Program January to June 2018

Now that our holiday season has ended, time to begin a New Year of Program. We start off January with a Garage Sale. A wonderful opportunity for those that find their cupboards overflowing with excess supply of fabrics and tools to clear them out and move on! For those of us that are still looking for that special fabric for a specific project, come and check out the tables, perhaps you will find just the right piece.

Our presenter for February’s Program is Fran Henney. A long time member, familiar face and a volunteer for our guild, Fran is still stepping up. Fran says she really enjoys the satisfaction gained from helping our guild. Fran has also been a long arm quilter for the past 14 years. She will be showing some of her quilts and telling us about her quilting journey. Come out and take in the show.

March’s Program brings Philippa Zapf as presenter. A long time member of our guild started sewing on her mother’s machine at a very early age after watching for a few years at her knee. What started as simple aprons and small items for gifts has blossomed into an amazing quilting artist’s gallery of quilts. Born with a natural sense of humour, Philippa will surely be entertaining as well as informative as she walks us through her sewing and quilting years.

Our April presenter is Julie Plotniko who has taught and shown her work locally, nationally and internationally. She has been working and teaching at Snip and Stitch for many, many years and tells me she has taught all things quilting for over 30 years! Wow! Her specialties include free motion quilting, thread painting and sketching. Her other skills are too numerous to list here. Julie will be demonstrating “Ruler Work”. I know a lot of members have been asking for this skill to be taught so I hope they will come and learn all about it.

May is our guild AGM so there will be no program this month.

For our June program we have invited Paulette Cornish to do a Keynote presentation, Some Secrets, Tips and Challenges of an Art Quilter, accompanied by examples of Current trends in Art Quilts illustrated by the SAQA Trunkshow. Paulette hails from Nanoose and has been involved in quilting arts for a number of years. One of her signature subjects is the Arbutus tree. This program will bring a new slant to realistic depiction of these beautiful trees as well as a display of Paulette’s artistry. What a great way to end a beautiful program year!