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Our aim is to promote the art and craft of patchwork and quilting throughout the community. We encourage quilters to participate in our Guild activities as members.

There are many reasons to be a member of EQI. We offer:

  • Regular meetings to share your love of quilting
  • Guest Speakers, covering a wide range of topics
  • Pop-up Shops at some of our meetings
  • Access to our well stocked library of books, patterns, magazines, stencils, template sets and other equipment. Borrowing is available at both the day and night meetings *Catalogue available to Members Only
  • Regular workshops on traditional and contemporary methods and techniques of patchwork and quilting
  • Show and Tell of members work at meetings to inspire and delight *Images available to Members Only
  • An archive of a monthly newsletter called The Connecting Thread, which details information on all past EQI activities *Archives available to Members Only
  • A Biennial Exhibition of members work. This is a major calendar event for members
  • Attend our Annual Retreat to Castlemaine
  • Bus trips to exhibitions, shops and other delightful places
  • Our own Quilt-In, which is open to members and visitors every alternate year to our Exhibition. This event usually includes a special Guest Speaker, challenge competitions, show and tell, pop-up shops and a delicious morning and afternoon tea
  • A Website, including a members section that provides up-to-date information about EQI activities
  • Opportunities to volunteer your time and skills to make quilts for those in need within our community through the Quilts for Others program
  • We are a member of the Victorian Quilters Inc., which provides an important link to state, national and international news and events

Visitors are most welcome and may attend two free meetings prior to joining EQI.

Current annual membership fees are: $35.00, and current meeting attendance fee is $5.00

Membership Application Form: Click here to download and print a copy.

If you have any questions about membership or our Guild

Upcoming Events

  1. Quilts for Others (QFO) Working Bee

    September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. EQI Evening Sit and Sew: September 2018

    September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Subscription Fees Due 2018

    October 1
  4. EQI Annual Retreat 2018

    October 12 - October 14

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