Four Corners Quilters' Guild

Organization
Four Corners Quilters' Guild
Address
P.O. Box 581
City
Mount Forest
Province
Ontario
Country
Canada
Postal Code
N0G 2L0
Contact Name
Isobel Trachsel
Phone
519-323-2794

The Four Corners Quilters’ Guild was established in 1998, with the name reflecting the origins of the founding members who lived in the four townships of Egremont, Normanby, Arthur and Minto. Today, we have more than 50 members who travel to meetings from a wide local radius to build their skills and participate in charitable activities.

As a community-based, volunteer organization, we have four main objectives, as defined by our Constitution:
•To promote the art of quilting
•To provide learning opportunities for members
•To provide opportunities for fellowship and support
•To provide meaningful contributions to our communities

We meet the second Tuesday of every month from September to June, 7:30-9:30 pm at the Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East. New members and guests are always welcome!

The Four Corners Quilters’ Guild has a history of proud community support, highlights of which include:

•Creation of the guild signature quilt with a brief guild historical account on the label, which resides with the Mount Forest Heritage Society
•Numerous raffle quilts donated to various local community causes
•Donations of several quilts for auction by the Stratford-based “The Quilt” project in support of cancer patient support services
•Quilts for two local families who suffered the loss of their homes to fire
•Donation of comfort quilts for members and friends in need
•Winning first prize in the Wellington County International Plowing Match (IPM 2000) for our group quilt “Turn of the Century Village”
•Participation as demonstrators at the Perth County IPM in 2003
•Creation of “Future Traditions, Tomorrow’s Stars” quilt for Grey County IPM (2004), following by donation of the quilt to Grey Roots Heritage and Visitor Centre, Owen Sound
•Donation of a quilt to the new Claire Stewart Medical Centre welcome area, and a quilt to the Louise Marshall Hospital cancer treatment room
•Donation of “Our Community” quilt to Mount Forest Public School
•Sponsorship of quilt block classes in the Mount Forest Fall Fair
•Presented a “miniature” show at the Harriston Library art gallery
•Two major quilt shows (over 260 displayed items at each) in 2003 and 2008
•Donation of over 30 baby quilts to local charities and emergency service providers
•Creation of quilts for the remodelled Mount Forest, Dundalk and Harriston libraries
•Donation of “Canada’s Quilt of Remembrance” to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 134
•Gift to charter member Margaret Gillies on her 90th birthday which was a quilt for the Louise Marshall Hospital
•“Vanilla Cream Delight” quilt was selected for national juried show and subsequently donated to guild founder Grace Copeland as a raffle quilt in support of neuroblastoma research

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