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About US

We are a group of Central New Yorkers dedicated to sharing our love of quilting. See more about us below.


"In the Pink" by Carol L; Pattern by Rosemary Makhan from the book Rose Sampler Supreme



The Towpath Quilt Guild started in the Spring of 1981, developing from an informal quilt show at the Fayetteville Public Library. The Founding Quilters were Donna Andreas, Marty Bowne, Lee Burnham, Jo Coon, Jean Hughes, Phyllis Scutt and Barbara Western. Presently, The Guild has approximately 100 members.


The mission of the Towpath Quilt Guild is to promote awareness and provide educational opportunities in the art of Quilting.


The only requirement for membership is a love of quilting and an interest in furthering the future of quilting. All levels of quilters are eligible to join, from beginners to experts. To learn more, visit our membership page.

Service Projects

The 2018-19 Service Projects were placemats for Onondaga and Canastota Meals on Wheels and pillowcases for Elmcrest Children’s Home. Finished projects were presented to the charities at our annual June Meeting/Picnic. Our guild members worked very hard during the year and at the Service Project workshop in January to make 180 placemats and 312 pillowcases. In addition to our yearly service project, we also do projects, as needed, for various other charities such as quilts for McMahon Ryan, Bead Bags for Golisano Children’s Hospital, and many more.

2019-2020 Executive Board Officers

Co-Presidents—Arlene King, Barbara Western
Co-Vice Presidents—Missy Albert, Terri Feola
Recording Secretary—Jeannine Lloyd
Corresponding Secretary—Barb Smith
Treasurer—Bonnie Haaland
Co-Past Presidents—Ann Lamprey, Ann Rowland


The bylaws govern the quilt guild, and you can read them here.

Standing Rules

The standing rules are here.

Job Descriptions

Our members have various roles. Read the job descriptions here.

The Towpath Quilt Guild is a member of Quilters Consortium of New York State.