Category Archives: Presenters

October 2018 – Members Teaching Members

The program at our October meeting was our traditional “Members Teaching Members,” and it was fun, inspiring, and informative, as always.  Several presentations were given by members, and small groups moved from table to table, enjoying demonstrations of hexigons, folded … Continue reading

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September 2018 – A New Quilting Season

Our September meeting was a busy one after a long, hot summer, and it was great to get together again and look forward to quilting activities ahead. Thanks to our talented member, Les, who brought her amazing and varied collection … Continue reading

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Jane Johnstone – Magical Miniature Quilts

Jane Johnstone is a local quilter with a self-admitted consuming passion for making small quilts, and we were dazzled by her collection at our May meeting.  The smallest quilt looked to be somewhere around 6 inches by 8 inches in … Continue reading

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Dougal Walker – The Joy of Stitchery

Dougal Walker entertained us at our April meeting with stories about her creative journey and a trunk show full of delightful folk art stitchery and colourful modern art quilts. We were off to a good start when she mentioned the … Continue reading

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Catherine Nicholls, Textile Artist

Catherine Nicholls brought some of her textile art to our March meeting.  She began by telling us that the presentation she was about to give would be her last for the time being, so we were fortunate to have her … Continue reading

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Lauren Tolhurst: A trunk show to inspire

I imagine most of us rushed home from the February meeting to sew, inspired by the multitude of quilts, large and small, that Lauren Tolhurst of Busy Bobbin Longarm Quilting brought to show us!

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Inspired by Africa: How a BC quilter’s art went from West Coast to wild

When Pippa Moore, our January speaker, first left Canada to spend three years in Lesotho in Southern Africa, she took along a quilt she was working on. It was in blues, off-whites and muted forest green.  Things changed once she … Continue reading

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Finding inspiration everywhere

Susan Jensen was the speaker at our November meeting, with a presentation of fabric art entitled “Nature’s Threadwork Landscapes”. Susan finds her inspiration in nature, everywhere… in the smallest details – such as the tiny veins in yellow maple leaves – … Continue reading

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Hints, tips and ideas galore!

October’s meeting was truly packed with good stuff. Right off the bat, as we signed in at the door, we each filled out a small form for December’s Secret Santa Mug Rug exchange, just names, favourite and least favourite colours … Continue reading

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Tips for injury-free quilting from a Physiotherapist

Our September speaker certainly came at the right moment: with our sweltering summer finally giving way to Fall, we’re all keen to get back to our sewing rooms! For hours, no doubt, which could mean injuries if we don’t pay … Continue reading

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