The Fall Line-up for EDQG

October's Show and Tell

Send your Show & Tell photos to me at my personal email address, if you wish to participate.

The deadline for photos is October 15th.

Program Needs Your Help

Join the program committee and help make our meetings and events a success.

Help needed in the following ways–

  • Program Members – help the Program Chair – Darlene Bayley – identify and select guest speakers, and organize workshops.
  • Program Host – Introduce the guest speaker and thank them
  • Question Monitor – watch the chat line on the virtual meetings and ask the presenter the questions that members post
  • UFO Organizer – Organize the UFO day for November 27
  • Spring Retreat Organizer – we have a great group of members willing to help out. We need someone willing to host the planning meetings.



We had so much fun with our February photo contest that we’re going to do it again!  The Board has decided to add an on-line get-together on December 15.  No business, all fun!  We will have some GREAT categories into which you can enter your photos!  The winners within each category will be determined by the membership.  Will there be prizes, you ask?  YES!

Categories, rules, etc. will be posted on the website early in November and will be reiterated in the November newsletter.  We are looking forward to seeing your photos!

-Judy Elliot and Kathy Logan de Chavez

20 October 2021 -- Hobbs Batting with Stephanie Hackney

Hobbs Bonded Fibers made a bold commitment to enter the quilt batting market in 1978. They have worked diligently to be the highest quality provider and leader in product development in the industry. At Hobbs Batting, they never forget that quilts are a gift from the heart – an expression of love, commitment, and caring for a specific recipient – or an expression of artistry and skill – artistry and skill that’s submitted and judged in quilt shows and events around the world – or both

Stephanie Hackney, Director: Sales & Marketing of Craft & Retail Products from Hobbs Bonded Fibers will cover such topics as how to choose the right batting content for your quilt, pros and (potential) cons of the various fiber types, recommended batting types for specific projects (art quilts, charity quilts, show quilts, bed quilts, etc.), the proper care and use of batting/quilts, and tips and tricks for best results. Stephanie is responsible for all marketing activities centered around the Hobbs Batting Brand, including educating quilters and other creative uses of the products Hobbs manufactures.

Stephanie has shared her batting expertise through in-person lectures at most major quilt industry events, including Quilt Market, and she continues to share this knowledge virtually.

It’s sure to be a batting education!!”

September 15, 2021: “Behind the Seams” with Peter Byrne

Hello folks, you are invited to my virtual Trunk Show called “Behind the Seams” with Peter Byrne; please allow me to introduce myself and give you some of the highlights!

My name is Peter Byrne. I am a national and international award-winning, published modern quilter, designer and teacher with a deep passion for innovation and design.  While attending QuiltCon 2020, my quilt titled ‘Starring You’ won Best in Show and my quilt titled ‘Cityscape”won Best Machine Quilting Frameless.

I’m presently offering a presentation that includes over 350 slides, taking viewers through my own personal quilting journey.  In total, I share 20 quilts and going virtual has allowed me to include “how to” pictures of my quilt making process, along with close ups of every quilt!  We start by having a look at my experience of winning “Best in Show” and “Best Machine Quilting Frameless” at QuiltCon 2020.

I welcome everyone in, to have a look at my sewing studio and then we go all the way back to 2009 and view the first two quilts I made.

We move forward to 2017, when I became a full time student of the craft and joined the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild to further my quilting experience.  I walk you through my quilts made in 2017 and 2018 as I practised and developed my quilting skills, followed by sharing the spotlight at Quilts at the Creek!  I share a new approach to raw edge appliqué I have developed called Hover-quilting.

We then have a close look at my quilts made in 2019, when I decided to start making quilts specifically for juried shows and finish the show with all of my current work from 2020 and 2021.

This is a fast paced 45 minute presentation, followed by a Q & A. I look forward to meeting you and answering all of your questions!

Here are all the places you can find me!
Instagram @petersquilts

You can find me on Facebook under Peter Byrne

I invite you to check out my website at


June 16, 2021: AGM and Prairie Rose Scavenger Hunt Show

June’s meeting has no formal speaker as it is the AGM (Annual General Meeting), but there will be a presentation of the annual members’ challenge, the Prairie Rose Scavenger Hunt Show!
The annual challenge is hosted by our past chair and this year the theme was “All About You”.  It was a bit of a mystery quilt as well.  Members were given clues throughout the year that added elements to their challenge quilt.
Come see all the amazing interpretations of our challenge.
The winners of the Guild Grants will also be announced.

Options for payment include e-transfer or credit card (details for these payment methods included on registration form).

And also via the EDQG Square Online Store.

– Kim Caskey, Director of Education (
– Cynthia Kunkel-Bokovay, Program Co-Chair (
– Hilary Lynas, Program Co-Chair (