History

The 1999 Meeting Held in Santa Monica.

In February 1999, Lucy Williams and Katie Wiggins Sledge decided to start a club for collectors of Quimper faïence. After establishing its purpose and intent in celebrating all Quimper both old and new, the Q Club opened its membership to all interested collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts. Within the first three months, membership inquiries arrived from all over the world. Today, the Club has over 250 members in half-a-dozen countries and includes the leading authors, dealers, and collectors in the field among its members. The Club is incorporated as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit entity in Texas; the bylaws were revised in 2013.

The original Quimper Club Blog was created by member Maggie Bryant in 2009 and can be found here.   We invite all club members to submit posts.  Some of the past QCI bloggers include Judy, Cerelle, Gay, Trisha, Susan, Louise, Katie, Melissa, Carolyn and Sandra. The current blog was redesigned by Katie Sledge in 2011 and she is the current Webmaster.

The Quimper Club International logo was designed by Cathy Schermer.  She has also created some commission pieces commemorating certain Club meetings.