About AAQB

The African American Quilters of Baltimore was founded in 1989 by three African American quilters seeking the community of other African American quilters. Their primary goal was to offer support and information for African American quilters in an environment of acceptance and welcome. Since that time, the group has grown in size and diversity and includes quilters of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. In addition, its members participate in projects in schools, libraries and museums in keeping with our “Each One, Teach One” philosophy.

President’s Message

Thanks for visiting the website for the African American Quilters of Baltimore (AAQB). The mission of our guild as stated in our bylaws is to “preserve and promote the art of quilting: to demonstrate the merits of African American quilts as an art form: to support projects that benefit the greater community and to foster an atmosphere of friendship through the joy of quilting.”

Over time we have broadened the membership to include individuals skilled in other fiber arts such as knitting, doll making, beading, weaving, wearable art, and a host of related disciplines. The AAQB is also the guild for the beginner who is looking for a supportive community for creative growth.

We boast a culturally and racially diverse membership with individuals from the all over the Baltimore and Washington DC Metropolitan area. We welcome all who share our interests.

Yours in Creativity

Glenda Richardson


AAQB Membership Form