Quilt Guild Survey Results


Last week we asked about quilters and quilt guilds, sewing groups, and other fun quilt gatherings. This week we share the results. Learn what other quilters had to say about their favorite group activities.

What group activities do quilters participate in?

Here are the top 5:

95% of quilters responding participate or have participated in quilt guilds

85% take part in charity projects

62% enjoy guild challenges

55% go on retreats with quilting friends

50% get together with quilting friends regularly for a sewing day

What projects do quilting groups do? Here’s a list of projects quilters reported enjoying…

  • Block of the Month
  • Local Quilt Show
  • Mystery Quilts
  • Round Robin
  • Group Quilt…Christmas, President’s Quilt, Raffle Quilt
  • Add a Row
  • Quilt-a-thon
  • Shop Hops
  • Block Exchange
  • Binding Binge
  • Day Trip Visiting Quilt Shops
  • Tool Demo Day
  • Sitting around the frames quilting together
  • Open Sewing Days
  • Block of the Month Raffle/Lottery
  • Fabric Swaps
  • Strip Poker
  • Charity Sewing Day
  • Small Group Technique Meeting
  • String Piecing
  • Friendship Blocks Exchange
  • Fat Quarter Swap
  • Sewing Slumber Party
  • Christmas Stocking Workshop
  • Volunteer in the Community Together
  • UFO Swap
  • Challenges
  • Improv Sewing Day
  • Thread Sketching
  • EPP Bee
  • Dyeing Day
  • Jelly Roll Race
  • Landscape Quilts Collaboration
  • Bargello Bash
  • Make & Takes
  • Dresden Plates
  • Pillowcase Party
  • Bag Day
  • Quilt Auction
  • Ugly Fabric Swap
  • Pass the Bag Quilts
  • Pin Cushion Exchange
  • Pizza Box Quilts
  • Placemat Party
  • Quilt Alongs
  • Seminole Row by Row
  • House Quilt
  • Book Club & Quilt
  • Sit & Stitch Night
  • Challenges of all types
  • Charity projects of all types
  • Workshops of all types

What do you and your quilting friends love to do? Leave your ideas in the comments below!

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Primrose Bohne

Would love to know more about some of these ideas!!


Your Quilt Guild Survey was very interesting. Our guild enjoys most of those activities as well. We also have a meal out a restaurant once a month. We call it our Sewcial Club. It gives us a chance to get to know one another better outside of our monthly meeting!

Linda S Smith

What is the strip Poker ??

Hi Linda, Strip poker is a game quilters play with 2 1/2″ strips of fabric. Some groups play with cards and the rules are very similar to poker using fabric strips to ante, other groups use specially marked dice and play in groups of 5-9 people per table. It’s a lot of fun and always results in lots of laughter. Thanks, Betsey