The guild was founded as the Tokay Stitch 'n Quilt Guild. Our mission is to promote quilting, stitching, appliqué and other sewing arts through education and fellowship. We first organized in 1983 and now have more than 80 members.
We encourage those of all ages and all levels of knowledge about stitching and quilting, from beginner to experienced professional, to join our organization. We believe those at any level can teach us something, and it is by sharing what we know about sewing and quilting, that we all learn and promote a common love of these art forms.
Our monthly meetings consist of a business meeting, a free raffle drawing for a door prize, you can purchase raffle tickets to win fun and useful quilting and craft items, and there is a drawing for the "block of the month" and fabric. We have refreshments available prior to the meeting and during a short break between the business meeting and program and/or "Show and Tell". You will find our guild members to be friendly, helpful, and inspirational.
Lodi Stitch 'n' Quilt Guild members receive a monthly newsletter, The Grapeline, to inform our members about our meetings and other items of interest to quilters and stitchers. The guild has a library of books that members may check out to enjoy at home. Additionally, members can order books for themselves at reduced group rates. [AQS]
In even-numbered years we produce a wonderful quilt show displaying the works of our members. Continually we bring well-known quilt makers to Lodi to lecture and teach workshops. These events are open to the public.
Through our community service programs we make and donate hand made items to those in need. Both St. Joseph's Hospital Neonatal Unit and the San Joaquin County Child Advocacy Council and others benefit from this program. We also give an annual scholarship to local high school seniors.
We invite you to join us! Guild membership is open to all.
The annual dues are $20.00.
You can contact us at
Lodi Stitch ‘n' Quilt Guild
PO Box 1838
Lodi, CA 95241
We look forward to meeting you.
Meetings at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1540 W Lodi Ave, Lodi, CA
Stitch 'n Quilt Guild