Welcome to the Darting Needles Quilt Guild web site.  We invite you, as a member or guest, to enjoy your visit.  
Please  use this site as a source of information about the Guild and its programs and activities.

This is another exciting year for the guild. We are celebrating our 32nd anniversary!

Updates & News

2014 Updated Guild Officers and Chairpersons

2014 Darting Needles Guild Quilt Show  -

The bi-annual quilt show will be held on September 27th and 28th at Fox Valley Lutheran High School. The show's  theme is  "The Many Sides of Quilting".  See the Quilt show web page for all the details (info, forms, dates/times, lodging, directions and more).

Quilt Show - Forms

The quilt show entry form and show rules are now available. 

Quilt Show Quilt Categories - 18 main categories are established this year.
Quilt Show Entry Form - Entry forms need to be submitted by Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
Quilt Show Rules and Information - All the latest information on important dates, entry criteria, ribbons and awards, and security.

Quilt Show Vendor List - Check out the vendors at the show.

Quilt Show - Raffle Quilt
This year's raffle quilt is shown below.

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Raffle Quilt Detail
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Raffle Quilt Detail
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Quilt Show - Challenge Quilts
As part of the show, we have 4 quilt challenges for quilt submissions. The challenges are Circle, Triangle, Hexagon, and Show Us Your Dark Side. 
Follow this link for more information and examples. 2014 DNQG Quilt Challenge(website)     2014 DNQG Quilt Challenge (pdf)    

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Our Goals
The goals of the Darting Needles Quilt Guild are to

  • Promote the art of quilting

  • Create, stimulate, and record an interest in matters pertaining to the making, collecting and preserving of quilts

  • Establish and promote educational endeavors through quilts.

    Our Members
    The guild has grown from 22 members at our founding in1982 to over 140 today.  Our members range from beginner quilters to master quilters, so no matter your skills or experience Darting Needles Quilt Guild may be the place for you to share in our common interest of quilting.  Membership is open to all interested. 

    Dues for 2013 are $35 per calendar year, $42 if receiving the mailed monthly newsletter. The dues and the Membership Registration Form may be sent to the Membership Chairman or mailed to the address on the membership form. For a Darting Needles Membership application click here.

    Our Programs & Activities
    Meetings are at 7 PM the third Monday of each month except December. Meetings are held at the First United Methodist Church
    (325 E Franklin St., Appleton) at the corner of Drew and Washington Streets in Appleton.  Map Link

  • Every year we have nationally recognized teachers and speakers present to the guild and provide classes on an
        almost monthly basis
    . Click to go to the 2014 program listing page. Check the program listing for location and times.

  • Darting Needles hosts a quilt show bi-annually. 

  • Several smaller groups meet monthly at members' homes to work on quilting projects, share their knowledge, have
        "show and tell", and share good company among friends.

  • The guild hosts a retreat weekend in January which provides a fun weekend away from home for members to work
        on individual projects or to work on projects the retreat committee designs.

  • Darting Needles Quilt Guild maintains a library of over 350 reference books that may be checked out by members.

  • Our Community Involvement
    As part of our charter, Darting Needles provides quilts to local charities. There are usually two meetings per year for working on or presenting quilts made for charitable giving. Darting Needles members have provided several hundred quilts to local charities since it's inception.



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