Program and Guild Events for 2020 -2021


The following table contains the program details for the 2020-2021 guild year:


Please note that location and format of meetings will be determined based on COVID-19 social/physical distancing requirements.  Meetings will be virtual until in-person meetings can be held again.

Date
Presenter/Agenda Item
Information
2020 Sept 14
Executive Trunk Show

Virtual meeting via Zoom.

Meeting invite will be sent individually to members.


Also this meeting:

Show and Tell display of quilts

September UFO projects display

2020 Oct 19

Virtual Speaker

Kim Jamieson-Hirst

"How to Conquer Your Fear

of Free Motion Quilting"


Virtual meeting via Zoom.
Meeting invite will be sent individually to members.


Kim Jamieson-Hirst started Chatterbox Quilts over 8 years ago.  Chatterbox

quilts is about offering different solutions to help people improve their quilting

and solutions are found in many ways including a blog, pattern shop, YouTube

videos, courses, and more.  You can visit Chatterbox Quilts at the following

website: www.chatterboxquilts.com


Also this meeting:
Show and Tell display of quilts

2020 Nov 09

Virtual Speaker

Brandy Maslowski

"Studio Magnificent Lecture"


Virtual meeting via Zoom.
Meeting invite will be sent individually to members.


Brandy Maslowski is a Quilt teacher, speaker, judge and the author of children’s

picture book Kristy’s Quilt. She has been a light-hearted stitcher for 30 years.

From clumsy beginner quilter all the way to showing her fibre art in galleries,

Brandy has a passion for fabric, stitch, colour, texture and everything quilting. 

She loves to travel the world with quilters to ignite their creativity with the tag

line “More JOY, less OVERWHELM.” You can find her as the Quilter on Fire on

Youtube, Facebook and Instagram or visit her website at www.quilteronfire.com


Also this meeting:
Show and Tell display of quilts
November UFO projects display

2020 Dec 14

Holiday Meeting

-Themed Games

-Guild Gift Bag surprise

No Holiday Potluck due to COVID restrictions.


Virtual meeting via Zoom.
Meeting invite will be sent individually to members.

Also this meeting:
Show and Tell display of quilts

Draw for year's UFO Project overall prize winner

2021 Jan 11

Virtual Speaker

Rose Parr

“Sew Smart - The Ergonomics of Healthy

Quilting”


Rose Parr has been sewing for 40 years, quilting for 30, and personal training for more

than 15.  She holds certifications in Ergonomics, Holistic Nutrition, and others.  Rose's

live PowerPoint Presentation applies ergonomic theory to a crafting life.  From cutting

and sewing posture to stretches designed to be done at your sewing table.  Strategies

and tips are designed to "use what you have" to stay pain-free.  More information about

Rose can be found at https://www.healthyquilting.com/


Also this meeting:
Show and Tell display of quilts


Guest ticket sales are finished. 

2021 Feb 08

Virtual Speaker

Sue Sherman

"Quilting Journey of a Renaissance

Woman"

Sue is a national and international award-winning Newmarket textile artist working

with fabrics, dyes and sewing machine to make quilts depicting wild animals. She

painstakingly paints or stitches feathers, scales or fur to create very realistic images,

mostly using her own amateur photographs as a basis for the design.  Sue's other

quilting interest is in hand stitching including Hawaiian quilting.  To see some of Sue's

work, visit www.sueshermanquilts.com.


Also this meeting:

Show and Tell display of quilts


Guest ticket sales are finished.

2021 Mar 08

Virtual Speaker

Melissa Marginet

"Get your Motor Running"

Melissa is a quilter living in Manitoba, Canada.  She says that she grew up next to her

grandmother, and credits her for "a great start to my creative life".  Melissa says she

caught the "quilting bug" in 2001 when she took a Log Cabin class to get rid of some

fabric laying around.  It sounds like this backfired, because now she has "way more

fabric laying around now than she did back then".  Melissa is the creator and webmaster

of Quilt Manitoba, a website that lists quilt resources, links, and activities for quilters

living in, or visiting Manitoba.  Melissa's presentation will be about learning how to

spark creativity in yourself or in your guild with challenges that will have everyone

thinking outside of the box.  This trunk show has more ideas than you will know what to

do with, to get everyone not only learning new techniques, but building their quilting

and creative confidence.  You can learn more about Melissa at melissamarginet.ca.


Also this meeting:
Show and Tell display of quilts

Mystery Quilt progress

Guest ticket sales are finished. 

2021 April 12

Virtual Speaker

Dawn Piasta

"Trunk Show A-La-Mode"

Get ready to be inspired!  quilt artist, graphic designer, & motivational instructor,

Dawn Piasta will be coming to the Durham Trillium Quilters Guild live via ZOOM.
You will enjoy a "front-row seat" view of her colourful collection of art quilts. She
incorporates many techniques (pieced, applique & multi-media) into her quilts.
Dawn’s work blends colour, pattern, surface design and stitching. Her work draws
on influences of family, travel, global awareness & social issues.  This prairie girl is
particularly drawn to rainbows, rivers & wildflowers.  Dawn’s quilts have
travelled extensively through various exhibits in the United States, Canada &
Europe. Dawn is a juried member of Western Canada Studio Art Quilters
Association (SAQA), a member of the Fibre Arts Network of Canada, and the Fibre
Arts Network of Manitoba (TFAM) and the Manitoba Representative of the
Canadian Quilters Association. Most recently she is one of the administrators of
the Facebook Group “Canadian Quilt Guild Network.” See Dawn’s artistry on

FaceBook, Instagram and on her website here:  www.dewpointarts.com


GUESTS WELCOME!  Click here to purchase a guest ticket.  Guest tickets are on sale

until 2021 April 08 at 11:30 pm.  Guests will be emailed the meeting invitation a few

days before the meeting.

2021 May 10

Virtual Speaker

Bethany Garner

"Pandemic Art Quilt's Journey"

The speaker for May will be Bethany Garner, and she will be joining the Durham

Trillium Quilters to share her live talk and a PowerPoint related to her "PANDEMIC

ART QUILTS" journey. Bethany has been making new art quilts since March and is

sad that the pandemic keeps them from being able to travel to the exhibitions she

always love to enter.  Bethany creates original art with printing techniques, dye

painting and soy wax batik work.  Bethany’s quilts and other information can be

found at www.bethanygarner.com

 
GUESTS WELCOME!  Click here to purchase a guest ticket.  Guest tickets are on sale
until 2021 May 06 at 11:30 pm.  Guests will be emailed the meeting invitation a few
days before the meeting.

2021 June 14

No Presenter

Annual General Meeting, members only










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