QUILTERS' GUILD ACADIENNE
Serving Lafayette, Louisiana & the Acadiana Region

About Us

Quilters’ Guild Acadienne is a diverse group of over 150 creative quilters that range from beginners to highly accomplished quilters. Some of our quilters treasure traditional quilting styles and enjoy preserving time-honored, traditional techniques. While others enjoy experimentation with new and contemporary methods producing art quilts or embracing the current modern quilt movement. Within our guild there are a number of “bees” or smaller groups focusing on specific types of quilting who meet to inspire and learn from one another. We offer fun group activities such as retreats and sew days where members gather to quilt together and build friendships with others who share their love for quilting.

Members of our guild have worked together to create two special commemorative quilts now on public display – The Acadian Odyssey Quilt at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville and the Marquis de Lafayette Quilt in Lafayette City Hall. Our quilters have big hearts and many enjoy our community projects where they can contribute their skills by quilting for those who are in need of the comfort a quilt can offer.

We attract quilters from Lafayette and the surrounding parishes, but also have several long-distance members who travel from Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, and even as far as Arkansas and Texas for some of our activities. We welcome anyone with an interest in quilting from those with only a budding curiosity about quilting to the most experienced quilters.

Our Mission

Our Mission is
  • to preserve the culture and tradition of quilt making in this area;
  • to encourage the education and understanding of the many aspects of quilt making;
  • to encourage all individuals in realizing their creative abilities.
We are dedicated in our mutual effort to enjoy and understand, rather than judge the accomplishments of others.

Meetings

Our guild meetings offer instructional programs where members can learn new ideas, new techniques and refine their quilting skills.  There are also learning projects where members can participate in hands on activities and project blocks.  Every meeting includes a Show & Tell activity where members are encouraged to bring their quilting projects to display and share the story of their inspiration and journey to complete the item.

General Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month (with exceptions made as needed during holiday months)

Location: Northwood United Methodist Church (4530 Moss - on the corner of Gloria Switch and Moss Street)
                
             Morning General Meeting       9:30 a.m. (Building opens at 9:00)
             Evening General Meeting       6:00 p.m. (Building opens at 5:30)

We encourage members and guests considering membership to come early and visit with everyone! 

Guests and anyone considering membership are always welcome.

Charter Members

Quilters’s Guild Acadienne was formed in 1990 as a non-profit organization by:


Charlene Bertrand
Deena Blanchard
Shirley Borel
Yvette Boutte
Deanna Breaux
Arleen Broderick
Linda Crochet
Jan De Garie
Alice Eastin
Mary Gilbert
Edna Guilbeau
Pearl Howard
Guyla Hubble
Suzanne Langlinais
Caron Myles
Terry Perram
Lee Perrien
Sara Richard
Evelyn Rupp
Inez Schmitt
Linda Shulaw
Millie Sloan
Bera Smith
Gloria Suarez
Phyllis Tabbert
Barbara White
Dulcy White
Mary White