Twisted Stitchers Quilt Guild - Ajax
A charity and teaching guild
All guild activities are cancelled until further notice. Please check the April newsletter for more information (members).
Anyone interested in joining the guild, please feel free to contact us (see email addresses below) and we will be sure to tell you when we are back in business.
Stay well everyone and practice physical distancing during this very uncertain time.
The Twisted Stitchers is a registered Canadian Charity Quilt Guild that meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September to June at Pickering Village Senior's Centre, 29 Linton Ave, Ajax. Our social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and our meeting starts at 7:00. Guests are welcome at all meetings except our December and June meetings when we hold our pot-lucks and elections. Guests are required to give a $7.00 donation.
Click on address above for map and directions
Click on the Programs menu item for more information.
General meetings regularly include:
charity updates and work to be completed
show and tell
short business sessions
Click on the Contact Us link for membership information.
The quilt in the banner picture is one that was made to pay for a room at the Ajax Community Centre for our first quilt show as guild funds were low. It depicts many areas and components that make up the town of Ajax. Maggie Hannigan designed the quilt and the members of the guild contributed blocks. It is located in a hallway in the Town of Ajax's municipal building.
The Twisted Stitchers Quilt Guild began in 2005 in Ajax, just east of Toronto, with only 25 enthusiastic members who all shared the same love of quilting.
The guild has grown to up to 70 extremely talented members who are not only committed to sharing their skills and knowledge with each other, but are equally committed to using their talents to produce quilts and other items for charities. The Ajax-Pickering Hospital, the NICU and Long Term Care sections of the hospital, The Salvation Army, Herizon House, Community Care, Ballycliffe Lodge, Toronto General Hospital, Winbourne Longterm Care, Children's Aid, Rose of Durham, Meals on Wheels, Community Living, Project Linus, Quilts of Valour, The Children’s Wish Foundation, and Sick Children’s Hospital are just some of the charities to which we have donated.
At Twisted Stitchers Quilt Guild meetings we enjoy guest speakers, mini workshops, challenges, a show-and-tell of members’ work, fat-quarter frenzy and pot-luck dinners. The most important aspect about the guild, other than sharing our love of quilting, is the friendships we develop and the laughs we have at meetings.
The Twisted Stitchers Guild welcomes all quilters, regardless of skill level, and anyone else who wants to learn more about the art of quilting while helping the community.
To create an open and welcoming environment in which to further promote the art of quilting to those members of our community, regardless of skill level, who wish to come and share in this art.
To freely teach and develop quilting skills and to advance education in the art of quilting with our members by providing structured workshops led by qualified quilting instructors.
To donate constructed quilts and other requested items to organizations that assist the disadvantaged for the benefit of the community at large (e.g. donating quilts to hospitals, seniors’ homes, and any other charitable organizations within the community.)