Pella Area Quilters Guild

Welcome Quilting Friends!

The Pella Area Quilter's Guild is a group of dynamic people promoting an appreciation of the heritage and art of quilts by educating its members through instruction and mutual support, presenting quilts to the public and providing quilts to charitable causes.

Membership in the PAQG is open to anyone interested in quilts. The quilt members represent a wide array of styles (modern to traditional), quilting and piecing experience from beginners to professional quilters and fiber artists. Find more membership information here.

Message from our President: Judy Willer

2023 Theme: Scrap Happy!

Many "boomer" quilters, like myself, grew up with family members that were very used to sewing and mending clothing. There were fabric sources in most small towns and these were visited regularly. My mother esewed all of my sister and my clothes until I was old enough to sneak to a store for a store-bought dress! She even made our wedding dresses. I always enjoyed trips to the fabric stores and touching all the different types of fabric.

As a result of sewing clothing, there were scraps. After tracing with a pencil on a cereal box piece of cardboard, and cutting with scissors, the scraps ended up in a variety of quilts over the years.

Most of us don't sew clothing now, but quilting has gone crazy over the years! I started quilting in the '80s and have loved scrap quilts from the get-go. I always said I was going to quilt after I retired, and here we are - more fabric than ever, more gadgets to try and more scraps to use up! I hope to pass on some ideas for scrap quilts that you can use.

Anniversary Dinner/Quilt Challenge


"Mystery 3 Color Scrappy Challenge" 

Dump a box of crayons into a bag and mix. Reach into the bag and grab 3 crayons. Choose the two you want to work with and put the third back. The challenge will be to create a quilt using those 2 colors and one accent color (black, white, or grey). You can use any hue or shade from light to dark of the 2 colors. You MUST add one accent color (black, white, or grey). Size should be no smaller than 12"x12" and no smaller than 45"x60." It should consist of 3 layers and have some sort of edge binding, no raw edges. Use cotton fabric and embellish as desired. No t-shirts. Have your project ready to show for the September Anniversary Dinner.


Meeting Time & Location

***See program here for exact dates and times***

When: First Tuesday of each month

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Third Church, 708 E 13th St, Pella, Iowa.  Room 101.  Map 

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

If you would like to contact us, please e-mail:

This image from Google Maps and from Third Church.

2023 Officers 


Judy Willer

Vice President:     

Carol Jankowski


Cheryl De Heer


Janice Klein

Program:                 Nela Spoelstra, Nancy Moreland, Carol Jankowski, Christie Carlo   


Amanda Rauch


Kristin Bierma

Quilt Show:               

Jill DeVries, Katie De Jong, Kristi Van Ee, Mary Beth Wigginton

Newsletter &  Web Master:

Katie De Jong


Deanne Sytsma


Jean Engle, Genelle Morgan 

Community Quilts: 

Lila Turnbull, Kristi Van Ee