All Upcoming Guild Activities through March 2022 will be Virtual.
Welcome to our next online meeting
September 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm
My Journey as a Textile Artist
The Program Committee is excited to start the guild year off with Bridget O’Flaherty from Perth, Ontario. Bridget’s lecture – My Journey as a Textile Artist will take us through her 30-year career as a textile artist. It will start with her early years through to how she developed into a thread painting artist focusing on eco-friendly materials.
Bridget is an internationally renowned, award-winning quilt artist focusing primarily on free-motion thread painting in her natural landscape designs. She brings her sustainability consultant background into her textile art, beginning with local fleece from a neighbouring sheep farm and processing it to create felted fabric to use in her detailed thread work. She “draws” with her sewing machine, building up layers of multi-coloured thread to create her art. She uses combinations of local, recycled and organic threads, botanical and natural dyes as well as sustainably managed materials in her original works.
Bridget is a member of TAFAList: The Textile and Fiber Art List, Lanark County Quilters Guild and the CQA/ACC.
You can find more information about Bridget on her website: https://bridgetoflaherty.com or on Instagram @bridgetoflaherty_textileartist, on Facebook @BridgetOFlahertyTextile Artist and YouTube @TextileArtbyBridgetO’Flaherty.
Bridget will also be teaching her workshop – Easy Peasy Thread Painting on Saturday, October 23, 2021. For more information about the workshop, please go to our online store.
Our virtual vendor for this meeting is Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. from St. Catharines, Ontario
WCQG Program 2021 - 2022
Take a moment to view the video right for all upcoming speakers, workshops, Sewing Together, But Apart days.
Details about the upcoming speakers are now on pages 2 - 4 in the Mid-Summer issue of Scraps of Wisdom. A list of workshops follows on page 5.
Leanne Parsons, The Devoted Quilter from Newfoundland will bring us her new workshop Conquering Curves. Her last workshop Paper Piecing with Freezer Paper was so popular that when she mentioned she was working on a new workshop we knew we had to have her again this year.
Conquering Curves uses the Noodles pattern and will teach us how to conquer intimidating curves while learning tricks that can be used on any quilt with curves.
Date: Saturday September 25, 2021
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Pattern required: Noodles - $11.20
Skill level: Confident beginner. Participants should be comfortable with their sewing machine and with sewing a 1/4” seam allowance.
This workshop will open to non-members on September 20, 2021.
Open Sewing Days
Our Open Sewing Times for members only, are continuing each* Monday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm. We continue to share social time, great conversations and laughter – all things that are so good for the soul right now. Come when you can, leave when you wish. We are enjoying a great time together. The links are in the weekly updates.
There will also be monthly Saturday Open Sewing Day every month.
*Except holiday Mondays
Show & Share
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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. This is event is open to members of the WCQG only. There is no limit to the number of participants.
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Smile & PAL Quilts
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