2018-2019 Program Schedule
September – Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (Trunk Show) || Shop Of the Month: Quilters Barn & Gifts
The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte celebrates and preserves the area’s textile history, as well as featuring exhibits by today’s textile artists. The trunk show is presented by the Museum’s curator, Michael Rikley-Lancaster and features itesm from the Museum’s collection.
October – Tembo Project with Arlene McKechnie || Shop of the Month: Tembo
Tanzanian Education & Micro Business Opportunities (TEMBO) – A Canada Charity that raises awareness and funds to support local Tanzanian organizations, manage educational programs in support of women and girls in Longido District. Show and tell for any members working on last years Housing blocks quilt along.
November – Blue Calla Patterns with Celine Allaert (Trunk Show) || Shop of the Month: Fabric Crush
Celine Allaert is a Canadian pattern designer based in Toronto, who has been creating bag patterns since 2013. She will be speaking about where inspiration comes from & her pattern writing process. Sample bags will be presented to showcase bag construction techniques along with materials and tools needed to make bags.
December – Holiday Musical Social & Sweets || Shop of the Month: JC’s Sharpening Services
Enjoy the holiday season spending time with your quilting friends listening to Guitar Groovers and a visit from a certain someone (Hint: Red suit, travels by air, loves milk and cookies). Bring a sampling of your Christmas baking to share. We will be supporting the Kanata Food Cupboard as well as collecting socks, hats, mittens, and gloves (new or gently used) for Shepherds of Good Hope. We will also be revealing and voting on the KQG Fat Quarter challenge!
January – Picking Up The Thread Between Quilting & Coaching with Marie-Claire Charette || Shop of the Month: Paisleys Quilt Shop
Marie-Clair Charette, a.k.a. La Quilting Coach has spend more of her professional career assisting managers and executives to develop leadership skills. Now semi-retired, Marie-Claire invests much time in her other passion, sharing her love of sewing accessories and quilting. What she has discovered though is that her love of both coaching and quilting complement each other.
February – Terry McDonald (Trunk Show) || Shop of the Month: Phyllis Home Decor
Terry is a retired teacher and consultant who stumbled into quilting and found that he very much enjoyed colours, fabrics, and the geometry involved in producing a quilt. He has been quilting now for 10 years and is pleased to have won several awards at the Richmond Fair.
March – My Journey So Far with Judi Miller (Trunk Show) || Shop of the Month: 3 Dogs Quilting (Special announcement from Maker Savvy!)
Judi Miller is a free motion embroidery artist. She creates pictures using her sewing machine needle as a paint brush. Photographs are most often a starting point as are landscapes. Enjoy sharing Judi’s love of textile art at her presentation.
April – The Bolt & The Beautiful: The Shweshwe Saga with Céleste Compion (Trunk Show) || Shop of the Month: Shweshwe Fabrics & Kits
Driven by her passion for the beautiful creativity of South Africa, Céleste aims to teach more people about it by importing and distributing ShweShwe to North America. Shweshwe, often called the tartan of South Africa, is a heritage fabric with a fascinating story.
May – Darrell Thomas Textile & Annual General Meeting || Shop of the Month: Darrell Thomas Textile
May is the time of our Annual General Meeting and elections. Once official business is out of the way, we will host Darrell Thomas, a local textile store owner who became well known for providing the most beautiful and original dressmaking textiles in Ottawa. Darrell opened his store with the sole purpose of providing the sewing community a boutique of well represented textiles and interior accessories.
June – Cathy Price & Carol Darou (Trunk Show) || Members’ Garage Sale
Two very creative sisters, Cathy and Carol from the Lanark County Quilt Guild will be providing us with a collaborative trunk show of their creations! Since it’s the end to our year, it’s time to organize your sewing room and stash! Gather up those items you no longer want and turn them into cash at the Members’ Garage Sale. Stroll the bargain tables, enjoy some refreshments and vote on the President’s Challenge reveal.