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Cheyenne Heritage Quilters is a social group dedicated to encouraging and broadening quilter creativity, sharing quilting knowledge, exhibiting quilting accomplishments and contributing to the community. We meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays of most months at the United Methodist Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

­See meeting information below.

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To submit advertising or information for the monthly newsletter, email us at info@chquilters.org or mail to Cheyenne Heritage Quilters, PO Box 21194, Cheyenne, WY 82003-7023

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Our meetings run from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and are held at the First United Methodist Church in Allison Hall, 108 E. 18th, Cheyenne, Wyoming. On meeting night, the doors are open at 6:30 p.m.

Our meeting dates are as follows:

January - May: first and third Mondays
June - August: third Mondays only
September - November: first and third Mondays
(If the first Monday in September is Labor Day, the meeting is on Tuesday)
December: first Monday only 

Please use the back (north) door adjacent to the parking lot. The parking lot is accessible from either Central Ave. (one-way going south) or 19th Street (one-way going east).

Guests are welcome at meetings; however, after attending two meetings free, they will be asked to pay $2 per meeting or annual dues. When the guild has a paid speaker, all guests will be asked to pay $5 each.
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The membership year is January 1 through December 31. Our annual membership fee is $20.

To join, please fill out the membership form that can be found at the bottom of this web page, and  send the fee, and membership form to Cheyenne Heritage Quilters, PO Box 21194, Cheyenne, WY 82003-7023 or bring your membership form and dues to a meeting.

Benefits of membership include connecting with other quilters, reduced fees for quilt classes sponsored by the guild; early registration for classes, appraisals and trips; access to the CHQ library of quilting books; and the privilege of selling quilts at the annual quilt show. For information about upcoming meetings, please see our online newsletter.
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BOM - stands for Block of the Month. Each time this activity is run it has its own personality which is determined by the person in charge. Typically the activity will run for 9 or 12 months and each month participants receive a pattern for a different block from the leader of the activity. At the end of the activity the participants have enough blocks to make a quilt top. Specific BOM information will be found in the newsletter.

Challenge Quilt - The rules for the Challenge Quilt change every year and are up to that year’s Challenge Quilt Committee. Kits for the next year’s challenge are available at the Quilt Show and through the year until they are all sold. Finished quilts are due the next August so they can be displayed in the Quilt Show.

Community Quilts - Each year CHQ members make 50 to 100 quilts of all sizes and the club distributes them to several local charities such as Comea Shelter, Project Linus and Sally's House. Kits are available for members to pick up at meetings.

If you have quilt making materials you would like to donate to this project, please email info@chquilters.org or contact the Community Quilts Chairman, who is listed in the newsletter. Many of our quilts are twin size quilts, and we are always in need of large pieces of fabric for backs. Members and friends also save the UPC barcode labels from Hobbs batting which can be redeemed and help us keep costs down for this project.

Learning Clusters - Recently our club has offered small group learning events taught by our members. Clusters happen at our regular meeting on the third Monday of the month. Subjects offered have included foundation paper-piecing, English paper-piecing, hand piecing, circle piecing, fabric painting, Cathedral Window by machine, chenille, yo-yos with bottle caps and more. For detailed information about the Learning Clusters read our newsletter.

Library - CHQ maintains a library of more than 200 books related to quilting. This library is available the first Monday of the month. Members may check books out for one month. For title requests, please contact the librarian (who is listed in the newsletter) or email info@chquilters.org.

Opportunity Quilt - Each year CHQ members assemble a bed-sized quilt and sell tickets for a chance to win the quilt. The money raised goes to support guild activities. We ask that every member sell a certain amount of tickets for this quilt (decided each year by the board). It is the main fundraiser for our group. Tickets are available from members in spring and summer and at the annual quilt show. Find information about each year’s Opportunity Quilt in the newsletter.

Quilt Show - Our quilt show is held each year in August. Members and non-members are invited to enter quilts in our show. The show often includes antique quilt entries, challenge entries, small group displays, vendors, demonstrations, a craft boutique or silent auction and much more.

We hire a judge and give those entering a quilt in the show the option of having it judged. The show is held at First United Methodist Church, Allison Hall, 108 E. 18th Street, Cheyenne. There will be current information about the Quilt Show in the newsletter as it gets close to August. If you have questions about our quilt show email info@chquilters.org.

Round Robin - In the years when we offer a Round Robin activity the sign-up is in the fall. Participants are then divided into small groups (of five members for example). Each participant makes a “Starter Block” according to that year’s requirements. At the first exchange, each person passes their “Starter Block” to someone else in the group, and receives a “Starter Block” from someone else. Their task is now to add a border to that block before the next exchange date, when they will pass the block to someone else and receive another block to work on. This continues until everyone in the group has had a chance to sew a border to the block. All work is kept secret from the original block maker while the exchanges are happening and in May the original block maker gets the “enhanced” block back.

There can be variations to a Round Robin but the exchanging and adding to the beginning piece is similar. Each year’s specific information will be found in the newsletter.

Round Tuit - This is our group’s effort to encourage members to finish UFOs that are hanging around the house. Members fill out a card promising to finish a specific project by the deadline - usually in the spring. As the projects are finished and shown at a club meeting, the Round Tuit Chairman marks it off, and enters that member in a drawing. We’ve had some fun prizes so it is certainly worth joining in the fun of this project. And there have never been any penalties for not finishing. The Round Tuit chairman for the year is listed in the newsletter.

Trunk Show - The Trunk Show consists of many types of quilts that have been made or collected by the members. This educational collection of quilts is frequently requested for presentations for schools and organizations.

Workshops - The guild brings in teachers from the area once or twice a year. Information about upcoming workshops can be found in our newsletter.

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Cheyenne Heritage Quilters
PO Box 21194
Cheyenne, WY 82003-7023

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Other Guilds

Wyoming State Quilt Guild
Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters

Quilt-related Businesses

Around the Block Quilts
Blakeman Vacuum & Sewing
Gorges Quilt Labels
Longarm of the West Custom Quilting
Sewing Center of Cheyenne
The Presser Foot

Quilt Museums

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Arts Organizations

Arts Cheyenne
Art Design and Dine
Wyoming Arts Alliance
Wyoming Arts Council

Forms & Info

CHQ Bylaws (2016)
Membership form
Reimbursement form

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