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About Us


The McKinney Quilters Guild exists to bring together people who share a love of quilts and quilting. Together we learn from national and local quilt teachers and speakers and share our work with each other and the community. All levels of quilters are encouraged to join us. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.

The McKinney Quilters Guild was organized in the fall of 1983 by Peggy Tomlinson, Janice Davis, Nora Callaway and Billy Stephens

The purposes of the guild as stated in the By-Laws are:

  • The Guild is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

  • The purpose of the Guild is to:

    • preserve the heritage of quilting

    • promote the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of quilting, 

    • and to provide opportunities for continuing education among those interested in the art of quilting.

To join the guild, fill out the Membership Form and mail it to the address

on the form or bring the form to a guild meeting.

How to Join

Membership in the McKinney Quilter's Guild is open to any person interested in the art of quilting. 


  • Dues for a one year membership are $35.00 and are due January 1st. 

  • Dues must be paid by January 31st in order to be included in the directory. 

  • Family dues are $35 + $10 per additional person who resides at the same address. (Family members are defined as a second adult in a household, any children under 18 in the household and all grandchildren under 18.)

  • Dues paid after September 1st are $17.00. 

If you have questions or need a membership form, please send an email to:

(Current members can find the membership form in the Members Only area of the website. You must log it to access the form.)

Complete your information and mail the form, along with the appropriate fees, to the address listed on the form. If you have any questions, contact the Membership Chair at

Benefits of Membership

  • Monthly Meetings – An opportunity for fellowship with fellow quilters and for learning from local and national speakers.

  • Workshops –The Guild offers workshops to its members and the general public.  These workshops include hand-on techniques and are an opportunity to work with and learn from internationally recognized quilt designers. authors, and teachers.

  • Guild Activities – In addition to monthly activities such as Guild Challenges and Show & 7 Tell, the Guild sponsors two annual retreats.  You can spend 3-5 days quilting, eating, laughing, relaxing, enjoying the fellowship of other quilters and just being away from home.

  • Community Service - One of the most rewarding benefits of membership is the opportunity as a volunteer to make quilts for organizations in the McKinney area.  Members of the Guild made and donated over 100 quilts this year alone.

  • Education - The McKinney Quilter's Guild is proud to have within its membership talented quilters, from beginner to advanced, who generously volunteer to serve the McKinney community providing educational lectures, workshops, demonstrations, etc.  Any member interested in volunteering for such events, as they arise, is welcome.

  • Newsletter and Website - The Guild publishes a monthly newsletter containing minutes of the previous month's meeting and information on up-coming events. The Guild's website has a wealth of historical information, photos, programs, and workshop information, as well as links to numerous quilt shops and quilt related sites.

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