Program & Speakers

Welcome to all new RVQG members and returning members!

Please mark your calendar for our 2023-24 meeting dates, to make sure you don’t miss our lineup of guest speakers. 

To become a member of the guild, please complete the registration form online. You can pay by e-transfer or by mailing a cheque. See 'Membership' for more information.

All program events occur during the monthly RVQG General Meetings. 


Please note that our January and February meetings will be held online, using ZOOM. They will begin at 6:30 to get everyone online. The actual meeting will start at 7pm. 

Please see below the Zoom Meeting Guidelines

Meeting for March April and may are held at  Peace Lutheran Church928 Liverpool Rd., Pickering L1W 1S6. 


Sept. 25, 2023

On Sept. 25, 2023 Tracey Lawko will be our guest speaker. Tracey is an award-winning

quilter, longarmer, embroiderer, and textile artist. She combines her love of traditional

needlework techniques with free-motion longarm machine stitching to create realistic

landscapes and still life that are drawn with thread.

Tracey’s textile artwork has been selected for many prestigious North American and

International exhibitions. She is a member of the Canadian Quilters Association, York

Heritage Quilters Guild, Embroiderers Association of Canada, Toronto Guild of

Stitchery, and Craft Ontario. She is a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt

Associates. She has now retired from being a CQA/ACC Certified Quilt Judge. A

professional artist, Tracey is represented by Roberts Gallery in Toronto.

For more information, please see:

This meeting will be held in-person at Peace Lutheran Church, Pickering.

Oct. 23, 2023

Helen Garland will be presenting her talk, “Representation and Realism via Art Quilts”.

She creates pieced quilts using the technique developed and promoted by Ruth

McDowell, in her book ‘Piecing: Expanding the Basics’.

She has created representative quilts of flowers and landscapes. She also explored the

more spontaneous quilt development process of Gwen Marston and dabbled in Modern

Quilt design.

Helen has exhibited quilts at 2 Fibrations shows in Burlington and at the Canadian

Quilters Association.” Helen is from Toronto.

This meeting will be held in-person at Peace Lutheran Church, Pickering.



General Meetings continue to be held virtually on Zoom. While there are several benefits to using this platform, there can be some obstacles…from connectivity issues to managing the variety and capacity of devices members use. Therefore, to ensure that our meeting runs smoothly, please adhere to the timeline for presenters,  so that we all enjoy a quality meeting experience.

1. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Members are encouraged to sign in early to socialize and to make sure computer/tablet/phone devices are connecting well before the meeting starts. 

2. Technical Support: 6:30 – 6:50 pm. If you have a Zoom question or concern, call the Tech Team. First, put you audio on mute, then call Tella or Terry to assist you privately before the meeting starts.

        Technical Support Team: 

           Tella & Terry : please see membership list for phone #                            

3. Formal Meeting starts at 7:00 pm. 


a) Mute your audio to drown out background noises (TV, dog       barking, etc.) 

b) Mute audio and turn off your video during guest speaker presentations (you’ll still be able to see the presenter…and their slides, etc.). 

c) If your internet is unstable or you lose your connection, try using the meeting invitation link to get back in. A meeting co-host will admit you at any time during the meeting.