Quilters’ Guild Acadienne is a diverse group of 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.