Pieceful Hearts Quilters Guild (PHQG) was founded in October 1988 when Ille Waters called together interested quilters to organize and establish a local quilting guild.
Thirty-three members joined PHQG, representing all levels of quilters, from novice to professional. They elected to meet on the first Monday night of each month at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in North Augusta, South Carolina. In January 1990, a morning meeting time was added, on the first Tuesday of each month (later changed to the second Thursday).
PHQG members share a common interest in the art of quilt making and desire to promote and perpetuate all aspects of quilting. Members share their knowledge, techniques, and skills with each other and the community through club programs, community outreach projects (i.e. quilts for children at the Ronald McDonald House) and demonstrations.
Guild sponsored workshops and seminars taught by professional artists, instructors and authors and trips to quilt shows and symposiums serve to educate and enhance members’ skills and knowledge. Since 1991, the Guild has presented a quilt show every other year during the “odd” numbered years. During the 1989-1990 year, PHQG designed and quilted a full-size “Sampler Quilt” to benefit the Nancy Carson Library in North Augusta. Since then, donation quilts have been made each year with the majority of the proceeds going to Camp Rainbow (a camp sponsored by a local hospital for children with cancer).
In 2018, we celebrated our 30th year as a guild with 160 members.
Most meetings and bees are held at Lake Park Baptist Church parish hall.
211 Milledge Rd
Augusta, GA 30904
Every Thursday: 10am - 12pm
(2nd Thursday of the month has a program demo/lecture)
1st Monday of the month: 7pm - 9pm
(Usually includes a program demo/lecture; no Bee in a joint meeting month)
Aiken Quilting Bees
4th Tuesday of the Month: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
@ Trinity United Methodist Church in the Youth Room at the rear of the church
2724 Whiskey Road
Aiken, SC 29803
Joint Business Meetings are held in the months of September, December, February, and May at Lake Park Baptist Church.