To promote the knowledge of and interest in quilting.
To share our love of quilting in a nurturing atmosphere.
BQG started In 1982 with just five women who liked to quilt. Today, 150 women and men make and exhibit quilts, improve their skills with BQG speakers and workshops, and support people in need with Comfort Quilts and other charitable activities.
Our earliest shows were at Burlington’s Ethan Allen store, where quilts were displayed on beds, chairs, and tables. We celebrated the nation’s bicentennial with our first show at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington. There, our quilts were properly hung on racks. Starting in 2008, we’ve held the Guild show at Burlington Community College.
The dramatic growth of BQG — in numbers and activities— is a testament to our area’s passion for quilting and to our founders’ vision.