Welcome to the Vancouver Quilters’ Guild

The purpose of the Guild is to promote and encourage interest in the art of quilting by conducting meetings, public exhibitions, educational seminars and training courses, to advocate good fellowship among members and to assist the community, using the skills of the members of the Guild.

WHAT WE DO

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month from September to June.  Meetings include: Speakers, Show & Tell, a chance to borrow from the Library, win door prizes or the 50/50 draw, and chat over coffee/tea and goodies during the break.  We also hold several Workshops throughout the year, as well as a Retreat.  Our “Harvest of Quilts” Show is held every three years.

Our monthly Newsletter, Guilded Threads,  is a forum for the Guild’s many committees and activities. It includes announcements, articles and links to websites of interest to quilters. Submissions from members are always welcome, as are relevant paid advertisements.

MEMBERSHIP

“Aunties” shown at our 2012 Show.

New members are always welcome (from beginner to experienced quilter). Come to a meeting as a visitor and see what we are all about. For each non-member visit a fee of $6 is charged.

The annual membership fee (from September to June) is $60.  The fee is reduced to $36 for members joining after January 1st.  New members joining at the May meeting pay in full with the fees being applied to the following year.

Membership includes the ten monthly Meetings (September through June), nine Newsletters, access to the Library, member rates for Workshops and the Retreat and the opportunity to participate in the Quilt Show. (Note: A $30 Associate Membership is available to those living outside Metro Vancouver Regional District (formerly GVRD). See the Membership Form for details.)

HISTORY

In February 1994, a small group of quilters felt that the time was right for Vancouver to have its own guild. The Vancouver Quilters’ Guild (VQG) was registered as a non-profit society in June 1997. Since then the Guild has grown to include between 70 and 100 members.

VQG is a member of the Canadian Quilters’ Association. Each year VQG hosts the May meeting of the Northwest Quilting Connection in Vancouver.