What you missed if you didn’t come to the clothesline bag workshop!

Many thanks to Suzanne P for hosting this one... what a fun day we had on May 9th! There was a lot of sewing prep for this class for those who chose to wrap their clothesline in fabric (and no prep for moi, because I left my clothesline unwrapped for a more beachy feel!), but … Continue reading What you missed if you didn’t come to the clothesline bag workshop!

Sharing fabric in the community

We recently received a very generous donation of fabric from a lovely lady in North Vancouver. The quilting fabric will be used to make quilts for donation in the community (Community Quilts), but she was also trying to find a home for other types of fabric, including felt and velvet, buttons and craft supplies! With … Continue reading Sharing fabric in the community

Lauren Tolhurst: A trunk show to inspire

I imagine most of us rushed home from the February meeting to sew, inspired by the multitude of quilts, large and small, that Lauren Tolhurst of Busy Bobbin Longarm Quilting brought to show us! She likes to inspire people, and encourages working without a pattern. "If you work with a pattern, you're not solving problems, and so … Continue reading Lauren Tolhurst: A trunk show to inspire

Inspired by Africa: How a BC quilter’s art went from West Coast to wild

When Pippa Moore, our January speaker, first left Canada to spend three years in Lesotho in Southern Africa, she took along a quilt she was working on. It was in blues, off-whites and muted forest green.  Things changed once she found herself entranced by the vibrant, saturated colours much loved by the African women she … Continue reading Inspired by Africa: How a BC quilter’s art went from West Coast to wild

Finding inspiration everywhere

Susan Jensen was the speaker at our November meeting, with a presentation of fabric art entitled "Nature's Threadwork Landscapes". Susan finds her inspiration in nature, everywhere... in the smallest details - such as the tiny veins in yellow maple leaves - and in the largest vistas, such as the beautiful mountains that surround us. The thing, … Continue reading Finding inspiration everywhere

Hints, tips and ideas galore!

October's meeting was truly packed with good stuff. Right off the bat, as we signed in at the door, we each filled out a small form for December's Secret Santa Mug Rug exchange, just names, favourite and least favourite colours were divulged. At the November meeting, those who have not yet drawn a recipient's name … Continue reading Hints, tips and ideas galore!