January 3: Tips & Tricks
Members of our guild will lead us through six topics that need to be mastered on the road to exceptional quilting. Starting with Colour & Fabric, then to Measuring & Cutting, Applique, Battings of all types, Machine Quilting and finally Methods of Binding. A Question & Answer session will follow.
February 7: Trunk Show – My Journey in Quilting with Paul Léger
During the Trunk Show, Paul will regale us with his journey in quilting! He will share many of the quilts he has made since sewing his first one in 1990. As well, he will show us many of his quilts, some of which he designed. Paul will talk about what inspired him and explain his thought process in making some of his creations and choices.
March 7: Lynn Piticco of Hastings (www.aSingleStitch.ca)
Lynn loves to share her love of the fibre arts to inspire sewers, knitters, embroiderers and beaders to blend their works into wearable art creations. She reaches out to kids to get them off their cell phones and onto the sewing machine to add yarn, beads, etc to their jeans and jackets. She also demonstrates needle felting and silk fusion at her store in Hastings.
April 4: Trunk Show by Carolyn Bierworth of Port Hope. She will be sharing her gorgeous quilts and demonstrating paper piecing as she has in quilt shops and guilds throughout our territory.
May 2: Lynn Dupont of Bancroft will be speaking to us in May. Lynn has been expressing herself through the medium of fabric and textiles for decades. Her Thimbles & Threads Design Studio on the York River is filled with one-of-a-kind quilts, wall hangings, bags, wearable art and home decoration items that reflect her love of colour, mixed media and unique fabrics and threads.
June 6: Maggie Butterfield Dickinson will be travelling here from Toronto to show us her treasures. She has been a professional actor, quilter and photographer for over 30 years. She is driven by the need to create and explore new ways to express an artistic soul. Her large quilts are often an array of many, many diverse fabrics that ultimately work together. Her favourite subjects for smaller pieces are landscapes and farm animals that are embellished with hand embroidery. The source of her thread paintings are her own photographs and she never goes anywhere without a camera in her pocket.