Quilt Canada Vancouver 2022 – Under the Sails

A report from Marilyn C ... Another Quilt Canada in Vancouver is over. Quilt Canada is an annual national show organized by the Canadian Quilters' Association and held in various cities across the country. The theme for the 2022 show was "Reconnected," and we reconnected “in person” with members of our own guild, with shop … Continue reading Quilt Canada Vancouver 2022 – Under the Sails

CQA Virtual Quilt Canada 2021

Quilt Canada 2021 Pin This year the Canadian Quilters' Association's Quilt Canada 2021 conference went virtual.  The cost was quite reasonable, and before the event, registrants had access to a tutorial to prepare them for using the portal. Lorna L – There was a “clear introduction days before on how to use the left-hand bar … Continue reading CQA Virtual Quilt Canada 2021

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

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Oregon

From Moira ... "I was in Sisters, Oregon, for the Outdoor Quilt Show July 14.  It was very hot but worth the two hours walking around.  My husband even walked with me. There were quilts from Campbell River and Comox on display.  They also did fabric postcards.  Special ones were auctioned and others sold for … Continue reading Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Oregon

“BeDazzled” – A Parksville Quilt Show

Quilting is alive and well on Vancouver Island, as I discovered on a recent visit to "BeDazzled," a quilt show presented by the Parksville Quilt House Quilters’ Guild. As I entered the venue, I could see right away that this was a really big show!  The guild has over 300 members and was registered in … Continue reading “BeDazzled” – A Parksville Quilt Show

Quilts Bloom at the Lions Gate Quilters’ Guild Show

Here are a few images from the Lions Gate Quilters' Guild Show held recently at Capilano University in North Vancouver.  On the day I was there, there were many quilters in attendance, but also, as one visitor told me, people who just like to look at quilts!  A husband offered praise for his wife's quilts, … Continue reading Quilts Bloom at the Lions Gate Quilters’ Guild Show

A Visit to Quilt Canada 2018

Quilters gathered in Vancouver today at the opening of Quilt Canada 2018, a national show organized by the Canadian Quilters' Association.  The three-day event is in the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre and showcases the work of quiltmakers from across Canada. Quilts ranged from traditional to modern in style, and represented a variety of … Continue reading A Visit to Quilt Canada 2018

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation 2018

The Silk Purse Arts Centre in West Vancouver is currently exhibiting works by 26 talented fibre artists, who are sharing their interpretations of the cherry blossom. Photographs of the art on display are not permitted, so you will have to imagine the many techniques and the variety of stitches that the artists have used to … Continue reading Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation 2018

Desert Guilds Quilt Show 2018

From Moira ... Here are some pictures from the Desert Guilds Quilt Show which is a joint show by the Cactus Sew-Ables, Coachella Valley and Pass Patchers Quilt Guilds.  This was their 10th Biennial Quilt Show held in Palm Springs on March 2 and 3. Viewers Choice The quilt above (Grandma's Flower Garden) was hand … Continue reading Desert Guilds Quilt Show 2018

Thom Atkins – Bead Embellished Quilts

Many thanks to Moira S for sharing this story about her recent visit to a quilt guild in Southern California. "I attended the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild meeting on Saturday. The speaker was Thom Atkins who did a wonderful talk on his beaded quilts which were truly works of art. He did a slide presentation … Continue reading Thom Atkins – Bead Embellished Quilts

Quilts in Our Community – A Quilt Show by the Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild

The Sunshine Coast Quilters' Guild presented a quilt show called "Quilts in Our Community" on June 17-18 in Sechelt, B.C. From Moira ... "It was a great show.  The planning and execution went very smoothly.  We had lots of volunteers and the members were very pleased with the results of their hard work.  We had a judge … Continue reading Quilts in Our Community – A Quilt Show by the Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery – Art in Yurts

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery is located on B.C.'s beautiful Sunshine Coast just north of Madeira Park. Studios and galleries are housed in a cluster of yurts, with wooden decking providing space for open air activities when weather permits. Workshops and exhibitions are presented from April through October. This year marks the tenth anniversary of FibreWorks, the retirement … Continue reading FibreWorks Studio & Gallery – Art in Yurts

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

A Visit to Quilt Canada 2016

Seymour Quilters' Guild member Jenifer B. attended Quilt Canada 2016, the Canadian Quilters' Association national quilt show held in June in Toronto, Ontario. Over 400 quilts made by quilters from across Canada were on display, including the National Juried Show in Art, Miniature, Modern, and Traditional categories.  The event featured workshops, lectures, a merchant mall, and daily demos. … Continue reading A Visit to Quilt Canada 2016

Lions Gate Quilters Guild Show

North Shore quilters and many others had the pleasure recently of being able to gather at the Lions Gate Quilters Guild biennial quilt show. This event was staged at the Sportsplex at Capilano University in North Vancouver, B.C.  Over 200 quilts were on display in a bright, spacious venue. When I attended, there were numerous volunteers overseeing the show, lots of visitors … Continue reading Lions Gate Quilters Guild Show

Botany Inspired Stitches – A Quilt Show

Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild has curated a very beautiful exhibition of quilts called "Botany Inspired Stitches" at VanDusen Botanical Garden.  Flowers, gardens, and landscapes have been created in fabric by quilt artists using stunning colour palettes and intricate techniques. The quilts are on display in the Discovery Room gallery in the Visitor Centre and can be viewed at no charge. … Continue reading Botany Inspired Stitches – A Quilt Show

Desert Guilds Quilt Show, California

Moira S. recently attended the Desert Guilds Quilt Show in Palm Springs, California.  The show is a biennial fundraising event for three local guilds — the Coachella Valley Desert Guild, the Cactus Sew-ables from Yucca Valley and the Pass Patchers from the Banning/Beaumont area. "There were many beautiful quilts and I took a few pictures … Continue reading Desert Guilds Quilt Show, California

Judy Farrow, Textile Artist

Judy Farrow is a textile artist who lives in Parksville, B.C. She lived for many years in the Northwest Territories (now called Nunavut), in Iqaluit on Baffin Island and in Yellowknife.  She worked as a teacher and researcher and travelled extensively in the Canadian North with her husband.  Her fabric art captures beautiful images of … Continue reading Judy Farrow, Textile Artist