Rock Valley Quilter's Guild, Janesville, WIRock Valley Quilter's Guild, Janesville, WIRock Valley Quilter's Guild, Janesville, WI



By Lynda Short

In February of 1980, we met around a table to discuss the possibility of forming a guild in the Janesville area. I felt the potential was great for the success of a guild. I had served on the charter board of directors of WQI and was very aware of the national interest in quilting through printed material at the time.

Our first regular meeting was held at the Janesville Public Library in March of 1980. Approximately 20 person were in attendance. We adopted by-laws and a constitution, that was drawn up by the following founder:

President: Karen Brunsell
Co-Vice-President Membership: Linda Scott-Hoag and Jayne West
Vice-President Programs: Sue Gibson
Secretary: Donna Bennett
Treasurer: Karla Nitz
Historian: Lynda Short
Past President: Jean Fuller

The goals, as set out in the constitution, were the formation of an organization to foster the art of quilting through educational efforts, maintain the high standards of design and workmanship through cooperation and interchange of ideas, and instruction in the methods and techniques of quilting. The guild was formed as a non-profit organization.

Our primary goals of sharing in quilting skills, past history of quilting, and learning new techniques, are reached through workshop opportunities as well as outside speakers. Charter members in the first year of RVQG numbered 35

Rock Valley Quilter's Guild Board of Directors 2013-2014

President: Jean Fuller
Vice-President - Membership: Karen Brunsell
Vice-President - Programs: Sue Haskins
Secretary: Marilyn Heshelman
Treasurer: Sue Joos
Historian: Lynda Short

Standing Committees reporting to VP Membership:

Nominating Committee

Community Service


Study Groups

Member Recognition

Tallman/Ticket Sales/Raffle Quilt


Standing Committees reporting to VP Programs:





Select Committees reporting to VP Programs:

AQS Bus Trip


Block of the Month Pattern

Quilt Show

Party Planner

Standing Committees reporting to Treasurer:


Standing Committees reporting to Historian:



Select Committees reporting to Historian:

Guild Library

Donations to Area Libraries

Past President