Virtual doors open at 6.45 pm, and the meeting will start at 7 pm.
World Wide Whispers – Team Canada
Do you remember that child’s birthday party game where the leader starts by whispering a sentence in the ear of the next participant and then continues around the room, evolving and changing from the original sentence? The World Wide Whispers (Team Canada) project uses the premise of this game, with a team of 13 quilters to create a collection of 13 wall quilts of which each piece evolved and changed from the previous one. The result is outstanding.
There are five World Wide Whispers teams – Team Scotland, Team Ireland, Team Netherlands, Team USA, and Team Canada. Kim is the leader for WWW Team Canada, and she invited a quilter or fibre artist from each province and territory across Canada to participate. Kim will introduce you to each of the carefully chosen teammates and unveil their unique and spectacular pieces of this magnificent collection.
Bio: Kim Caskey – Longarm Quilter, Instructor, Lecturer, Designer, Tour Host
I have been sewing and creating my whole life! My mother introduced me to sewing at age 5; I learned patience and techniques from my her in those early years, which allowed me to sail through the fiber and fashion parts of Home Economics classes in Junior and Senior High (the cooking segments were not so successful!).
I learned to knit and embroider from my Grannie, learned advanced garment construction from my mom, and picked up cross-stitching, crochet, tatting, and rug hooking along the way. Following high school, I received professional training in dressmaking and tailoring, completing the NAIT diploma program of tailoring.
I began my quilting study with Earthly Goods Quilting (Premiere Quilt Shop, Edmonton, Alberta), in February 1992 – quite accidentally. My mother was unable to attend the Rotary Cutting class she was registered in, so I stepped in to fill her spot. I was immediately drawn to the wonderful samples and beautiful cotton and it wasn’t long before I was hooked.
I began teaching for local quilt shops and guilds in 1994 – and haven’t looked back! I am passionate about quilting and am grateful to have the opportunity to inspire others. My intent is to educate and enthuse in an atmosphere of fun and support. Students enjoy my relaxed way of teaching and appreciate my encouragement of confidence. I have taught classes at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels to enthusiastic students all over the world. Students describe me as entertaining, positive, knowledgeable and organized. (www.kimcaskey.ca)