- See our Programs and Workshops pages for complete lists of what we have planned and what we’ve been up to!
- Information on joining the guild can be found on our Membership page.
- For general information about our monthly meetings, please see our Meetings page.
“Part lecture and part trunk show, this fun talk tells my journey from Canada to Korea and back again. While in Korea, I studied the ancient art of Pojagi, Korean patchwork. Back in Canada, however, the Korean materials are more difficult to find, so I adapted pojagi techniques to readily-available western materials with some great results.”
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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
Julie Faulkner – February 19th Saturday from 9:30 to 4pm – $35
Julie is from New Westminster, BC, and she will be teaching us a Judy Niemeyer Foundation Paper Piecing pattern.
The pattern comes in 8 quadrants, making two full circles finished at about 20”x22”. It can be finished as a table topper for a vase or candle, put together for a large pillow or you may wish to add to it and make a quilt. Use any fabrics, Kaffe, Tula, Alison Glass, solids or batiks…. High contrast really shows off those points!!! Pattern included.
Elizabeth DeCroos – March 5th Saturday from 10:00 to 3:30pm – $35
Elizabeth is from Ontario, and will be teaching us reverse quilting with batiks in her Pojagi Improv Quilting Workshop. In this class you will learn two different methods of Pojagi seams and when to use them. If you struggle with not having a pattern or how to start improv piecing, this will get you going. The finished piece has no batting or backing, and could be used as a summer quilt, table cloth/runner, window curtain, shower curtain (with vinyl liner) or make a skirt or tunic top.
Phyllis Cullen: Fibre Artist Painter http://phylliscullenartstudio.com/
“It’s all about the color! My goal is to recreate the color and light and bring out the story, and the soul, of my subject, whether I am painting ON fabric , canvas or paper, or WITH fabric or paper, in mixed media and collages.
Photography, drawing, painting, mixed media, fabric, beads, clay. It’s all good.
I have shown, sold, and taught all over the world. I now get to live and work on the beautiful Hamakua coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. I enjoy sharing my studio and my knowledge with others.”
QUILTING IN PARADISE
“A personal story (and slide show) of how living in the land of aloha has influenced my art. Lots of scenes of Hawaii with insights from the island, and lots of quilts with their stories from a long career – and an invitation to the islands, when we can have our friends come over and play once more.”
Kathy Doughty from Australia.
“I started as a self taught quilter frustrated by appliqué failures and became a competent enthusiast.
Along the way I gathered lots of methods to making it easy and happily share the secrets to taking control of your creative process with appliqué and an open mind to possibilities.”
This lecture is great preparation for the Making Confident Choices Workshop and usually gets people enthusiastic about the workshop.
Kathy Doughty – April 30th Saturday from 2:00 to 5:00pm (possibly 6:00) – $55
We are really excited to finally host Kathy Doughty, from Australia. She has written several books, designs fabric, shows her quilts everywhere, and teaches all over the world. Her workshop, “Making Confident Choices-Organic Design”, is a conversation about how fabrics relate and making line in quilts, practical technique demonstrations for pleasing applique results, and tips on composition and design. She teaches us how to put prints with other prints effectively. Small kit included.
Dana E. Jones will be our presenter for this meeting. https://www.danajonesquilts.com/
“After too many years of dreaming about making quilts, I decided it was time to live into that dream. While many folks gradually drift into quilting, I claim a specific date when I declared I was a quilter: September 14, 2003. That was the final day of a three-day Martha Pullen quilt event in Huntsville, Alabama, at which I encountered today’s quilt world for the first time. I spent the next three days driving home — I lived in White Plains, New York, at the time — stopping at more than a dozen quilt shops en route. I was hooked.”
Pagtinabangay: The Quilts and Quiltmakers of Caohagan Island
“You’ll be transported to a tiny island — just 13 acres — in the central Philippines as you enjoy images and stories of the colorful quilts and the more than 100 quiltmakers of Caohagan Island. You’ll see photos of more than 50 of these handmade, one-of-a-kind quilts plus be introduced to the unique techniques developed by these quiltmakers whose tools are simply fabric and scissors, needle and thread. I spent more than a month on the island, quilted with the residents, went fabric shopping with them on nearby Cebu Island, and snorkeled the reef that surrounds Caohagan. Those who view the quilts come away smiling, inspired by the creativity of these women and men.”
Allie McCathren – Two dates available for this workshop – either Friday June 3rd or Saturday June 4th, 9am to 12pm – with optional continued sewing till 4pm, $20
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.