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Niagara Heritage Quilters’ Guild is dedicated to promote the appreciation of the art of quilting, be it traditional, modern, contemporary, pieced or appliquéd , through education from our shared collective knowledge base with fun and celebration and to recognize community needs and the contribution that quilting can make.

Our members are like our quilts, completely unique!

Niagara Heritage Quilters’ Guild was established in 1980 when a member organized a quilt show to raise money for the Pelham and Effingham Heritage Associations. Recruiting several other women, all pretty much strangers, working together produced a very successful show. At the celebration party, and further discussion, the guild was formed over a pizza at Mother’s Pizza in St. Catharines.

Posting an ad in the St. Catharines Standard in December announcing the very first meeting was to be held at the library, the guild felt numbers would be only 20-30 people at most, considering the upcoming Christmas season.



Royal Canadian Legion
141 Hwy #20 E
Fonthill, ON L0S 1E4

(Map available on “CONTACT US” page.)

Fourth Wednesday of the Month:

September 27, 2023

October 25, 2023

November 22, 2023

January 24, 2024

February 28, 2024

March 27, 2024

April 24, 2024

May 22, 2024   Members Only AGM

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Social Hour: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp


President – Carol McRae
Vice President – Maureen Augerman
Secretary – Pat Andres
Treasurer – Theresa Bell
Past President – Lynda Iannandrea

President’s Message

Welcome to the Niagara Heritage Quilters’ Guild website. We have been in the Niagara Region for over 40 years.  If you are new to the area and interested in Quilting, join us on the fourth Wednesday of the month from September – November and January – April, May is for members only. We meet at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 613, 141 Hwy#20E, Fonthill, ON.

Doors open at 6:30pm. and the business meeting begins at 7:30pm.

A brief word about masking and Covid-19. Provincial masking requirements have been lifted in most public settings including social gatherings. You should continue to wear a mask if you feel it is right for you, at high risk for severe Illness, recovering from COVID-19, have symptom’s of COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who had or has symptoms of COVID-19. Wearing a mask is a personal choice; lets all please respect that choice.

Membership is open to all quilters of all quilting levels and all quilting styles. Some of the benefits you will receive as a member are by-monthly newsletters, voting privileges, workshops at member prices, and have access to our private Facebook group where you can share ideas, projects, and communicate with your fellow members.

For information on how to join visit our Membership page.

Come and enjoy our guest speakers, register for a workshop, share your finished or unfinished project during show and tell, and/or volunteer to help on a committee. This is the best way to get to know your fellow members.

There are also several Giving Back initiatives you might be interested in such as Meals On Wheels, NeoNatal Quilts and Community Quilts. There is something for everyone, opportunities to learn and grow, and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Visitors are also welcome at all meetings except for May. There is a small guest fee payable at the door. Just present yourself at our membership table at the beginning of a guild meeting. Greeters will be available to show you around.

I am confident you will enjoy what we have to offer and please feel free to use our resources located on our Events/Links page.

For more information you can e-mail us at:

Carol McRae

          We are a proud member of the Canadian Quilters’ Association (CQA)


Our Niagara Heritage Quilters’ Guild Membership is open to anyone interested in Quilting.
There is an Annual Membership fee that is set by our executive committee every year. 

$45.00 (Paid before June 30th, 2022)  •  $50.00 (Paid after June 30th, 2022)
$25.00 (Full-time Student with a valid 2022/2023 Student card)



The Niagara Heritage Quilters’ Guild hosts numerous workshops through out the year. This past year we we have been inspired and entertained by some wonderful speakers and workshop teachers including Judy Pearce, Marilyn Farquhar, Dorothy Holdenmeyer, Ludmilla Clarest, Gloria Meyer, Veronica Puskas, Lolly Challice, Michelle Denham, Lorna Constantini, Loura Coia and Mary Pal.

Our next workshop/lecture is:

Date/Time Event
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Demonstration Night

Royal Canadian Legion – Branch #613, Fonthill On


Giving Back

The Niagara Heritage Quilters’ Guild is proud of the work we do, not only in quilting
supporting our community in various ways. 

We love “Making a Difference”.

Here are several ways we give back. Click on any link to find out more

 Community Outreach     Meals on Wheels     Neonatal Quilts    RAFT   Scholarships          

Auxiliary Group(s)

NHQG Stitch & Sew

We welcome anyone with a love of handwork and those who might like to try it.
Our group consists of longtime needleworkers who love to share their tips and enthusiasm as well as beginners who might benefit from shared skills

Our Newsletter

Events / Links

Contact Us