounts for workshops presented by nationally-known quilters
  • Access to Bee Groups
  • No fee for entering quilts in Georgia Celebrates Quilts®, the biennial Guild show
  • Fun, friendship and lots of inspiration!

ECQG Member

Our Meetings

We are fortunate that the Guild supports two meetings each month, both Daytime and Evening to provide options for a variety of times.

Meetings are held in all months except November.  The December meetings are early in the month, and are a combination Holiday Party and Annual Meeting to vote on guild business, such as the election of new officers for the following year.

Where are the meetings held?

  • Both the Day and Evening meetings, when we gather in person, are held in LaSalette Hall at the Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta, Georgia.  Please park in the lower parking lot. When you look up, the place where we meet is on the top level of the building furthest to the left.
  • Check the calendar to confirm the locations for both meetings, as sometimes the meetings are held virtually or elsewhere due to schedule conflicts.

When are the meetings?

  • The Day meeting is usually the last Friday of each month, from 10:00 am to Noon.  Doors open at 9:30 am and the lecture portion begins at 11:00 am.
  • The Evening meeting is the Thursday evening prior to the Day meeting, from 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm.
  • Check the calendar for the dates for both meetings.

What happens at a meeting?

Members and guests are invited to arrive early to check in and visit with friends old and new.

At the Day meetings, a short business meeting and Show & Tell come first, followed by a break, and then the program is presented.  We love visitors!  The Hospitality Table is just for visitors, so we can greet you and get you oriented.  There is a $10.00 non-member guest fee, which applies to both in person or virtual meetings.

Many Evening meeting attendees work during the day, so this meeting enables them to fully participate in the Guild.   The Meet & Greet with our guest speaker or the program come first, followed by a short break, and then the business meeting and Show & Tell are presented. Evening meeting agendas and programs do vary.  Often, the Guild’s national speakers drop by for a Meet and Greet, or other activities are scheduled. 

Cancellations – If Cobb County schools are closed due to weather conditions, the Guild will not meet.  Members will also be contacted via email, if possible.

Members:  Governance documents and Golden Scissors have moved to the Members Only area.

Vickie Show and Tell

Chris Show and Tell

Library Pickup/Drop Off