Pella Area Quilt Guild

Welcome Quilting Friends!

The Pella Area Quilters Guild, Inc. is a friendly, talented non-profit organization of interested quilters in Pella and the surrounding communities who have been sharing quilts, talent, friendship and knowledge since 1985. Our purpose is to promote the appreciation of the heritage and art of quilts by educating our members through instruction and mutual support. There are monthly meetings, most of them with announcements, special speakers, show & tell, and refreshments. We have an annual quilt show, which is a feature of Pella’s Tulip Time Festival. There are two retreats per year, charity sew days, annual president's quilt challenge, and emphasize throughout the year making quilts to give to charitable causes. There's also a library that holds an assortment of books, rulers and other materials for our members. If you are interested in quilting, please join us!

2019 Officers


Phyllis Zylstra

Vice President:

Aleta Gustavson

Secretary: Deanne Sytsma


Nancy Moreland

Program: Phyllis Zylstra Karen Spencer Aleta Gustavson Beth Medberry


Tami Sikkema


Jean Vander Wert

Quilt Show: Nancy Moreland Jean Engle Genelle Morgan Nela Spoelstra

Newsletter & Web Site:

Daniela Martisovits


Joyce Stubbe

Retreat: Aleta Gustavson Cindy Van Donselear Janet Weers

Community Quilts: Edie Oltmann

Nancy Johansen

Meeting Time & Location


When: First Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted.

Time: 7:00 pm unless noted otherwise

Place: Third Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa. Room 101.

Note: Meetings are canceled if Pella Community Schools are cancelled due to inclement weather.

Message from our President Phyllis

2019 Theme: Tradition!

Fiddler on the Roof, one of my favorite musicals, emphasizes tradition. Quilting is a personal, creative outlet for each of us, but it all starts with a tradition that has been handed down to us. I will start 2019 by introducing out Block of the Month that will encourage each guild member to go back to the basics by hand-piecing an octagon shaped block each month.

Contact Us


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