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.
The Fall Retreat will be at the McIntosh Inn, October 11 – 13, 2016.
Welcome back to a brand new year! This year will be an assortment of 12″ blocks. Looking forward to seeing what everyone does with them. First up is a Rail Fence. Lots more to come. All pictures of the blocks every month are posted on the Facebook page. C.
This is a President’s Challenge just in time to celebrate Canada’s 105th Celebration. All entries will be hung at our Quilts on the Tay show in August 2017. Viewer’s Choice will become part of the Inter-guild Traveling Display for 2017. The quilt will be no larger than 90″ X 102″, at least half of the quilt should be Red & White, must try to incorporate the Maple Leaf somewhere in your quilt (even if only on the label), and will have the Theme “Our Community – Our Country”. Lots of examples and suggestions are in the Sept. 2016 Newsletter. This Challenge is due at our January 2017 meeting. UPDATE: The winner of the Viewer’s Choice for the President’s Challenge is Alexis Mongeau. Her winning is currently gone to join all the other winning quilts, getting ready to tour all the quilt shows this year. We hope to have them at one of our Fall General Meetings as we are not having a Quilt Show this year, due to renovations at our venue. Our Quilts on the Tay has been moved to July 2018. All pictures of the entries for the President’s Challenge can be viewed on our Facebook page. The Winning quilt is here. C.
Nellie Holmes and Christine Baker of Upper Canada Quiltworks will present a workshop for beginners and intermediate quilters based on Canada’s upcoming Birthday. C.