All Upcoming Guild Activities will be Virtual
Welcome to our next online meeting
November 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Dyeing to Print
Our speaker for the November meeting will be Gunnel Hag who has been a guest speaker at our meetings in the past. She will be entertaining us with her power point lecture - “Dyeing to Print“ which is an introduction to the magic of colour and pattern in printed and dyed fabrics from around the world. Gunnel will compare historical dyed and printed fabrics with contemporary fabrics with a view to understanding the techniques used in producing these exquisite textiles and to get a glimpse of where today’s patterns and colours originate - how they were created and are still being produced to this day.
Gunnel studied textile design in Sweden and England. Her studio, Trees Textile Designers and Printers in Toronto produces fabrics for film and theatre productions. She has taught in the Textile Studio at Sheridan College for 12 years, been a visiting lecturer at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India and teaches workshops and gives lectures internationally.
You can find lots more about Gunnel on her website - www.colourvie.com
Our virtual vendor for this meeting is Oh Look, Fabric! in Milton https://www.ohlookfabric.com/
Birth Flower Appliqué Workshop
November 4, 10 & 17, 2020
Kathy Wylie will be leading an exciting workshop starting on November 4th – Birth Flower Appliqué. In this workshop, you will make a birth flower block of your choice using needle-turn, Apliquick, or fusible appliqué methods along with hand and machine stitching techniques.
This workshop is suitable for all levels. About the Workshop
View this 90-second class description video for the upcoming Birth Flower Appliqué class.
Here’s the link to Kathy’s website where you can see the beautiful flower patterns that you can choose from: https://kathykwylie.com/product-category/birth-flowers/
This workshop will take place over three sessions to allow you plenty of time in between the sessions to work on your block:
Session #1 – November 4, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Choosing & Prepping Fabrics
Session #2 – November 10, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Sewing
Session # 3 – November 17, 2020 – 9:30 – 10:30 – Finishing Up
Cost of the Workshop - $56.50 (including taxes) and you will be required to purchase the Birth Flower Block of the Month pattern of your choice from Kathy’s website - $14.95 plus tax and shipping – total $19.08.
In order to have the pattern in time for the class please order it by October 23rd.
All registrants will be given a 15% off coupon to Kathy’s online store that can be used when purchasing the pattern (and anything else you might see that you like in her online store). This will come in a separate email from the Program Committee after you have registered and paid for the workshop.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn appliqué techniques from this multiple international award winning quilter!!
Kathy is a multiple international-award winning quilter specializing in applique, quilt design, domestic machine quilting and English Paper Piecing techniques. She started sewing and embroidering as a young girl, laying the foundation for the life-altering discovery of quilting two decades later. Over the past twenty-five years, quilting has grown from a hobby into a full-time creative career.
Kathy’s quilt designs have received recognition in Canada as well as internationally. Her quilt Instruments of Praise earned the 2011 Bernina Machine Workmanship Award from the American Quilter’s Society and now resides in the U.S. National Quilt Museum as part of its permanent collection. Her most recent quilt For Such a Time as This has received multiple awards, including the AQS Best of Show at the 2018 Fall Paducah QuiltWeek and the CQA/ACC Best of Show at Quilt Canada 2019
Sewing Together, But Apart
Our Sewing Together, But Apart Days provide an entire day of sewing activities, including sharing tips and strategies, socializing as well as having guest speakers join us for part of the day. To help cover some of the cost of the guest speakers, a charge of $10.00 is included for the afternoon guest speaker. With the possibilities Zoom provides, we are able to access guest speakers from near and far. We look forward to having you join us. Participants are invited to come for all or part of the day.
For details of next session(s) click the date(s) below.
Sewing Together Registration
Once you have paid a Sewing Together- But Apart day, please send an email with the date of the event, your name, phone number and email address to:
Once you have paid for your workshop, please send an email with the name of the workshop, your name, phone number and email address to:
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Smile & PAL Quilts
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