Settlers’ Village Quilters Guild has a thirty year Guild history rooted on the dreams and actions of an enthusiastic group of women drawn together through their interest in quilting and their community. We are a not for profit organization and continue to gather together to enjoy the fellowship of other quilters, make new friends and develop our relationships with existing friends, find inspiration and motivation by supporting and encouraging each other, and support our community through our various outreach programmes.

The “Kawartha Piecemakers Village Quilters”, founded in 1993, originally met in the main room of Henderson House. This group of women expanded in number and worked diligently to acquire their own facility by moving the “Wray House” to its current location in Kawartha Settlers’ Village and restoring this log home to its present beautiful condition. This house was built in 1855 and donated to the Village in 1990 by Joseph Wray. We have transitioned into only using this facility each year from May 1st to October 31st. Although we have moved our monthly meetings to another venue, we continue to enjoy and create fond memories in the familiar surroundings of the “Wray House” and maintain our close ties with Kawartha Settlers’ Village.

We offer support to Kawartha Settlers’ Village in their various fund raising events by manning the Wray House if required, donating a decorated tree for their Festival of Trees, and hosting the “Quilts of the Kawartha Registry” on Settlers’ Day in June.

We hold our monthly Guild meetings at 1:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month from September until June at the Trinity United Church in Bobcaygeon. We meet weekly for our Sewing Circle at the Wray House during the months of May through to October. The schedule and activities are planned at the end of April each year by the interested participants.

We participate in many Outreach projects. The Duggie Snugglers project was created for children involved in traumatic situations and received its name from an old teddy bear found in the Duggan House. These smaller quilts continue to be popular projects made by many of our members. Victoria Quilts of Canada is a programme that provides quilts to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. We have members who participate in their Lindsay group and other members who sew the pre-cut quilts at home and return the quilt top and prepared binding back to Lindsay for completion and distribution. The mission of the Quilts of Valour programme is to ensure that injured Canadian Armed Forces members are recognized for their service and commitment to our country. We have a Guild member whose diligent work with this programme  motivates us to also participate. We actively support our local Food bank with food and cash donations.

When we met in September, the Guild members came to the agreement that our main focus this year would be preparing for and hosting our Quilt Show in the first week of May 2024. Although our outreach programmes would continue, we would not be making a "group" community quilt.  Our education part of our meetings will be a mixture of "brief talks" by Jan Andesrson and mini trunk shows by our talented members. Our fabric exchange/draw schedule for the year was also drawn up by the Guild members during our first meeting of this year. 

Scheduled Guild Meetings 2023 - 2024:




Tues. Oct. 10, 2023


Neutral Tone-on-Tone

2 ½ in. X WOF

Quilting Choices???

Tues. Nov. 14, 2023


Blue and White

2 ½ in. X WOF

Quilting Choices Cont'd

Tues. Dec. 12, 2023



2 ½ in. X WOF

Potluck Luncheon

Tues. Jan. 9, 2024


Bright Yellow

2 ½ in. X WOF

Mini Trunk Show

Donna MadDonald (postponed due to inclement weather)

Tues. Feb. 13, 2024



Fat Quarter

Mini Trunk Show

Trish Miller

Tues. March 12, 2024



Fat Quarter

Mini Trunk Show

Louise Plante

Tues. April 8, 2024




Fat Quarter


Mary Anne Richardson: Guest Speaker

Final Prep for Quilt Show

Tues. May 14, 2024



Fat Quarter


Tues. June 11, 2024



2 ½ in. X WOF

Luncheon: Park Picnic