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MGVC Spring General Meetings

Tuesday March 14th 2023 will be a return to in-person meetings at the Guild.

Our featured speaker will be Barb Morrison talking about her crafting journey and why she landed on Quilting.  She will show off her quilts and talk about preparing your work for the long arm machine.  Join us at 7:30 to celebrate Quilting Month.

Tuesday April 11, 2023 we will welcome Marlene from That Sewing Place to talk to us about the making of purses and bags.  

Tuesday May 9, 2023 is our annual Contest evening.  Please get busy and make your entry NOW!  The theme this year is Paris.  You can use any medium from toothpicks, to paint, to recycled materials to make your creation.  Don't forget that the Olympics are coming to Paris is 2024 so you can use that as a jumping off point or Emily in Paris from Netflix or your own photos or experiences wandering the streets of Paris.  You get to use your imagination to create your piece.   See the copy of the flyer below.

Tuesday June 13, 2023 will have us welcome Shirley Dawson.  She is a well known teacher, designer and quilter.  She will talk about our Unfinished Projects and how we find our way back to finishing things. 

Show and Share items are always welcome! If you are showing off your project you can provided us with a photo to share on our social media or allow us to take one during the meeting.  A description is always welcome too for those who missed the meeting.  You can email it to the Guild at

Valentine Meeting challenge!
Please bring your challenge items to the Guild for the March meeting.  We would like to display them in our front lobby for everyone to see.  If you have other crafty items you did not have time to finish for the challenge or would  like to display in the cabinets to show what we do at the Guild, please bring them along.  It is time for a refresh!



Stained Glass classes will begin Wednesday March 29.

Pottery classes -hand building start on Tuesday April 4.

Beginner Knitting class starts Tuesday April 18.

We have hired a new Calligraphy Teacher and a Workshop  is planned for Saturday April 15. 

A Jewelry workshop has been scheduled for Saturday April 22..  A learn to use the Decorative Stitches on your sewing machine workshop on April 29 or May 29.   Sewing classes will resume starting Monday March 20 and you need to register early as these classes fill up quickly.  

More class updates are coming soon!


Let your thoughts, memories and visions of Paris guide your imagination!

Using any medium, create a work of art that brings your vision to life.


Two $25 prizes will be handed out as decided by our members:

1 – Best in Show – given to the most beautiful piece of art in the show.

2 – Most Creative – given to the most ingenious, clever and inspiring piece of art.

Rules and Regulations:

1. All entries must be the work of the entrant.

2. All entrants must be members.

3. Accessories are permitted to enhance the overall appearance of the item or to display it in use.

4. Written notes describing the entry and its meaning are welcome

5. All items must display good workmanship. No raw edges, glue globs, loose ends etc.

6. Work must have been completed since June 2022. 7. Items are to be brought to the May meeting on Tuesday May 14th @ 7:30.

Please join us for our two interest groups, happening at the guild building during the week on: Monday Mornings from 9:30-12pm and Wednesday afternoons from 1-3pm.

Located at:

11 Church Street, Markham

Looking for a class or workshop you cannot find.  Email the Guild to put in a request at

Thursday Night Zoom Social:
We would like to invite you to our Thursday Night Zoom Social. It takes place every Thursday night from 7-9pm.

Bring your drink of choice, a craft to work on and a smile! We look forward to seeing anyone that would be interested in joining for a chat.  It's super informal, we normal chat about anything and everything. Sometimes you get to see a sneak peak of  works in progress!

Topic: Thursday Night Zoom Social

Time: Every Thursday from 7-9pm

If interested in joining our Thursday Night Zoom Social, contact

or visit the members section for the link to zoom!

About Us:

The Markham Guild of Village Crafts is a creative hub offering a wide variety of Craft Classes, Monthly Meetings, Workshops, Summer Camps and Interest Groups to those in Markham and the surrounding areas. 


Started in April of 1971, as an organization to encourage the preservation of handcrafts, the Markham Guild of Village Crafts has grown to become one of the leaders in the advancement of modern day crafting.


We are celebrating 52 Years of Crafting this year. Thank you to all the volunteers over the past 52 years that have helped make the Craft Guild what it is today! Here's to another 52!!


 Please contact if you're interested in learning more about us!


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