A Stitch in Time | Quilting in Central Texas


It can’t be denied that recently there has been a surge in popularity for all things handmade. Crafts are growing in popularity thanks to favorite websites like Pinterest and Etsy, and many people are taking an interest in craftsmanship, learning new skills and embarking on their own projects. Quilting is one such craft that is experiencing a revival, and Kyle resident quilters (beginners or novices) don’t have to travel far to participate.

Kyle Quilters

Plum Creek, Homes for Sale in Kyle, Texas

(Photo credit: Kyle Quilters)

The Kyle Quilters are the area’s resident quilting experts. Meetings are held twice a month, on the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. and the third Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Kyle Quilters meet at the recently renovated Historic Kyle City Hall located at 109 Burleson Rd. Those interested in trying their hand at the art can call Kathy Gilson at 512.449.6565 or by email at gilsonk@hayscisd.net.

Buda Quilters

Plum Creek, Homes for Sale in Kyle, Texas

(Photo credit: B&B Quilting and Gifts)

Just up the road in Buda, B&B Quilting and Gifts offers classes for all knowledge and skill sets. Owned and operated by two fourth-generation quilters, the local store is a wealth of knowledge in the art of quilting and sewing. Experts from various parts of Central Texas teach a range of classes, and while classes are held from February to April, advice is doled out in healthy amounts to those with questions all year round! Head on down to 107 S. Austin Street in Buda to find out more.

Austin Area Quilters Guild

Plum Creek, Homes for Sale in Kyle, Texas

(Photo credit: Austin Area Quilters Guild)

Even further north, the Austin Area Quilters Guild (AAQG) invites quilting enthusiasts to join the nonprofit organization established to preserve the art and legacy of quilting. The organization is not limited to quilters but encourages people who appreciate quilts, quilting and the history of quilting to participate. The guild hosts trunk shows, lectures and quilting bees as well. The AAQG serves as a source for information and experiential learning for quilters throughout Central Texas. Meetings are held at the Faith Lutheran Church at 6600 Woodrow Ave. To learn more, please visit the Austin Area Quilters Guild website.

Ready your needle and thread, get lost in patterns and rub elbows with the top quilters of Central Texas.

 

 

 

 

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