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We will have a Guild Zoom meeting on September 17, 2020, @ 7 pm. Our speaker will be Brandy Maslowski telling us about her quilting journey with a trunk show. You will get further information from Janet H. prior to the meeting about signing into the Zoom meeting.
Brandy Maslowski is a Quilt teacher, speaker, judge and the author of children’s picture book Kristy’s Quilt. She has been a light-hearted stitcher for 30 years. From clumsy beginner quilter all the way to showing her fibre art in galleries, Brandy has a passion for fabric, stitch, colour, texture and everything quilting. She loves to travel the world with quilters to ignite their creativity with the tag line “More JOY, less OVERWHELM.” You can find her as the Quilter on Fire on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram or visit her website at www.quilteronfire.com.
Annual General Meeting
We will start the evening with our AGM where the committee is finalized and other Guild business is discussed.
Show and tell
After the Guild business is concluded we will then all have the opportunity to share the projects we have been working on.
We welcome everyone to attend and if you need some support on using Zoom please check the newsletter on how to receive help with Zoom. Several days before the meeting an email will be sent out to membership with the Zoom details. It will include a clickable link, meeting ID and passcode. There might be a moment or two delay as you enter the meeting as each person is accepted by the host. We kindly ask that you find your mute button prior to entering the meeting as this will ensure the meeting runs more smoothly. Please remember to keep your show and tell short and sweet so that we can ensure everyone gets a chance to share their projects. Thank you.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
This meeting starts at 6 pm, via Zoom.
Hello folks, my name is Peter Byrne.
I am an international award-winning, published modern quilter and teacher with a deep passion for innovation and design. My strength is maintaining a fresh approach to quilting, with original designs and technical mastery.
My goal is innovation, my passion is creativity and I am thrilled to have opportunities to share new techniques within the quilting community. While attending QuiltCon 2020, my quilt titled ‘Starring You’ won Best in Show and my quilt titled ‘Cityscape” won Best Machine Quilting Frameless.
After 30 years working as a stylist and salon owner I retired, and then had the time to explore new creative outlets. I started making quilt in 2009 and to further my quilting experience, in 2017 I joined the Toronto Modern Quilting Guild and when I walked into that first guild meeting, I had never quilted a quilt.
It was at this time, I became a full time student of the craft and 2 years later, I designed and made Starring You. I’m very excited to share my quilts, dreams and ambitions with you and look forward to meeting you at my Trunk Show!
Sincerely, Peter Byrne. https://peterbquilts.com/
If you want to participate and you don’t already have Zoom on your computer you will need to download a very simple app from www.zoom.us ahead of time.How to download Zoom on your PC
- Open your computer’s internet browser and navigate to the Zoom website at Zoom.us.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Download” in the web page’s footer.
- On the Download Center page, click “Download” under the “Zoom Client for Meetings” section.
- The Zoom app will then begin downloading.
This meeting has been cancelled due to COVID-19
This meeting has been cancelled due to COVID-19
Maureen Wood has been quilting since 2004 and has developed a passion for foundation paper piecing. She has made well over 100 quilts using the foundation paper piecing techniques of Judy Niemeyer and of Jacqueline de Jonge, and has taught many classes focusing on the patterns of both of these amazing quilt designers.
Maureen has been a Quiltworx Certified Instructor since 2009 and a BeColourful Authorized Teacher since 2018. She enjoys teaching the techniques of both of these designers and assisting other quilters to develop the skills and confidence to successfully complete any of the Judy Niemeyer or Jacqueline de Jonge patterns that they choose to work on.
In her trunk show Maureen will be showing a number of quilts that highlight the various techniques of these two quilt designers and explaining the similarities and differences between the two.
She will have patterns and kits for sale and prefers a cheque or cash.
I have always been intrigued by the artwork of M.C. Escher. One of his better-known works (Reptiles, M.C. Escher, March 1943) depicts a series of lizards marching in a circle (figure 1). In the late 80s, I found a book in which was a reproduction of Escher’s notebook describing what he called tessellating shapes. I was hooked and began to use his techniques to create my own tessellating shapes.
In order to tessellate, a shape must fill a two-dimensional surface without overlapping and without leaving gaps. Many common shapes tessellate — squares; rectangles; triangles; trapezoids; some hexagons – the trick is to find a shape that both tessellates and is representative of some kind of creature.
Figure 1: Reptiles, Escher, 1943
Around 2002, a colleague who saw my interest in Escher suggested that I should try adapting one of my designs for quilting. That started my journey into the world of quilting.
To date, I have committed to fabric approximately twelve tessellating designs, and I easily have twice that number of designs on paper that have yet to be realized. I love the design phase of quilting more than any other phase.
I have made several of my designs into quilt patterns that I sell. These are not for the faint of heart, nor for the beginner quilter. It is a wonderful feeling to see a quilt made from one of my designs. Recently, I have become enthralled with freezer-paper piecing, and I am currently in the process of converting my patterns for freezer-paper piecing.
Bart will have some patterns for sale – cash or credit cards.
Design shop: https://www.bonanza.com/booths/quiltessell_designs?fref=80irlAM
Or search for @quiltesselldesigns on FaceBook