Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild
The Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild (EQG) is one of the oldest quilting guilds in Canada. Since EQG was formed in 1975, the guild has grown to more than 140 members and incorporates a wide range of interests and skill levels. Membership is open to people of all ages interested in any aspect of quilting.
EQG is one of the resident groups at Neilson Park Creative Centre. We meet in a large bright and spacious studio in a beautiful park setting. In addition to monthly meetings, members enjoy a range of activities, including open studio time, educational workshops, annual exhibitions and biannual quilt shows. Members give back to the community through our comfort quilt program.
Quilt guilds are enormous reservoirs of expertise; at EGQ there are many ways for members to share and learn. There is a chair in our studio for you, so please …come create with us!
Membership: The combined membership fee is $140. Special EQG offers may be available for full time high school, college or university students – ask a member of the EQG executive for details when you visit.
Meetings: The guild meets September through June, on the 3rd Monday of the month (unless that day is a statutory holiday) at 7:00 p.m., at Neilson Park Creative Centre. The Centre is wheelchair accessible. Ample free parking is available, and there is handicapped parking near the entrance. Doors to the centre open at 6:30 pm. Meetings normally end by 9:30pm.
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.
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.
Comfort Quilts: The Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild is proud of its long-standing “Comfort Quilt” program, which began in 1989. Members create unique and beautiful quilts to be donated to charities. Each year we donate more than one hundred quilts to provide comfort to people of all ages in hospices and shelters across Metropolitan Toronto.
For all the latest information, including meeting and workshop information, please check our website http://www.etobicokequiltersguild.com/
or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EtobicokeQuiltersGuild