Program & Workshops

Program at a Glance

2019-20 Program Information 

We are very pleased to welcome some dynamic and interesting speakers to present at our monthly meetings in the upcoming (2019-20) program year. We’ve also got a number of workshops lined up to entice your creativity! To whet your appetite…. Here’s what we have confirmed to get our year started!

September 18, 2019 – AGM (no speaker)

October 16, 2019 – It Takes A Lot of Ugly Quilts – Kathleen Riggins

Kathleen RigginsJoin Kathleen as she shares quilts from more than 20 years of quilting. From the earliest ugly quilts, to the latest much nicer ones, learn about her journey from ugly quilts to nicer quilts (spoiler, it takes practice). She’ll share stories from some of her favourite quilts (like the quilt she decided she liked better than the person she was making it for) and why she quilted things the way she did (usually just because she felt like it).






Saturday, November 9, 2019: FALL WORKSHOP I – A Cheaters Guide to Quilting, Kathleen Riggins

kathleen workshop$75/person, lunch included – Registration commences at September Guild Meeting

Spend the day learning Kathleen’s most used designs, including swirls, ribbon candy, feathers and more! Spend time perfecting each design, then learn variations on the same designs to make it seem like you know all the quilting things. Gain confidence with some versatile designs that you can use again and again. Towards the end of the class, Kathleen will talk about how she decides what to quilt where on quilts when she is in the design stage.


Sunday, November 10, 2019: FALL WORKSHOP II – Quilting With Rulers on Your Domestic Machine, Kathleen Riggins

kathleen workshop 2$75/person, lunch included – Registration commences at September Guild Meeting

Use your domestic machine to create professional looking quilting. Kathleen shares how to get perfect straight lines while in Free Motion mode on your sewing machine allowing you to easily stitch-in-the-ditch and create geometric quilting designs. Spend the morning learning the basics of the technique, then in the afternoon move towards combining ruler work with free motion quilting for complex looking, but easy to stitch, quilting.




November 20, 2019 – Using Quilts To Illustrate Your Stories, Trudy Cowan

Trudy -novEvery quilt has a story – when, why, for whom, colour and design choices, techniques selected and more. Some of that might be on a label on the back. Trudy Cowan, art quilter and teacher, takes her quilts themselves further into the realm of storytelling and illustration. How do the image, fabrics, embellishments and techniques convey and support the tale you wish to tell? She’ll bring the illustrations she created for her children’s book, The Little Grey Mouse: A Fable in Fabric, published by Frontenac House, November 2018.

December 2019 – no meeting