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An opportunity to meet in-person at the Shaughnessy Restaurant, Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver, BC.
We are planning to hold our regular virtual meeting with some special show & tell, zoom-friendly games, breakout rooms and prizes.
September 23, October 21, November 18, December 16
Join other guild members on Zoom as we sew together, working on our own projects. Sometimes you cannot get a word in edgewise, and other times we sew in silence. You can come and go as you like. Look for a Zoom invitation prior to the date.
Our speaker will be Joanne Kerton of Canuck Quilter Designs.
“A proud Canadian, I currently reside in Iowa. We followed my astronomer husband’s job here. Happily, quilting is portable so I can follow my dreams while he explores the stars.
I enjoy playing with shapes, colours and layouts, and figuring out the math that goes with them. While I have been dabbling in quilt design for at least 15 years, I started sharing them as patterns in 2013 and have published over 55 stand alone patterns. I have had designs published in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, have patterns in quilting catalogs and enjoy speaking and teaching about quilting.”
Make it Your Own
“How do you take a pattern and create a quilt that is uniquely yours? Using my own quilt designs, we will explore how different choices alter the look and feel of a quilt. Backgrounds, borders, bindings and backs are often considered secondary to the block designs, but they have a significant impact on the finished quilt. I’ll share tips on fabric selection as well as ways to tweak a pattern and even mix and match elements from different patterns. Let’s learn to look at those patterns with new eyes!”
In this one-day class you will construct Vicki’s toadstool rock formation pattern in order to learn her turned edge machine piecing technique as well as the fussy piecing technique she uses on her signature skies. You have a choice of either of these two patterns.
Vicki uses Floriani Stitch and Wash Fusible water-soluble tearaway stabilizer to construct the entire quilt. This gets soft and can remain in the piece for lovely stability. This is not applique, but a clean turned edge technique that can be used for bold landscapes or portraits.
Early Bird Special $55 to November 15th, $65 after
It’s no surprise that Linda and Carl love color and love creating colorful contemporary fabric designs and patterns!
With over 22 years experience as a professional designers and quiltmakers, Linda and Carl are intensely passionate about bold bright colors, midcentury modern art and contemporary pattern design. Always searching for a twist on the traditional, their fabric designs and quilt patterns are well known for their modern look, spontaneous movement and fearless use of color.
Through the years, they have designed three fabric collections, authored two books and have been featured in several national quilting publications. Today, they reside in Palm Springs, California and enjoy collaborating together in their design company, Colourwerx, designing fabric, quilt patterns and traveling across the country to share their love of color, quilting and contemporary design.
Trunk Show: In this one hour lecture Linda, along with her partner Carl, will take you on their colourful, crazy, quilty journey that started some 22 years ago with the very first Linderella quilt designs to their current obsession for pure colour with their new company, Colourwerx. Lots of show & tell and lots of quilts!
A short meeting on Zoom for guild business and show and tell.
What leads a quilter from the traditional path of piecing and appliqué to working with textiles in a whole new way? Such a journey is filled with bumps and unexpected twists and turns. Join Mary Pal to hear about her adventures with cheesecloth and decide for yourself if you would make the same choices. This presentation is filled with images of some very unusual art quilts that will surprise and delight and have you looking afresh at all the possibilities we have with our fabrics.
Mary Pal is a Canadian textile artist best known for her cheesecloth portraits. Her work has been exhibited throughout the world and published in numerous books and magazine articles. She is a feature artist in Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits published by Lark Books and in Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation, published by Schiffer Publishing.
Artist Bio: Erin Suliak is a multidisciplinary artist who works in fibre and performance. Born and raised in Yellowknife, her artwork reflects on temporality, place, and explorations of craft practices, and often incorporates found and reclaimed materials. Her fibre work has been acquired and supported by the Yellowknife Heritage Committee, NWT Arts Council, and the INAC – Contaminants and Remediation Directorate ‘Artists on Site’ program. She has been published in the journal Curated Quilts, and her quilts have been juried into several international quilt shows.
9am-12pm both days
Early Bird Special $55 to Sept 30, $65 after
This class will include a 23 page pattern. Susan’s patterns are very detailed and well illustrated. The pillow or wall quilt is an 18″ square sampler with a modified grid layout. The blocks are various sizes and there are some multiples of some of the blocks.
Each block demonstrates a different quilting technique, building a quilter’s toolkit of skills. Plus Susan often includes tips which will improve your overall quilting skills and accuracy as well. Patterns are only available printed and will be mailed to each registrant.