- See our Programs and Workshops pages for complete lists of what we have planned and what we’ve been up to!
- All speakers and workshops will be virtual, on ZOOM, until June 2023.
- Information on joining the guild can be found on our Membership page.
- For general information about our monthly meetings, please see our Meetings page.
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We more than reached our original goal of 50 quilts for St. Paul’s Hospital for those dealing with mental health issues!
Thanks to all those who participated in this project. Through their generous donations of completed quilts, quilt tops, fabric, batting and notions, 70 quilts were delivered to St. Paul’s Hospital on June 7th.
Thanks again. — Sherri and Nancy
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”.
The Vintage Windmill pattern combines charming colour combinations with simple shapes to create a secondary design that is deceptively easy. Arrange your colours to create a one of a kind quilt with no Y seams! If you have been wanting to break out of the same old quilting routine and try something different, this pattern is just the thing.
September 24th, Saturday, from 10:00 to 4:00pm
Workshop fee is $45
If you don’t already own the pattern, it is downloadable for $6US. You can then print a copy for the workshop and another for your file folder. (we can help you with that if it’s a problem)
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
I’ve been working on this quilt sampler using EQ8 for the VQG 2022 Quilt-Along.
- The quilt is approximately 61 x 61 inches.
- Blocks range from 24 x 24 (largest) to 2 x 2 (smallest).
- Various techniques are used in this sampler: piecing, foundation piecing, applique, templates.
- The theme of the quilt is “all things BC“. A log cabin set in the woods with pine trees, maple leaves, bears, owls, birds, flying geese under the starry night sky. There’s even the plant representing the dogwood.
- This will be a scrappy quilt.
- I will send out selected blocks throughout the upcoming months. Some months will have more than one block.
- Anticipated time to complete this is 12 months, but definitely work at your own pace.
- Post pictures in facebook groups as we work on this quilt-along.
- Block instruction, for piecing, foundation piecing, templates and/or applique, will be sent out via email.
So let’s have a ton of fun! If you would like to join in, please send me an email.
— Parm G.
Details to follow.
Chris Jurd from Australia