Greetings from Gail, our President
Welcome to Las Colcheras Quilt Guild’s website. We are a group of about 170 members located in Las Cruces, New Mexico who share a love of quilts and quilting. It is our goal to promote and preserve the art of quilt making through education, activities and friendship. We offer lectures and classes with National Speakers, local artists and small group activities to enhance our skills, learn new techniques and challenge each other to grow in our craft.
Las Colcheras Quilt Guild, which became official in 1988, is a non-profit organization with a Community Outreach Program in area schools, a committed Community Service Group which meets weekly and frequently holds Sew-Ins for specific projects based on a community need. We meet monthly and have a biennial judged quilt show. Stay and look around our site and please, join us or come visit us sometime.
We are a diverse group of quilters who meet together to share our talents, knowledge, and friendship. The Quilt Guild was formed in January 1988, with about 25 women who met at the County Extension Office and shared their love of quilting.
Las Colcheras Quilt Guild is dedicated to promoting the art of quilting in the Mesilla Valley. The Guild endorses the philosophy of community service and engages in activities that support that philosophy.
General Meetings are held monthly at Good Samaritan’s Activity Center, 3011 Buena Vida, Las Cruces on the second Monday. Meetings are held in the afternoon during winter and in the evening during warm weather months. Daytime meetings start at 1:30 PM in November and continue through April. Evening meetings will start in May. There is a social meet and greet time one half hour prior to each meeting and guests are always welcome. Occasionally a change is required to accommodate a national speaker’s schedule. Please check the Event Calendar for current information.
Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:30 am in the Game Room of the Hallmark Building at the Village of Northrise. These meetings are required for Officers and Standing Guild Chairs and open to all Guild members.
We Are A Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization
The Guild is a non-profit organization, 501(c)(3), and in this capacity maintains the position that no business solicitation by members or others, except by invitation, is appropriate for any meeting or event sponsored by the guild.
The guild’s involvement with the community has a long, shared history. We provide quilts to anyone in need and respond to every request for them. Our workshops and lectures on the art of quilting are advertised and open to the community. We provide grants for teachers at all levels who design fiber art projects for use in their regular curriculum. Members in the guild are encouraged and expected to participate in these programs. Members are also encouraged to bring non-perishable foods, toiletries, and other household necessities to every meeting. These items are passed on to city and county agencies for distribution to needy individuals.