Monday, 15 April 2019

April 6, 2019

Beth Van Wyngaarden Class 
" A Study in Color Value"

Beth Van Wyngaarden had been a speaker with the Guild in the fall. Her work was so appreciated that she was invited to come back and teach a workshop.  As you can see from the first  photo the workshop was well attended.  Some of  the participants went home with completed items ready for quilting.    

Janet Butfoy with her red tulip under construction.

Donna Saddler preparing fabric.

Carmen's tulip completed!

Saturday, 6 April 2019

March 24, 2019

Wallet Making Workshop
with Jean Drozda

Isn`t it`s amazing how much talent is in our Guild?  Often we have members teaching workshops to our own members and to people from other Guilds as well.

Recently, Jean Drozda,  taught a Wallet Making workshop.   As you can see everyone enjoyed the day  and came away with a new wallet!

Can you help identify the women in the photo?

Anne,  Danny, Jean Drozda Workshop Leader,  Chantal (sitting ) Karen, Cathy Albers, you can't hide!
And Linda Deverno, Program Committee Chair

Monday, 3 December 2018

November 10 & 24, 2019

"Walking foot Quilting Workshop"
With Irene LaFleche

   Instructor  Irene Lafleche shows us some of her work,
 and all the participants show some of their newly learned skills.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

September 18, 2018

Bruce Young Trunk Show 

What a great start to the 2018 -2019 year!

Bruce brought nearly thirty of his quilts 
for us to see as well as a few hooked rugs. 
It was a spectacular show!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

October 15, 2018

Upcoming  Guest Speaker 

                    October 15, 2018                         
                      Bridget O'Flaherty, Thread Artist


I am inspired by nature. I am passionate about our environment and I feel an intimate connection to the landscape and wildlife of Canada.  I have worked in textile arts for over 25 years and am drawn to fibre for the tactile nature and connection to the land it has. I use my sewing machine to build up layers of multi-coloured thread ‘drawing’ with needle and thread to convey the image.  I begin with local wool from a neighbouring sheep farm, process it and create felted fabric to use in the detailed wildlife and landscape embroideries I create. I use combinations of local, recycled content, organic thread and materials, botanical dyes and sustainably managed, local wood in every original work.  Depicting our Canadian landscape, the precious eco-systems and wildlife with eco-fibre art, I hope the viewer will take away an appreciation and connection to the beautiful, fragile aspects in nature.
For inquiries and a CV contact me directly:
Thread painting by Bridget OFlaherty Guesthouse_custom-order

Friday, 15 April 2016

April 2016

In House Quilt Show
"Our Girls Have Style!"

The April meeting was all about quilts made by members.  
The thirty quilts were divided into styles,
such as American Country, Modern or Photo Transfer.
 A short commentary written by the quilter was out.  
The response was very positive, and we will definitely consider doing this again.

A sampler in the American Country Style.

This was made by Sandy White and is a picture of
her grand daughter. There must be 1000 pieces in this item!

Made by Ann Hedberg, this "One Block Wonder" was
so inspiring, we hope to have a class in this technique  next year!

                                                       Another made by Ann Hedberg,
                                           this was a Round Robin, done in Christmas Fabrics.

 Made by Theresa McCaig for her husband, 
this was a photo transfer quilt, of animals they have owned.
Made by Pat Kiteley, the circular parts were from
a Hey Day sale in Kemptville and are possibly from
the 1950's.  The other colored fabric is 1930's reproductions.

Made by Sandy White,
 this applique and kaleidoscope are a king size wonder!

Thanks to everyone who brought in quilts.
More will be featured soon.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

March 15, 2016

Sherida Giddings
"Judy Niemeyer Quilts"

Our March 14th meeting featured guest speaker Sherida Giddings from Ottawa. Her expertise is paper pieced quilts.  Sherida is a Judy Niemeyer Certified Teacher and told us the story of how this came to be.  Her trunk show featured many of the quilts that she has made in the last two years in order to achieve this certification; as well as a few others.  She brought along a good selection of Judy Niemeyer patterns for sale as well. 
The evening was spectacular with lots of praise for her energy, talent and accomplishments.  Here's a few of the quilts she brought along.

Sherida Giddings

Prairie Star

 Paradise in Blooms

Capuchino Placemats

Fire Island Hosta Queen