The Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Milton had a busy year in 2011, holding numerous workshops and programs. Thirty members participated in classes on paper piecing, machine and hand appliqué, cloth origami boxes, a pocket angel wall hanging and a block-of the-month sampler quilt. A quilting retreat at Blue Lake United Methodist Assembly camp was held in October. Members also made quilted items that were donated to Sandy Ridge Rehabilitation Center, Santa Rosa Health and Rehabilitation Center and the Pregnancy Resource Center.

The first program scheduled for January will be a presentation by Gettysburg Docent Gail Underwood on Civil War era quilts and clothing. The guild meets at 9:30 a.m. second Mondays in the community room of the Milton Library. A sit-and-sew gathering takes place fourth Mondays. Those interested in coming to a meeting or becoming a member may contact Diane Griffith at 981-2516.