Our Upcoming Speakers!
Show and Tell
Show and Tell is virtual for October.
As we continue our hybrid meetings (in person and Zoom), we will continue to hold Show and Tell virtually. Many of our members have expressed their enjoyment in seeing the quilts in a PowerPoint presentation.
Show and Tell has a new email address. Send your photos to email@example.com.
Deadline is Sunday, October 16, to qualify for the Quibit draw.
Should you wish to bring your quilt to the meeting for live viewing you may do so, but to display the quilt to all of our members (Zoom and in person) and be included in the quibit draw, you must forward photos to Judy by the above noted date.
Show and Tell Coordinator
October 2022 — “In-Person” Workshop — Repurposed Motifs by Elizabeth Penttinen (Guild Grant Recipient)
- Date: Saturday, October 29th, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
- Location: West Meadowlark Community Hall; 9311 – 165 Street, Edmonton
- Time: 10 am to 4 pm
- Cost: $30 for members
Bring your own lunch! We will provide coffee, tea and dessert.
You will NOT need your sewing machine for this! The day will be spent
cutting, collaging, fusing and being creative. A full supply list will
19 October 2022: Darcy Hunter – Her Journey in Art Quilting
Darcy Hunter is a quilt artist residing in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She creates original art landscape wall hangings with fabric and stitch, using her sewing machine as her paint brush. Her representational fibre art works are inspired by her love of the natural world and evoke the colour, movement, and sense of place of her surroundings. She shows her dedication to the environment by upcycling some of the textiles she uses, to create a more meaningful process.
Darcy is currently working on two New Brunswick-based grants(2021-2022): The first is a Creation Grant through ArtsNB which is titled “Beautiful New Brunswick”, where she is capturing the natural beauty of her home province in a series of large art quilts. In conjunction with this grant, she is also working with elementary students at Nashwaak Valley School through an Arts Smarts grant, to teach her passion and collaborate with the students to create a large textile piece for the school community.
She is a member of CQA, a juried member of Craft NB, and an active member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). SAQA is a dynamic community of over 3700 fibre artists worldwide. Her successful art practice propelled her to participate in artist residencies with the City of Fredericton in 2020/21, and to exhibit at Gallery 78, Charlotte Street Art Centre, and the University of New Brunswick Art Centre. In addition to having her work in many Maritime shows and shops, her work can be found in many private collections all over North America.
Darcy is a part-time elementary school teacher. She loves teaching and has shown her commitment to the art community through online classes, speaking engagements, and her publication of numerous articles in Art Quilting Studio Magazine and other prestigious magazines. Darcy continues to learn new techniques and expand her creative process so that she can continue to grow as an artist.
Darcy Hunter will be presenting her journey in art quilting. She will share her process and the various techniques that go into making her art that reflects her love of the natural landscape.
She will also share the available workshops she teaches on the zoom platform and her products for people who want to try her techniques.
October 2022 Workshop: Diane Harris ZOOM Workshop “Baby Windows + Scrap Management”
Prepare to indulge in some serious scrap play as you learn to make Baby Windmills and then create something wonderful with them! I have been making these little blocks for years and I keep discovering new ways to use them. I’ll show you my examples and then help you create something unique.
This class is stress-free because you just can’t mess it up. I’ll share bonus demos on unrelated quilt techniques so you’re sure to leave with something useful.
Dates: Saturdays, October 1 and 8, 2022, from 10:00 to 1:00 each day (6 hours of instruction total)
Cost: $40 Guild Members/$50 Non-members
Registration will open after the June meeting.
21 September 2022: Make Extraordinary Scrap Quilts – Diane Harris
How do you make a successful scrap quilt? Learn Diane Harris’s best tips and top secrets during this trunk show of many scrappy quilts made over the years. What is a scrap quilt? Who can make one? Why would you create with scraps? How is it done? From the Stash Bandit herself, discover ways to pull your scraps together, strategies for using your stash and even what does not work. You may never make an ordinary quilt again!
Diane Harris is a quilt designer, speaker and teacher. After 11 years as an editor for Quiltmaker magazine, she formed Stash Bandit to present energetic trunk shows and engaging classes for quilters. She is passionate about making scrap quilts and creating interesting original designs. She never met a fabric she didn’t like, and her work is regularly featured in national publications. Diane lives on a working farm in rural Nebraska. Learn more at stashbandit.net and on Instagram, @stashbanditquilting.
Don’t forget to sign up for Diane’s workshop October 1 & 8 10 am to 1 pm.
June 15, 2022: AGM, Prairie Rose Challenge Show and Guest Speaker
For June, our speaker is Yvonne Bilan-Wallace: “Finding Creativity – Adventures Picking Weeds during Isolation”.
Our June meeting is also the AGM (Annual General Meeting), and a presentation of the annual members’ challenge, the Prairie Rose Challenge Show!
The annual challenge is hosted by our past chair and this year the theme was “The Beauty of Diversity”. While some members are excited to get involved, many feel that these challenges are well beyond their “comfort zone”.
Yvonne Bilan-Wallace is a supportive and encouraging guild member who regularly helps members try different techniques outside of their “comfort” zone. Her positive support led many of the “Coffee Bee” members to participate in the creation of a self-portrait “faces” project. These faces were combined in a quilt that was presented to Myrna Purser, in gratitude for her leadership of the “Coffee Bee”. Yvonne has shared her learnings from classes she has taken through a presentation to the “Coffee Bee” during the past year as well.
Yvonne is excited to present to all the guild members her expanded story of creative adventures picking weeds during isolation.
Many members will be inspired and encouraged to consider participating in the Prairie Rose Quilt Challenge in the future after hearing Yvonne’s presentation.