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I started quilting in the 90’s. I took a beginner’s class with Margie Davidson, made a sampler quilt and I was hooked. I loved the fabrics, the colours and the process. I took some classes, had some fun and produced a few quilts. Unfortunately life got in the way and there was no time left for sewing. I put my quilting away.
Lives change and time moves on. Once again I could choose to use some of my time for sewing. The long neglected tools came out to play.
My trip to Ireland was the inspiration for my return to quilting. I love to travel and Ireland is a beautiful country with lots of history to explore. I was so excited to see the beautiful Book of Kells and to study the intricate designs of these incredible manuscripts. I found so many beautiful Celtic designs both modern and ancient. I was able to take part in a class on Celtic Knots with the talented quilter/ designer Nikki Foley. Her simple Celtic knot designs are compellingly beautiful. We still see many Celtic Elements in the works of today’s Irish quilters. There are so many talented Patchwork quilters in Ireland and I was able to enjoy some of their beautiful work.
And so I have begun again. I am once more making quilts. I have joined this Guild. I am so inspired by the talent and enthusiasm of the members. I am taking classes again and trying to improve my skills. I may have forgotten more than I ever knew! I hope you will enjoy sharing my journey and the beautiful Celtic designs I found along the way.
Donna Cuyler, EDQG 2014/15 Education Grant Winner
Saturday June 13th 2015
Chateau Louis Hotel Conference Centre · 11727 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton AB · Same venue as our June banquet
Breakfast: Traditional Breakfast Buffet
There are still tickets available for both members and the general public to purchase. The $25 tickets are selling quickly, so get yours soon.
Guest Quilter: We are also pleased to announce that Elaine Quehl will be our guest speaker and instructor at our June 2015 show.
Elaine is a quilt artist, teacher, designer and fabric dyer. Her first line of commercial fabric was available last fall and another line will be out shortly.
Our Sunday class, 'In Full Bloom' with Elaine, is Full. Please contact Susan if you wish to be placed on the wait list in case of any cancellations.
June 17, 2015
Location: Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre
11727 Kingsway NW, Edmonton
Tickets on Sale at the March, April and May Meetings
Please consider joining your quilting friends at the year-end banquet. This evening is one of fun, food and celebration. We will have a buffet dinner at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre, followed by entertainment and awards. Tickets go on sale at the March Meeting.
This year the cost is $45.00 per ticket. Tickets will ONLY be available at Guild Meetings prior to the start of the meeting.
Cocktails 5:30 pm; Dinner 6:30 pm
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