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Meetings

The Guild meets monthly, on the third Tuesday of the month, September through June, in the gymnasium at Sacred Heart Church. See directions to the meeting below or click here for google map.

Guests are always welcome.

The meetings officially start at 7pm and end at about 9pm, but members are encouraged to come earlier to sign in, use the library, and to check out what else is available during any given month.

Agenda

  • Guild Business
  • Show & Tell
  • Tea/Coffee during the Break
  • Trunk Show/Activity

Upcoming Speakers for the General Meeting

November 19th – Thomas Roach – presenting Stitched Textiles

For more than 20 years Thomas Roach has been inspired by the power of cloth, particularly when it has connection to secret or community stories.

Thomas will share his experience of cloth, including his recent 10-month artist residency that created the Prayers of the Church project in Vancouver’s Christ Church Cathedral. As well, Thomas organized the (in)finite: spiritual stories in cloth textile exhibition for the Anglican Foundation of Canada. He has completed vestment commissions for Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver (4 sets); St Paul’s Cathedral, Regina and Church of the Redeemer, Toronto (2 sets). In 2016 Thomas was honoured to be invested into the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster.

He believes that because textiles are steeped in metaphor and materiality; are accessible, approachable and always inviting; they are uniquely suited for community engaged art projects. For Thomas, creativity and spirituality are not only inseparable, they are different approaches to the same thing. His community work invites participants to discover their innate creativity.

December 17th – Christmas Social

No guest speaker.

January 21st – Sandra Sandvik – presenting Zero Waste Quilting

Sandra has been a textile artist for 30 years. She is a graduate of the Capilano University Textile Arts program and has studied under numerous instructors both weavers and textile artist, in the US, Norway, and Canada.

Her primary focus for the first 15 years was as a full-time production weaver selling her items throughout northern BC, Yukon, and Canada. Previously, Sandra exhibited handwoven wall-hangings in the BC provincial juried art show. Most recently she had a quilt accepted into the 2015 & 2018 Canadian Quilters’ Association’s National Juried Show.

Currently, her love of textiles has focused on quilting, mix media, art quilts, and weaving. During the past few years since retirement, Sandra has shown her quilts and textile art pieces through the Southern Gulf Island Arts Council and the Mayne Island Quilters’ Guild, Mayne Island Independent Artist and Festival Active Pass.

Checklist of What to Bring To Meetings

  • 2019/2020 Membership card

  • Library books
  • Name tag
  • Show and Tell items
  • Coffee/tea mug
  • Charity quilts – Quilts of Valour, Comfort quilts and Baby quilts, toques, bibs, and burp cloths
  • Cheque book/cash for the 50/50 draw and workshop registrations
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • D.O.V.E. cloth bags

Directions to the Meeting

Go southbound through the Massey Tunnel.
Take 2nd exit, exit #28 – as though you are going to B.C. Ferries.
You are now on Highway 17A. Stay in the right hand lane.
Continue to the 1st set of lights, which is Ladner Trunk Road (There is a big pedestrian crossway over top) and turn right.

Continue through 5 sets of lights. Turn left at Arthur Drive. Pass through the stop light at 44th. Keep going straight until you see the Sacred Heart School and church on your left. Turn into the driveway at the south entrance of the property. Our meeting hall is in the old gym on the south side of the church, sort of at the back. Doors open at 6:30.