February 9th

Virtual Zoom Meeting

6:30 p.m Socialize and Log In

7:00 Meeting Starts


Program details below.

Please join us!


The Guild's purpose is to further quilting excellence in Southwestern Montana,  to promote friendship and a sense of community through the primary activity of needle arts, including but not limited to quilting, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, beading and tatting.  The Guild shall be exclusively charitable and educational.


Our members are from all parts of the Gallatin Valley, and beyond!  Bozeman, Belgrade, Manhattan, Livingston, Three Forks, Gallatin Gateway, West Yellowstone as well as other areas/states make up our "guild family".  We welcome you and encourage you to look at our calendar and the many activities we do!

February 9th Program



By Patricia A. Montgomery


You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to meet Patricia A. Montgomery, MFA an Oakland, California-based textile and installation artist.  She will join us via Zoom to view her excellent video presentation and visit with us during a question/answer session.  In this video, Patricia discusses her extraordinary quilted swing coat series.  Synopsis:  “The Civil Rights Movement led by African Americans used nonviolent civil disobedience actions that transformed the United States and became a catalyst for other national and international civil disobedience actions that followed.  This movement started in the courts because African Americans wanted better lives that consist of equal opportunities in education, housing, employment, and transportation.  

Many African American women made major contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and these story quilts, created in the African American traditional quilting design and construction techniques, structured in the shape of a swing coat illustrating their stories.”


Be sure to visit Patricia’s website at: to read her short biography and view her portfolio to learn about these women’s stories and see detailed swing coat images.


Note:  The GQG Program Committee received permission from both Patricia A. Montgomery and the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles to show this video presentation to our Guild.


Photos with permission from Patricia A. Montgomery.  

We're meeting via Zoom from the comfort and safety of our homes. To join us on your computer, IPad, or smart phone, please refer to the "Using Zoom for GQG" pdt attachment included in the President's letter which is emailed to you a week before the program. If you haven't downloaded Zoom, please visit https: to download the app prior to the meeting so you are ZOOM-ready. Feel free to contact Deb Larson at for an easy lesson.

VIRTUAL SHOW 'N TELL Don't be shy!  Please show us a quilt or project (new or old) during Show & Tell via ZOOM!  We love them all!  Please email a photo of your Show & Tell  item to  by Saturday, following the meeting so we can post it on the Guild’s website, Facebook, and Instagram.


Do you want to show a photo of your quilt/project on your phone during the meeting? Let us help you! Send the photo via email to and We'll share the photo from a computer so all can see during the meeting!

It's a Wrap!

PIP (Projects in Progress) Challenge

Response to our opening night CAST CALL at the January guild meeting was STAR-STUDDED--twenty-three needle arts legends auditioned, joined the

cast, and pledged to produce 81 projects!


REHEARSALS have begun, but it is not too late to get a LEAD ROLE in the production.  Simply email our director, Markie Nathan (, with your SCRIPT--the number of projects you plan to produce by the August red carpet



CHARITY PROJECTS - What's happening in 2021? 

To all Charity Participants:
Our first month charity adventure will be Tuesday, January 26th at SOS from 10-4. We will make Fidget Quilts for Home Instead.  See the Charity page for details!
Thank you, Donna Gollehon, Charity Chair

Happy January Birthdays!



Alice Pilgeram 1/2

Bobbi Bridgeman 1/5

Ashlee Doyle 1/6

Donna Gollehon 1/8

Barbara Beller 1/11

Jan Hintzpeter 1/16

April Ganser 1/18

Karen Miller 1/21

January Show-N-Tell

Remember to email your Show N Tell photos to Photos from smartphone are great! Didn't attend the meeting? That's okay, send us your photos. We know you've been sewing!


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