Fonds PR0081 - Edmonton and District Quilters' Guild fonds

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Edmonton and District Quilters' Guild fonds

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    • 1978-2014 (Creation)

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    1.88 m of textual records and other material.

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    The Edmonton and District Quilter's Guild (EDQG), a non-profit organization, was founded in Edmonton in 1979. It was an extension of the original West Edmonton Quilter's Guild founded by Pat Macri and Clara Latham. The number of members has grown from 35 at its inception to more than 300. The first general meeting was held at St. Vincent's School in Edmonton with an attendance of 60 members, many of whom would become charter members of the guild.

    The objectives of the guild are to promote the appreciation of fine quilts; sponsor and support quilting activities; encourage the continued making and collecting of quilts, contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles, patterns, and history, and to assist quilt makers through educational meetings, travel, and fellowship. The EDQG is a volunteer run organization and participates in a variety of community service and charity projects. They also maintain a library of quilt related books and magazines available to members and publish a newsletter nine times per year.

    The executive of the organization is comprised of the following ten officers: A President; a Past President; a First Vice-President; a Second Vice-President; a Secretary; a Treasurer; a Membership Chair; a Program Chair; a Newsletter Chair; and a Public Relations Chair. The term of office is one year. Guild membership is open to the public and members are entitled to benefits negotiated by the Guild and subject to payment of the annual general fees as approved at the annual general meeting. Members meet on a monthly basis.

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    The fonds consists of the records generated and received by the Guild in the operation of their organization including meeting minutes, by-laws, financial reports, correspondence and other materials generated by the Guild Executive (1979-2014); photographs, negatives, and transparencies of various workshops, meetings, and events organized by the Guild (1978-2008); records relating to the Guilds’ interactions with members, other craft organizations, and businesses (1980-2014); Newsletters produced by the Guild (1978-2014); and records and other materials from special events the Guild has organized or participated in including Alberta’s 75th Anniversary and “A Decade of Quilting” the Guild’s 20th Anniversary (1979-2007).

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    The materials comprising PR2000.0740 were deposited by Guild historian Janet Patch in July 2000, materials comprising PR2011.0208 were deposited by Guild photograph historian Sandra Smith on August 7, 2007, materials comprising PR2011.0211 were deposited by Guild archivist Katie Mabbutt on March 12, 2008, materials comprising PR2011.0569 were donated by Margarita McKeough in 2011, and materials comprising PR2016.0619 were donated by Laurrie Gerzanich in 2015. Each donation was made on behalf of the Edmonton and District Quilters’ Guild.


    The materials comprising PR2000.0740 have been arranged both chronologically and thematically. The materials comprising PR2011.0208, PR2011.0211, PR2011.0569, and PR2016.0619 have been maintained in original order.

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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        The information in the administrative history is sourced from the fonds.

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        Includes 3771 photographs, 2309 negatives, 1163 transparencies, 8 3 ½ floppy disks, 3 CD-Rs, 2 artifacts.

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