- Information on joining the guild can be found on our Membership page – including details of our limited time new member special.
- For general information about our monthly meetings, please see our Meetings page.
- See also our Programs and Workshops pages for complete lists of what we have planned, and how to join us!
Jenni is the first person ever to have produced a quilting book in collaboration with Liberty London – the iconic British Brand renowned for their beautiful fabrics including Tana Lawn.
She is offering our Guild the unique experience of a lecture about the making of this book – which is newly released in 2021 and now selling worldwide. It comes with a cloth bound spine and beautiful slipcase and is a little bit special – here is why…
Liberty, as a company, is 145 years old and Jenni is an Art Historian by trade so each quilt in the book represents a decade in the history of one of the world’s most famous fabric manufacturers.
The lecture is a visual feast from Victorian England to the current day, celebrating art and craftsmanship via Arthur Liberty, William Morris and pioneering members of the Liberty Design Studio.
How did the son of a draper build such an incredible empire which draws people back year after year? Hear the fascinating story of the store’s construction and how this sparked some of the practical quilt patterns featured in the book.
Professional photography is used to highlight crucial developments in print technology, luxury base cloths and hear all about Jenni’s access to the Liberty archive with over 50,000 prints.
The book took over two years to produce and in this live lecture Jenni will share some of the dramas, laughter and tears along the way. Her passion for Liberty is infectious and you will gain new insights into this global brand.
www.jenni-smith.co.uk Instagram @jennismithsews
Rachael Daisy aka Blue Mountain Daisy.
These Pine Stars can be made in any size, appliquéd on a quilt, runner, pillow, or used as a hotpad/coaster.
Quiltmania recently released a book with Rachael’s story and her patterns. She is from Australia.
Zoom opens 11:30 Class 12:00-4:00
We are heading into fall, and with the change in seasons, we might be heading indoors to do some more sewing!
Join other Guild members on Zoom when we have our sewing days.
We sew together, working on our own projects, from 10 am – 4 pm 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:
- September 25
- October 23
- November 20
- December 4
Look for a Zoom invitation prior to each date.
Pat Archibald from Scotland. www.patarchibald.com
Gillian is from England, and after a lengthy career as a Landscape Architect, she joined an Embroidery Guild. She started teaching classes from her studio, and realized she had to make quilts for exhibition, not just teaching samples. She entered them into Juried shows, and to her surprise, won a few ribbons. In 2007 she joined the Contemporary Quilt Group and started to make Journal Quilts.
She has exhibited, travelled and taught all over the world. This workshop looked like so much fun, I couldn’t resist booking her!!!
www.gilliantravis.co.uk and check galleries and teaching pictures
Zoom opens 8:30 Class 09:00-4:00.
Gillian will teach for about 3 hours, then in the afternoon we will sew and she will check back on us mid afternoon.
Love in the time of Covid
Paddy and Mary would like to issue a challenge to VQG members. We would like you to make:
- A small quilt (18″ X24″) … Maximum size … can be smaller … if you wish.
- Depicting what you loved during this stressful time of COVID: It can represent: a person or people whom you got (were forced) to spend time with in 2020, OR a favourite activity you found you had time to pursue (such as finishing off some UFO), OR maybe taking up sour-dough bread making, OR jig-saw puzzles, OR some other activity you were able to do while going through the past year.
- It must contain a plant, flower, fruit or vegetable or some form of vegetation from at least ONE of the following: (a) your home province, (b) a place where you spent a lot of fabulous time, OR (c) your homeland ( if you were not born in Canada).
- Finished Challenge pieces will be shown at the Dec. 8th, 2021 meeting either in-person or via Zoom.
- Prize-winners names will be drawn that night.
Good luck and we are anxious to see what LOVE IN THE TIME OF COVID looks like for you.
— Paddy M. and Mary B.
Details to follow.
Julie is a Certified Quiltworx Instructor (Judy Niemeyer Patterns) from New West, BC
Elizabeth de Croos from Ontario…. www.epidastudio.com Instagram @elizabeth.epidastudio
Christina Cameli www.christinacameli.com
Christina Cameli has been sewing since she was a child. In 2003 she fell in love with quilting. Since then she’s authored four quilting books, traveled the country teaching, filmed multiple online classes and designed quilt patterns and fabric. She’s also a nurse-midwife, a mom and a paddle boarder. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her blended family, rescue Lab mix and a ton of houseplants.
This is a great class if you’ve been FMQing for awhile, or just finished Carola’s class and want more!!! Note this is NOT a beginners class.
This is an Intermediate Free-Motion Quilting Class where we combine multiple Free-Motion Designs into Complex Arrangements. Learn four basic approaches to joining simple elements into unique, organic works. Christina will demonstrate techniques and guide you through trying them in your own style. Students should understand Free-Motion basics and some common designs like spirals and pebbling, but expertise in Free-Motion quilting is not required.
Zoom opens at 1:30…. class 2:00-5:00