“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

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

Modern Quilt Showcase 2018 – A Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Show

The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild recently held their second biennial show, Modern Quilt Showcase, at The Pipe Shop venue in North Vancouver, B.C.  The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is eight years old, with about 120 members, and is part of the worldwide modern quilting movement. The quilts in Modern Quilt Showcase 2018 were colourful and … Continue reading Modern Quilt Showcase 2018 – A Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Show

Paul Krampitz – Working with Wedges

Paul Krampitz's Working with Wedges Workshop was well attended, with members enthusiastic about learning something new and sharing the process with quilting friends. Armed with our wedge templates, we learned how to cut our fabric into angled pieces and sew them together to create interesting effects.  We started with the basics, creating our own block.  Later, Paul showed us some variations such as … Continue reading Paul Krampitz – Working with Wedges

Paul Krampitz – From Traditional to Modern Quilter

Our April meeting featured a presentation by Paul Krampitz, who has made the creative journey from traditional to modern quilter. Paul's quilts illustrate how new and exciting designs can happen when quilters change up conventional blocks and layouts. This was a lively presentation, with a great trunk show, and lots of ideas for modern quiltmaking. More information: Paul's Blog Vancouver Modern Quilt … Continue reading Paul Krampitz – From Traditional to Modern Quilter

Modern Quilt Showcase – A Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Show

The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild recently held their first quilt show called Modern Quilt Showcase.  Over 100 modern quilts made by guild members were shown. The eye-catching, creative quilts on display represented new directions in quilt making such as the use of solid colours, asymmetry, improvisational piecing and less traditional machine quilting designs. The show was … Continue reading Modern Quilt Showcase – A Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Show

Stacey Day, Quilt Designer

Stacey Day came to our March meeting.  She talked about how her life today as a quilter, pattern writer and quilt designer began with her love of  fabric as a very young girl.  She sewed her own clothes and did crafts, and remembers her grandmother at her side encouraging her to have confidence in her own ideas and talents. A book … Continue reading Stacey Day, Quilt Designer

Krista Hennebury Workshop – A Recipe for Modern

Choose your colour ingredients.  Use a few traditional techniques.  Add lots of innovative cutting and improvised piecing.  Spice it up with your own creativity, and you have a recipe for a modern quilt. Krista’s workshop, “Improv Under the Influence,” was a lot of fun.  We learned how to make a quilt that Krista designed and called … Continue reading Krista Hennebury Workshop – A Recipe for Modern

Krista Hennebury Presentation

We were fortunate to have Krista Hennebury at our September meeting.  In an entertaining and informative presentation, she spoke to us about modern quilting and showed some of her quilts. After a career as a geologist, Krista pursued her interest in quilting.  She gives presentations and trunk shows, leads workshops, hosts retreats and quilt cruises, … Continue reading Krista Hennebury Presentation