What We Do

In addition to guild meetings and workshops, Bayberry offers many outreach programs to share our love of quilting. These include:

  • Quilt-in sessions allow experienced members to share skills and all members to enjoy sewing and socializing.
  • Retreats are planned for members to spend time relaxing and working on projects.
  • Trips may be planned to visit places of interest to members, including quilt and fabric shops and museum exhibits.

See your Member Handbook for contact information for coordinators for these projects.

Quilt Bank 

The Quilt Bank meets every Monday (except holidays) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Harwich Community Center to make quilts for disaster victims, seriously ill children and anyone in need. Hundreds of quilts are made each year and donated to various charities, hospitals, and shelters.  

Members are invited to drop in to make quilts for those in need. All materials and machines are provided. 

Please click Quilt Bank Acquisition Form and print to record information for Quilt Bank tracking of donations.

What becomes of fabric that is donated to the Quilt Bank? Click to read about it: Donated fabric

Please contact Maryanne Boberg or Karen Pistorino, Quilt Bank Co-Chairs, with any questions.

Quilt-Ins

Join quilting friends at a Saturday “Quilt-In” to learn new techniques, help make items to be sold at the Quilt Show Boutique, or get help on a difficult project.

Quilt-Ins are held most months on the second Saturday at 9:30 am at the West Barnstable Community Building and also on Zoom when possible so that members at home can join in .

Patterns and kits are provided for members to make boutique items and/or they can work on their own projects. Table risers elevate tables to a comfortable position for pinning or basting your quilts. Coffee, tea and snacks are available; bring your lunch or order from a local restaurant.

Please contact Diane McGuire with any questions. 

Diane McGuire

Retreats

Retreats are planned for members to get away from everyday life and work on sewing and quilting projects. Retreats are held at various times during the year in local inns and hotels.

 Our recent Winter Retreat held in January 2023 was a welcome opportunity to get together, sew and have fun. 

Scholarships / Bayberry Raffle Quilt

An exceptional quilt is made each year in conjunction with the annual Quilt Show and raffle tickets are sold for a chance to win this quilt.

Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets support the Bayberry Scholarship and Toolship programs. Scholarships support continuing education and toolships are awarded to students in vocational programs to provide funds to purchase tools they will need as they enter the workforce of their choice.

Our 2024 Raffle Quilt “Carnival” was paper pieced by Denise Herlihy and quilted by Charlotte Toia.  The quilt pattern was designed by Linda McGibbon of Lakeview Quilting.

2024 Raffle Quilt "Carnival" Design by Linda McGibbon - Click to enlarge

Trips

Coach bus trips are planned when possible to museums, quilt shows, quilt shops and special quilting events. Member suggestions for trip destinations are welcome — please share suggestions with Member Reps, the Retreat/Trips Co-Chairs or any Board member.