The Dutch Quiltersgilde
The Dutch Quiltersgilde was founded in September 1983 and is a non-profit organization that aims to promote patchwork and quilting throughout The Netherlands. In order to achieve this goal the Quiltersgilde organizes various exhibitions and regional days throughout the country and it publishes a quarterly magazine by the name of Quiltnieuws. Currently the Quiltersgilde has around 13000 members and its annual general meeting takes place in the month of April.
Exhibitions are organized twice a year: the spring miniaturequilt-exhibition displays approx. 125 small quilts and the September exhibition holds 225 entries by members.
In both autumn and spring regional days are organized. On these days members can meet each other, exchange ideas, techniques and patterns, and of course there is a 'show & tell' and a quilt shop. Over 4000 members and guests attend these regional days yearly.
Every year a quilt-midweek and a quilt-weekend is organized, which can be attended by members.
The Quiltersgilde provides a library with an interesting collection of books and magazines, which can be borrowed by members.
Volunteers carry out all activities.
The organization is run by a 7-member board, which meets once a month.
The Quiltersgilde is member of the EQA (European Quilters Association).