About Us

an overview of our Guild

Essendon Quilters


Essendon Quilters Inc. (EQI) was formed in 1989 with the aims of:

  • Promoting the art and craft of patchwork and quilting throughout the community.
  • Promoting a high standard of workmanship and creative design in all aspects of quilt making from traditional to contemporary treatments.
  • Providing and promoting developmental and educational programs to enhance our knowledge and skills

At the inaugural meeting held on Wednesday 8 February 1989, thirty-one ladies were in attendance. The outcome of this meeting led to then formation of Essendon Quilters’ and a statement of the aims of the group was devised:

Our aim is to come together once monthly to share our love of quilting and to further the art of quilting in our area. To meet new friends, swap ideas and learn from our fellow quilters. To achieve this we need input from every-one, so please come forward with your ideas. Eventually when our group is more financial our hope is to run specialty workshops and have speakers at our meetings. ( Minutes of the first meeting )

Essendon Quilters was officially incorporated on 24 July 1990.

We are a non-profit organisation incorporated in Victoria. Funds generated by the Guild are used to fulfill our educational and charitable goals.


The aim of our meetings is to promote friendship and education and to provide technical demonstrations and inspiration through sharing one another’s work.

To assist our members, Essendon Quilters Inc. holds both a day and a night meeting each month. Meetings take place at:

The Masonic Hall
840 Mt. Alexander Rd.
Moonee Ponds (near cnr. of Buckley Street)
Check our events calendar for details of the next meeting - Monthly Meeting Calendar

  • Day meetings take place on the third Wednesday of the month between 10am and 3pm (except January).
  • Night meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month between 7.30pm and 10pm (except December).

Members are encouraged to bring along their current project to work on and a mug (tea and coffee are provided). Day meeting members also bring their lunch. Show and tell is conducted during both the day and night meetings.


Find out more about EQI membership

There are many benefits for our members…

Upcoming Events

  1. Quilts for Others (QFO) Working Bee: April 2019

    April 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. EQI Evening Sit and Sew: April 2019

    April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. EQI Day Meeting: May 2019

    May 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Quilts for Others (QFO) Working Bee: May 2019

    May 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Marie KleinMarie Klein on Bus Trip: 2019 Part 3Hi. I've just discovered that Margaret Davidson and I will be unable to attend as...
  • EDMONDS DebbieEDMONDS Debbie on Bus Trip: 2019 Part 3I am unable to attend, however, I have one (and hopefully another) boys quilt to...
  • BOND NadineBOND Nadine on 2019: Finish It Up February Part 3It was a lot of fun. My husband's cousin who came to an EQI event...
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