All Upcoming Guild  Activities will be Virtual
Welcome to our next online meeting
March 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm
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Born and educated in Germany, Anna is a fiber artist living in Nova Scotia who holds London City and Guilds Diplomas in Art and Design, Embroidery, Patchwork and Quilting. Anna has been a full time professional artist since 2001 with commissioned pieces in public spaces and homes in many countries globally. She is a passionate artist, teacher, lecturer and writer of “Inspiration Kantha” published in 2018. Her art has been exhibited in solo and group shows across North America, Germany and Austria winning her numerous awards including the Grand Prize at the 2011 Grand National juried quilt show in Kitchener-Waterloo.

More about Anna can be found on her:

Website - https://annahergert.me/

Facebook - Anna Hergert Design

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Memoires of Italy

Fanning the Fires of Creativity

with

Anna Hergert

 A day without creativity is a day not lived to its full potential. Ergo: “A creative act a day” is the motto Anna Hergert lives by! Finding inspiration, staying motivated, overcoming creative blocks, fanning the fire of desire, and fighting self-doubt are important topics any fine craft artisan has encountered. How do you stay focused and excited about your work? Anna shares tricks and proven techniques based on the model established by Leonardo da Vinci to keep the artist within alive and full of enthusiasm. The digital presentation is accompanied by actual work and provides plenty of opportunity to ask personal questions! 

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2011 Grand Prize National Juried Show

Kitchener

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Our virtual vendor for this meeting is Red Red Bobbin from Brantford

www.redredbobbin.com

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Are you looking for a playful way to combine colored, patterned and/or batik fabrics? Join us in layering and cutting back intriguing combinations of quilting cottons.Create your very own composition based on the principles and elements of design. At the same time learn to listen to your heart… You will emerge from this class with an exciting and original art quilt, countless ideas for future projects and confidence in your ability to design!

SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS

DURATION: 2 DAYS / 6 hours per day

DATES: Saturday May 1 and May 8, 2021

TIME:  9:30am to 4:30pm 

Workshop Fee: $90

Register at the Online Store

 Layers of Intrigue
with
Anna Hergert
Saturdays, May 1 & 8, 2021
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This workshop will open to non-members on March 27,  2021.

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Canadian Zippered Pouch Workshop
with
Inez Drummond
Saturday, April 17, 2021  

Come and join Inez for this full day workshop on Saturday, April 17th.  Inez is a new member to our guild from St. Andrews, Manitoba who enjoys making and teaching others how to make zippered pouches and free motion quilting.

So, come and join Inez and learn the easy way to construct this pretty pouch.   It can be used for many purposes.  Think small project, knitting, makeup, embellishments, precious quilting tools - whatever comes to mind.  Make one for yourself and as a gift for someone special.

 Learn twists and tricks that make pouch and bag sewing satisfying.  Fabric choices, embellishments, threads, and quilting will be discussed, and questions are always welcome.   Options for resizing the pouch and stitching it with different looks will also be discussed and shared. 

There will be a Prep-Work demonstration posted online for those registered for the class to watch before April 17, 2021.   

Workshop Fee: $25

Register at the Online Store

This workshop will open to non-members on April 1, 2021.

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Playing with Your Scraps
with
Kelly DuMaresq
Saturday, April 10, 2021  

Kelly will be leading an ideas workshop via Zoom that will be a fun day all about using our scraps. She will review what makes a scrappy quilt work, ways to approach these quilts, etc. There isn't a specific quilt project that you will be working on in this workshop. Instead, Kelly will be showing lots of ideas for scrap quilts using strips and at least 10 different patterns. You will be making some of the samples for easy future reference using your own scraps. In Kelly's words - "You will play and you will have fun".

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Workshop Fee: $30

Register at the Online Store

This workshop will open to non-members on March 22, 2021.

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Paper Piecing with Freezer Paper
with
Leanne Parsons
Devoted Quilter
Saturday, March 27, 2021  
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Workshop Fee: $20

The cost of the pattern is $11.20. 

A link to purchase the pattern will be sent to registrants.

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Leanne Parsons is a quilter, pattern designer and teacher in Newfoundland, Canada. She loves scrappy quilts, applique and using every last little bit of those favourite fabrics and tries to incorporate all of that into her patterns. When not quilting, you’ll find her reading, walking, running or snowshoeing.

Social Media information:

IG - www.instagram.com/devotedquilter

FB – www.facebook.com/devotedquilterdesigns

Etsy shop – www.devotedquilter.etsy.com

Blog – www.devotedquilter.com

This workshop will open to non-members on March 19, 2021.

Paper piecing with freezer paper is like magic! All the precision of paper piecing, but no ripping out tiny bits of paper at the end. In this 2 hour virtual workshop you’ll learn how to paper piece with freezer paper using Leanne’s Burst pattern. Burst is a great scrap buster and the pattern includes three size options - mini, throw and large lap. No previous paper piecing experience is needed. As long as you’re comfortable with your sewing machine, you’ll be able to experience the magic as you create your own Burst quilt.

Register at the Online Store

Library News

Access to library books will be possible but not in the usual way. This is a trial run that has possibilities for expansion. The process will mean that a guild member may access the library online here:


There will be only two categories of books from which to choose at this time; “New” and/or “Missouri Star” (together over 65 books). Search these two categories for a total of two books of your choice. YOU CANNOT BOOK YOUR CHOICES ONLINE. You need to email your choice of books to BOTH Jean Simpson and Donna MacKay before Friday, March 13th. This will be ‘first come, first served’.


We have already booked a visit with the site management to pick up and bag your choices from the two cat- egories. On Wednesday, March 17th, you can pick up your bagged books in the parking lot of Albert McCor- mick Arena, between 1 & 2pm. The books will need to be returned the following month on Wednesday, April 21st, between 1 & 2pm. We still need to keep track of the books with a Library Card from 2019-2020. If you borrowed books last year, we have your Library Card on file. In the following months, we’ll change and add more categories from which you may choose books, and possibly allow more books per person to be checked out at one time.


If you have any further questions, please contact:


Jean Simpson  -  ajeansimpson@yahoo.ca

             AND

Donna MacKay -  mckay65jd@gmail.com
 

Upcoming Meetings
April 21, 2021
Bill Stearman
May 19, 2021
Lorraine Roy
Upcoming Workshops

 March 27, 2021

Paper Piecing with Freezer Paper Leanne Parsons

April 10, 2021

Let's Play with Your Scraps

Kelly DuMaresq

April 17, 2021

Canadian Zippered Pouch Workshop

Inez Drummond

May 1 & 8, 2021

Layers of Intrigue

Anna Hergert

Workshop Registration

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:

wcqgprogram@gmail.com

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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.

 

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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:

Sewing Together Coordinator

Open Sewing Days

Our Open Sewing Times 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 link is in the February 12 Update

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