Meeting Highlights

 

November 2019

Sandra Bruce pictured with her Self Portrait quilt

Sandra Bruce with her Self Portrait quilt

For our November meeting, we were honoured to have Sandra Bruce, from California, as our guest speaker. Sandra’s presentation included a slide show describing her development as a quilt artist, and revealed the original inspiration behind her unique “Material Matrix” technique … artist Chuck Close. Then we were treated to a marvellous selection of her incredible quilts. Check them out here.

October 2019

Our second meeting of the year featured a delightful talk and trunk show with Tamara Kate, Tamara Kate points to her quilt, being held up by volunteers on stagea talented fabric designer from Montreal who brings a fresh, whimsical approach to her creations. She shared with us “A Glimpse into the World of Fabric Design”.

You may view all the charming quilts that she shared with us at the meeting here.

September 2019

What a fabulous start to our 2019/2020 guild year, as we continue to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Kay Phillips receives a bouquet of flowers from guild president Anne McLauchlan

Kay Phillips receives a bouquet from President Anne McLauchlan

Kay Phillips, a long-time member of YHQG and one of the founding members, took us down memory lane and stressed the critical role that volunteers play in making a guild successful.One of Kay Phillips' quilts Of course, she also showed some of her favourite quilts.

Jeannie Jenkins

Jeannie Jenkins, who has been a member of our guild for 29 years (so far), shared her quilting life with us via a talk and trunk show “From Traditional to Modern: My Journey”. Jeannie has just published her first book, Contemporary Paper Pieced Quilts, and she will be teaching a class on Saturday, September 28 on English Paper Piecing Gone Wild.

You may view all the photos of the quilts she showed here.


May 2019

Our final meeting of the guild year was jam packed with activity and suspense. Once the official business of the Annual General Meeting was completed, we were ready to have some fun! The colourful entries in the “Forty and Fabulous” challenge were on display, there were fabrics, books and magazines at bargain prices, and the 2019/2020 program lineup was revealed.

The 2019-2020 Guild Executive team

Irena was thanked for her 2 years serving as president by the incoming president Anne McLauchlan.

Anne presents Irena with a silver guild pin.

Check out the Display and Competition page to see the Challenge results!

April 2019

Improv queen Cindy Grisdela was our guest speaker. She says,”embrace your own creative spirit and enjoy the improvisational process!”

March 2019

Our Guest Speaker Terry Aske wowed everyone! Here are some highlights of her talent!

 

November 2018

Members were able to sell their handicraft on this evening there was lots to see and buy our Guild library continued to purge their books and magazines. Members were busy catching up on what they have been doing the last month and getting ready to save their seats for our guest speaker.

 

October 2018

We had a full house tonight with guests and members to see our speaker!

What a great time with Karen Kay Buckley and her journey of Quilting not only was she so entertaining with her journey but the quilts she shared were very inspiring. Karen Kay spoke of her beginnings and the support she received from her dear husband, inspiration on a journey that brings us from her first block to magnificent designs created by her.

 

January 2018

Elaine Theriault (aka CrazyQuilterOnaBike)  is a teacher, writer and pattern designer completely obsessed with all things quilting. She entertained us all with her collection of group quilts.. and stories to go with them. What a fun, varied collection!

We were also happy to have a display of 8 x 10″ quilts from SAQA members.. here are a few images from the large collection Tracey Lawko brought.

And finally, here are the quilts on display for Show and Share.


November 2017

Libs Elliott was our guest speaker for the evening, and she gave a fascinating talk about her quilting techniques and  journey, with slideshow. Then we were treated to a display of a selection of her quilts.

We also unveiled the Top Ten viewer’s choice quilts.. photos can be seen on the Recent Quilt Show page.


October 2017

Show and Share photos:


We had a very exciting and stimulating presentation by Ana Buzzalino. Here are some of her works she shared with us:


Here are a few photos taken at her InkTense workshop:



September 2017

What an exciting evening we had!  Our meeting was abuzz- friends to re-connect with, workshops to sign up for, fabric and books for sale, tons of community quilting to work on.

Here are the photos from the Show and Tell portion of our meeting:


Celeste Compion of Meerkat Trading gave a talk on the history of Shweshwe fabrics, unique to South Africa. They make wonderful clothes as well as quilts, check out the outfit!