The Gwillimbury Quilt Guild is a non-profit
organization.  Our objectives are:

  • to provide opportunities to share knowledge
    and skills at all levels
  • to participate in outreach projects in our
  • to achieve our aims in a warm and
    welcoming atmosphere
The Gwillimbury Quilt Guild began September 2003 in the town of
Queensville, during the months from September to May, at Queensville
Holland Landing United Church. The guild has grown to a full membership
of sixty. We are proud to be a small, friendly and enthusiastic guild,
interested in sharing the joy of quilting.

At each meeting members have an opportunity to showcase their quilting
accomplishments through Show and Tell and Quilter of the Month. We
encourage members to bring in their quilting problems, try new techniques
in Block of the Month and pass on their knowledge with demonstrations.
Whether hand sewing nine patches, taking part in a cookie tin round
robin, exchanging charm squares or making a quilting craft, our hands are
busy and ideas flow.

Our programs have covered a wide variety of quilt related subjects from
machine care, trips to Georgina Art Gallery and historical venues, visits by
local quilters, to antique machines and who invented the sewing machine.
We have had visits by talented quilting guests and our flexible and small
size allows us to gather around and listen to their stories.

Gwillimbury Quilt Guild members are active in the community. As a guild
we sew Pillows with a Purpose, a program with Southlake Regional
Healthcare Centre to provide pillows for heart surgery patients. Some
members have contributed their quilting skills by making quilts for
community shelters, Linus Project, hurricane relief, York Region Heart
Health Quilt, Sharon Temple and East Gwillimbury Library.

As a small and still forming guild, The Gwillimbury Quilt Guild encourages
members to contribute their ideas and skills, ask questions, join in
discussions and give a hand to the little tasks that make each meeting fun
and informative. We are a guild with busy hands, helpful hearts and a
passion for quilting.

By Pam Gonsalves

                    Founding Members (clockwise from top):
               Barb Humphrey, Marlene Johnston
               Jean Mackenzie, Maureen Huismans
              and Pam Gonsalves