Who are we
Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth celebrate culture, color, design, and tradition which was formally established in 1997. The Guild meets every third Saturday of each month to sew, share ideas and techniques, and celebrate our love of quilting. Our first meeting took place at the Old Town Hall in Randolph, Massachusetts before moving to the Quilters Compass in Quincy and then at the First Congregational Church in Randolph.
We currently meet at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, MA. SISJBTC guild members reside in the greater Boston area, Southshore, MetroWest including Springfield and Worcester. We are joined together by our shared experience in quilting which focuses on the African American group's perspective. The art of quilting has traveled across oceans, survived 400 years of slavery, and has been carried down by generations of our family and friends. Now it's up to us to keep the tradition going and to pass it along. Over the centuries, we of African descent have joined together to make quilts as a way of sharing our joys, sorrows, and traditions, and to celebrate our history. Quilting connects us to our ancestors, preserves our memories, and gives us a way to connect with generations to come. Sisters In Stitches Joined by the Cloth celebrates our heritage and reinforces the link that binds us to our collective history and is our way of contributing and participating in our traditions.
Monthly meetings provides an opportunity to teach, learn and share with the guild members.
When you are ready to join in accordance with the by-laws, Sisters In Stitches Joined By The Cloth annual membership dues will be paid in January to be consistent with the Guild’s program year.
Cultural Community Volunteering Programs – trips & demos provide additional learning opportunities fiber arts quilts. These are opportunities to share the love of quilting by participating in exhibits and demonstrations at community locations and cultural events in New England and neighboring areas.