The Austin Quilt Guild
has a guild challenge every other year. For the 2011 challenge it was decided to make small art quilts with a nature theme and all participants would donate their quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. There were 47 participants and the challenge was considered a success.
The Austin Area Quilt Guild (AAQG) was founded in 1978 and is dedicated to preserving the heritage of quilting and promoting excellence and education in the art of quilt-making. AAQG is a non-profit corporation and membership is open to anyone with an interest in quilting; no actual quilting experience is necessary. AAQG is headquartered in Austin, TX.