2021-2022 Program Schedule

May 12, 2022 – 9:30 a.m. – Bridget O’Flaherty

Bridget O’Flaherty is a Canadian free-motion embroiderer, quilter and textile artist, teacher, speaker and podcaster.  Known as The Sustainable Quilter, she shares her passion for the natural environment in her art and online community.
Follow her on: Instagram and Facebook: @thesustainablequilter or YouTube: TheSustainableQuilterBridgetO’Flaherty


June 2022 will be the end of our Quilting year celebration. The plans will be announced closer to the date depending on circumstances at the time.   More details to follow …. 

Past Speakers:

September 9, 2021 – Hollis Chatelain

Hollis Chatelain is an internationally renowned and award-winning artist. Through a dynamic and characteristic style marked by dreamlike imagery, elaborate use of color, and intricate thread detail, Hollis creates unique compositions that address challenging social, environmental, and political themes. Her work is found in public and private collections around the world.

October 14, 2021 – Mary Fons

Mary is a writer, editor, and public speaker specializing in the history of  American quilts and the life of quilts in popular culture.  Since 2017 Mary has served as editor in chief of Quiltfolk magazine and writes a blog called “Paper Girl”. Her presentation for us is titled, “A Trunk Show Like No Other.”

November 11, 2021 – Mathew Boudreaux, Mister Domestic

Mathew is a fabric and pattern designer, sewing instructor and owner of his own online sewing school. He’s also an entertaining inspirational speaker and consultant. His presentation is “Letting Go To Find Joy”.

December 9, 2021 – PLEASE NOTE REVISED TIME OF 7:00 P.M. – Monica and Alaura Poole

Monica and Alaura are a mother and daughter design team based in Sydney, Australia with the goal to teach you how to sew your own quilts from start to finish. They specialize in Quilt as You Go and have many You Tube videos demonstrating their methods. They also create and sell their own original patterns.

January 13,  2022, 9:30 a.m. – Krista Moser

Krista is the creative force and inspiration behind The Quilted Life.  She is a quilting and fiber arts enthusiast and created the 60 degree diamond ruler and mini diamond ruler for Creative Grids. Krista is a dynamic speaker and will be presenting her lecture titled, “Diamonds Are a Quilter’s Best Friend”.

February 10, 2022 – We will actually have two speakers!

At 9:30 a.m. Our first program of the day.  Kit Vincent – Ottawa, Ontario Local Textile Artist

Kit Vincent will give a presentation at our regular 9:30 a.m. time. Using a variety of techniques and hand dyed fabrics, Kit produces mega-sized raw edged blocks which are then joined together using a quilt as you go method. Her work is vibrant and exciting. How nice to welcome a local artist to our guild!

Join us at 7:00 p.m. EST Our second program of the day. Sharon Keightley – Auckland, New Zealand

Sharon loves to design and make quilts and has a fondness for vintage and reproduction fabrics. Experimenting with this range of unique fabric styles allows her to add her own historical vision into her design work. Sharon’s specialty is hand appliqué and over the years she has tried many different applique techniques. “My Applique Journey” is the topic of her presentation. More info as well as links to her patterns and books can be found on her website

March 10, 2022 – 9:30 a.m. John MacPhail – Sydney, Nova Scotia

John MacPhail has become a Canadian quilting sensation. According to John, he quilts, writes patterns and creates animal portraits. His creative quilt patterns are all traditionally pieced and range in skill levels from beginner to advanced and are sold in his online shop, Art East Quilting Company. His presentation is titled, “Cotton and Quirk”. Check out his shop at with links to his blog and Facebook page.

April 14, 2022 – 9:30 a.m. Sue Sherman – Newmarket, Ontario

Sue is an international prize winning Canadian quilter whose work is truly stunning. Many of Sue’s quilts reflect her life long passion for traveling to exotic places where much the inspiration for her work comes.