The Faithful Circle Quilters Guild in Downers Grove, Illinois is funding two $500 scholarships to be awarded to individuals that wish to attend a workshop at the National Quilt Museum in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
The scholarship honors the guilds Founder, Janet Bingle, for her commitment to the guild and to quilting as a whole. The Faithful Circle Quilters Guild was founded in 1974 and works to promote the art of quilting among its members and the community at large. The guild currently has 167 members.
"I'm so pleased to see the Faithful Circle Quilters Guild make this commitment to quilting education. There are thousands of quilters that would love to attend Museum workshops but do not have the financial ability to do so. This gift will truly create an opportunity of a lifetime for two lucky quilters," Museum CEO Frank Bennett commented.
The National Quilt Museum conducts adult and youth educational programs throughout the year. Annually over 4,000 people participate in these programs. The next three workshops scheduled at the Museum will be "Magnificant Machine Applique and More!" with Pat Holly, "Modular Quilting" with Kimberly Einmo, and "Pure Improv" with Denyse Schmidt. Scholarships will be available for these workshops. Future workshops will be announced later this year.
For more information on these upcoming workshops go to www.quiltmuseum.org.