August 20, 2018


Elizabeth B. led a discussion surrounding the myths of the Underground Railroad, based largely on the claims made by the authors of the book, Hidden in Plain View. Historian Giles Wright has written a rebuttal that is "food for thought."

The group has a "casual participation" format where everyone is given an opportunity to share. If you are new to quilt history, you'll bring a different and welcome perspective to any topic. As long as it is quilt related, we want to know about it.

​Monday, June 18, 2018 Meeting

Monday, April 16, 2018 Meeting


  • Gees Bend Quilters by Margaret S.​
    • Click HERE to view or download Margaret's presentation
  • Princess Feathers by Lenna D.

Meeting dates for 2018

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Optional but fun: Join in for a "dutch treat" lunch at a local restaurant.

3rd Monday of every other month: 

  • December 17th: Elizabeth B. will give a short presentation about drafting quilt patterns; Mary L. will review the history of the National and Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame.

Meeting dates for 2019

  • February 18th: Each attendee will discuss a political quilt and the group will document a quilt.
  • April 21st
  • June 16th
  • August 18th
  • October 20th
  • December 15th

The meeting room will be marked by a quilt...or ask in the office which is to the right as you enter the main doors.

We suggest a freewill donation of $3-$5 to thank the church for the use of the room.

Monday, February 19, 2018 Meeting


  • The Reel block by Elizabeth B.
  • The Dresden Plate by Debbie W.


October 15, 2018

Donna W. presented the history of the Quilt Index and quilt documentation. Click HERE for her lecture notes. The red and white quilt was used as an example, leading to a lively discussion by attendees who also shared Show and Tell items. For more information about the Index and documentation in Arizona, click on the "Organizations" tab above.

West Valley Quilt Study Group

Meeting in Sun City at

First Christian Church of Sun City

14001 N. Thunderbird Blvd

Sun City, AZ 85351


December 17, 2018

Elizabeth B. shared how she traced a pattern off of an antique quilt. Mary L. presented the history of the national Quilters Hall of Fame and the Arizona Quilter's Hall of Fame. The group went to Margaret S.'s home for lunch and show and tell. 


  • Pre-1975 Newspaper Patterns was presented by Anne H.
  • picture at the right from:

The April 17, 2017 Meeting.

20th Century Crib Quilts

October 16, 2017

Presented by Lynn M.

Lynn gave shared many of her crib quilts. After the meeting, the groups went out for a Dutch treat lunch.

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