Who We Are

Our Mission

QBS is a nonprofit guild dedicated to the art of quilting. QBS is organized under Rhode Island General Law exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including but not limited to education in the art of quilting, and the making and distribution of quilts to organizations that quality as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or corresponding section of any future federal tax code). QBS itself has tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) and as such, shall not act to impair its eligibility for this exemption.

The guild originated in the late 1970s with a few quilt lovers gathered around a kitchen table. It has long since outgrown the kitchen and now numbers almost 100 members who meet monthly in Portsmouth, RI*.

Our Mission and charter pledges to instruct, encourage, and develop the art of quilting, share ideas and experiences, and extend fellowship. Our activities include monthly meetings*, programs events and workshops,* guild activities like quilt challenges and group sew alongs, and our biennial quilt show*. In addition, our members are committed to community service projects that include creating raffle quilts to help fund our community service projects.

See the QBS Revised and Amended Bylaws for more information.

Meet our 2021-2023 Guild Officers

Sandra Cronauer-Mitra, President
June House, Secretary
Barbara Saar, Treasurer

We welcome members at all skill levels. If you are new to quilting, our meetings and program events are a great place to learn.  The best way to make friends in the guild is to get involved – there are so many ways to volunteer. Contact us and we will find a job that is right for you.

QBS does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

*Please note due to COVID-19 monthly meetings and many guild events and activities are held via Zoom.