About Us

A little history…

Quilting Corners Guild was established in 2006 in response to requests for a local guild to service the Alliston and District area. Local quilt shop owner Liz Schueler, of Lilac Lanes Quilts, initiated the inaugural meeting in March at the Lion’s Club Hall. An executive committee was formulated that evening, with Liz becoming the first President. A constitution was created, a guild name and logo were voted in by the membership and a mandate established to provide an atmosphere of learning, sharing and socializing around quilt-minded folks. The name Quilting Corners Guild represents the “four corners” of the townships that surround Alliston: New Tecumseth, Essa, Adjala and Tosorontio (now Adjala-Tosorontio).

We celebrated 10 years in 2016 with a gathering of past presidents and members with presentations and cake. Now into our 11th year QCG continues to set programs to support learning through demonstrations and presentations on quilting techniques, supported trunk shows and workshops. We have hosted 5 bi-annual quilt shows featuring over a 100 quilts and wall hangings made by our members, a display of community outreach, bed turning, raffle quilt, tea room, merchant mall, penny auction, a featured display of vintage sewing machines and sewing tools, and new this year a corner store with all products made by members. Look forward to our next Stitching Among Friends Quilt Show in June 2019.

We are proud of our dedication to our community outreach programs in support of My Sister’s Place (local woman’s shelter), Matthew’s House Hospice, Days of Girls, and the Good Sheppard Food Bank. To date 509 Quilts of Comfort have been created by the membership for My Sister’s Place plus Christmas stockings, toiletry bags and pillowcases. We have created and donated 6 large quilts and a wall hanging for Matthew’s House and we are currently in the process of completing 10 bed quilts for the new hospice that will open in 2018. Our annual Christmas Bingo proceeds are donated to the Good Sheppard Food Bank. When our quilting community finds a need our membership finds a way to help, whether it be by making quilts for flood victims in Calgary in 2013, making a donation to fire victims in Fort McMurray in 2016 or making 8 quilts for the Great Canadian Quilt Bee 2017 in support of Ronald McDonald Houses.

We enjoy our monthly meetings of sharing and socializing as well as other opportunities to make new friends and learn from each other. Our 68 members are supportive and dedicated to our guild and our contributions to our community.

Always in stitches…