Members might recognize Helen's name as she is a recent former member of our Guild. For those unfamiliar with Helen:
“I started quilting about 20 years ago. I love the process of combining print fabrics and using colour. After becoming enthralled by the complex design method developed and pioneered by Ruth McDowell in her book Piecing: Expanding the Basics, I had the good fortune to take a workshop with her about 12 years ago. Since then, I have employed her process to create representative quilts of flowers and landscapes. I have also explored the more spontaneous quilt development process of Gwen Marston and dabbled in Modern Quilt design. Occasionally I combine the various methods I am now familiar with when creating quilts. I have exhibited quilts at 2 Fibrations shows in Burlington and at the Canadian Quilters' Association.”
October 12, 2022 (In Person) - Christina De Miranda - Trunk Show, Thru-Quilting: My Journey Thru Modern Quilting
This trunk show will showcase quilts designed by Cristina De Miranda of Ships & Violins. The journey begins with a look at her improvised patchwork pillow covers inspired by a thru-hike of the East Coast Trail, and continues through her designs as a burgeoning modern quilt pattern designer. The show will include details about her inspiration, her approach to design, and how pursuing a creative business is not so different from a long walk in the woods.
November 9, 2022 (In Person) - Olesya Lebedenko - Trunk Show, Folk Heritage in Modern Way Demo Lecture
Olesya Lebedenko, is an Ukrainian artist living and creating in Canada. Fabric and threads are her way to draw her world. It’s a freedom to mix colors with texture and add tiny touches to bring life to the character.
Olesya is a teacher, designer, quilter, book author, magazine contributor, doll maker, and the founder and owner of Olesya Lebedenko Design brand. Her tutorials and designs have been featured in Canadian, USA and Ukrainian publications. She has written dozens of tutorials, articles, and led hundreds of workshops in Europe and Canada. Since the pandemic started Olesya has switched a lot of my classes to a virtual format.
A BERNINA Canada Ambassador, professional member of the Canadian Quilters’ Association and the International Quilt Association, we welcome Olesya to our November meeting.
Wednesday November 10th 2021 - Helen Godden from Canberra, Australia Presents Top 10 Art Quilt Techniques. Helen says "grab a cuppa tea as I share my favorite techniques that I use to create my art quilts. I discuss painting with acrylic on fabric, my easy ways to paint with dye & salt, and my "secret squirrel" technique of painting with bleach. I share how I designed the yarn couching foot and how I physically manage my current passion to quilt BIG! I probably share too much including my shoe size!”
March 10 – Debbie and Shelly, owners of the East Coast Quilt Co. in St. John’s, Newfound-land and Labrador will be our presenters. They will provide insight as to how their store came to be, insights on new East Coast trends, what it is like to run a business on an island. Per-haps a virtual tour will ensue!
September 11 - Judy Pearce – using technology in quilt design and trunk
October 9 – Doris Lovadina-Lee – Trunk Show and Lecture – journey from
traditional quilter to art quilter and fabric dyer
November 13 – Kathy Wylie – the Time of Our Lives
December 11 – Holiday celebration; show and share your holiday quilts and
January 8 – Laura Henneberry – PreQuilt
Demo and Mini Trunk Show
February 12 – Show and share of members favourite quilt gadgets
March 11 - Bill Stearman – Backpack Trunk Show
Program 2017-2018September 13 Guild Program
Daryl Aitken from Fabric Spark will provide a glimpse into the latest fabric collections and trends and observations from the 2017 Spring Quilt Market and Trade Show held in St. Louis last May. She will share some fabric and will be happy to answer any questions you have about what really happens at a quilt market and trade show. Check out Daryl’s Instagram page for more inspiration.
Alizon Sharun will share with us the Canada 150 challenge and show that she co-curated. The Perth County Tartan was created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada. The shades of GREEN represent the strong agricultural presence in Perth County. BLUE represents the many rivers and creeks flowing through the fertile farmland. RED is for the blood sacrificed by the early settlers and veterans who gave their lives so that we could prosper and GOLD signifies the industrious nature of the people of Perth County. “Quilt Squared” is an exhibition of One Foot Square quilt & fibre art pieces based on the colours or what they represent in the Perth County Tartan.
Johanna Masko – patternmaker, designer and instructor Johanna Masko’s presentation: Blocks Unblocked – Deconstructing Sampler Quilts. Seduced by the challenge of an enormous sampler quilt with 111 little 6" blocks, Johanna started with Block 1 of Laurie Aaron Hird's "Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt" and didn't stop until she had completed them all. Others had been framing their estimated completion time in terms of how many years it might take to finish them; Johanna finished her blocks in just 30 sewing sessions. Her secret? Setting aside the 106 templates provided with the book and working with Quilt Math and every construction shortcut she knew.
In "Blocks Unlocked," Johanna shares her methods for breaking down traditional blocks into simple units, and shows us the underlying grid structure that form the foundation for most geometric blocks. She will also give tips for working with small-scale patchwork and ideas for streamlining our piecing, whatever the project might be. She has two blogs: Seams Likely and Johanna Masko Quilts.
Festive Market – We'll hold our wildly popular Festive Market on December 13. If you're interested in selling some of your own wares - quilty things, knitted items, other handmade goods including jams, jellies, baked good, etc. please contact Karen Gregory.
Award-winning quilter Roxanna Kantarjian has spent the past few years learning from American quilter Nancy Crow. Roxanna will introduce members to Crow and talk about what it is like to work with her. She will show quilts from her first class with Nancy and then those showing the process and her progress into an artist up to tod 2016-2017:
Brenda Miller of Among Brenda’s Quilts is coming to speak with us about “Developing the Designer in You”. You can see some of her design creations on her website at http://www.amongbrendasquilts.com/
Elaine Theriault is coming to speak to us about scrap quilts. Elaine, who works for Northcott, is a quilter, teacher, blogger and avid cyclist. Her presentation will provide a new and exciting look into the “old art” of scrap quilts. In addition to a trunk show with different styles of scrap quilts, Elaine will share some ideas for storing fabric, especially scraps. http://crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.ca/
We continue our exploration of design continues with a presentation by Mary Elizabeth Kinch entitled “Where Do Your Ideas Come From?” Mary Elizabeth loves to guide people to tap into their creative abilities.
December 14—CHRISTMAS FESTIVE MARKET
February 8 -
Joni Newman of Quirks & Quilts will be speaking. She is a quilter and designer. http://www.quirksandquilts.com/
3rd Annual Worldwide Quilting Day
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
June 14—Annual General Meeting/Pot Luck