We continue to meet on Zoom at noon on the second Wednesday of the month.
January 19. Annual General Meeting. Mary Elizabeth Kinch gave a Zoom presentation called Oh Canada! The Quilting Heritage of the True North – the history of quilting in Canada over the last 150 years. Mary Elizabeth’s Bio. From Marilyn C: “January’s visit with Mary Elizabeth Kinch was interesting from the antique quilts to the influences felt by past quilters. Her addition of the role of blacks and First Nation quilters gave an even more complete picture of early quilting in Canada.”
February 9. Janet Harper gave a presentation about the Canadian Quilters’ Association. Janet is the Lower Mainland Regional Representative for this national organization that has been supporting quilting and quilters for many years. As a textile artist in her own right, Janet showed some of her quilts. You can read about Janet and see some of her creations in Janet’s profile on the Fibre Art Network website.
March 9. Corey Ralph. Sew Manly Quilting. Boys on the Block III. This presentation examined the emotion it takes to start a project and sometimes the energy it takes to complete it. From Marilyn C: “Corey was an inspiration. He built on his heritage of quilting to make quilts for friends and for shows. He is also working through his mother’s stash to make quilts for family members as his mother asked.”
April 13. Janet Barker. Confessions of a Hex Addict! Janet Barker on facebook. Janet talked about settings and the general construction of hexagons. Her presentation included English Paper Piecing, constructing Hexie and Half-Hexie Quilts, avoiding Y-seams, and using specialty and general rulers. She also presented some of her new designs. Janet Barker’s Etsy shop – jbquiltdesigns
May 11. Stephanie Hackney, Director of Sales & Marketing, Craft & Retail, Hobbs Bonded Fibers, presented Batting: What’s Inside Matters. About this presentation. Reference: Product Sheet – Hobbs Batting.
June 8. Luncheon.
September 14. Guild’s Twentieth Anniversary Party.
October 12. TBA
November 9. TBA
December 14. Christmas Luncheon.