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Catherine Hawkes (Bristol, RI) "Wool Fan"

Catherine Hawkes (Bristol, RI) “Wool Fan”

Quilters by the Sea is a nonprofit guild dedicated to the art of quilting. 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 charter pledges to instruct, encourage, and develop the art of quilting, share ideas and experiences, and extend fellowship. Our activities include monthly meetings, workshops, programs like our quilt challenge and boutique of the month, and our biennial quilt show. In addition, our members are committed to community service projects that include creating raffle quilts for a wide variety of community organizations.

See the QBS Constitution for information about our structure and by-laws.

Quilters by the Sea 2017 – 2019 Board

Norma Hogan (Cranston, RI) "Quilters Village"

Norma Hogan (Cranston, RI) “Quilters Village”

President: Gail Palazzolo

Vice President:  Susan Rood

Treasurer:  Sue Bates

Secretary: Veronica Mays

Membership: Carol Garvey

Community Service: Jennie Nestlerode and Peggy McCandless

Strips of the Month: Noreen Kissell

Hospitality:  Linda Willoughby and Nancy Landreville

Newsletter: Catherine Hawkes

Programs: Lori Bessette, Sarah Sullivan

Quilt Show:  Janet Roche and Kristin Meranda

Librarian:  Norma Jones

Boutique Item of the Month:  Linda Willoughby