The Almonte Crazy Quilters originated in 1990 under the initiative of Marie Dunn. We meet every third Wednesday of the month from September to June from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Almonte Civitan Club (Note: June and December meetings are held at the home of a member for a potluck lunch).

The goal of the ACQ has always been to explore the many facets of quilting, fibre manipulation and modern techniques, and is dedicated to preserving the craft of hand quilting in a frame. However, with the arrival of the long arm quilting machine, many quilters also turn to this method because of its varied patterns and quick results!

A typical meeting beyond regular business includes any or all of the following: Show and Tell of current work, Block of the Month, Round Robin, Tinners, Mystery Quilt and maybe a challenge in which members are expected to interpret a theme.

As a group we make 50” x 70” quilts which are donated to Home Hospice North Lanark. We have also committed to making wheelchair quilts (36” x 40”) for patients at the Almonte Hospital. Part of our meeting time is spent working on Hospice Quilts, wheelchair Quilts and individual quilting projects. Currently we have 13 active members and 4 social members. Interested quilters are welcome to join us.

Those interested in participating in this informal and fun group, please contact:
Barbara Cotterill
[email protected]

PHOTO: left to right: Emily Ballinger (HHNL) Margaret Spriggs, Lorna Drummond, Ellen May, Sandy Walsh, Helen Halpenny, Lorraine Mouland, Maureen McGahey, Phyllis Kendall, Sue Turner, Prescia dube (HHNL)

We are so grateful for these beautiful donations!