Thursday, 19 March 2009

CQA/ACC - Canadian Quilters' Association

The gears roll on ... The Board of the Canadian Quilters' Association/ACC met in Toronto to work through a full agenda. The association oversees: the National Juried Show presented each year; publishes the Canadian Qulter, an excellent glossy magazine; maintains a list of Canadian Quilt Teachers; honours the 'Teacher of the Year'; and presents the McMurdie award fto a member who furthers quilting in Canada. Our next National Juried Show is held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: http://www.canadianquilter.com/events/index_events_quiltcanada2009.htm
Hard work and time for a chuckle!
Benefits to individual members: 4 Canadian Quilters magazines/year, highlighting what is happening accross Canada; entry into the National Juried Show, 'the Best of the Best' shown in a different city each year; a website for information and resources as well as a feeling of community!
Benefits to guild membership: 2 copies of the Canadian Quilter 4 times a year; a regional representative to dispurse information, the Agnes Boal Award which provides a Canadian Quilt teacher for a workshop; the Canadian Quilt Teacher List; a chance to post your guild quilt show on the web and in the Canadian Quilter, a rosette to award as Best of Show or Viewer's Choice and rental of a CD of the National Juried Show! Fine dining at the local sandwich joint.Time for some fun and comeraderie at the airport hotel. The volunteer Board travels from B.C. ,Alberta, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Nfld. We are a non-profit association, with an executive assistant, an editor for the Canadian Quilter. We have very valuable volunteers who share the work in planning and running the National Juried show and at least one volunteer in each province who acts as regional representative to keep information flowing.
We have almost 4,000 members. Check us out at: http://www.canadianquilter.com/
The best way to get to know an organization is to join and volunteer!
By the way, international membership is available. You will be able to enter the National Juried Show and will receive the 'Canadian Quilter' (published quarterly).

Formed in 1981, the aims and objectives of the
Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association Canadienne de la Courtepointe are to:
- promote a greater understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of the art, techniques, and heritage of patchwork, appliqué, and quilting
- promote the highest standards of workmanship & design in both traditional & innovative work
- foster cooperation and sharing among quilt makers across the country.

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