The Edmonton & District Quilters’ Guild (EDQG) is a non-profit organization that started in 1979 with 35 members that has grown to over 300 members.
The objectives of the guild are to:
- promote the appreciation of fine quilts
- sponsor and support quilting activities
- encourage quilt making and collecting, and
- contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles, patterns, history and quilt makers through educational meetings, travel and fellowship.
The EDQG is run by volunteers who oversee the operation of the guild. The following paragraphs outline a few of the activities of the Guild.
A Newsletter is published nine times per year and all current members will receive it approximately one week prior to the monthly meeting. It is also available on the website in a member’s only section.
The guild maintains a Library of quilt related books and magazines that are available to members. These books have been donated by individuals and publishers or purchased by the guild.
The guild participates in a variety of Community Service projects throughout the year. To support the community service projects, there are various sewing days to get the donation quilts completed.
The EDQG hosts two weekend Retreats a year in the spring and the fall. They are held at Camp He Ho Ha on Lake Isle. There are also UFO Sewing Days.
EDQG has monetary Guild Grants are available to members to attend educational opportunities.
Our Monthly Meetings include a guest speaker. There is also a annual special weekend workshop taught by a professional guest quilter. Check the Program link for a detailed list of speakers, events and workshops.