Down by the River Quilt Guild meets at 6:30pm the second Monday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 221 Court Street, Portsmouth, Ohio.  The Guild does not hold regular meetings in June, July or August.  Guild members usually take a bus trip to the National Quilt Show in June and have an annual Guild Picnic in July. 

Celebrating more than 10 years of local quilting, the group enjoys a membership of nearly 100 quilters.  The Guild is divided into four patches:

Scrap Patch meets the first Thursday of each month from 6-8pm at the New Boston Community Center.  Early Risers Patch meets the second Saturday each month from 10am to 2pm at the SSU Teacher Education building, 945 Second Street, Portsmouth .  Contact Sharon Scott at 740/858-6380 or

Friendship Circle meets the first Thursday of each month at the New Boston Community Center.

Late Bloomers Patch meets every Monday from 10am to noon at the Morgan Township Senior Center.  Contact Phyllis Smith at 740/259-5898. 



Click here to go directly to the National Quilt Association (NQA) website:

In memory of Julie Clark, recent past president of the Guild and a dear friend, who passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013.  She will be missed.


The Fabric of Life

Life is a quilt with pieces big and small

full of many colors and shapes.

You were some of the thread

that held a block together

as we worked toward

completion of this quilt we call life.


Your stitches will remain a

and hold togehter strong -- the lives

you touched and pieces you shared with us

Binding together a sisterhood that understood

the need to leave behind a trail of love

In this quilt we call life.


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