The Winter Line-up for EDQG

Show and Tell

Coming up in February: A twist to our Show and Tell segment ….. A Photo Contest!

We are holding a photo competition of your quilts at the February meeting with 8 interesting and intriguing categories. You may enter only one photo per category and it needs to be something you have made at one time or are in the process of making. You may only enter into 2 categories and there will be a maximum of 6 entries per category, so get your entry in early.

During the Show & Tell segment of the February meeting, the photos will be presented to the guild anonymously and by category and members will vote on the photo they think best fits category. A brief narrative can be told about the winning quilts.

Deadline for submission of your photo entry: Sunday, February 7, 2021

Photos and a description of 15 words or less must be emailed to Judy Elliot at

EDQG Photo Category List
1. The quilt that got away…why didn’t I keep that for myself?
2. My Feline furry helper, shown with a quilt or project myself?
3. My Canine furry helper, shown with a quilt or project.
4. What do I do now? (Does not have to be finished.)
5. My seam ripper was my best friend.
6. Never again!!!
7. The cutest baby/child with their new quilt.
8. Believe it or not, I bought, thought about and/or started this project in the year _______, and I have never made it or finished it.

We want your creations to be clear and crisp, so please send your photos in the highest resolution possible and in .jpg or .jpeg format.

February's Speaker: Susan Purney Mark, “My Iceland Narrative”

Susan Purney Mark, an award winning artist, experienced teacher and an inspiring designer, is our speaker at the February 17, 2021 meeting.

In My Iceland Narrative, Susan describes her experience spending an entire month – halfway around the world – to create her art.

Susan says, “Doesn’t that sound like heaven? Well, actually it was Iceland and I was fortunate to devote myself to exploring a topic that has become a major focus of my work – textile book forms. I’ll share my experiences, thoughts and plans with you and include suggestions on how you can create your own art residency far, far away or in your own backyard. Plus, I’ll show you the results of my creative adventure. It’s a beautiful thing when a passion and a career come together.”

As a textile artist, Susan has embarked on a life transforming journey into the world of colour, design and pattern. Working with textiles has become her method of self-expression and the focus of her methods of communication.

She has studied Design, Patchwork and Embroidery with the prestigious City & Guilds Institute of London, England and has studied with internationally acclaimed teachers/quilt makers Nancy Crow, Jan Meyers Newbury, Elin Noble, Gail Harker and Ruth Issett. Susan has also been awarded two Certificates in Art and Design and Textile Design/Decoration from the Gail Harker Creative Studies Centre in Washington, USA.

Susan has spent the last 20 years learning, experimenting and finally teaching a variety of surface design techniques in dyeing, painting, screen printing and image transfers. Most recently she has focused on soy wax resists and has recently released an instructional DVD on many of the techniques she is currently teaching across North America. Her work is known for its use of traditional methods with contemporary design and materials.

When time permits, Susan is an avid kayaker and gardener as well as an active member of the fibre arts community in British Columbia and is a member of national/ international fibre and surface design associations and is a qualified quilt judge.

Susan’s Website

March 17, 2021: Stephanie Hackney:  Batting, What’s Inside Matters

Our March meeting will feature a presentation from Hobbs Bonded Fibers. Stephanie Hackney will cover all we need to know about batting, from choosing the right kind to caring for our finished quilts.

You have finished a beautiful quilt top or piece of art. The choice of batting matters to the final look of your project. Learn what your batting options are from the Hobbs company, the pros and potential cons of each option, recommendations for types of projects, proper care and use of batting and quilts, and tips and tricks for best results.

Our presenter is Stephanie Hackney, Director of Sales & Marketing, Craft & Retail Products for Hobbs Bonded Fibers in Waco.

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