All Upcoming Guild  Activities will be Virtual
Welcome to our next online meeting
January 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Kathleen is a member of the Niagara Modern Quilt Guild, the Niagara Heritage Quilters’ Guild, Community Outreach Quilts under the auspice of NHQG and is the FACS Project Noah liaison.  She also teaches Beginning Quilting from her home studio and can be followed on Facebook at: Quilts and Shenanigans.

Shenanigans Trunk Show


Kathleen O'Flaherty

Our January speaker is Kathleen O’Flaherty from the Niagara area.  Kathleen’s mother was 46 when she was born and taught her skills out of the Depression Era such as thriftiness, innovation and resourcefulness. Kathleen will take us on an entertaining journey of 45 quilted pieces that demonstrate these life skills in her Shenanigans Trunk Show.  Pieces will include quilts, wall hangings, cushion covers, handbags and more.  Every quilt has a story and Kathleen will share how she evolved into a modern quilter with examples covering the topic: What is a Modern Quilt. We will travel through time with Kathleen, laughing at her shenanigans on her way from traditional to modern and improv quilting.

Collage wall hanging

Pattern, Clementine by Emily Taylor

 Excerpt of throw quilt pieced “100 Modern Blocks” block a day IG quilt-along

Downtown via The New Burgoyne Bridge” 2019

Create a beautiful fibre art piece to mount on canvas or wood panel. Dive into those favourite batiks that you tuck away into your stash and never cut up! This class gets you pulling out all of your treasures and playing with colour. Watch the colours weave in and out with gorgeous simplicity adding fibre, embellishments and multiple stitches along the way. Students finish this one day workshop with an art piece complete and ready to hang on the wall.

Registration for this workshop is at the Online Store. The fee is $40. The workshop will open to non-members on December 15.

Brandy is a quilt teacher, speaker, judge and the author of the children’s picture book, “Kristy’s Quilt”. After a 15-year career as a firefighter and public education officer, Brandy has spent every moment she can immersed in fibre art and quilting. She has been stitching and creating for over 30 years. The texture, colour and boundless possibilities of fabric ignite a passion in Brandy that heals her stress and leaves her feeling refreshed and joyful. She brings more joy and less overwhelm to quilters all over the world.

To learn more about Brandy go to

Upcoming Meetings
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.

February 24, 2021
Kelly DuMaresq
March 17, 2021
Anna Hergert
April 21, 2021
Bill Stearman
May 19, 2021
Lorraine Roy
Upcoming Workshops

 January 9, 2021

Brandy Maslowski

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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:

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