AIM: Enhance quilting knowledge, preserve this art form, exchange ideas and methods, and participate in community projects.
The Durham Trillium Quilters Guild meets the second Monday of every month, from September through June. For the 2022-2023 guild year, in-person meetings will resume with virtual meetings planned for 3 winter months. Virtual meetings will be resumed if required due to COVID-19 restrictions.
For in person meetings, the doors open at 6:45 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM. For virtual meetings, our meetings open at 6:30 PM for a virtual chat and get-together, and the actual event starts at 7:00 PM.
If a 2nd Monday of the month conflicts with a holiday, a new date will be determined for that meeting and will be communicated to members and posted on this website.
The guild will resume in-person meetings in September of 2022, although we plan to have 3 of the winter meetings virtually in 2023. For virtual meetings, meeting invitations will be sent via email to members prior to each meeting. The following is our schedule for our guild presentations:
Our program is dynamic and we offer a great variety of guest speakers to enlighten, entertain, and inspire your creativity. Come see what we have to offer!
The 2022 December and 2023 April, May, and June meetings will be held at the DeStefano Funeral, Celebration, and Reception Centre. The address is 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa ON L1J 0C7.
The 2023 January, February, and March meetings will be held virtually.
1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 0C7, Canada
The Durham Trillium Quilters’ Guild will implement COVID-19 protection measures based on government and event location requirements that are in place at the time of in-person events.
If a masking requirement is not in place, it may still be encouraged by the Officer of Health to wear a mask in public settings. DTQG will promote a mask-friendly environment at all meetings and events. Although the DTQG will not supply masks to persons, we ask that everyone be kind, considerate, and respectful to one another and the choices that individuals make as to whether to wear a mask or not.
Due to the nature of our meetings and the fact that we have several members who are either themselves at high risk or who have close family members at high risk for COVID, the DTQG executive respectfully requests that if you are sick you DO NOT ATTEND in-person meetings or events.
We welcome new members to the Durham Trillium Quilters' Guild. The membership fee is $40 for the guild year. If joining after the January meeting, the membership fee is reduced to $20 for the remainder of the guild year. Please use the button below to be directed to the on-line registration form. Applicants are asked to pay their fees via e-transfer using our guild's email account: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure you include a note in the e-transfer comment indicating who the membership is for, as this information is not always available from the associated email account.
Note that people must be a registered and paid member in the year to participate in in-person or virtual meetings, in-person retreats and sew days and workshops, and virtual sew days or workshops. There is no reduced fee to attend only virtual events - full membership is required.
Guests are always welcome with the exception of the Holiday meeting in December and the Annual General meeting in June. The guest fee is currently $10.
To attend a virtual meeting as a guest, please contact the guild at least seven days in advance of the meeting date, to coordinate for payment and, once paid, to receive the meeting invitation via email. Please use the form in our "Contact Us" page.
To attend an in-person, please arrive to the meeting location by 6:50 pm to allow time to register and pay.
The Durham Trillium Quilters’ Guild is a diverse guild with people of different perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders, races, socio-economic backgrounds, education levels, geographic locations, sexual orientations, and thoughts, who share a drive to enhance our personal, social, spiritual, and professional quilting experience personally and for all members, and with awareness of inclusion and diversity across our membership. Each member is different and brings to the table their lifetime of experiences and knowledge, and adds value to the guild because of these differences.
We offer the opportunity for your participation in an array of events. After all, a big part of quilting is the social time we spend with like-minded creative people. We have a number of workshops, sew socials, and retreats each year. The format is different right now due to COVID, but we still think it is important to have social time with our fellow quilters.
Please see the Events drop-down menu.
Our Threads of Friendship Quilt Show was held on November 22 & 23, 2019 at the General Sikorski Polish Veterans’ Association Hall. Click on the button below to go to the show page and to see the winning quilt.
When meeting virtually, the Durham Trillium Quilters' Guild uses the Zoom platform. Meeting ID numbers and access passwords are sent to guild members and registered guests in advance of each meeting. Click on the link provided in the email AT THE TIME OF THE MEETING, to join the meeting using the Zoom app
You don't have to use the Zoom app to attend our on-line get togethers. If you want to join without the app, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter the provided meeting ID number. Enter the password when prompted. Note that your browser will need to have access to your computer microphone for us to be able to hear you, and your video camera for us to be able to see you. If not, you can at least see and hear the meeting, but you will not be able to participate. If you don't have a microphone on your computer, you can call in to the the meeting by phone. Send an email a day or two in advance of the meeting using the form on our "Contact Us" page in order to get instructions on how to call in to a meeting by phone.
Connections: Some people have encountered difficulty in connecting to or joining a Zoom meeting. It is important to ensure that you regularly update your Zoom app. Zoom puts out regular updates to its app to improve security, and it will not allow you to join a meeting if your app is too old. It is highly recommended to update the app ahead of time, so you are not delayed in joining the meeting. If you are on a mobile platform, you can go to your app store, search for the Zoom app, and select "update." If you are on a computer, you can run the program and it should prompt you. For more help on how to update the app, click here.
Courtesy: When on a Zoom meeting, it is sometimes easy to forget that our microphones and cameras are capturing what is going on around us. Please select a quiet location with minimal background noise and activity to join in the meeting. In terms of video, it is often fun for other attendees to see your pet joining in as they pass by, but as we’ve seen online, it is not so great to see another household member walk by in the background in just a towel (or less). Please consider your background when setting up the camera. In terms of audio, background noise can be quite a problem. For example, if you have the baseball game on(or soccer or football or . . .) in the background, or someone else is talking on a phone or talking to other household members nearby, the other meeting attendees can hear it. This extra noise makes it very hard to hear the speaker. It is good practice to mute your microphone when you are not speaking. The host CAN mute you if you have lots of noise that is interfering with the meeting, but it takes time for the host to figure out who is causing the noise, and everyone would greatly appreciate it if you self-mute when not speaking.