In 1981 the Etobicoke and York Heritage Quilt Guilds co-hosted Quilt Toronto at York University. It was during this conference that a small group decided it was time to form a national organization. The association was officially launched in 1982 when the York Heritage Guild hosted the first Annual General Meeting of the CQA/ACC. CQA/ACC was incorporated on April 14 1983.
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