Valerie Miller will be our guest for our November 28, 2017 General Meeting, doing a wonderful trunk show and a workshop the next day. Valerie is from Renfrew and creates graphic quilts employing traditional techniques and modern style. Her quilts have been featured at Quilt Market in Houston and Quilt Con in Pasedena. Come and see her trunk show, and we still have space in her workshop to learn her curves technique and create a modern and sophisticated table runner. Leave a message on our Facebook page or email us if you are interested in taking the workshop and I will forward your request to Program. http://www.valeriemillerquiltedcovers.com
Cathy Price is offering two dates for her workshop “Log Cabin Pillow with Button Closure”. The two dates are Saturday, January 20, 2018 and Wednesday, January 24.
Bridget O’Flaherty is offering two dates for her workshop “Landscape Thread Painting by Numbers”. The two dates are Saturday, February 24, and Wednesday, February 27, 2018. Don’t forget to sign up.
On March 27, 2018, we will welcome Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott to our Guild for a Trunk Show and a Workshop the next day. Libs is from Toronto and is a textile artist and designer that uses technology and traditional methods to build her handmade quilts. She also designs fabric collections for Andover Fabrics. She will be teaching a one day workshop on March 28th, and if you would like to join the class, please send a message on our Facebook page or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward your request to Program. http://www.libselliott.com
Lenore Crawford will coming to our Guild in June 2018 for a Trunk Show and a two-day workshop, offered on June 27 and 28. Lenore combines her love of France, French architecture, flower gardens, along with her passion for colour and realism. She has won numerous prizes for her art and continues to grow her medium and style in new and beautiful ways. Lots of time to join us. http://www.lenorecrawford.com
The Guild Challenge for this year is called Play Full Deck Fun. Create an interpretative quilt based on a card from a playing deck. Pick a card, any card, and let your imagination run wild. There will be four categories: 1. Functional Quilt (max. size 50″ X 65″ lap/throw), 2. Newbie Quilt (less than two years quilting, max. size 50″ X 65″), 3. Art Quilt (max. size 50″ X 65″), 4. Objects d’Art (doll, puppet, mannequin, handbag, apparel, home décor, etc.). There will be a Viewer’s Choice in each Category. Everything is due at the May General Meeting in 2018. C
Our new Block of the Month has started, and we will be getting 12″ blocks. Our first one is a 3D Pinwheel Block. Looks like fun. C
The fall retreat this year will be held September 20, 21, and 22, 2017 instead of October due to the availability of the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg. Contact Nancy Jossinet to attend. Sorry this Retreat has been cancelled. C
May 17, 2017 Paul Leger’s Patchwork Illusion Quilts workshop – with careful colour selection, you can take traditional quilt block designs and create a 3D illusion patchwork cube. http://www.paullegerquilts.com/
June 6 & 20, 2017 Bethany Garner of Kingston Fibre Artists is running 2 one-day workshops. Day 1, “Dying to Quilt” – you will learn to dye using Proxion MX dyes and create 24 pieces (up to 6 yards) of gorgeous multi-coloured 100% cotton fabrics. Then on Day 2, you will be play with the fabrics you created with Bethany and learn her Creative Designs in Patchwork technique while you “Paint with Fabric.” http://www.bethanygarner.com/workshops.html
September 26/27, 2017 Trunk show and workshop by Mary Elizabeth Kinch from Toronto, author of Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts. Sign up starts in April for her amazing workshop “Addictive English Paper Piecing”. No sewing machine required! http://www.maryelizabethkinch.com/gallery-favourites/
Our Spring Retreat for 2017 is April 5 – 7th at the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg. There are 12 people signed up at this point and payment is due at the March 2017 General Meeting. Nancy has gone ahead and booked this venue for the next few years for the Fall & Spring Retreats. UPDATE: On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, ten Guild members and two guests arrived at the McIntosh Inn for three fun-filled days of quilting. There were lots of projects started and completed, as well as sharing of ideas and opinions. The staff were very attentive. The meals were excellent and served quickly to allow us all to get back to our quilting. (Nancy Jossinet) C
Zoe Lianga will be doing a Trunk Show and Workshop. She is a local fibre artist. I have seen some of her stunning wet-felted quilts. She offers lots of workshops in her home year round, and we are lucky to be getting her for a 3-hour workshop where she will show us how to make mittens. It may seem to be a fairly simple item, but it is only a starting point to so many bigger items once the method is learned.