May 10, 2023 Program: Three Members Present

This month we're going to witness the expertise of three of our very own members. They will showcase some of their work and discuss how they approach a specific technique. This should be a great night - 3 mini trunk shows and 3 demos.

April 12, 2023 Program: Celine Allaert of Blue Calla Patterns

 Celine Allaert is the owner and designer behind Blue Calla Patterns and works out of her home studio in Toronto, Ontario. 

She had the opportunity to be a featured designer for the “Bag of the Month Club” ( in 2017, 2018 and again in 2021. 

She has taught workshops in the U.S. and Canada as well as host her own sewing retreats in Toronto. 

Celine was part of the Janome Canada team as an Artisan for 3 years where she wrote several blog tutorials for the Janome Life website (

You can find all of her sewing patterns on her website at 

You can also find her on Instagram @bluecallapatterns or helping fellow bag makers in her Facebook support group at

March 8, 2023 Program: Robin Bogaert


Robin Bogaert is a long arm quilter, creator and blogger at and has many years of quilting experience. She was the past owner of a quilt shop in Windsor, Ontario (also
a Bernina Dealer) and now resides in Waterloo. Her roots in quilting are traditional, however she appreciates modern quilt design as well and considers the focus of work to be designing,
teaching, trunk shows, free motion quilting, ruler work and thread painting. She has always 
been brand loyal; passionate about Bernina Sewing Machines.

Robin was featured in the Summer 2016 and 2017 (Canada 150th ) edition of Quilters’ Connection Magazine and a guest contributor at She was also the guest artist Trunk Show presenter at the St Jacobs Quilt Festival in 2019. 

Robin is a new Bernina International Brand Ambassador.