The purpose of the Evening Star Quilt Guild is to promote the love of quilts, to encourage and preserve the art of quilts and quilting and to contribute friendship, knowledge, and encouragement to others.

The guild is based out of Birmingham, Alabama and was founded in 1998. Our Guild meeting is the first Thursday of every month at the North Shelby Library; additionally, we have Sit 'n Sew the second Saturday of the month at the First Baptist Church of Helena.


Evening Star Quilt Guild -
North Shelby County, Alabama
Closed group: send us an email to join.
Quilts by Lura Campbell
Banner quilt by Susan Lee
What's all this buzz about EQ7? How will it add to your quilting bag of tricks? Join us as guild member Nancy Allain introduces the unfamiliar to EQ7, and demonstrates some of the nifty things you can do with this quilting design software. Even the experienced user should see something new as Nancy takes us along for a test drive. NOTE: This program is intended as an overview of what the program can do, not as a training session.
Evening Star Quilt Guild of Birmingham, Alabama


Details on Bento Box swap

Challenges and Sew-Alongs

Bento Box Swap - bring completed quilts to the November meeting for reveal.

Farm Girl Vintage sew-along - starting in September and continuing for 12 months. See details.

Stitching Hope Challenge - was rolled out at the October 1 guild meeting; fabric may still be available. Contact Carol Risher with your $14 for one yard of fabric and directions to participate!
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click for UFO rules
click for UFO Form (Word Doc)
click for UFO Form (PDF)

November 5 Guild Meeting:
Discover EQ7 by Nancy Allain

Details on ESQG Cookbook
Details on Machine Quilters Bee
click for latest newsletter
click for Farm Girl Vintage sew-along details
click for SEPTEMBER blocks
Read DIY Network article by Michele Reynolds, on ESQG's Steel Quilt workshop with Nathan Winkler
Read Michelle Reynolds' DIY Network article on how to make your own steel quilt, from her visit to ESQG's Steel Quilt workshop with Nathan Winkler
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click for OCTOBER blocks
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Details on Stitching Hope Challenge