The Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County was founded in late 1973 by a group of students attending Ester Cullings’ quilt class at Acalanes High School, and later, at Mt. Diablo Adult Education Department. Members of the first Board of Directors were Ester Cullings, Roberta Elder, Peggy Guiffre, Lynn Hunare, Marlene Pante, Luella Schultz, Diana Stott and Lee Streib. Guild membership increased to 51 in the first six months!
Currently our guild has over 200 members. GGQCC is dedicated to preserving the tradition of quilting. We support projects that promote the continuation of the quilting arts, educate and entertain our members with presentations by quilt-world experts, and contribute to our community through various philanthropic activities.
Our current president is Nancy Van Meter.