About Us

The Trent Valley Quilters’ Guild (TVQG) is a non-profit organization that began in 1989. We provide an environment for quilters of all levels of expertise to share ideas, to enjoy fellowship, 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 varied program of guest speakers and demonstrations. At every meeting there is a “Show and Share” time, where we can display our works. Social time is always lively, sometimes with vendors, and sign-ups for workshops and UFOs. The Library is a busy spot to borrow books and tools.

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  • Retreat
  • Social
  • Sunshine
  • Website
  • Workshops


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.