All Upcoming Guild Activities through June 2022 will be Virtual.
Welcome to our next online meeting
January 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm
For our first meeting of 2022, the Program Committee is delighted to have Melissa Marginet join us. Melissa will present “Myth – Quilting is an Expensive Hobby” where she will talk about how anyone can afford to quilt. She will share quilts that she has made at very little cost and share her money saving secrets.
Melissa is a Canadian quiltmaker, author, teacher, and quilt pattern designer. Melissa grew up next door to her grandmother and credits her for a great start to her creative life. She loves to teach and especially loves to teach quilting. In every class she teaches, she learns something and is inspired.
Melissa has published two books: Walking Foot Quilting Designs, and Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs. Her focus is to help people gain the confidence to quilt their quilts on their home sewing machines with a walking foot.
She has taught for Quilt Canada, the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference as well as guilds across Canada. Since June of 2020 she has been teaching online throughout North America which includes the Virtual Quilt Festival and Road@Home.
She is a member of two quilt guilds – Manitoba Prairie Quilters and Winnipeg Modern Quilt Guild. She is also the creator and webmaster of Quilt Manitoba, a website that lists quilt resources, links, and activities for quilters living in, or visiting Manitoba.
For more information about Melissa:
Facebook: Melissa Marginet - Quiltmaker
Your Library is open for business in January, 2022 – we will continue with curbside pickup. We hope the Helpful Hints for searching the Library Inventory will make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.
We have added a Quiz that is meant to make you curious about our Library and to have fun.
Members may choose up to four (4) books from any tag/category in the guild’s library. We need members to be responsible for returning library books themselves or by friends. When members come to pickup books, they will also be able to choose 2 books from the Give Away Table
If you have any questions, please contact:
Important Dates to Remember:
Deadline to order books:
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Quiz Answers Submissions Deadline:
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Pick Up at Albert McCormick Arena:
Friday, January 21, 2022, 1-2 pm
Covid rules apply.
Please wear your masks.
Show & Share
To view Show & Share for past months to to:
At the WCQG Online Store you can:
Join the guild
Purchase guest passes
Register for workshops
Register for Sewing Together, But Apart days
Purchase newsletter ads
Members & Guests
To access the membership and guest pass forms, please go to the Membership Page
Smile & PAL Quilts
To access the Smile and PAL Quilt request forms please go to the Community Outreach Page.
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Confident beginner and above
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm EST
Cost: $35 - members
$45 - non-members
Opens to non-members:
January 17, 2022
This is a fun day of learning techniques that will result in a lovely Zen Tree which measures 12” square. We will learn improv piecing as well as some walking foot quilting designs and how to use them within the patchwork. To finish the quilt, we will make a faced binding that can also be used to hang your quilt.
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Scrappy Carpenters Star
Skill level: Intermediate and above
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cost : $45- members
$55 - non- members
The $10 cost of the pattern is included in the workshop fee and will be emailed to participants prior to the class
Opens to public: February 9th
This class is a technique based class where Michele will demonstrate tips on how to cut, sew and press accurately with 1 inch strips. Accuracy is necessary for this pattern to be successful and quilters are always looking for tips on how to improve so this workshop might be for you. For more details and to register go to the online store.
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Linda J. Hahn
Skill level: Confident beginner and above
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Cost: $90 - members
$100 - non-members
The cost of the workshop includes $35 for the required pattern.
Opens to public March 2
Wicked Wahini is Linda’s most popular workshop by far. The pattern incorporates the New York Beauty block into a larger Carpenter’s Square block. There are NO SET IN SEAMS.
International Quilting Day 2022
The Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild has joined with The Royal City Quilters’ Guild (Guelph) and the York Heritage Quilters’ Guild to host this special event, which will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022 on line using Zoom.
Festivities will begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time and run throughout the day! Some of the events you can look forward to this year include:
This event is free to all members of the participating guilds. People who are not members of one of the sponsoring guilds can participate upon payment of a $20 fee.
There will be a selection of twelve presentations scheduled throughout the day. Four of our own guild members will be sharing presentations – Gail Berry-Graham, Kathy Bissett, Inez Drummond and Barbara Pye. There is no need to register for individual sessions; you will be able drop into whatever sessions you want to. Check out programs and sessions for International Quilting Day.
Registration for this event is now open. There is no cost for members of sponsoring guilds, but we still ask all to register. Guests are welcome to attend and to submit quilts for the Virtual Quilt Show for a $20 fee.
Here’s how to register.
Choose International Quilting Day
Choose whether you are a member of a sponsoring guild or a non-member.
Add to Cart and click the checkout button
When you get to the checkout page:
Review your cart to make sure you have the right number of IQD registrations in your cart;
provide your email address so we can contact you with the Zoom link; and
if desired, choose an express method of payment
click the blue Place Order button.
Tuck your order confirmation in a safe place so you can review it on the big day. Please check Junk, Spam and other mailbox folders for your confirmation email. If you do not receive an order confirmation, you did not complete the registration process. Please make sure to complete the process including a valid email address.
To Submit Your Quilts for the Virtual Quilt Show
Members of the sponsoring guilds and paying guests are welcome to submit up to two quilts to the virtual quilt show. Please be prepared to provide the following information about your quilt(s):
Quilter, if other than yourself
An artist's statement or brief history of the quilt. (Limit of 50 words)
Up to five photos for each quilt. We recommend an overall view of the quilt along with several close-ups of interesting details.
Quilt show submissions will close on February 5, 2022.
We look forward to seeing many of our guild members attend this special day of quilting fun!
Open Sewing Days
Our Open Sewing Times for members only, are continuing each* Monday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm. We continue to share social time, great conversations and laughter – all things that are so good for the soul right now. Come when you can, leave when you wish. We are enjoying a great time together. The links are in the weekly updates.
There will also be monthly Saturday Open Sewing Day every month.
*Except holiday Mondays
Sewing Together, But Apart
Our Sewing Together, But Apart Days provide an entire day of sewing activities, including sharing tips and strategies, socializing as well as having guest speakers join us for part of the day. To help cover some of the cost of the guest speakers, a charge of $10.00 is included for the afternoon guest speaker. With the possibilities Zoom provides, we are able to access guest speakers from near and far. We look forward to having you join us. Participants are invited to come for all or part of the day. This is event is open to members of the WCQG only. There is no limit to the number of participants.
For details of next session(s) click the date(s) below.