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 and Upcoming Meetings

 MGVC General Meeting for April we were entertained and amazed by the thread creations of Lucy Garvin from Wonderfil Threads. She used a variety of threads for unusual craft uses including jewellery, doll making and book covers.

April 25 and 26 2014 - Creativ Festival.

May 10 and 11, 2014 - COLOURSTRUCK Art Exhibition & Another Blooming Craft Sale.

May 13, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm - General Meeting, Owner of Log Cabin Yardage in Whitevale will hold a trunk show

May 24, 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:.00 pm - Bits and Pieces Sale

Recent Happenings at the Guild

MGVC Teacher Christine Alexiou was honored with a grand prize at the 2013 International Quilt Festival (the worlds largest quilting event) in Houston, Texas. Christine’s quilt is made to look like a book and is actually made from 3 quilts put together to give it multiple pages. Her prize was sponsored by e-Quilt.com in the category of World of Beauty.

The title of her quilt is Septem Peccata Mortalia (Seven Deadly Sins).  The quilt theme is based on illuminated manuscripts and tackles how little human nature has changed since these manuscripts were created.


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