The guild meets September through June, on the 3rd Monday of the month (unless that day is a statutory holiday) at Neilson Park Creative Centre. Doors to the Centre open at 6:30 pm for room set-up – after which you can peruse the info tables with details on workshops, tours and retreats being offered or visit the library until the meeting starts. Hours of meetings are 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm sharp. The Centre is wheelchair accessible. Ample free parking is available, and there is handicapped parking near the entrance.
A typical meeting includes items of guild business, a “show and tell” of work by members, refreshments, and a guest speaker. Some meetings may include a special activity – demos of new tools and techniques, or even a rousing game of fabric bingo.
Meeting Dates & Speakers
September 19 – general welcome, Board introduction & committee updates.
October 17 – our speaker will be Joni Newman who will present a trunk show and demonstrate a retrospective of quilt designs and stained glass techniques.
November 21 – we will hear a presentation from Jennifer Houlden “Creating with Colour – My Quilt Journey”.
December 12 – holiday celebration meeting and full potluck. Bring a dish to share plus your own plate and cutlery to dine and participate in the games and fun of the evening.
2017 – Speakers
January 16 – We will have the opportunity to hear our own Judy Veinot tell us her story and get to see some of her beautiful textile art pieces
February 27 ** note this date is 4th Monday due to statutory holiday – we will have a Comfort Quilts Bee night. After meeting business we will meet in Studio C where there will be several opportunities to help out with the production of making Comfort Quilts.
March 20 – we will have a Quilters’ Bingo Evening. To participate bring one or more specially made fabric bingo blocks and play along to win prizes. Instructions for the block will be sent out on Google Groups, posted in Studio C and on this site under the “Current News” tab.
April 17 – Sandy Lindal: “Confessions of a Scrapaholic”.
May 15 – Joyce O’Connell: “That was Then, This is Now”
June 19 – Annual General Meeting, followed by our annual garage sale, and some business, and then, as always, the inevitable cake!
Sign in at the membership table at the entrance to Studio A. Guests will receive a Guest’s name tag. Members wearing their name badges may win a door prize – a “fat quarter” of quilting fabric.
Visitors are welcome at every EQG meeting, except the annual general meeting in June. We present a fat quarter as a thank you to visitors on their first visit. The first visit is free. Subsequent visits cost $5. Visitors may attend a maximum of three meetings per membership year.
Before the meeting and during the break we encourage you to visit:
- Workshop Table – Registration and materials lists.
- Block of the Month – Participating members exchange blocks.
- Comfort Quilts – Comfort quilts are donated to various agencies, hospitals and individuals. Members take quilt tops home for quilting or binding, and return them the following month. For information about the Comfort Quilt program, please visit the EQG Gives Back page.
- Library– Members may borrow one pattern and video and up to three books. Items are due back at the next monthly meeting.
Meeting Goodies Schedule:
The first letters of your last name indicate YOUR turn to contribute goodies for the meeting:
Sept. – Board members
Oct. – A-Cat
Nov. – Ch-E
Dec. – Potluck dinner
Jan. – F-Ha
Feb. – Hi-K
March – M
Apr. – N-Sh
May – Sm-Z
June – Guild supplies cakes