Kanata Quilt Guild


2019-2020 Program Schedule

September – “Art Wear Ottawa” – Vikki Zuplo ||  Shop Of the Month: Flair with Fabrics

A fashion show; what a way to start the year. Art Wear Ottawa’s Vikki Zuplo will present a Fashion show of their own wearable art, which they call, “Streetwear with Flair”.They typically showcase approximately 50-60 garments all made by them. Join us to be inspired.

October – “Kallisti Quilts” – Michelle Dunn Trunk Show ||  Shop of the Month: Kallisti Quilts

Established in November 2000, Kallisti Quilts is passionate about providing a diverse collection of imported fabrics for the discerning and innovative quiltmakers of Ontario and beyond. Michelle specializes in Japanese and African cotton fabrics, including fairly traded handmade batiks, but continually endeavours to find new suppliers to refresh your quilting vision.

November – David Taylor (Trunk Show)  ||  Shop of the Month: Maker Savvy

This month we have a very special guest visiting the guild. David Taylor, an internationally renowned fibre artist from the USA will be visiting us. David Taylor is a two time recipient of the Master Award for Contemporary Quilting from the International Quilt Association. David’s quilts are often mistaken as paintings. Hopefully he will share some of his secrets with us.

December – Festival Social ||  Shop of the Month: Grantham Books

Enjoy the holiday season spending time with your quilting friends and shop for new favourite books with Grantham Books. 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 used) for Shepherds of Good Hope.

January – “Collection In Edith” – Edith Choiniere  ||  Shop of the Month: Sew Crafty

Edith Choiniere is a fabric and applique artist from Quebec. We met Edith at the CQA Quilt Show. We were so impressed with the quality of her work we wanted to share her talent with you. Edith has just returned from Newfoundland where she found inspiration for a line of new patterns which she has promised to share with us, and hopefully develop into a BOM.

February – “Mad About Patchwork” – Alison Harle  || Shop of the Month: Textile Traditions

Alison Harle, is a modern quilter and graphic designer. Many of you requested a speaker who would introduce you to modern quilting, and as the new owner of Mad About Patchwork, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate guest.

March – “Upper Canada Quiltworks” – Nellie Holmes & Christine Baker  ||  Shop of the Month: Upper Canada Quiltworks

Since Nellie and Christine last visited us, they have revamped their trunk show and added new patterns to their collection. They will also be providing information as to their process of pattern design. They have been featured in quilt magazines and are doing designs for “Connecting Threads”. The CQA Guild Challenge is due.

April – “The Backpack Show” – Bill Stearman  ||  Shop of the Month: Mad About Patchwork

Bill Stearman describes himself as, “Just a guy who likes to make quilts”. But, what extraordinary quilts Bill makes. His works have been juried into quilt shows in Alberta, Colorado, Chicago, and the Houston International Quilt Festival. We are so pleased, Bill agreed to visit our guild. He is a real treat!

May – “Arnprior & District Quilters Guild” – Trunk Show & General Meeting  ||  Shop of the Month: Quilter’s Barn & Gifts

May is the time of our Annual General Meeting and Elections. The Arnprior and District Quilters’ Guild will join us with a trunk show that showcases their varied and eclectic talent. From art quilts to bed quilts,  we’ll marvel at their diversity and talent.

June – Summer Social  ||  Shop of the Month: TBA

Come and enjoy some refreshments, meet the new executive, enjoy your quilt friends’ company at this summer social. The President’s Challenge will be revealed and the trophy passed on.