About Us

Our Mission, History, & Vision


Established in 1982

The Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild (UVQG) was first established in 1982. A small group of ladies just wanted to get together for a “little quilting.” The ladies came together to quilt, share projects, and new quilting techniques and assembly methods. Soon, shopping excursions to fabric stores, adventures to quilt shows and the JOY of Quilting grew. And so did the guild. By the year 2000, the guild branched out and added an evening group to accommodate the schedules of the quilter with daytime obligations. UVQG now has over 100 members.

UVQG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which supports a number of local charities and organization through the gifting of quilts and other crafted items. Members elect leaders who plan and facilitate the activities of the guild.

The Mission

Promote the Joy of Quilting.

The purpose of the UVQG is to promote the joy of quilting as a creative expression and an art form. The meetings are a time set aside to learn more about the history of quilting, explore new quilting techniques, and share the joy of quilt making with the community.

Your 2019-2020 Executive Officers

Meet The Team

The guild is a non-profit, organization. The members elect leaders who plan and facilitate the activities of the guild. 

Elected Board Members for the 2019-2020 Guild Year

Executive Board Officers



Donna Legat

Vice President

Patti Rude


Pam Shoemaker


Phyllis Coble   

Elected Board Positions


Quilt Show Chair/Co Chair

Shirley Pyle &

Linda Witbeck

Workshops & Programs Chair/


Connie Hector &

Rowena Bellando

Evening Chair/Co-Chair

Loyce Krogel &

Linda Witbeck

Day Member-At-Large

Katy Scarantino

Evening Member-At-Large


Website Liaison

Doris Kobernik