About the Guild

Welcome to Thimble & Thread Quilt Guild, one of St. Louis' oldest quilting clubs. We hope you will join us at one of our monthly meetings, a workshop or even a quilt show. Explore our site to see some of the quilt-related things going on in St. Louis, our guild and elsewhere.

Thimble & Thread Quilt Guild of Greater St. Louis brings in national and local experts for monthly programs and sponsors workshops and yearly retreats.

Meetings are held on the second Friday of the month at 7:00 pm. at Shrewsbury City Center, 5200 Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury, MO 63119. https://www.cityofshrewsbury.com/parks-gen-info.htm  The meeting setting is all on one floor and there is parking on all sides of the City Center site.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us! Visitors are welcome at any meeting. At the first membership meeting a visitor attends, the visitor fee is waived unless there is a national speaker. Visitor fee is $3.00 per meeting; $5.00 when there is a national speaker. Dues are $30 a year payable July 1.

Membership benefits include a monthly newsletter, admission to monthly meetings, discounts on retreats and workshops and a whole new circle of friends who enjoy quilting as much as you do.

The Guild was founded in October 1977 by Jean Ameduri. At that time she was a branch librarian for the St. Louis Public Library. She started by conducting a program entitled “How to Start a Quilt Club” on a Friday evening while the library was closed. With just a news release in the local newspaper, 20 quilters and non-quilters showed up. At the following month’s meeting, 40 people were in attendance. Jean gave a brief presentation on the ‘quilting stitch’ as non-quilters quilted a potholder.  By the third month, there were 80 people present and reservations were required for guests. This Guild has members from across the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The agenda of the meetings consists of an educational presentation and business meeting, concluding with a “show and tell” session of projects made by Guild members.

 During the evening, we have attendance prizes as well as a Fabric raffle, featuring collections from local shops, where money is raised for the guild.

 The Free Table is a chance to donate quilt related items and fabric you don’t need any more or to find a “new” temptation for your stash. Please be aware that anything you bring that is not adopted by someone else goes back home with you.

Quilts for several charitable organizations are an important part of the Guild’s mission and kits are available for you to take home and complete. We donate quilts to Sweet Babies, Home Sweet Home and Nurses for Newborns among other groups.

Because of the pandemic, the Guild has been meeting on Zoom since 2019 and began in-person meetings in September 2021. We look forward to new programs and quilting experiences as we get back together again.