Upcoming Programme and Workshops
We have several guest speakers booked for 2020. They include our own Andrea Orpana, Sherri Hysie & Kathy K. Wylie. In the fall we have bookings with Gunnel Hag, Kathy K. Wylie (Computer Aided Quilting) and Libs Elliott. More details to come!
Thursday, February 13th – Guild member, Andrea Orpana is presenting a trunk show at our February meeting. If you have taken note of items she shows from time to time, you will realize that she will have lots to share and teach us. Andrea is always learning and trying new techniques.
Thursday, March 12th – Chair Sale and Quilting Excercises with Ardith Symmes
Do you have a surplus of quilting supplies? Are you interested in downsizing? Or making room for a new project that you want to do? If so, maybe you would like to consider participating as a seller for our Chair Sale in March. In addition to the Sale, fellow member, Ardith Symmes will teach us some exercises we can do to relieve the aches and pains that are caused by long hours bent over our work.
Past Programme and Workshops
Thursday, January 9th – 9:30-3:00 Sew-a-thon
Our Members Meeting in January was be a full day Sew-a-thon! Thank you goes out to the 46 members who participated in the day-long Boutique Sew-A-Thon. The ‘Boutique Babes’, as they are fondly called, did a great job of organizing the day. The tally of items made by members keeps on growing. Please do continue to bring in items so that we can reach our target!
December 12th – Xmas Potluck Lunch
As always, a wonderful potluck lunch. Dale and Pat provided after lunch activities: Xmas charades using play-dough; and how to make gift boxes from paper. Such fun.
November 14th and 15th, 2019 – Maggie Vanderweit + Workshop. Website
Maggie Vanderweit, a well-known quilt artist from Fergus, shared “My Journey So Far” on Thursday November 14th. On Friday November 15th Maggie had her workshop “Geological, Botanical & Distressed Surfaces”. This was Maggie’s swan song. She is retiring from teaching that day.
October 9th and 10th, 2019 – With fall colours growing more vibrant daily, Beth Cameron was here for her Falling Leaves Workshop. It took place on Wednesday October 9th, 9am to 4pm at the Sportsplex. Beth is a pattern designer, columnist and teacher from Mannitock, Ontario. She will present “The Domestic Goddess Trunk Show” at our meeting on Thursday October 10th.
Photos from Guild Meeting Photos from Workshop
September 12th and 13th: Bill Stearman. In 2014, he burst into the quilting world with colour, innovation and stories. His Friday September 13th workshop was “Disappearing 9 Patch”. For more information about Bill: https://billstearmanquilts.blogspot.com/
June 13th Potluck and Resolutions Photos
May 9th and 10th – Our final guest for this year is Gail Berry. Gail’s trunk show – “Thread-Its Not a Quilt until You Add the Thread” answered almost any questions you have ever had about threads for quilting and/or appliqué.
On Friday, May 10th, Gail conducted a workshop – “Thread Buffet”. Participants had an opportunity to work with a wide variety of threads and go home with a binder of
samples. Make sure you check out the Members Only section for Gail’s handout.
Photos from Guild Meeting Photos from Workshop
April 11th and 12th, 2019 –
We welcomed Leianne McCallum from Quilters Cupboard in Uxbridge.
Photos from Guild Meeting
Leianne is a Deb Tucker Studio 180 certified instructor. If you have ever been to Quilters Cupboard you have probably seen some of her beautiful pieces hangining in the “work room”. Leianne’s lecture/trunk show is titled “My Quilting Journey That Lead Me to Rulers”.
On Friday, her workshop introduced the participants to the Deb Tucker V-Block ruler. There were 5 different quilt patterns to choose from and each can be made in a variety of sizes.
Photos From Workshop Leianne Bio Workshop Info
February 14, 2019 – Quilting Bee. Photos
Sewing Bee/Quilting Bee – This month we gave a few hours to finish off some of that hand stitching you have been meaning to “get to” and lots of time to chat with your fellow quilters over a cup of tea or coffee.
January 10, 2019 Cuddle Quilts – No Photos
At our Jan. all day workhop we had 40 members busily sewing cuddle quilts. We completed 20 & have 20 that are 80% completed. There were lots of jobs to be done – from cutting, to sewing, to sandwiching, to tying.
December 13th, 2018 – Potluck lunch. Photos
We will celebrate the season with our annual Christmas luncheon – always a festive event. Check the newsletter for details as to what to bring.
November 8th, 2018 Brenda Miller Photos
This month we welcomed Brenda Miller fromAmong Brenda’s Quilts and Bags in Strathroy, Ontario. Brenda creates patterns, teaches classes, and conducts trunk show presentations and workshops. She will be speaking about her trip to China where she was invited to promote the art of quilting and bag making to the Chinese people.
November 9th, 2018 – Brenda Miller Workshop Photos
Brenda facilitated her workshop on “The Every-thing Bag” on Friday at the Sportplex. There are still spots available so if you’d like to participate, please contact Linda Spelling at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up ($30.00). Materials for the workshop are available from Sue at Quilting in Muskoka.
Thursday October 11th Nina Stahlschmidt – Photos
Explore the fascinating history of Canadian Feed Bags and their popularity between the 1850’s to 1960’s. Nina Stahlschmidt, textile artist and author col-lects and creates quilts, linens and clothing, giving these vintage fabrics a second life.
