QU was founded in 1972 with the purpose of preserving the tradition, culture and history of quilting, and promoting the knowledge and understanding of the art of quilting through continuing educational services for members and public education activities. Membership is open to any person who is interested in quilting. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings of any chapter. Each of our 11 chapters has it’s own personality with day or evening meetings, and its own scheduled events, functions, and service projects. Chapters meet at least monthly. All chapters get together at least three times a year for a fall seminar/workshops, spring annual meeting/lectures/workshops and, of course, our annual Quilt Show.