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 Durham District School Board in the staff cafeteria on the 2nd Floor. Our meetings start at 7:00, but our doors open at 6:45. 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
- Block of the Month - This year, it's a sampler. Angie Smith will be mailing participants clues each month. To be included in the monthly prize draw, bring in your completed parts!
- Kudo Squares are a way to share a celebratory event in your life with the guild. As 'payment' for this, please bring a 6 1/2" square or 1/2 of a 2 1/2" strip.
- Block Exchange Club - monthly block exchange - for 2015-2016 we're swapping 10" blocks in Jewel Tones - watch for workshop in May or June 2017
- Our cuddle quilt program collects and distributes quilts for charity. Last year we made over 100 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! Remember to measure the perimeter of your item for the current CQA challenge!
- 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.
- Break for a little fellowship, coffee or tea, and something sweet. Please remember to 'Lug a Mug and a plate'.
- 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.