Meetings

We are excited to present the schedule for our 2022-2023 meetings. Meetings will be a mix of live and ZOOM presentations- check the schedule!

UFO Challenge Display and Competition: September 19, 2022

This is a LIVE presentation

Our September Guild meeting is LIVE, and will feature a UFO presentation by the UFO Group that met monthly via ZOOM last spring. Our Show and Share portion of the meeting will also feature YOUR UFOS. Did you complete something you started years ago? Bring the piece you are most proud of, and show it to the group. And who didn’t finish at least one thing in the last two years? Even if you have shown it via ZOOM, we’d like to see it live and in person, so bring it along!

Dorothy Holdenmeyer: Lessons My Quilts Taught Me October 17th 2022

This is a LIVE presentation

self-portrait

 

Dorothy has been quilting for about 20 years. Some people think she has joined a cult because it has become such a passion!

She started with traditional quilting which quickly evolved into contemporary, modern and art quilting. Dorothy has been involved in two different quilt groups and has had success in different national competitions.  She has learned some hard lessons along the way which she will share with us in “Lessons my quilts have taught me”.

Jackie Syer: from the Laundry Basket to the Bed  Nov 21, 2022

This is a LIVE presentation


Jackie was trained as a primary teacher in Saskatchewan.   Married in 1963, lived in Regina, Calgary, then Birmingham-England and back to Regina before settling in Ontario in 1972.  At that time she left the government education system, opened a Stretch and Sew store in Mississauga, including three teaching classrooms and expanded it to include 17 teachers offering sewing classes three times daily. Time was also spent as the educational co-ordinator for the Canadian Home Sewing Association.  The industry moved swiftly in the quilting direction in the late 70’s early 80’s .  In 1996 she retired, following the death of her husband due to CML (leukemia) , and has since made 250 quilts, taught too numerous to count classes, conducted trunk shows throughout southern Ontario and Hawaii and become VERY involved in the quilt guild scene. She is the mother of two daughters, Katherine and Marcia.  Both daughters are married and Katherine has two daughters. Her other time-spending activity is playing duplicate bridge at many tournaments annually throughout North America.

Since the  covid shut down in March 2019 , she have completed and donated 145 double bed quilts into the Golden Horseshoe area….as a result of fabric donations and a general cleaning of her scrap collection over the last 35 years.  Her children are pleased as it means they do not need to do it.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Holiday Potluck December 19, 2022

This is a LIVE presentation. details to follow!

Christina Camelli: Graffiti Quilting Jan 16, 2023

This is a ZOOM presentation.

Community Quilting Night February 20, 2023

Quilt Fever Preparation- NO MEETING March 20, 2023

Timna Tarr TBA April 17, 2023

This is a ZOOM presentation

Amanda McCouver: Thread Work Installations May 15, 2023

This is a LIVE presentation

Annual Meeting June 19, 2023

Typical Meetings / ZOOM time

The guild meets September through June, on the 3rd Monday of the month (unless that day is a statutory holiday) at Neilson Park Creative Centre.

Some of the 2022-2023 meetings will take place via ZOOM on the same schedule, and members will receive a link to the meeting via email. The meeting agenda will remain the same, and guest speakers or special activities will continue…the only difference is you attend from the comfort of your home. Guests are still permitted to attend for a $10 fee. Simply send an email to EQG@gmail.com and our Membership Convenor will forward the ZOOM link to you. 

ZOOM meetings start at 6:30 p.m. where breakout rooms are set up in smaller groups to acquaint and meet up with members in a smaller setting. At 7:00 p.m. the meeting will start with its regular agenda and guest speaker usually running until approximately 8:45 pm.

A typical meeting includes items of guild business, a “show and tell” of work by members, refreshments, and a guest speaker. For our schedule of guest speakers please check the Calendar of Events and Speakers which outlines members meeting dates and highlights of speakers.  Some meetings may include a special activity – demos of new tools and techniques, or even a rousing game of fabric bingo.

 

Typical Meetings / “Back to Normal”

Beginning September 2022, many of our Members Meetings will be LIVE and in person. Doors open at 6:30 pm for room set-up – after which you can peruse the info tables with details on workshops, tours and retreats being offered or visit the library until the meeting starts. Hours of meetings are 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm sharp. The Centre is wheelchair accessible. Ample free parking is available, and there is handicapped parking near the entrance.

Upon Arrival

Sign in at the membership table at the entrance to Studio A. Guests will receive a Guest’s name tag. Members wearing their name badges may win a door prize – a “fat quarter” of quilting fabric.

Visitor Policy

Visitors are welcome at every EQG meeting, except the annual general meeting in June. Fee for visitors is free for the first meeting if in person, $10 for subsequent meetings. All ZOOM meetings are $10 per person. Visitors may attend a maximum of three meetings per membership year.

Activity Tables

Before the meeting and during the break we encourage you to visit:

  • Workshop Table – Registration and materials lists.
  • Block of the Month – Participating members exchange blocks.
  • Comfort Quilts – Comfort quilts are donated to various agencies, hospitals and individuals. Members take quilt tops home for quilting or binding, and return them the following month. For information about the Comfort Quilt program, please visit the EQG Gives Back page.
  • Library– Members may borrow one pattern and video and up to three books. Items are due back at the next monthly meeting.

Refreshments for Monthly Meetings

At each EQG monthly member meeting, your Refreshments Team provides tea and coffee at the break. Members are encouraged to bring their own mug, but cups will be available if required.

We recognize that many members look forward to a sweet or savory nibble to enjoy with their beverage. These are provided by the membership in the following cycle

Refreshments Schedule:
September:  Board members
October:   Members with names beginning with A-C
November:   Members with names beginning with D-F
December:   Pot luck evening social
January:    Members with names beginning with G-J
February: Members with names beginning with K-M
March:   No meeting due to Quilt Fever 2020 show
April:   Members with names beginning with N-R
May:   Members with names beginning with S-Z
June:   Cake is provided by the guild, following the Annual General Meeting

What members should bring?
Anything of your own choosing. Finger food is best. Some suggestions are cookies, cake (cut and ready to serve), savoury items, cheese, vegetables, fruit or chocolates!

How the goodies be should plated?
Everything should be ready to serve. We do have some plates on hand for those in a pinch. The Refreshment Team is are not responsible for cutting the cakes prior to refreshments.

Should I put my name on bottom of dish?
Of course! The guild is not responsible for lost or forgotten items.

Do I need to bring serving utensils?
As most of the goodies are finger food, utensils are not necessary. The guild does have some serving utensils for use in an emergency. .

Do I need to bring plates, napkins etc?
No, the guild provides napkins.

What happens to leftovers?
You can either take them home along with your plates and containers. At the end of the break they are left on the end of the counter. Sometimes, people don’t want the leftovers and then they are placed in the fridge to share with Studio C.

Where do I bring my goodies?
Leave it on the counter in the room where we meet. Please do not leave it in the kitchen as this is used by other groups at NPCC and it might not be clear if it was intended for EQG or not. The kitchen is a common area.

When do I bring my goodies?
After you check in at the Membership Table, you can put you goodies on the counter in the meeting room.

What else?
It is helpful to label the ingredients in our goodies as some members may have have allergies or other medical conditions.

If you still have questions, please email the guild at:  EQGweb@gmail.com