Extra! Extra! Announcing the Fall Line-up for EDQG

Welcome to our innovative and exciting 2020-21 Program year!

We all know that quilters are extremely resourceful people and the onset of COVID and its ramifications has only ignited that drive. We dug deep into our UFO bins and worked on finishing some long forgotten projects. We have been tempted by that sneaky SQUIRREL and shifted our attention to a new and exciting project (or two!).

Our WAAITT Challenge participants have been extremely busy and I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the posts of completed projects in our EDQG Members Only Facebook group – great motivation for the rest of us!

I have been watching the magnificent changes and adaptations occurring within our quilting community and again, I am so proud to be a part of the creative industry. Teachers and workshop facilitators have been busy organizing themselves to offer their portfolio virtually – Zoom and Facebook Live seem to be the most popular platforms. I have participated in a few online courses – learning from masters and mentors I wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. I was thrilled to quickly realize how simple and effective this format is! Easy to hook into and very productive learning environment!

September 16, 2020: AGM

There will be no formal presenter at this meeting, however the WAAITT Challenge Survey results will be given and the participants will be showcased (**hint **hint… prizes!!). On that note, I bring you to our line-up for the fall of 2020. As you know, we have made the decision to hold our guild meetings virtually, through Zoom. This will allow a safe and socially-distanced environment, while allowing us to bring you some pretty fantastic presenters!

October 21, 2020: Studio Magnificent, Brandy Maslowski

Published in Studios magazine Spring 2011 and Summer 2012, and most recently in Quilter’s Connection magazine in 2017, Brandy explores clearing clutter, organizing your stash, and managing your creative space. She inspires with tips on storage and ideas to make your space a creative sanctuary that brings you more joy and less overwhelm.

November 18, 2020: My Quilting Journey, Veruschka Zarate

Veruschka Zarate of Pride & Joy Quilting, began her quilting journey in 2016, shortly after having her two little boys. After leaving a professional career in University Counseling & Psychology, she decided to dedicate herself to the education and raising of her two precious boys. Along the way, she developed a love of quilting and later a passion for foundation paper piecing.

Wanting to integrate her calling to encourage and empower others, she integrated her background in psychology with quilting by developing a series of pattern books entitled “Em•Pow•HER•Ment: a Quilting Journey of Women who changed the world.” Veruschka is hoping to inspire girls and women of all ages through Foundation Paper Piecing.

December 16: Bonus

At our bonus December meeting, Kim Caskey will provide us armchair travellers with a slide show of her recent trip to Japan and the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival in January 2020.

– Kim Caskey, Program Chair program@edqg.ca