About Us

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.



Merriton Community Centre
7 Park Ave.  St. Catharines, ON

Third Wednesday of the Month:
January 15, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 18, 2020
April 15, 2020

Members Only AGM May 20th, 2020 at 6:15

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

Presidents Message

Welcome to the Niagara Heritage Quilters Guild (NHQG) web site. We invite you, as a member or guest to enjoy your visit. Please use this site as a source of information about our guild and its programs and activities as well as a resource for information about quilting activities throughout the Niagara Region & beyond.

Our guild is very diverse, drawn together by our common thread, a love of quilting.  The guild was established nearly 40 years ago, and thus has evolved through the many changes we have seen in this art form, fabrics, designs, rotary cutters, art quilts, modern quilts and so on.  We support and encourage each other through the process of making quilts and we are delighted by the different finished projects.

Quilters are caring souls, giving comfort to others and thus we support several charitable endeavours; Kristen French Advocacy Centre, Hospice Niagara, Neonatal Quilts, Meals on Wheels,  and several others.

It’s been my pleasure to serve as president for a second time.  I truly enjoy participating in the growth and changes in quilting.  It’s been a large part of my own life and the people we share with in the guild are wonderful.

Please join us. We always welcome new members.

Fran Inglis


President – Fran Inglis
Vice President – Debbie Hipple
Secretary – Heather Murray
Treasurer – Maureen Morrison
Past President – Lynne Wilkinson


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. 

$35.00 (Paid before August 31st, 2019)  •  $40.00 (Paid after August 31st, 2019)
$20.00 (Full-time Student with a valid 2019/2020 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
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Elaine Theriault - Modern Quilting

Merritton Community Centre, St. Catharines Ontario

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Design Challenge by Elaine Theriault

First Grantham United Church, St. Catharines Ontario

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Louise Hamilton - My Quilting Journey through Life

Merritton Community Centre, St. Catharines Ontario


Giving Back

The Niagara Heritage Quilters’ Guild is proud of the work we do, not only in quilting but supporting our community in various ways. During the 2018 and2019 season we donated 91 quilts to individuals, refugee families, The Kristen French Centre, Gillians place to name a few.

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          

The Afternoon Group

 An auxiliary group of the Niagara Heritage Quilters’ Guild.

We meet from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at: Merritton Community Ctr. , 7 Park Ave. St. Catharines, ON

We specialize in almost anything done by hand. We’ve tried a few things including redwork, embroidered greeting cards, a craft box, and smocking.

For 2020, we will be working on some redwork embroidery from Crabapple Hill Studio featuring some crayoning in both January and March. In February and April, Nancy Nigh will be visiting the group and providing an introduction to working with wool.  May will be a review of the things we have done and plans for the forthcoming year.

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