Staying Connected #45

Welcome to this week's show and tell. You will also find a short item about the presentation given by Thomas Roach, Vancouver textile artist, at our February meeting. From Sharon R ... Used this bunny panel to make up a quick little baby quilt. From Linda D ... Every year since she was a toddler … Continue reading Staying Connected #45

Nicholas Turcan – Journey Into Quilting

Nicholas Turcan was our March speaker.  He is multi-talented - even a professional baker - who has embraced quilting, and does much of the amazing quilting of the sample quilts at The Cloth Shop on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. Nicholas told us the story of how he came to quilting.   Trying his hand at … Continue reading Nicholas Turcan – Journey Into Quilting

Cathy Miller, The Singing Quilter

Cathy Miller and her husband John put on a great show at our November meeting.  Cathy played guitar and sang  songs she has written about the world of  a quilter, with John accompanying on harmonica and vocals – and sometimes with a laser pointer!  Their performance was held in the beautiful Church Sanctuary at Gloria … Continue reading Cathy Miller, The Singing Quilter

October 2018 – Members Teaching Members

The program at our October meeting was our traditional "Members Teaching Members," and it was fun, inspiring, and informative, as always.  Several presentations were given by members, and small groups moved from table to table, enjoying demonstrations of hexigons, folded stars, thread painting and machine embroidery, single fold bindings, a super quick table runner, ruler … Continue reading October 2018 – Members Teaching Members

September 2018 – A New Quilting Season

Our September meeting was a busy one after a long, hot summer, and it was great to get together again and look forward to quilting activities ahead. Thanks to our talented member, Les, who brought her amazing and varied collection of beautiful quilts to accompany her presentation about quilt backs.  As we learned, quilt backs … Continue reading September 2018 – A New Quilting Season

Jane Johnstone – Magical Miniature Quilts

Jane Johnstone is a local quilter with a self-admitted consuming passion for making small quilts, and we were dazzled by her collection at our May meeting.  The smallest quilt looked to be somewhere around 6 inches by 8 inches in size. She was introduced to miniature quilts through a course she took, and she was … Continue reading Jane Johnstone – Magical Miniature Quilts

Dougal Walker – The Joy of Stitchery

Dougal Walker entertained us at our April meeting with stories about her creative journey and a trunk show full of delightful folk art stitchery and colourful modern art quilts. We were off to a good start when she mentioned the apron that some of us made in Home Economics class back in high school.  Pockets, … Continue reading Dougal Walker – The Joy of Stitchery

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