Our guild was founded in 1999 and our members include beginners through experts, with interests from art quilts to traditional quilts in an array of materials. Our purpose is to share a love of quilts and quilt making. We also sponsor seminars, exhibitions, workshops, and community service projects.
Thanks to Olga Schrichte of Frederick, MD, for the image of "The Spires of Frederick," above, which she designed and created in August 2015.
We meet on the second Thursday of each month, 6 p.m., at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD
Watch for us as we bring our beautiful 2019 "Opportunity" Quilt to events this year where you can purchase your chance to win this gem. The quilt, “Fassetted Flowers," is queen-sized, is composed of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and features hand applique and machine piecing by guild members.
SPEAKER, Polly Mello
"Quilts That Go Bump in the Night”
Polly Mello is a quilt historian and collector, and has been collecting quilts for 40 years.
Quilts in her collection have been showcased in magazines, books, major quilt shows and quilt museums. Her collection of over 200 quilts focuses on pre-1850 chintz and applique, crib, redwork, and early 20th Century designer quilts. Her favorite grouping to collectare the infamous macabre quilts that “go bump in the night”.
Polly is a member of The American Quilt Study Group and has presented several Quilt Study Centers at AQSG’s annual conferences.She belongs to three local study groups; Hazel Carter’s Dating Club,
The Eastern Shore Quilt Study Group, and FVF (Fran’s Vintage Friends) Study Group. Polly is the author of three articles for Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, as well as of the quilt history column for The Baltimore Applique Society, of which she is a past president.
When she is not collecting antique quilts, Polly is an award winning quilt maker and designer. Most recently, her quilt “Deep Within My Heart Lies a Melody: A Memory of Texas”, won 2nd place in the Texas Independence Award and the In Full Bloom display at the 2011 Houston Quilt Show.
Polly is a retired Registered Nurse and graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio. She now resides in Elkridge, Maryland with her husband and Chihuahua. Her five grandsons are waiting with bated breath to see who inherits the quilt collection and will be charged withbuilding a museum for all to continue to see Geema’s quilts!
Our regular monthly events include refreshments, social time, and Show and Tell.
We hope to see everyone at the Delaplaine for our August meeting.
September 12, 2019
If you have questions or comments, contact us! We look forward to hearing from you.