The Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild is a diverse and vibrant group of women dedicated to the art and appreciation of all things “quilt”. Our twice-monthly meetings (most 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at the Msgr. Donahue Hall, St. Theresa School in West Roxbury) are on the informal side and are always filled with food and fun!
The PBQ annual calendar includes a little of everything – monthly raffles, outside speakers and workshops, Show and Tell, potluck dinners and even overnight quilt camps in Maine and New Hampshire. We try to fit in one bus day-trip every other year to acquaint ourselves with every possible quilt shop near and far. We issue a Summer Challenge to keep us busy during the vacation months. PBQ holds quilt shows every other year in odd years. Last show was November of 2015, upcoming will be in October 2017. A mini focused quilt show occurs in the fall or winter of alternate years. PBQ holds quilt shows every three years. Last show was November of 2014, upcoming in October, 2017. Mini focused quilt shows occur in the fall or winter of alternate years.
Attention! For Show and Tell, if you do not want your quilt's photo taken, it is your responsibility to inform the photographer. Otherwise, PBQ will assume you give your permission to take and display online a photo of the quilt shown.
Although the PBQ guild was founded by a small group of friends and continues to be on the small side (approximately 100 members), we have big hearts and a strong community spirit. PBQ’ers traditionally make a large bed quilt every two years and raffle it to raise money for local food pantries. An annual donation is also made to the New England Quilt Museum. Throughout the year members make teddy bears, pillowcases and quilts that are donated to various local organizations assisting men, women and children in need. Recent projects have benefited ConKerr Cancer, Linus Quilts, Casa Nueva Vida, the St. Matthew’s Food Pantry in Dorchester, and U.S. military servicemen and women.
We meet at St. Theresa School, Msgr. Donahue Hall, 40 Saint Theresa Avenue, West Roxbury, MA 02132 on the 2nd and 4th WEDNESDAYS of the month from September through June. New members are always welcome! Our dues are $25 per year and visitors are welcome with a $5 donation at speaker meetings.
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
377 Canton Avenue, Milton 02186
We have great speakers who come to meetings throughout the year. Learn more about them on our Speaker’s Page.
Sharing with the Community
Members of our guild make and donate quilts and pillowcases to a number of groups in the local community. Click here to read more about donation items and see guidelines to make items for donation.
Search our Member’s Blogs and Websites
Our members have some great blogs and websites.
See what they have been doing. PBQ Members On-line.