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 2020-2021
September 9, 2020 - Brandy Maslowski Virtual Trunk Show
September 10, 2020 - Virtual Trunk Show by Brandy Maslowski
Brandy Maslowski is a serial quilter and fibre artist, and loves humans, hiking and tea. She brings more joy and less overwhelm to quilters as a speaker, teacher and worldwide traveller
You can find her https://www.quilteronfire.com
November 5, 20920 – Sandy Simmelink Physical & Virtual Trunk Show
Fibre Artist and teacher in the Art of Fine Quilting. Sandy Simmelink is a 3-time National Canadian Quilt Association award winner in the small wall quilt division. Her quilting techniques range from very difficult needle turn appliqué, to free motion quilting, and 3D embellishments.
December 3, 2020 – The Covid-19 Challenge (Idea borrowed/stolen from another Guild)
Have you found some inspiration to start a quilt for the Covid-19 challenge? The requirements are simple: a humourous quilt, circumference between 48” and 144” using any technique, design, embellishments or colours you chose. The deadline is the December meeting where the quilt (or maybe quilts) that elicit the loudest laughs during show and share will win a prize and of course a ribbon!
During this i-sew-lation period, many of us have been working on UFOs; please bring for show and share the oldest UFO you have completed.
January 7, 2021 – 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.
February 4, 2021 – Johanna Masko Trunk Show / Lecture
Johanna, Quilt Designer and Instructor, is a 3-time Canadian Quilters’ Association National Juried Show award winner. She is the designer and producer of a growing line of quilting and needlework patterns, including: Donuts, Houses, Hexcentric, Trapezoids and Mod Blocks. https://ca.linkedin.com/in/johanna-masko-70757166
March 4, 2021 - Robin Bogaert Trunk Show / Lecture
Robin is a long arm quilter, owner and creator of quiltingintheloft.com. As a past owner of a quilt shop in Windsor, Ontario, she has years of valuable experience. Robin's roots in quilting are traditional, however she appreciates modern quilt design. Robin considers the focus of work to be professional quilting, teaching classes, designing, free motion quilting, ruler work and thread painting. Her commercial patterns are marketed on her website. As a quilting enthusiast, she remains current by being involved with local quilt guilds. In addition, she enjoys blogging about her quilting adventures on her own website and as a guest writer for Quilt Social. www.quiltingintheloft.com
April 1, 2021 – Mary Dodd & Linda Ward
Mary and Linda will show and share their experiences of group projects. Be prepared for a fun evening
May 6, 2021 – Valerie Miller Physical & Virtual trunk show
“To create in the spirit of innovation and experimentation; to encourage the freedom to play and coax the imagination beyond it’s limits.”
Valerie creates graphic quilts employing traditional techniques and modern style. Primarily self-taught, her influences include sewing and tailoring as a teen, post secondary study in design and her Grandmother’s quilting and craft. Currently living and working in Eastern Ontario, she is creating custom and gallery pieces, publishing patterns, touring workshops and trunk shows.
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