Original members

Piecemakers By the Bay Quilt Guild founding members Polly Bracht and Kay Wilson joined in on the celebration of the guild’s 30th anniversary meeting in December.

The Piecemakers By the Bay Quilt Guild recently celebrated their 30th anniversary.

The guild was formed in October 1991 by founding members Polly Bracht, Susie Bracht Black, Kay Wilson, Sally McConnell, Ceil Frost, Nancy Melcher, Steve Russell, Jake Covill, Syble Nolan, and Kay Stanley.

Wilson and P. Bracht were present for the guild’s 30-year celebration at its December meeting. Currently, the guild has 79 members.

The purpose of the guild is to develop an appreciation for the art and history of quilting and to provide educational programs in the design and techniques of quilt making for its members and the public. In addition to education, the Guild donated 231 kids quilts, 20 large quilts, 17 lap quilts, 66 nursing home quilts, and seven receiving blankets during the pandemic year of 2020. Organizations receiving quilts included the Ronald McDonald House, Rockport Fulton High School Project Graduation, The Gabriel Project, The Pregnancy Help Center (Rockport), Community in Schools Ministry, Good Samaritans, and Gulf Pointe Nursing Home. 2021 donations are in process of tabulation.

The guild welcomes anyone with an interest in quilting to attend meetings, the second Tuesday of each month. Group social begins at 9:30 a.m., with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 1302 W. Market Street.

For more information, visit piecemakersbythebay.org or find them on Facebook.

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