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2020-2021 Program Schedule

For the 2020-21 season, the Guild is offering vibrant and engaging trunk shows and workshops via ZOOM. We now offer three payment options: cheque, e-transfer or PayPal (with a $1.50 premium). E-transfers should be sent to:

Workshops are open to Guild members at a discount; non-guild members pay a $10 premium. Questions: Email Program Coordinator Marlene

Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020, Guild meeting, via ZOOM from your home

  1. Annual General Meeting

  2. Member Show & Tell

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020, Guild meeting via ZOOM from your home

  1. Trunk Show: “Behind the Seams” with Peter Byrne, Toronto. Website

  2. Member, Show & Tell

Peter is an international award-winning, published modern quilter and teacher with a deep passion for innovation and design. His strength is maintaining a fresh approach to quilting, with original designs and technical mastery.

His goal is innovation, his passion is creativity andhe is thrilled to have opportuni-ties to share new techniques within the quilting community. While attending QuiltCon 2020, his quilt titled ‘Starring You’ won Best in Show and his quilt titled ‘Cityscape’ won Best Machine Quilting Frameless.

Peter is offering online Instagram workshops. To register, email Peter.

Hover-quilting Inspiration Workshop: 1) October 17 2) November 14 3) December 12

Cityscape Improv Inspiration Workshop: 1) October 24 2) November 21 3) December 19

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Guild Meeting, ZOOM from your home

  1. Trunk Show, “Scraps vs Scrappy” by Cheryl Arkison, Calgary. Website

“Far too often I hear people say that they can’t do scrappy because 1. It looks too messy or 2. They don’t have pretty scraps. In this lecture and trunk show I will show you all the pleasures of using your scraps. It starts with sorting and storing. Then we can discuss the difference between a scrap quilt and a scrappy one. That’s right, they are not the same.

Illustrated with my own scrap bins and a collection of both scrap and scrappy quilts. Includes discussions on colour, value, and a little bit of quilt history. Bad jokes always included.”

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020, Workshop, SCRAPTASTIC by Cheryl Arkison, ZOOM from your Home, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This workshop flows well from Cheryl’s Scrap vs Scrappy trunk show and lecture! Who doesn’t have scraps they don’t know what to do with? Don’t throw away your little scraps! Those bits and pieces have excellent potential, this class will show you how to use every last scrap.

Each student will work on a unique quilt, coming away with a new appreciation for their scraps.

Cheryl will cover sorting, storing and using your scraps. You’ll leave her workshop with your scraps all sorted, great ideas for storing and organizing your scraps plus you’ll have a good start on a scrappy quilt top. This is all about learning to love your scraps, down to every last bit.

Learn to see your scraps as an inspiring sight, not a burden or mess.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Virtual QT, ZOOM from your home

Join us for our annual “Quilt-Time”, a special COVID edition that we will host via ZOOM. Read more about it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Guild Meeting, 7 p.m., ZOOM from your home

Trunk Show/Lecture, Andrea Tsang Jackson of Halifax on Light and Fabric: Approaches to Transparency.

Andrea Tsang Jackson shares her fascination with manipulating colour and presents her approaches to transparency in her quilt design process. Using examples from her book, Patchwork Lab: Gemology, as well as other designs from her body of work, she provides practical ways of thinking about col-our in your own work, as well as digital tools that can help you along the way.

Open to guests. If you’re not a member, head HERE to learn how to join us for only $5!

Saturday, February 13, 2021, Borders Tips & Tricks Workshop with Patti Carey, ZOOM from Home, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. **ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT** (Jan 17)

Learn 3 Different Borders-Flange, Paired & Mitered

In this 3 hour, half-day, technique class, Canadian Quilter Patti Carey, VP of Public Relations for Northcott Fabrics, pattern designer, teacher and blogger shares her methods for getting those borders on your quilts like a pro. Patti will cover flanges, paired and mitered borders (banish your fear of miters!) Class includes a kit of pre-cut pieces so that you are ready to sew!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Guild Meeting, 7 p.m. ZOOM from your home

  1. Talk, Patti Carey, VP Public Relations, Northcott Fabrics, Slideshow, From Fibre to Fabric

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Guild Meeting, 7 p.m. ZOOM from your home

  1. Talk, Stephanie Hackney, Director, Sales & Marketing, Hobbs Bonded Fibers, Batting: What’s Inside Matters.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Guild Meeting, 7 p.m. ZOOM from your home

  1. Talk/Trunk Show, Melissa Marginet, Get Your Motor Running

“Learn how to spark creativity in yourself or in your guild with challenges that will have everyone thinking outside the box. This trunk show has more ideas than you will know what to do with to get everyone not only learning new techniques but building their quilting and creative confidence.”

Student sample from Interwoven Art workshop

**NEW Saturday, May 8, 2021: Interwoven Art Workshop with Melissa Marginet, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Online from Home**

Join Calgary quilter and CQA teacher Melissa Marginet for this 6 hour workshop. Create a beautiful and interesting 18” x 18” art quilt using four fat quarters that weave into each other using a quilt as you go method. Instructions will be provided to make either a tote bag or a cushion with your Interwoven Art or you can just bind it and display it proudly.

Quilting level: Confident beginner and up.

Sample from Interwoven Art workshop

Sample from Interwoven Art workshop

Sample from Interwoven Art workshop

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Guild Meeting, 7 p.m. ZOOM from your home

  1. Talk/Trunk Show, Sue Sherman Quilting Journey of a Renaissance Woman

Join award winning quilter Sue Sherman as she takes us through the journey of her quilting experience.

**NEW** Thursday, May 27 and Thursday, June 10, 2021 Traditional Hawaiian Hand Quilting Workshop, Sue Sherman, 2 half-days, VIRTUAL**NEW**

This is a slow stitching workshop to make a small (20″) Hawaiian quilt or cushion using traditional Hawaiian quilting techniques, choosing from a selection of authentic patterns courtesy of Poakalani. Join Newmarket and award winning quilter Sue Sherman for 2 half day workshops. Week one learn to hand appliqué the traditional Hawaiian technique, Week two learn hand quilting.

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