Waterloo County Quilters' Guild


About Us

The Waterloo County Quilters' Guild (WCQG) was founded in June 1984. In the intervening years, we have grown from 20 founders to over 200 members.

Our mission is to celebrate the tradition of quilting in our area. Our monthly meetings always include "Show & Tell", in which members share their latest creations, and frequently feature a guest speaker. We offer workshops to our membership several times a year, to promote quilting skills and maintain an extensive library. To view the current list of inventory please visit the following website: www.librarything.com/catalog/wcqg

On the second Wednesday of each Month from October through June, the guild books the Mannheim Community Centre for the Mannheim Sewing Circle. There is a Google Map link on our Community Outreach Page. The space is booked from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to allow current members to come


for the day or drop in for a few hours that they have available. A suggested donation of $4 is requested to help cover the cost of the venue. Special events happening on these days will be communicated in the newsletter. The guild presents a Quilt Exhibit biennially showcasing the work of our members, which enables us to share our passion for quilting with our community. For years the guild produced and raffled quilts with proceeds going to local charities. Members participated in the design and construction of the quilts as in the 2015 Raffle Quilt. Charities were nominated and selected by a vote by the membership. Currently the guild provides quilts to charitable organizations to use as they choose. In 2017 we produced the Arthritis Society Bluebird Quilt.

We are proud of our community outreach programs, including our guild-sponsored Smile Quilts, Memory Quilts, Touch Quilts and PAL Quilts. These projects are often done at the Mannheim Quilting Circle, which meets second Wednesday of each month from October through May. These quilting bees are held at the Mannheim Community Cenre. Click Mannheim Community Centre for directions there. There is a Google Map link on our Community Outreach Page.

Many members also make and donate quilts to other worthy charities dear to their own hearts, such as the New Hamburg Relief Sale, the Library Project and Project Linus.

For several years our guild provided The Grand National Quilt Show with the funds for the Curator's Choice Award. Catalogues of the past shows can be viewed on the Past Shows page of www.grandnationalquiltshow.ca. We are proud to have been associated with this outstanding national exhibition.

Our guild is a non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers. Members are encouraged to select volunteer duties that suit their skills and schedules -- sign-ups are coordinated by our Past President and Vice President. Many hands make light work, and enable us to offer our membership so many great activities!

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The quilt shown above was one of our 1st place winners at our 2015 exhibit, Hand in Hand (35.5" x 41.75") by Judy Pearce.

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