The first Anglican Sewing Circle, as it was called in the early part of the 20th Century, was started probably about 1935 or 1936. Mrs. Arkanas Dauphinee was the lady who started it. Mrs. Frank Veinot was president, Mrs. Perlie Veinotte was secretary/treasurer. The ladies paid 25 cents to join or some donated a pair of socks, which were worth only 40 cents at that time. The ladies made quite a number of quilts on which they sold tickets. From their records of 1940, we know they sold home-knit socks for 65 cents a pair and mitts for 40 cents.

 

After the Anglican Sewing Circle dissembled, the Women of Veinot Settlement, as it was known then, still kept making quilts and met in each other's home regularly. Years later, about 1949, another group was started, the Anglican Guild, which existed until October 2013. The Guild was started by Ivy Dauphinee and Vera Cartile. When first started there were 14 or 15 members working together to make quilts, aprons, pillowcases, and other handcrafts.

 

The Guild's membership diminished over the years, but the women of St. Andrew's congregation always joined in to help with events, such as bean and salad suppers, pancake suppers on Shrove Tuesday, Lenten soup kitchens, World Day of Prayer, fruit plates for sick and elderly at Christmas time, and other situations where the need arose.

 

The Ladies Guild was disbanded in December of 2014.