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Each month during the guild meeting there is some sort of program put on for the members like guest speakers, demos and the like.If you have ideas or suggestions for this part of the meeting, don’t hesitate talking to the members in charge of program or anyone on the executive.

Programs 2017/18


Sept 1, 2017 – Nell Burns – a contemporary textile artist will be doing a trunk show. She uses a variety of threads, fabrics and mediums to create artwork of 2-3 dimensions.

Oct 6, 2017  – Sue Jenson – Will be  showing the guild her framed art pieces and talking about the tools and fibres she uses to create wall hanging, framed pictures using all different techniques in fibres and beyond.

Nov 10, 2017 – Susan Purney Mark will be doing a trunk show then offering 2 workshops on Nov 11 & 12. Location will be at the Drop In.  Cost $30.00   Lunch will not be provided, please bring your own. Supply list will be given out in Oct  – Please contact Kari Larson at kalarson@shaw.ca or 604 936 8444 for information or to sign up for either classes.

Class #1    Nov 11   9:30-4

Stitching the Wild Fern – Layered Applique   Leaves-small3

Layer and fuse a floral or leaf appliqué design without bulky build-up by using a unique cut away method that produces multiple images. Students create a small wall hanging and then get friendly with all the decorative machine stitches they didn’t know they had! The technique is featured in Susan’s new book Accent on Angles-Easy Strip Set Quilts from Martingale & Co.



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Examples of what you can do with this technique






Class #2  Nov 12    9:30 – 4

Dragon Bones and Fish Fingers Class dragon_bones_03-195x200

Learn important design fundamentals in this class while mastering Susan’s Dragon Bones technique. Play with squares, rectangles, triangles or diamonds and use insertion strips of colour to run across the fabric surface. Design elements of line, shape, value and colour will be studied and practiced and students will have the opportunity to test and use several additional piecing techniques. Time will also be spent trying out border, quilting and embellishment choices. This class will be an excellent addition to your quilting skills

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Design variation 3 different options




Secret Quilting Friend:      secret friend

The Program Committee is hosting 6 months to be a Secret Quilting friend. Ladies are asked to fill in their information on the sheet at the September meeting and turn it back into the Program Committee Table at the meeting.

The Program ladies will assign you a Secret Friends name and it will be given to you at the October meeting.

(If you aren’t present at the October meeting to receive the information we will mail it to you).

We ask that nothing expensive be given, and to acknowledge Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and if the person’s birthday falls into the time line would be nice.  Make it fun, exciting and keep it a secret as to who your secret friend is.  Use the information sheet to surprise them with something special.

We will have a table at the front door at each meeting for you to drop your gifts/cards to your secret friend.


Fall Challenge 2017 – Inspirational Word Quilt

When we visited Lyn and Edna this summer, Edna was busy making a small inspirational word quilt. For the fourth year in a row, she finds a word that she wants to concentrate on for the following year, then she makes a small quilt that she hangs in her sewing room for the year to remind herself to focus on that word.  The idea spoke to me and I was making notes of words all weekend (calm, persevere, organize, complete…).  We decided that this would make a good guild challenge, so:

We are challenging you to find a meaningful word to you.  It should represent something that you would like to work, improve or just focus on and make a quilt using it.  If nothing jumps out at you, Pintrest has a number of pins if you search ‘inspirational words’. You may want to start by just jotting down words that come to you.

Nitty Gritty:

The quilt should have a perimeter of no more than 70”.

It must be three layers (top, batting, backing, quilted).

The word should be visible on the quilt.  It can be appliqued, painted stitched….

You may want a hanging sleeve so you can keep the quilt visible for the year.

The quilt needs to be finished and brought in to the December guild meeting so we can all see and admire the quilt.


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