Supporting the Art of Storytelling

About Us

Our Mission

 The Guild is dedicated to promoting storytelling as a vibrant, contemporary art form, as well as a folk tradition, a way of celebrating life, and a tool for personal and social transformation. 

Our History

Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 1984 in response to the decline of storytelling in the oral tradition due, in part, to growing trends in multimedia and technology. 

Patchwork remains dedicated to the survival of the art form and provides opportunities for training, performance, and education, along with encouragement and an open forum for storytellers and audiences to connect. 

Patchwork is member supported.

Our Plea and Thanks

 Patchwork recognizes the dedication of its members to produce and make available high quality storytelling programs and instruction for all people, and for its diligence in valuing and promoting its artists. 


Denise McCormack

President of Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild


Barbara Baumgartner

Patchwork Story Swap Facilitator

Ingrid Bohn

Treasurer of Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild

Susannah Brody

Patchwork Coaching Session Coordinator