October 12th Workshop – Noshi Gulati Photos
Back by popular demand! Noshi will be offering her “9 Patch with Attitude” workshop. Sign-up and a supply list will be available at the September meeting. Please re-member that workshop fees must be paid at the time of signing up.
September 13th Deb Beirnes Photos
Deb Beirnes is from Elmira. Deb will help us tame our stashes with a lecture and workshop. Deb will guide us through using up fabric scraps to create beautiful quilts.
September 14th Workshop with Deb Beirnes – There is a workshop on Friday with one space available (due to a cancellation). If you are interested, please contact Linda Spelling and she will provide you with a supply list.
June 2018 June Potluck and Resolutions Photos
May 10th, 2018 Mary Spring and Terry Howell from Huntsville. Photos
Mary and Terry have been teaching children how to sew. The students work on small landscape quilts. If you have any fabrics – batiks, blues, greens, browns, greys etc. that could be used in these projects, please being them to the meeting. Batting (15” X 8”) would also be appreciated
April 12th 2018 Sue Patten Photos
This month we welcome Sue Patten, internationally renowned, award-winning long-arm quilter. Sue travels throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe teaching her unique and innovative quilting styles to quilters of all types. Links to Sue’s Facebook and Website.
April 13th, 2018 Sue Pattern Workshop ‘Start with a Stencil’ Photos
Sue’s workshop offered many of her “tips and tricks”. Since you
all could not be there, we thought we would offer up a few!
• To remove sizing from quilt backing, put fabric in the dryer with 3 fabric softener sheets for 60 minutes.
• to prevent your folded quilt from wrinkling, fold with bubble wrap.
• Sue always washes her finished quilts with “Resolve”. Soak quilt in Resolve overnight then wash. Do not hang to dry. Partially dry, remove from dryer and let cool for at least 30 minutes before returning to the dryer. This prevents the batting from ”clumping”.
• Batting has a “right & wrong” side (who knew???!!!). “Grit to the ground, cotton to the clouds”.
March 8th, 2018 Meeting – Noshi Gulati. Photos
Noshi will present her trunk show entitled “Airport Security Stole My Scissors” – a result of having to come up with travel sewing projects that don’t involve scissors as she travels back and forth between Canada and India to visit and care for her parents. Her presentation will take us on a journey of the design process for her quilt projects over the years as her skills developed.
February 8th, 2018 Featuring talent from within! Photos
Members moved through a carousel of 5 mini-workshops offered by members of our guild. Thank you to those who have “stepped up” to share their expertise with others.
Barb Coburn – Making Quilt Labels
Wendy Wight – Machine quilting with your walking foot.
Ideas sourced from: Walk by Jacqui Gehring
Val Welcher – Two Colour Binding and Flange Binding
Betty Ann McNabb –Choosing Colours for Your Quilt
Jan McDonnell – Everything you wanted to know about the Library.
January 11th, 2018 – A day of quilting, companionship and conversation. Photos
Our regular meeting room at the arena was open for us from 9:30 until 3:30. Members brought personal quilting/sewing or worked on a cuddle quilt. Those participating packed a lunch, their machine and necessary equipment (and perhaps an extension cord). Irons and ironing pads were available. Tea/coffee and goodies were available. Come and go as you wish.
December 14th, 2017 – Potluck Lunch. Photos
A paper and pencil game was played called ‘Do you Know Your Quilt Acronyms?‘ If you Click Here you will find two pages: one page with the acronyms, followed by a page with the answers. Enjoy!!
November 10th, 2017 – Workshop – Joni Newman. Photos
Joni conducted a workshop at the Sportsplex on free-motion quilting on your domestic machine. This was a fabulous day of learning and practicing many designs for your quilts.
November 9th, 2017 – Speaker – Joni Newman. Photos
Some of you may have previously met our November guest, Joni Newman of
Quilts and Quirks. She has given classes at our local quilt store and we probably all recognize her wonderful stain-glass design quilts depicting so many iconic scenes from her travels around Ontario. Who can forget the beautiful Postcards of Muskoka shop hop quilt designed by Joni.
October 13th, 2017 – Workshop – Janet Slater Photos
Janet facilitated her “Bugle Boy” Square in a Square workshop.
If you took Janet Slater’s workshop last month or have ever taken a Square in a Square class you will find the following links to Jodi Barrows youtube videos very helpful. Many of the techniques Janet taught at the workshop but if you need a refresher – these videos are great!
- What is an Option 1 triangle unit?
- What is an Option 4 triangle unit?
- What is a “Double Square in a Square?”
- 3 Most Popular Triangle Units in a Quilt
- Flying Geese – make them ANY SIZE
October 12th, 2017 – Speaker – Janet Slater Photos
Janet presented her trunk show. Janet is a professional longarm quilter with 20 years of quilting experience and many more of creative sewing. She has a studio in a historic school house in Mono, Ontario – one hour north of Toronto.
Janet’s website is: www.createwithjanet.ca
Janet is a certified “Square in a Square” instructor who has taught at the Creativ Festival in Toronto, and she has provided workshops across the province.
September 14th, 2017 – Speaker – Catherine Timm. Photos.
Catherine presented a slide show and trunk show of her fibre arts.
Here’s the link to Catherines website. http://www.catherinetimm.com/
September 15th – Workshop -Catharine Timm. Photos.