Schoolhouse Quilters' Guild was founded in November,1977 by Jane Patterson. There were 27 charter members. The first official meeting was held at the old schoolhouse on Breakneck Hollow Farm in Flintstone, Maryland. The Guild is a non-profit organization that became affiliated with the National Quilting Association in January, 1978. The Guild meets monthly to exchange ideas and experiences in quilt making, quilt collecting, and related topics. The guild strives to preserve the heritage of quilting, to further the interest and awareness of quilts and their artistic value, to serve as a source of information and inspiration, and to perpetuate excellence in workmanship. The guild has sponsored the largest quilt show in the tri-state area for 23 years, numerous educational and community service programs, and workshops featuring some of the best professional quilters in the business. Currently there are 55 members who reside in Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland, and in nearby West Virginia and Pennsylvania communities.