About Us

The Trent Valley Quilters’ Guild (TVQG) is a non-profit organization. We provide an environment for quilters of all levels of expertise to enjoy fellowship, to share ideas and to further foster the art of quilting. TVQG has an ongoing commitment to projects that benefit the community.

At monthly meetings members, enjoy a rich and varied program ranging from guest speakers and workshops, to the very popular “Show and Tell”. And, of course, there is Social Time. We are always thankful for our social committee, which organizes the coffee / tea times every month.

Committees

  • Comfort Quilts
  • Library
  • Membership
  • Newsletter
  • Program
  • Publicity
  • Quilt Show
  • Quilt Show
    Conveners
  • Retreat
  • Social
  • Sunshine
  • Website
  • Workshops

History

Trent Valley Quilters’ Guild enjoys a proud 25-year history. On October 18, 1989 the first organized meeting was held at the home of Helen Ireland in Trenton, ON. Joining Helen in this historic first meeting were Jackie Hiltquist, Vera Vanstone, Jo Smith, Joan Forge and Myrtle Renshaw.

January 1990 saw 25 ladies in attendance and a small library of donated magazines and books was created. The levy for books was 10 cents per month. The balance in the bank was $23.75.

By May 1990 there were 55 ladies in attendance and the membership fee was set at $10.00 per annum.

In September 1993, the Guild Logo winning design was SPOOLS submitted by Vicky LaFleur.
By December 1995 there were 51 paid members and $1,575.07 in the bank.

The first quilt show took place in April 1997 at the King Street United Church. Members recall this big event and remember that instead of hiring security for the show, members camped out overnight to guard the quilts.