One of the positives of virtual meetings, is enabling us to bring Guest Speakers from anywhere in the world! Also, you don’t have to go out in the cold/rain/darkness (have you noticed it rained or snowed almost every time there was a Guild meeting?). Instead you get to sit back in your favourite chair, with a glass of wine and enjoy the show. So far, we had:
- Brandy Maslowski from British Columbia, Canada (September 2020) https://www.quilteronfire.com and YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs44G9z5Z3LPdlEH9uXwe8A
- Lisa Walton presented her trunk show all the way from Australia (October 2020) https://lisawaltonartist.com, www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=M32ADkHwoSQ
- Sandy Simmelink, Burlington, Ontario, Fibre Artist and teacher in the Art of Fine Quilting. Sandysimmelink@hotmail.com
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
October 1, 2020 – Lisa Walton Virtual Lecture
Lisa, a textile artist, started with traditional quilt techniques over 25 years ago and very quickly developed the urge to break the rules. Her passion includes:
- dyeing fabrics, started 18 years ago
- sharing her knowledge and teaching, was awarded the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quilting Teachers by the International Quilt Association in Houston, Texas in 2010
- food and travel, leading Textile & Food Tours all over the world.
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)
Covid-19 Challenge (Idea borrowed/stolen from another Guild – Thanks to Jane Sanders) Since we will be conducting December’s meeting virtually, kindly send me (email@example.com) a picture of your Covid-19 Challenge quilt no later than November 29, 2020. Please include banner/piece of paper with your name below the quilt for the photograph (makes it easier to track). The intent is to create a power-point presentation – you will be given the opportunity to talk about your quilt. You will use the Chat function on Zoom to vote. The pictures will be posted on the website (with your permission) as well. If you are still having difficulty for this challenge, check out Pinterest – Humourous Quilts for inspiration. The requirements are simple: a humourous quilt, circumference between 48” and 144” using any technique, design, embellishments or colours you chose. We have prizes for the top three quilts that elicit the loudest laughs/votes.
The prizes are 1st: $75; 2nd: $50; and 3rd: $25. All participants will receive a small gift as well. During this i-sew-lation period, many of us worked on UFOs; please submit a picture of the oldest UFO you have completed for Show and Share.
Northcott Challenge – Theme: Grand Entrance The Executive committee have decided to reveal the Northcott Challenge at December 3rd Guild meeting. There were 12 participants – thank you. Once the reveal is done, Sonia and I will arrange with you on how to collect your artwork.
January 7, 2021 – Bonnie Langenfeld Lecture / Trunk Show Virtual
Landscapes in Fabric is a creation of Bonnie Langenfeld. Bonnie creates realistic fabric art in raw edge applique and thread sketching, focusing on landscapes. The work is done with purchased fabrics, and free motion thread work on a home sewing machine. Two Stitch Magic is a set of techniques Bonnie created and sells to teach her unique life-like stitching techniques. Bonnie teaches her art online and in person in presentations and classes. www.landscapesinfabric.com
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 – Eleanor Levie - 12 Ways to rock your quilting Virtual
Though born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Eleanor Levie (rhymes with Chevy) has a personality that is less Baltimore Album and more Crazy Quilt. Elly is a prolific and original quilter of quilted gifts such as pillows, table runners, and tote bags. As an art quilter, she's as likely to use paint and dye and recycled packaging as she is to piece and quilt. That being said, she's got a respected professional persona, too: From 1978 until 2012, she authored, edited, and produced books and has earned a reputation for gorgeous photo-styling, inviting descriptions, and accurate, easy-to-follow directions and patterns. www.eleanorlevie.com
April 1, 2021 – Phyllis Cullen – It’s all about the Face Virtual
It's all about the color! Phyllis’ goal is to recreate the color and light and bring out the story, and the soul, of her subject, whether she is painting on fabric, canvas or paper, or WITH fabric or paper, in mixed media and collages. Photography, drawing, painting, mixed media, fabric, beads, clay - it's all good. Phyllis showed, sold, and taught all over the world. She now lives and work on the beautiful Hamakua coast of Hawaii's Big Island and enjoys sharing her studio and her knowledge with others. She is the Hawaii regional rep for SAQA, an international organization (StudioArt Quilters Associates). http://phylliscullenartstudio.com
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.
September 9, 2021 – Mary Dodd & Linda Ward Group Quilts
Mary and Linda will show and share their experiences of group projects. Be prepared for a fun evening.
October 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.
November 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
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