the brain child of Justine Burnell, has become reality. We had our first
planning meeting in 2002 and we came up with a name for our organization.
In 2003, we drafted our By-Laws, and decided on our meeting format. We
have our tax ID number and we are now listed as a non-profit organization.
Our first annual quilt
conference was held on June 07, 2003 at Schoolcraft College in Livonia,
Michigan. For this event, we adopted the Sickle Cell Foundation of Detroit
as our charitable organization.
We are asking for
donations of lap and twin sized quilts for children with Sickle Cell.
The quilts should be no smalled than 58 inches square and no larger than
60 inches by 80 inches. We hope you will take this opportunity to join
us on the road to become a new force in the quilting world.
Guild Officers President
- Wanda Nash
Vice President - Theadra Fleming
Secretary - Alice Daniels
Treasurer - Willa Ray
- To promote and preserve
the art of quilting and related fiber arts in the Great Lakes African
- To sponsor workshops, lectures,
displays, projects, and occasions for African American Quilt makers
in the Great Lakes area to meet for fellowship.
- To engage in charitable
efforts deemed advisable by the membership