Programs 2018-2019

September 2019

We have an exciting program this month you won’t want to miss. Our speaker will be Noshi Gulati who will invite us on a “humourous journey through life to India and back”.  The new Guild Executive for the coming year will be introduced and we’ll have our membership early-bird draw for a free Guild membership and our “2018-2019 Perfect Attendance” draw as well. Fabulous treats and “Show & Share” will round out the evening.

August 2019

This evening will be the reveal of projects made using the house blocks won during the July Bingo game.

July 2019

Our July and August Program is a two part event. In July we are gathering to play quilt block Bingo. The prizes will be the house blocks you are making based off the instructions provided in the July 2019 Newsletter. You will need to bring as many quilt blocks as you would like to win. If you bring three, you get to choose three out of the pool of blocks brought in by all guild members. If you don’t have time to prepare some blocks, there will be other prizes to win so you are not left out of the Bingo game! In August we will be meeting to see what everyone has created out of the blocks they won in July.

June 2019

We will be hosting Claudia Schumm from Fabric Please (www.fabricplease.com) who will bring her fabric mobile filled with a large variety of precut fabrics for you to purchase using credit card, debit or cash. Also, Ralph Godin will be on-site to sharpen our scissors ($6), knives ($4) and garden pruners ($4)–cash only. The Guild will benefit $1 for each pair sharpened.  You will also learn about our exciting summer challenge.

May 2019

Come out to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kempenfelt Quilters’ Guild.  We’ll have cupcakes and some special presentations by some of the founding members of the Guild.  Look in Guild Doc-Founding Members on this site for a list of our founding members.

April 2019

Kerry Burke, an award winning applique quilter and applique designer, will discuss and show her quilts while telling us about the techniques she uses. She also makes quilt entirely by hand sewing. See pictures of her work on Instagram @simplebirdstudio or learn more about her from her website www.simplebirdstudio.com.

March 2019

Book Review Night: Three members have volunteered to purchase a quilting book of their choice at the Guild’s expense and provide those present with  a review and evaluation of the book and possibly even a creation inspired by the book.  At the end of the evening, three different Guild members will go home with a brand new quilting book to add to their collection of resources.

February 2019

In February members will participate in a mini workshop to create a “chicken pincushion”.  Members are asked to bring two equal sized “orphan” blocks from their stash, as well as, 1 or 2 – 2″ squares of fabric for the tail, 1 or 2 – 1″ squares of fabric for the beak and 1 – 1″square of felt or fabric for the hen’s comb.  Participants should also bring small scissors, pins, needles, basting thread, small buttons or embroidery floss or beads for eyes and a small amount of polyfil for stuffing.  Instructions to make the pincushion will be given at the meeting and hopefully, you will go home with a completed pincushion.

January 2019

Christie Davidson, an experienced quilter, machine embroidery expert and member of Kempenfelt Quilters’ Guild will provide us with a trunk show of her creations over the years of her quilting journey.

December 2018

December – Join us for our annual Christmas social.  Good food and Christmas Bingo will get you in the mood for the holiday season.  Don’t forget to bring along your quarters for Bingo and your gift-filled pillowcase to be donated to the Salvation Army for their homeless men’s program. If you don’t want to fill a pillowcase, bring items to fill pillowcases made by others.

November 2018

November –will be time for our 2017-2018 BOM (Block of the Month) reveal.  Come out to see our members’ beautiful creations and pick your favorite for our Viewer’s Choice award.

October 2018

October – Sandra Reford, an International Award-winning textile artist will dazzle us with her amazing creations.  sandrasstudio.blogspot.com

September 2018

September – Elaine Therault, crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.com Elaine will help us kick-off our new guild year in style with a trunk show.  Her online profile says “I am OBSESSED with LIFE, with having FUN, with QUILTING, with CYCLING, with READING, and trying to figure out how to do them all at once!!!!!!”  Come join us to hear if she has it gigured out yet!

July and August 2018

July and August — During these lazy days of summer our guild will be focusing on a fun team building activity.  This event will take place over two months–July and August.  The goal will be to get to know each other better, strengthen our guild as a whole, meet our executive and recruit new executive members.  There will be an exchange of ideas for a quilt challenge and plenty of creative inspiration.  We invite each guild member to bring 1 metre of quilt fabric (a single piece) and a small pair of scissor/snips.  Of course, guests are always welcome to participate.

June 2018

June— Dorothy Fu,  Art quilts   www.dorothyfuquilts.wordpress.com a self-taught artist and creator of art quilts featuring traditional patchwork as well as pictorials.

May 2018

May— Pauline Grondin, Professional Storyteller  www.paulinegrondin.com a professional storyteller, heritage performer, historical interpreter and musician who has been telling stories and making music all of her life to listeners from the age of 2 to 102.

April 2018

April–  Carla Alexiuk , CQA teacher   www.quiltingbytheriver.ca Owner of Quilting by the River, Carla Alexiuk, specializes in teaching traditional quilting, innovative piecing techniques, and creative design principles for every level of quilter. Carla is also a certified instructor for Deb Tucker’s new ruler series, Studio 180 Design

March 2018

March–Book Review Night:  Several Guild members will provide a review of a quilting  book that they have read and possibly show items made using the knowledge that they learned from the book they read.  The books will be given away in a draw that all members present will be entered in

February 2018

Mini Workshop – Make-and-Take Sashiko project.  This Japanese folk art tradition is one of the newest trends in the quilting world.  Come out and learn the basics.  We think you will be hooked.

January 2018

The Great UFO/Garage Sale:  Here’s your chance to thin out your over-crowded work space and your out-of-control fabric stash. It’s time to let go of the old and make room for the new and of course, make a few bucks along the way.  But there’s a new twist on this old favourite.  Rent a table for $10.00 (or share a table with a friend) and bring all your “stuff” to sell.  Remember your fellow quilters love a deal and you might have the perfect fabric or specialty ruler for their next creation.