About Us...

Durham Trillium Quilters' Guild was formed in 1986 by a group of women who wanted to establish a quilting guild outside of Toronto. The group started meeting at each others' homes and eventually the membership grew so they had to relocate to a larger facility. Today we meet at the Zion Christian Reformed Church in Oshawa. Our meetings start at 7:00, but our doors open at 6:30. We welcome guests to most meetings except our June meeting when we hold our annual AGM and elect our new executive. 

We have a very active guild, with over 100 members. 

Each month we have a vibrant program with guest speakers, show & share, trunk shows and

  • Monthly 50/50 lucky chance draws (in person only)
  • Block of the Month - A pattern is chosen each year and is handed out as the year progresses by e-mailing participants clues each month. To be included in the monthly prize draw, bring in your completed parts!
  • Kudo Strips are a way to share a celebratory event in your life with the guild. As 'payment' for this, please bring a 1/2 of a 2 1/2" strip of fabric.
  • Fabric Exchange Club - monthly exchange of fabric (COVID dependent)
  • Our cuddle quilt program collects and distributes quilts for Charities in the Durham area.
  • Library - there are many recent books and magazines to browse and check out for a month
  • Show & Share - bring in your most recently completed project, whether it is a completed quilt or just the quilt top to show a new skill, technique or just to say "it's done". We're always in your corner! 

In-Person Meeting structure:

  • Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with a flurry of activity for submitting monthly blocks or fabric, checking out the library, signing up for workshops/retreat and/or submitting Show and Share items
  • Guild business begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Speaker or activity
  • Show and share

Our meetings always include a show & share, and our programs are always interesting, we have some fun and share in the fellowship of quilting.