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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.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, these meetings are currently taking place via Zoom conference calls.

The meetings officially start at 7pm 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.

Agenda

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

Upcoming Speakers for the General Meetings

January 19th, 2021 – Kellie Kaczmarek – Silly Moon Rulers

Kellie will be speaking to us about ruler quilting. She will explain how she has come to use and design rulers for quilting, and will show us some samples of work done using her Silly Moon Rulers. She enjoys coming up with new ideas that make ruler work fun and accessible for all quilters.

Silly Moon Quilting Co is proudly Canadian, and all its products are designed and manufactured in beautiful British Columbia. Kellie always likes to warn people, “Rulers are like potato chips, you can’t have just one!”

February 9th, 2021 – Gloria Loughman – Journeys

Gloria’s vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush have won major awards internationally. She teaches quilting both in Australia and overseas. Gloria lives in Victoria, Australia and has developed new lectures specifically for Zoom.

Gloria will present a humorous account of the many challenges encountered travelling the world, teaching classes. She will speak of her inspiration and the techniques used to create large landscape quilts and designs based on architecture. You’ll view lots of images and close ups of these award-winning quilts.

March 16th, 2021 – Brandy Maslowski – Studio Magnificent

Brandy Maslowski is a quilter and fibre artist who loves humans, hiking, travel and tea. She is a quilt teacher, speaker, judge and the author of a children’s picture book. She has been a light-hearted stitcher for 30 years. Brandy has a passion for fabric, stitch, colour, texture and everything quilting. She loves to host her “Ignite Okanagan Quilting Retreat” and travel the world with quilters to ignite their creativity with the tag line “More JOY, less OVERWHELM.” Visit her website at www.quilteronfire.com.

Studio Magnificent Lecture: Published in Studios magazine Spring 2011 and the Summer 2012 issue and most recently in Quilter’s Connection Magazine in 2017, Brandy explores clearing clutter, organizing your stash, and managing your creative space. She inspires with tips on storage and ideas to make your space a creative sanctuary that you will want to return to again and again.

Checklist of What to Bring to Meetings

  • 2020/2021 Membership Card/Name Tag
  • Cash for 50/50 Draw Ticket(s)
  • 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.