This Wednesday, come hear Mary Hopkins as she tells the story of how she became a fibre artist and quilter. Mary says, “Like most women, I learned to sew under the watch of my mother. I made doll clothes and then I made my own, starting with a hand crank machine, which I still own. I made my prom dresses and my wedding gown, but then it all was put on hold for a career and when motherhood gave me 2 boys I stopped sewing except for the occasional foray into curtains and slipcovers.
It wasn’t until I purchased a memory quilt from the Cancer society in 2006 that I seriously
looked at quilts. As my father taught all his children I immediately said, “well, I can do
that!”. After I made a quilt for everyone I knew, (and bought a long arm at Creative
Festival) I ventured into free motion quilting on the domestic. That evolved to sketching
trees and animals.”
Want to hear the rest of Mary’s story?
Join us on Wednesday, April 11.
Location: Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Avenue
Doors open for socializing at 7:00 pm
Guild meeting starts at 7:30 pm
Don't forget your membership renewal, your mug for tea, your change for treats and library raffle, and your membership card!