Kanata Quilt Guild

2022 – 2023 Speakers

April 13, 2023 – Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett is one of the most influential living textile artists and the bestselling author of knitting, mosaic and patchwork books. Kaffe will present a lecture on ‘Colour Inspiration’. Visit his website and check out numerous videos and interviews at https://www.kaffefassett.com/about/May 

March 9, 2023 – Sue Benner

Sue Benner joins us from Dallas Texas. Her talk ‘Sewing the Land’ is based on her recently released book  of landscape photography. She describes how she brings her photography into her quilts, and how she uses fused collage to construct her work. https://www.suebenner.com/

February 9, 2023 – Cindy Grisdela

Author and award winning artist Cindy Grisdela will share her tips and tricks in this entertaining lecture about the process for working improv from start to finish. Visit her website at https://cindygrisdela.com/

January 12, 2023 – Patricia Belyea

Patricia Belyea  joins us from Wauconda WA, with her lecture ‘The Alluring World of Japanese Yukata Quilts’. Patricia will take us on an insider tour of the 2020 Tokyo Quilt Festival, explain Traditional Hand/Dyeing Process and finish with a show of her own quilts. Visit her website for more information. https://okanarts.com/

December 8, 2022 – Judy Gauthier

Judith Gauthier is author of 4 Scrap Lover Books (C&T Publishing) and joins us from Ripon, Wisconsin, where she owns a quilting shop.  Her lecture is titled ‘Scrap Quilting Fail Proof Color and Cutting Techniques’. Judith is one of the Creative Spark instructors. Check her out at https://studioefabrics.net/judy-gauthier-1/   

November 10, 2022 – Bethany Garner

Bethany’s presentation is titled Heritage to Contemporary, Next Steps to Making Creative Art.

Bethany is a quilter, fibre artist, instructor and facilitator. She is instrumental in creating programming for the Fibre Arts Textile Design Certificate Program. Preview her work at https://bethanygarner.com

October 13, 2022 – Jennifer Houlden

Jennifer Houlden joins us from beautiful Muskoka where she lives with her husband and dog, Pepper, surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the Canadian Shield.

Jennifer is a textile artist by passion. Her presentation, ‘From Then to Now’, will take us through her journey touching on both traditional and modern quilts, using both traditional and non-traditional techniques, as well as a variety of textiles, fibres and other embellishments. She will discuss and describe how she creates many of her quilts along with telling their story.

Grab a sneak preview of Jennifer’s work at https://quiltsbyjen.ca/.  Jennifer designs patterns and custom quilts and loves to teach, lecture, design and create for herself and others. You can check out one of her blogs as well – Inspiration Sundays https://quiltsbyjen.ca/category/inspirational-sunday/.

September 8, 2022 – Paul Leger

At our September 8th zoom meeting, we will be entertained by Paul Leger.  Having seen the evolution of Paul’s work since the 90s as well as his commitment to the quilting community. Paul lectures, delivers workshops, writes articles for various magazines and is one of the founders of the ‘all guy quilting retreat’. We found out recently that he is now Northcott Fabric’s representative in Ontario. Perhaps next he will be designing fabric. Paul will be presenting ‘Journey Around the World’. We can just imagine the adventures we will hear about.

Grab a sneak preview of Paul’s work at http://www.paullegerquilts.com/ or check out his Instagram. You can watch his interview with Nancy Zieman on PBS discussing the retreat. Interestingly, he mentioned that one of the differences between men’s and ladies’ retreat is that men are quiet!!!