Programme and Workshops

2018- 2017

March 8th, 2018 Meeting – Noshi Gulati.
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 12th, 2017  Workshop – Janet Slater

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!


October 11th, 2017 – Speaker – Janet Slater 

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:

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.


September 15th – Workshop -Catharine Timm.   Photos. 

Catherine  conducted a 1/2 day workshop during which participants created a fused art postcard.