Welcome to the Website of the Markham Guild of Village Crafts

One of the very few multi-media craft guilds in Canada, the Markham Guild of Village Crafts offers the opportunity for fellowship, classes and workshops for those living in Markham and the surrounding areas.  Started in April of 1971, as an organization to encourage the preservation of handcrafts, it has grown to become one of the leading edge leaders in the advancement of modern day crafting.  The Markham Guild of Village Crafts continues to support traditional crafts and embrace new methods and techniques.

The Guild offers ongoing classes in many areas in addition to offering workshops and drop-in sessions for the sharing of ideas and the procurement of assistance with member's projects.  Currently our popular classes are sewing, quilting, stained glass, knitting, crochet and jewellery design.  Please click here for current schedules and information.  We have many award winning teachers that excel at their crafts.  The Guild is all about sharing ideas and skills.  You will be amazed at what beautiful crafts you can make in a short period of time!  Classes are open to members and non-members.  Please register with the individual instructor for the respective course.

Monthly meetings, offer a variety of speakers or the opportunity to try new skills.  Please feel free to come out and join us on the second Tuesday of each month from September to June.  Check the Schedule below for upcoming speakers and events especially noting the meeting time.

We have been an intrigale part of the Markham community, participating in many community events including Markham Fair, Applefest, Museum Days, Unionville Festival, Farmers Market to name just a few.  The Guild appreciates the support of the City of Markham, the Main Street BIA and the people of Markham.

Guest Speakers, Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates
Note: All General Meeting are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Guild Hall.

September 2014 General Meeting - September 9th at 7:30 pm.  Guest Speaker TBA.

Doors Open Markham/Open House & Class Registration - Saturday, September 27th - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Location: 11 Church Street, Markham.

October 2014 General Meeting - October 14th at 7:30 pm.  Guest Speaker TBA.

Creativ Festival - October 24th, 25th & 26th.  Come and check out our booth at the renowned Creativ Festival at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Downtown Toronto.  The Creativ Festival is Canada's largest consumer show dedicated to sewing, knitting, quilting, beading, needlework, scrapbooking, and more!  For more information, times and ticket prices check out the Creativ Festival's Website >>
November 2014 General Meeting - November 11th at 7:30 pm.  Guest Speaker TBA
December 2014 General Meeting - December 9th.  Time TBA.  For our December meeting we will be tucking into our annual potluck supper, followed by a mini craft workshop and a show and share of members recently completed craft projects.
Bells & Bows Handmade Holiday Craft Sale - The Bells & Bows Sale is our annual juried holiday sale of unique handmade gifts featuring Home Decor, Wood Crafts, Fibre Arts, Handmade Fashion Accessories, Folk Art, Jewellery, ceramics and more!
Friday, November 28th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (coinciding with the Markham Festival of Lights) and Saturday, November 29th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (coinciding with the Markham Santa Claus Parade).

Location: Guild Hall, 11 Church Street, Markham. (just East of Main Street Markham).


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