2013-2014 Speakers and Workshops - Download a brochure
The 2013-14 guild year offers an exciting roster of speakers and workshops. Sign up at the May 2013 AGM or any month next season. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to another year of inspiring quilters both the ones on the podium and the one sitting right next to you. The Program Convenors have provided a full roster of speakers and the Workshop Convenors have selected classes to help you move your own skills forward as you enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Guild members. What a great way to meet your Guild...Sandra and Maggie
Lecture: Tues Sep 18 "Sources of Inspiration--Tracey’s fibre art encompasses several techniques and styles. She recently won the Janome Award for Excellence at the Quilt Grand National for her quilt “Blood is Thicker Than Water.” She creates modern three-dimensional “stump work” plant portraits using the modern technology of a long arm quilter. Stitched landscapes round out her repertoire. Tracey is a member of ONN, Connections and YHQG. Her work has been juried into numerous shows.
Mon Oct 15th Magic Mirror Mandala Quilt
Tues Oct16th Ribbons and Fountains and Stars – Point to Point Spirals
RaNae’s amazing "spiral" quilts have appeared in national shows and magazines. She has published two books, Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts and Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts and recently appeared on “The Quilt Show”. The workshops will show us how to produce a dazzling spiral quilt.
Lecture: Tue, Nov 20 Classic Rock--Join Esterita for a humorous look at her journey from her beginning art experiences to the present. This power point/trunk show zips along as it illustrates how she grew the seed of a concept into bold design themes. The focus is on the power of value over colour in constructing dramatic compositions.
Mon Nov 19 Sheers to You--Working with sheer fabrics.
Tues Nov 20 Rock Wood and Water - Using paint to enhance your quilt. Textural and dimensional imagery gives Esterita’s work it’s distinctive style. Learn techniques to give that extra something to your graphic/art quilts.
Community Quilts Workshop
Tue Jan 15th Guests may participate, while we make blocks for quilts for donation to community organiztions. Work in small groups & enjoy refreshments & the good company of guild members.
Lecture: February 19 - Trunk Show and Lecture. Stunning abstract quilts are his specialty. Influenced by 19th and 20th century painters, Dwayn's work bridges art and traditional quilts. As a child he learned to quilt from his grandmothers on the prairies. He is active in SAQA, Halton Quilters Guild and appears frequently on fibre / textile web sites.
Workshops: One 2-day workshop: Tues Feb 19 and Wed Feb 20 - Abstract Expressionist Art Quilt. Learn how to piece and embellish an abstract expressionist art quilt. $150 for two days.
Mon Mar 18 Fantastic Fabric Faces- Employ fabric collage techniques that use the shapes in large prints as components of a portrait face. Pamela will supply eyes and mouths.
Tues Mar 19 and Wed Mar 20 My Quilt – My Rules. This class takes us beyond the conventional methods of quilt-making into an open ended approach to art making with fabric.
Susan K. Cleveland
Lecture: Tues, Apr 16--My Eclectic Quilt Pageant. Put precision and panache into your work! Known for her skills, this award winner was featured on the cover of American Quilter. She will show us stunning finishes and techniques to move our quilts to the next level!
Workshops: Mon Apr 15 Happy Daisy. Learn to stitch with heavy decorative threads through the machine's needle for appliquéing and quilting, to stuff appliqué, make prairie points with stitching and embellishments, use freezer paper for quilting designs and design an interestingly-shaped quilt.
Tues Apr 16 Piping Hot Binding. Every detail of binding and tiny, perfect piping will be covered with step-by-step demos and printed instructions. Work on a practice piece making perfect piping, preparing the quilt, applying binding, mitering corners, joining tails, and finishing for a show-quality back.
Annual General Meeting 2013
Tue, May 21