Small Groups

In addition to our regular monthly meetings for our complete membership, we have several small groups which meet weekly or monthly to work on projects, encourage each other, exchange ideas, share patterns, and do “friendship” blocks for each other or jointly work on service projects. Advice is always welcomed by the members.  Please call the contact if you are interested in a Small Group.

Art Quilt Group

Each year this group sets monthly challenges.  At monthly meetings, there is show and tell of those projects and any other work, and discussion about techniques.  Occasionally the group has challenges and mini-workshops.

  • Accepting new members
  • Contact: Ann Berger
  • Meeting Time: 3rd Wednesdays, 7 pm
  • Location: The Fountains

Bias Squares

The group has approximately 15 members who do hand work on the 2nd Tuesday and machine work on the 4th Tuesday, They share projects with each other and work on group charity projects.

  • Accepting new members
  • Contact: Betty Antoz
  • Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday at 7pm and 4th Tuesday at 5:30pm
  • Location: 2nd Tuesday at member homes and 4th Tuesday at Bernina Sewing Center

Paradise Quilters

This group has 14 members and meets twice a month.  Each person brings her current quilting project to work on. The group also enjoys quilt related road trips, working on KLCQ service projects and our annual Christmas potluck.

  • Contact: Marilyn Seats
  • Meeting Time: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9:30 am to 2 pm
  • Location: Bernina Sewing Center


Membership is approximately 14, with an average attendance of 10.  The group meets to work on individual projects and also sometimes works on charity projects.

  • Accepting new members
  • Contact: Billie Gunderson
  • Meeting Time: Every other Sunday, 10 am
  • Location: Varies

Scrappy Sisters

Members’ focus is to make quilts from scraps and to encourage others to do the same.  The group also does group charity projects. There are approximately 12 members and the group is open to new members.

  • Accepting new members
  • Contact: Sue Fender, Sandy George
  • Meeting Time: 1st Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm
  • Location: Varies

Sew Merry

Members work on service projects using fabric that has been donated.  Sewing machines and supplies are provided.  Membership is currently a group of 5. New members always welcome.

  • Accepting new members
  • Contact: Dawn Shilts
  • Meeting Time: 3rd Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm
  • Location: 714 W South Street Kalamazoo, MI

Snap Dragons

Members bring their own projects to work on, show to everyone and share and receive suggestions.  Sometimes the group does a joint project for charity or a member of the group. Membership is currently 12 members.

  • Accepting new members
  • Contact: Gail Ledbetter
  • Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 1 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Bernina Sewing Center

That ‘A’ Group

Members gather in each other’s homes to do hand applique and learn new techniques.  There are group challenges offered for those who want to participate.

  • Accepting new members
  • Contact: Deb McConaghy
  • Meeting Time: Every Thursday, 9:30 am to Noon
  • Location: Varies

Tuesday Morning Quilters

Members work on quilting and knitting projects and an occasional group project.  They usually have lunch out together. The membership is 18, and the average attendance is 5-9.

  • Accepting new members
  • Contact: Ginnie Hessler
  • Meeting Time: Every Tuesday, 9:30 am to Noon
  • Location: Member homes


Participants bring unfinished projects and a snack to share.  Pop and water available for purchase. Irons and Ironing boards provided.

  • Accepting new members
  • Contact: Connie Pietrala
  • Meeting Time: 3rd Friday, 10 am to 10 pm
  • Location: Bernina Sewing Center (Please RSVP to Bernina at 383-1244)

Wednesday Cut Ups

Members meet weekly to work on their own projects, and share conversation and dessert.

  • Contact: Anita Balgenorth
  • Meeting Time: Every Wednesday, 1 pm
  • Location: Varies