PROGRAMS FOR 2017- 2018
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 2017 - 2018
September 7, 2017 “Flaunt your Flimsy”
Don’t get too ambitious this summer with quilting all your quilt tops. We’re going to have a Flaunt your Flimsy show n tell at our September meeting. Be prepared to share your story about why the flimsy still isn’t quilted. The more interesting the story, the better!
October 5, 2017 Laura Coia, Sew Very Easy
Laura is a freelance educator and registered professional with 45+ years of experience including Seamstress – Quilting – Tailoring – Garment Repairs – Garment Construction and Teaching. Laura is also a published pattern designer and the host of the very popular YouTube Channel – Sew Very Easy. Check out her videos on YouTube www.youtube.com/user/SewVeryEasy.
November 2, 2017 - Gina from Arts and Crafts 4 You.
Gina runs a quilt shop in Brampton and will entertain us with her trunk show of quilts and quilted items. You might just find inspiration and some great ideas for Christmas gifts. Gina will bring patterns for sale. Check out her website.
December 7, 2017 Social evening - Join your fellow quilters for a bit of holiday fun and friendship.
January 4, 2018 – Great MQG Garage Sale
Sign up at the December meeting to take part in the Great MQG Garage Sale. Instructions for packaging fabric, kits, UFOs, rulers, magazines, books, and any other quilting items you want to sell will be emailed along with labels for pricing items. Price and package your items to attract the eye and interest of fellow guild members. Ten percent of the selling price will be donated to the Guild.
February 1, 2018 – Paul Leger
Previously a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and federal civil servant, Paul is a passionate quilter. His mother encouraged him to buy a sewing machine “for sewing emergencies” and he began quilting in 1990 – a quilt made from old air force uniform shirts using an isosceles trapezoid shape and surgical scissors. He didn’t take a quilting class until 1994 and joined his first Guild two years later. With over 150 quilts to his credit including original designs and commissions, Paul loves to share his knowledge by speaking and teaching. Click here for more information.
March 1, 2018 – Patti Carey
Patti Carey, VP Public Relations with Northcott, returns with her presentation From Fiber to Fabric. Using PowerPoint, Patti describes the design and printing process of quilting fabrics, using her knowledge from years of working at Northcott. You will never look at fabric the same way! Check out her patterns/books at http://www.quiltwoman.com/Patti-Carey.aspx
April 5, 2018 – Log cabin quilts
Calling all Log Cabin Quilts! We’re going to explore one of the most common blocks in the quilt world - the log cabin block. But I need your help. If you have a log cabin quilt or a variation of (pineapple, courthouse steps, half log cabin, or any other variation) and would like it to be part of this presentation, please let me know. I’m looking for the ordinary, as well as the extraordinary. I’m looking for the old and the new. E-mail me to discuss having your quilt part of this trunk show. Elaine Theriault Program Convenor firstname.lastname@example.org
May 3, 2018 - Celeste Compton of Meerkat Trading
A presentation and trunk show with shweshwe items to illustrate the fascinating history of shweshwe and how it connects with world history of textile production and trade. http://www.meerkatshweshwe.com/
June 7, 2018 - Annual General Meeting
Join us for our AGM, the end of year Show and Tell and some social time.
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