Quilt guild meeting online; welcomes new members

WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Grand Quilt Guild wants people to know that even though members are not meeting in person because of COVID-19, the group still meets regularly via Zoom. And new members are always welcome.

Bernadette Green, co-president of the guild, said in an email that its membership is eclectic, and includes people from diverse backgrounds.

“We range from the novice quilter who freely seeks the guidance of our exceptionally talented and accomplished quilters, to all skill levels in between. The guild encourages creativity and expanding skills through workshops and the sharing of skills and knowledge within the guild itself,” she said.

The guild is a not-for-profit organization that formed in 1996 to honour and preserve the heritage and tradition of quilting in Wellington County.

General member meetings are normally held at 7:30 at the Fergus Legion on the second Wednesday of the month from September to June.  During the pandemic, meetings have been on Zoom.

Meetings include a guest presenter, a show-and-tell of members’ work, and a social time. Members are also invited to join any of the many committees the group has.

Green said even with the pandemic, members have donated more than 40 quilts to the community in 2020.

Every three years the Grand Quilt Guild holds a quilt show but because of the pandemic it was cancelled in 2020. A new date will be announced when it’s safe to gather again – hopefully in 2021, Green said.

Anyone interested can visit the guild’s website, grandquiltguild.ca, to learn more about ways to participate, the list of guest speakers, and workshops.

For more information email info@grandquiltguild.ca.