RCQG Has Gone Virtual!

In early May, the Executive Team decided that Royal City Quilters guild will transform itself into a virtual quilt guild until it is safe to resume in-person meetings. We shared the rationale for that decision in our May newsletter to members.

During the Spring, we held three virtual quilt guild meetings using the popular online platform, Zoom. The local newspaper profiled our efforts.

Before each meeting, we share a quick tutorial for those who are new to Zoom. Once the President calls the meeting to order, we make announcements and conduct any guild business before turning over the meeting to our guest speaker for a virtual trunk show. Of course, members always have questions for the speaker at the end of the trunk show. We wrap up the official meeting with Member Show and Share before adjourning to Zoom breakout rooms for a little member-to-member socializing.

Although we miss spending time with our quilting friends, we’re excited about our new virtual format. We can welcome members, guests and speakers from all over the world. No one has to drive in bad weather or after dark. Everyone gets a front row seat to see the beautiful quilts and projects shared each month.

Each summer, our guild goes on a summer hiatus. Our virtual meetings will resume Tuesday, September 8. If you’d like to join us, please visit our online store and purchase an annual membership. Until our meetings resume in the Fall, we are sponsoring a summertime mystery quilt for our members with clues published every two weeks. If you’d like to participate in the summertime mystery, please use this form to let us know.

For more information about Royal City Quilters Guild, send an email to president@royalcityquiltersguild.ca or membership@royalcityquiltersguild.ca.

(Published July, 2020)