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.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, these meetings are currently taking place via Zoom conference calls.
The meetings officially start at 6:30pm and end at about 9pm. Once we are meeting again in person, members will be encouraged to come early to sign in, use the library, and to check out what else is available during any given month.
- Guild Business
- Show & Tell
- Tea/Coffee during the Break
- Trunk Show/Activity
Upcoming Speakers for the General Meetings
September 20th – Theresa Duryea Wong – Native American Indian Quilts: 150 Years of Sewing and Survival
Theresa Duryea Wong is an author, lecturer, and scholar. She has written 5 books on the history of quilting quilter, blogger, writer and expert in quilt history. She is the author of “Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters” which tells the history of quilting in Japan since the 1950s.
This enlightening lecture covers a tumultuous period beginning in 1880s, as North American Indians began decades of adapting to western culture. They learned quilting from Western missionary women and learned to make beautiful quilts that reflected their own culture, used their long-honed needle skills, along with the abundant natural materials from their surroundings.
October 18th – Dianne Stevenson, Black Crow Quilt Designs
Welcome into the world of Dianne Stevenson where the past and the present get woven into textile work. Growing up as a 5th generation quilter in rural Southern Ontario, quilting is as much a part of her life as fresh air. Using traditional designs and history as her springboard, Dianne revels in breathing new life into old fashioned blocks. She has taught and lectured internationally and throughout British Columbia. Canadian history becomes the celebration of our country’s past in a class entitled “Canadiana in Cloth”, a series that is both informative and entertaining. Fabric manipulation of classic blocks is the focus for “Black Crow Quilt Designs” and subsequent patterns.
November 15th – Tara Evans, Taralee Quiltery
Tara enjoys every step of the quilting process; from designing to long arm quilting. Wrapping her head around things and figuring out how to make them has fueled her creative process since the beginning. Painting was her original outlet, studying Fine Art at Brigham Young University. Soon after she had her children, she started sewing for them. In 2018 she designed and made her first quilt pattern and was hooked!
December 20th – Christmas Social
Take a moment during the craziness of the Christmas season to meet with friends at the social and enjoy some appies, desserts and great company.
Our schedule for the beginning of 2023 includes:
January 17th, 2023 – Karen Eckmeier – Happy Villages, Accidental Landscapes.
February 21st, 2023 – Cheryl Arkison – Scraps vs Scrappy.
March 21st, 2023 – Kathy McNeil – Trunk Show & the World of Applique.
April 18th, 2023 – Kimberley Holloway – BBQG’s Travel Diaries.
Checklist of What to Bring to Meetings
- 2022/2023 Membership Card/Name Tag
- Cash for 50/50 Draw Ticket(s)
- Cash for Fabric Draw
- Debit/Credit Card (Tap) for Workshop Registrations
- Show & Tell Items
- Library Books
- Coffee/Tea Mug
- Donations – Quilts of Valour, Comfort Quilts, D.O.V.E. Cloth Bags & Donations, and Baby Quilts, Toques, Bibs, and Burp Cloths
- Notebook and Pen/Pencil
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.