- See our Programs and Workshops pages for complete lists of what we have planned and what we’ve been up to!
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Allie McCathren – June 3rd, Friday OR June 4th, Saturday from 9:00 to 12:00pm $20 ….. with optional continued sewing till 4pm
Allie is from Houston, Texas, and she will be teaching us her now famous “Sea Glass Quilt” technique. The perfect quilt, be it small or large, for the summer. Participants can finish their work with either free motion or straight line quilting. FMQers must have foot for their machine, and know basic/basic, beginner, wobbly, free motion quilting. SLQers must have walking foot.
www.kristamoser.com IG @krista_moser
Krista Moser is the creative force and inspiration behind The Quilted Life. A quilting and fiber arts enthusiast, she started sewing at 8 years old, sneaking off to the sewing machine during her Mom’s nap time. Since she couldn’t read patterns, everything was made from her imagination, propelling the creativity and the innovative design she is known for today. She began her professional sewing and machine quilting career at the spunky age of fourteen, adding the texture and dimension machine quilting brings to every project.
She has been teaching sewing and quilting lessons for more than twenty years. Her work has been featured in quilting magazines, published by Martingale Press, and hung in prominent quilt shops around the country.
“It’s probably genetic 😉 and the Grandma’s would be proud. What a life, this Quilted Life is, and what a joy to share the journey!”
Krista tells her story, how she started very young and went on to design her own quilts and patterns. She typically works in design concepts and color theory while showing different quilts.
Join other Guild members on Zoom when we have our sewing days. We sew together, working on our own projects, from 10am – 4pm on Saturdays. Sometimes you cannot get a word in edgewise, and other times we sew in silence. You can come and go as you like.
If you need help with a technique, pattern or ideas for colour or quilting, bring your problems/questions to a sewing day … there’s a lot of help and support there! If you are new to the guild you will get a chance to meet/share/laugh with other guild members.
Sewing Days to add to your calendar: February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11
Look for a Zoom invitation prior to each date.
Shiela Frampton Cooper
When award-winning artist Sheila Frampton Cooper creates, she revels in the spontaneous. Her free-form process with its surprising twists and turns inevitably delivers her to a place of unfiltered originality where her bold work unapologetically commands attention.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Sheila showed a strong-willed, artistic temperament from an early age and has been creating art since her earliest memories. When she was 19 she lived in Italy, France and Belgium, and upon her return, embarked with a vengeance down her creative path.
SPONTANEOUS CREATION AND INSPIRATION
“This talk goes deep into my process. I discuss color, inspiration and the various approaches I engage when doing this type of work. I’ll share a variety of student work as well as a few other artists and discuss what I feel makes a piece successful. This is a fun talk full of eye candy!
Whether I’m painting, drawing or using textiles, moving head first into the unknown fuels my creativity”.
Krista Moser from Washington, USA
Pat started working with 5 inch squares as a basis for her quiltmaking in 1993 after attending her first retreat. She was asked to do a program for her guild in 1997 using the 5″ squares, which gave her the push to explore new uses and techniques for working with the squares. Pat, while working a full time job, started on the book, “Nickel Quilts” in 1998 and was able to have it ready for the publishers in June 2001.
FIVE INCH IS A CINCH
“How Nickel Quilts Are Created –This trunk show is sure to get quilters fired up about using 5″ squares of fabric and many of the ideas can also be adapted for using other precuts, such as 2 1/2″ strips and layer cakes. I’ll show a great assortment of quilts from my collection and we focus on the blocks in the quilts and the simple components they are made from.”
Carolina Oneto from Brazil
“I live in Melbourne, Australia. I have been quilting for the last 30 years and enjoyed and learned all techniques, from Machine Piecing, English Paper Piecing, Foundation Piecing and Needleturn Appliqué. I started designing my own applique quilts in 2007 and was asked to teach my first quilt. I haven’t looked back since then.
I enjoy teaching all aspects of needleturn applique and instilling in quilters the love for needleturn applique. I try and run my classes as sit and sew sessions where we have a fun and relaxing day, chatting to friends as well as learning new techniques or perfecting on learned techniques. I am now expanding into prepared edge applique as well as my version of “template” applique. I teach all the shortcuts that I’ve learnt over the years.
Lecture: My journey in quilting – including choosing fabric for quilts, prepping your complete quilt before sewing – and I share a Powerpoint of my quilts. Includes Q & A.”
Irene Blanck from Australia
Attention all VQG members: Blankets of Love is a national charitable organization that provides quilts to those in hospital suffering from mental health issues. Mental health issues are often overlooked and with Covid more people will be suffering from these concerns. The Vancouver Quilters’ Guild is asking members to make quilts to donate to this cause. The optimal size quilt is 60″x60″ but other sizes are acceptable provided they are large enough to be wrapped around a person.
- Please consider starting your charity quilt now if you have sufficient materials to make a quilt.
- We need donations of cotton quilting fabric including jelly rolls, charm packs, layer cakes, orphan blocks, larger pieces suitable for borders, bindings and yardage for backings. Please do not donate any polyester/cotton blends, canvas, twill, wool or other fabrics used in garment making as we cannot use these to make quilts.
- The donated fabrics will be assembled into packs to make a 60″x60″ quilt top. As soon as we have packs available, we will advise you. Our goal is to initially donate a minimum of 50 completed quilts.
- Batting can be supplied if required.
- Backing and binding availability will be dependent on donations from our members.
- Hopefully you will be able to quilt your charity quilt. The quilting can be very simple or you may want to try out some of the quilting designs you have learned in the Vancouver Quilters’ Guild workshops.
- Use your favourite quilt pattern or check out some easy patterns at https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/free-charity-quilt-patterns.
- To arrange a drop off or pick up of donation fabric, if you need help with any part of making your charity quilt or have any questions, please contact one of us. Our contact information can be found in the VQG newsletter and on the membership list.
Thank you for making a charity quilt. It will be cherished by whomever receives it.
— Sherri D and Nancy B