“Speed Date with Improv” Zoom Workshop

Last Wednesday, November 4, and Thursday, November 5, mornings we had fun creating improv blocks with Krista Hennebury. Using the Zoom platform Krista showed videos of her directions regarding each block and then provided support as we worked on each one. Zoom allowed us to include two people from Ontario: a quilter from Krista's wait … Continue reading “Speed Date with Improv” Zoom Workshop

Whatcom Museum – Modern Quilts

Whatcom Museum in Bellingham had a travelling exhibit of quilts from the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG). The exhibit showed about 60 quilts that were made by past and current MQG members. The MQG has more than 12,000 members across six continents and 39 countries. Support for this exhibit was provided by the Pacific Northwest Quilt … Continue reading Whatcom Museum – Modern Quilts

CQA Quilt Canada 2019 – Ottawa

Quilt Canada in Ottawa lasted four days. There were several quilt shows, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and an extensive merchant mall. Barbara M and Marilyn C attended from Seymour Guild. Here is Anne's guilt for the CQA Quilt Guild Challenge for the theme of "Quilting Goes Viral". The Trend Tex Challenge had 90 quilts, the most … Continue reading CQA Quilt Canada 2019 – Ottawa

Berene Campbell – Finding the Cracks of Light in the Darkness

Quote -- "Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." -- Leonard Cohen Berene is a local quilt/fabric artist who presented a slide and trunk show to illustrate her journey in coping with anxiety. She guided us through her toolbox of attitudes and actions she … Continue reading Berene Campbell – Finding the Cracks of Light in the Darkness

Courthouse Colourplay Workshop

On May 8 Krista Hennebury facilitated our experiments with free cutting of strips and much fun was had by all. Members and guests discovered they could cut straight lines free hand. Everyone was careful to heed Krista's warning to "pause before cutting and know where your other hand is". Penny's a guest's and Wendy's Anne's … Continue reading Courthouse Colourplay Workshop

Krista Hennebury – The Search for a Signature Style

Krista is a North Vancouver quilter who is active with all things quilty. She has a blog and an Instagram site, she develops and publishes patterns, authored Make It, Take It, gives inspirational presentations and workshops all over the world, shows quilts, and participates in guilds. At our April meeting Krista presented a slide show … Continue reading Krista Hennebury – The Search for a Signature Style

February 2018 Block of the Month

Wow, we received 30 Hourglass blocks!  Barbara McG and Marilyn C won the blocks.  Congratulations! The next block is a colourful one and uses an intriguing way to make HSTs.  My inspiration for this block is a Kaffe Fassett quilt with HSTs arranged in fours - in four-patches and in columns or rows of four … Continue reading February 2018 Block of the Month

January 2018 Block of the Month

Thanks to everyone who made blocks.  The 14 blocks were won by Anne W.  Congratulations Anne. The January block is the Hourglass block.  The directions are ... on the January Block of the Month page.  You can choose to make the block with any fabric with red in it.  It could be abstract, floral, child … Continue reading January 2018 Block of the Month

May Meeting with Karen Johnson – Embellishments

Inspiration Karen Johnson kept our meeting agog with her many embellished quilts and her foil demonstration. The first hour was a showing of her many techniques in small and medium sized quilts. She easily gave credit for these ideas to the many classes and workshops she attended and of course she added her own twist … Continue reading May Meeting with Karen Johnson – Embellishments