About us

This is a peek into our past, 40 years ago!

March 2022 Update:  Our focus this month is on the upcoming quilt show at the Waukesha Expo Center. Our first shows occurred in three-year intervals, but we soon realized that every other year was a better schedule. We had shows at Brookfield Lutheran Church (before their remodeling), Mount Mary in Wauwatosa and now at the Waukesha Expo Center. But we have had much more going on during the 40 years of our existence.

We have made raffle quilts for the show, held auctions (members contributed items), held workshops and programs, made lottery blocks and friendship blocks, made Blocks of the month, made Challenge Quilts, Row by Rows, Round Robins, exchanged fabrics. We also had projects where we exchanged blocks with a subject or fabric theme.

And not to leave out, we have participated in Charity Projects.

Many thanks to those Program Committees who presented all the choices! It has been a fun 4 decades of learning, fellowship, friendship and fun.

On to the next 40!

Elrid Johnson, Historian

Our Guild developed from a quilting class (preceded by stitchery and sewing classes at the Brookfield Recreation Department in the late 70’s and early 80’s) conducted by Dorothy Manache, our Founding Mother.  It was Dorothy who suggested the quilt class form a Guild and a meeting was held at the Security and Savings and Loan at Ruby Isle in June of 1981. We met in the lower 
In September of 1983 we had our first newsletter written by Ann Williams, our second President. This newsletter was distributed at meetings originally, as our treasury balance was only $508.67. How far we have come! 
-Elrid Johnson, Historian

The statistics below may not be fully verifiable.  The number of quilts created over the years vary by member.  But we have many prolific quilters in the Guild!  Definitely not beyond the realm of possibility!

Number of Members
Years of Experience
Number of Completed Quilts