Kanata Quilt Guild

Lanark County Quilt Guild Workshops

The Lanark County Quilt Guild has 3 workshops coming up and there is room in all 3.

Saturday, January 20 – Cathy Price is teaching a one day workshop, 20″ Log Cabin Pillow with a Button Closure, perfect for beginners or those with fear of buttons! Click here for more info.

2. Saturday, February 24 – Bridget O’Flaherty is teaching Landscape Thread Painting by Numbers, a great class for both beginner and intermediate sewists. Start with the outline of a serene lake and pine tree and learn how to shade and add detail work with thread. Click here for more info.

3. Wednesday, March 28 – Toronto fibre artist, fabric designer and innovator Libs Elliott is giving a one day workshop titled: The Rebel Quilt. Libs is a Toronto based modern fabric designer and artist, who uses computer code and technology to transfer a traditional craft into modern functional art. Click here for more info.

Anyone interested can either contact Marlene or Linda.


Flair With Fabrics January Sale

From Friday, January 5 to January 13, 2018 buy one meter of selected fabric and get 2 meters free at Flair With Fabrics in Chesterville.  There are about 300 bolts to choose from so arrive early to get the best selection.

Select kits are also on sale for 50% off and patterns, plus many more in store sales.

This is a good time to build up your stash and get ready for all your quilting needs.


KQG Exhibition at Enchanted Mosaic

Message from Loraine Drewell, CFUW Kanata, Visual Arts Director:

CFUW/Kanata and I were so pleased to put the spotlight on the Kanata Quilt Guild at this year’s Enchanted Mosaic …an evening with the Arts on November 18, 2017. The art exhibition showcasing your fibre art was outstanding! The beautiful quilts provided an exciting explosion of colour, design and details that greatly impressed the attendees, many of whom said that they were unaware that so much creative talent resided in the community.

The interactive part of the exhibition with the writing on the backing fabrics of the two “donation” quilts, and also the demonstration of hand quilting by Pauline Farey attracted many attendees and added another interesting aspect to the exhibition.

I truly appreciate all the time and effort that your executive and those members, some with husbands in tow, put in to this art exhibition so that it ran smoothly and looked very professional and spectacular. Debbie Holden did a stellar job in organizing this event and keeping me informed all the way. I would especially like to thank her for generously arranging for the Inter-Guild Canada 150 Travelling Quilts Trunk Show to be shown at the event and for delivering the quilts to and from the show.

CFUW/Kanata will be donating three quilts, one a Quilt of Valour to an injured Canadian forces member, the second to the Ruddy Shenkman Hospice and the third to the Enchanted Mosaic’s Silent Auction. Leslie Whitby started the ball rolling with the donation of three quilted blocks and has generously offered to long-arm quilt all three of them for us. Thank you very much, Leslie.

The evening was a huge success despite the bad weather. On behalf of CFUW/Kanata, I thank you for all your help in making this Canada 150 Art Exhibition not only possible, but also a wonderful experience.

 

CFUW/K promoted the show in the community newspapers. Here is the link to that article: https://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/7771664-enchanted-mosaic-evening-on-nov-18/