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
The April meeting will be all about colorful hand-dyed fabric! It's time for the Stitching Hope Challenge reveal and vote for our favorite; we also have UAB Assistant Professor Doug Baulos presenting a program on indigo dyeing and shibori dyeing processes. Doug's introduction to these methods of dyeing fabric will be followed by a hands-on workshop later in April.
Evening Star Quilt Guild of Birmingham, Alabama


Challenges and Sew-Alongs

Farm Girl Vintage sew-along - started in September 2015 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!

Thank Goodness It's Finished - Cheryl Clabough leads the effort to complete our stalled projects in 2016. Fill out the TGIF form and log in your completed projects during the year; prizes and incentives will be offered along the way as encouragement.

April 7 Guild Meeting:Fabric to DYE For - Stitching Hope Challenge and Indigo Fabric Dyeing

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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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Details on Stitching Hope Challenge
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Stitching Hope Challenge Ė We need to know if you are participating!
We canít wait to see what our members have been making with the Stitching Hope fabric that was hand-painted for our guild. There were some gorgeous projects seen at the February retreat at Sunset Inn. Now we need to get ready to show them off.
If you are participating in this challenge, please send an email to Carol Risher at to let her know what you are making and the size. This helps us make sure we have enough display space set up. And please plan on arriving a bit early so we have time to get everything hung before the meeting starts at 7.
WORKS IN PROGRESS are welcome. We know everyone is busy and maybe you havenít quite finished your project. No problem! Letís show our talented artists the wide range of beautiful items that have been created. Everyone will vote on their favorite item and we will have cash prizes of $75 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third.

Stitching Hope Challenge - April 7 reveal!

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