Small Groups

Small Groups of members meet at their own schedule throughout the month to quilt together. These quilters enjoy the time together to work on and compare projects and help one another with new ideas, etc. As new members join the guild, small groups are formed based on interest. There are currently eight small groups meeting on monthly basis. They are listed below. Contact the Small Groups Chair Person (Shirley Wenger – (316) 992-7757) or the listed contact person for the individual group if interested.

  1. Calico New Bees – We exist so you can get better acquainted with some area quilters. We have no rules, just bring something you’re working on and stay as long as you like (or just come and visit and get acquainted). We have all levels of quilters attending so there’s plenty of help on hand if you need it or plenty of “opinions” if you just need quilty advice.

The place we meet each month is First United Methodist Church, Bella Vista, AR, Room 23 in lower level. There are tables, plugins, and great lighting. You need to bring your machine and supplies.

The day we meet each month is the 2nd Wednesday anytime between 9am – 3pm. If you stay all day, bring something to eat. There’s a kitchen with microwave and fridge.

Contact Person – Elaine Sick (479) 721-9899.

2. Highland Cut-Ups – Bring your own projects. We meet in individual’s homes on the 2nd Friday 10am – 2pm.

Contact Person – Elaine Sick (479) 721-9899.

3. Applikatz – Projects related to applique, mostly cotton and wool applique. We do other quilt projects, too.

We meet in individual’s homes on the 1st Wednesday 1pm.

Contact Person – Nancy Brennan (479) 855-2651.

4. Silver Needle Quilters – Projects using new techniques, comfort quilts — EMP.

We meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1pm at the Bella Vista Lutheran Church.

Contact Person – Kay Gaudian (479) 855 – 0384.

5. Dog Beds for Animal Shelters – We meet the 4th Wednesday 9am – 3pm at the First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, AR, Room 23 on the lower level.

Contact Person – Elaine Sick (479) 721-9899.

6. Women on the Run – Quilting skills of all levels. Bring sewing machine and basic supplies. Cutting boards and ironing boards are provided. Each month we sew a different quilting square to be assembled by the presenter. We take turns presenting. This is a good way to get exposure to lots of different quilt patterns and techniques. Most of our projects are for donation quilts.

We meet 1st Thursday at 1pm at Village Quilting in Bella Vista.

Contact Person – Cathy Schraeder (479) 876-7316.

7. The Quilt Study Group –  We talk about the history of quilts, fabrics, dyes, patterns and share old quilts and textiles.

We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Peel Mansion Museum in Bentonville from 1 – 3pm.

Contact Person – Alice McElwain (479) 644-1813.

8. Anytime Stitchers – We are both new and experienced quilters. This year we will be focusing on weighted blankets for the children’s shelter, but there will be other projects presented in between. We meet the third Wednesday 10:00 – 12:00 at First United Methodist Church, Bella Vista, room 23. Come and have a fun time.

Contact Person – Retha Kiphen (479) 855-9418

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