November 12, 2019- Cozy by the fire
PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Saturday November 16 and November 23, 2019
I have been sewing since I was 7 years old. My journey into quilting started over 20 years go with a “Colourwash” quilt. I felt I needed to improve my colour choice decisions and I knew the “ Colourwash” style would do just that. This technique has taught me to not be afraid of new techniques.
After reading three different books on “Colourwash” and taking a class by Lorraine Torrence, I was ready to start my ﬁrst “colourwash” quilt.
Learning this technique has immensely improved my ability to conﬁdently use colour in all my quilting.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Dougal Ann Walker is the designer of The Freckles Collection of whimsical stitchery and applique patterns. Combining hand-work, a particular love, with quilting techniques into a wall-hanging was the basic premise. Since first exhibiting at Quilt Market in 2000, the patterns have been distributed around the world and have been published in a number of magazines.
After moving to Ladner, B.C. in 2012 and working at The Quilted Bear for 4 1/2 years, her interest shifted to scraps and teaching classes. Learning new techniques and the multitude of ways that scraps can be incorporated into a quilt became the challenge. Machine quilting and thread painting are the finishing touches to make a quilt.
Art quilts are another part of her quilting personae. The world is full of inspiration: to take an idea, research it and develop it into a wall-hanging, quite often using many techniques until the desired effect is reached, is one of the best parts of her quilting journey. A few of her pieces have traveled to different shows and many have won awards at Guild shows and challenges. Dougal is a member of the Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild, Boundary Bay Quilters’ Guild and the Modern Quilters’ Guild. She has also given trunk shows to many Lower Mainland Guilds.
HEXIES THREE WAYS (hand sewing)
This is a hand-sewing techniques class. The three techniques are 1) freezer paper, basting and whip stitch; 2) cardboard hexie template with glue stick (English paper piecing) and 3) quilt as you go hexie. Each technique has a different prep time but all are completed with a whip stitch. Samples will be made in all techniques.
Suggested projects: quilts, preemies, table runners, pillows, purses, endless…
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Janet Scruggs has been involved in textiles and fibre art for more than 40 years. Over the years, she has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, winning several awards for her artwork. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary as well as a City and Guilds of London Level 3 Certificate in Design and Stitched Textiles (Hand Embroidery).
Jan has a passion for teaching and mentoring others in fibre and textile arts. For many years, Jan taught and mentored others in an experimental textile group, the Fibre Optics Group. She and her husband moved from Calgary to Kamloops in 2016 where she continues to pursue her own artistic growth as well as teaching art design methods and principles, as well as textile techniques. As a member of Kamloops Arts Council, Fibre Art Network and SAQA, she exhibits her work through these organizations, as well as art galleries as opportunities arise.
Jan likes experimenting with various surface design techniques in creating her art pieces, incorporating painting, felting, quilting, hand embroidery, and other mixed media processes.
Lecture by Janet Scruggs: Can Anyone Design?
We are attracted to art, usually of a particular type, and we all have a desire to be creative. It might seem daunting but creating your own unique art, of whatever style, is fun and easier than you think.
Understanding the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design can give us a solid foundation on which to base our practice of design Janet Scrugg’s lecture will touch on those important elements and principles as well as lead you through a simple design exercise.
If you wish to participate in the simple design exercise: You should bring pencils, scissors, glue stick, pencil crayons or felt pens and a hard surface such as a book, or clipboard to work on.
September 10, 2019
Our meeting was cancelled in February due to winter storms and we are delighted that the Motivational Day was able to be rescheduled. A special thanks to all who have agreed to be presenters. We have several of our own members (listed below) talking about a Favorite Quilt. Find out what inspired the quilt’s concept and creation, any new techniques learned, who the designer is, where they were when the inspiration consumed them or any other information leading up to the completion of the Quilt.
Morning: (Times are approximate)
- Sharon Allman 11:00 am
- Dougal Walker 11:10 am
- Lorna Shapiro 11:20 am
- Anne Margaret Vose 11:30 am
- Chris Lawson 11:40 am
- Cher Olssen 11.50 am
- Cher Olssen 8.00 pm
- Sharon Allman 8:10 pm
- Anne Margaret Vose 8:20 pm
- Donna Mae Whitmore 8:30 pm
- Dougal Walker 8.40 pm
- Chris Lawson 8:50 pm