PROGRAMS FOR 2019- 2020
Meetings are held at the Tomken Twin Arena on the first Thursday of the month from September to June, unless otherwise specified
The auditorium doors are open at 7:00 pm to allow time for visiting our extensive lending library, the Block-of-the-Month / Outreach (CORE) / Workshop and Publicity tables.
Our monthly meetings begin at 7:30 pm and usually consist of a business portion, “Show & Share”, a social intermission for tea, coffee and a “treat”, followed by the program, which often features a guest speaker. Don't forget to bring a mug or cup.
Visitors and guests are welcome for a nominal fee.
Please join us for our meetings.
Programs for 2019 - 2020
September 2019 – Michelle Dunn Japanese & African Quilts
Kallisti Quilts is passionate about providing a diverse collection of imported fabrics for the discerning and innovative quiltmakers of Ontario and beyond. Specializes in Japanese and African cotton fabrics.
Please note that due to a vast inventory, Kallisti Quilts is unable to bring bolts of all available fabrics to Guild. If you would like to purchase yardage of specific fabrics, please send her your wish list at least 48 hours in advance. Website: www.kallistiquilts.com firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2019 – Martha Schellingerhoud – Martha’s Mini
Come and explore the world of miniature quilts. Have you wanted to learn what exactly a miniature quilt is? Perhaps you are confused about the difference between a small quilt and a miniature quilt? During this up close and personal trunk show the audience will be equipped with gloves and then will get the chance to hold and examine each of my miniature pieces of art. The audience will also learn the tools of the trade that are needed to make these quilts. This show is a must see for any quilter.
November 7, 2019 – Kathy K. Wylie The Art of Applique
Appliqué quilts are among the most beautiful, jaw-dropping, crowd-pleasing and award-winning of all quilts. This lecture is all about appliqué. Do you marvel over beautiful appliquéd quilts and wonder how they were accomplished? You might be surprised at the number of techniques and methods that can be used to create these masterpieces. This lecture will give you some insight into the various types of appliqué along with stunning photographs and real-life examples. Website: www.kathykwylie.com
December 5, 2019 – Jeremy Stimers & Jenn Taylor – A Holiday Concert
December is a month of festivities – Christmas, Hannukka, Ashura, Kwanzaa, etc. As such, the Mississauga Quilter’s Guild Inc. invites you to a Holiday Concert by Jeremy Stimers and Jenn Taylor - a unique and energy-filled duo. Some may want to bring dancing shoes and feel free to request a song or two.
January 2, 2020 – Demonstrations
Offered by some of our skilled Members, January 2, 2020 will be a demo night on the following topics:
- How to use Apliquick tools
- Triangle Sleeve
- Magic binding
February 6, 2020 – Backpack Show – Bill Stearman
Bill Stearman claims he is too new to quilt making to store quilts in a trunk but has enough to store in a Backpack! He also claims he is just a guy who likes to make quilts and tell stories. Every day is an adventure as Bill tries new things and like the rest of life, it seems what can be done in quilt making is limited only by his imagination. Click here to check out his website.
March 5, 2020 – Picking up the Thread between Quilting and Coaching – Marie-Claire Charette
After spending 32 years in leadership development, Marie-Claire is now indulging in her other passion – sewing and quilting. Through this passion, she can create, learn, challenge herself and most importantly connect with others. A quilting teacher, Marie-Claire is known as La Quilting Coach. Visit her website here.
April 2, 2020 – Sampler Quilts and Collage Quilts – Nancy McCracken
Nancy started her quilting career at age 40. With Jill Petit as her mentor, she learned piecing, paper piecing , appliqué, persistence and stamina.
Nancy have won several quilting awards which includes a group award of excellence and individual award from CQA.
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