While the entire guild meets as a group once a month, members may also join mini-groups. These smaller groups are a great way to get better acquainted with their fellow guild members. Mini-groups may be interest based, location based or project based. Members who don’t find a mini-group to meet their specific need are welcome to organize their own mini-group. No permission/authorization is needed.  If you have an interest and would like to form a group but don’t know where to start, contact Chris Williams ( and she will help you get started. The mini-group group must be limited to Bits n’ Pieces members to be included in the Bits website and newsletter and to have access to email group announcements.

Current mini-groups are listed below.  A contact person and phone number for each mini group may be found on the member’s only page.

Name of the group/Group Focus/Meeting day and location

Groups open to new members-Contact the coordinator to join

A-Team–Applique–2nd Thursday in member’s homes
EM+EM Stitchers–Crazy, Embroidery & Embellishment–3rd Thurs 1pm
Nighttime Needlers–Social and handwork of your choice–1st Thursday 7 – 9pm in member’s homes
Pieces of Friendship–Block Exchange– 2nd Wed 9:30 in member’s homes
Scraps–Making charity quilts–2nd Monday AM at Salem Methodist
Traveling Company –Social–3rd Thursday at monthly activities and outings
Zoom Chat & Sew Group –Chat & Sew from your own sewing room–Wed Evening
Zoom Chat & Sew Group–Chat & Sew from your own sewing room–Thurs Afternoon
Wooly Women – Working with Wool- 1st Sunday of the month 2:00-4:00 West County EMS & Fire admin office 223 Henry Ave.  Each month a member will share something they know about working with wool.  Contact Carolyn McIntosh (

Groups Currently Closed to New Members–Contact the Coordinator to get on a waiting list.

Art Bits–Art quilting–2nd Wed  at the Fire Station
Beginner’s Luck –Developing skills and techniques–1st Tues at Salem Methodist
Crazy Quilters–Block Exchange —  2nd Tues Eve
Pretty Paper Piecers–Paper Piecing –3rd Tues Daytime
Quilt with heART–Art Quilting –2nd Thurs PM at W County Fire Station
Southern Stitchers–Block Exchange–2nd Tues 10am