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 Sscott36@columbus.rr.com.
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.
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.