January to December 2020

May 25....In place of our normal guild meeting, we will be offering a free virtual program for all our members. The ‘Studio Magnificent’ program will be online utilizing the Zoom professional account of the presenter Brandy Maslowski.

August 22 and 23…..from 10 a.m. till 2:00 p.m., there will be a pop-up shop in the garden of 446 McRae Place, Qualicum Beach. The shop will feature fabrics from the collection of Carola Russell of Carola’s Thread Company. Please wear a mask, even though we’ll be outdoors.

September 21…..At the AGM meetings, we will have a presentation “Thread Matters” by Cindy Scraba, who will also be the vendor at those meetings.

October 21…Krista Hennebury of Vancouver, known as Poppyprint, presented  "Poppyprint:   The Search For Signature Style”.  Krista is an inspiring quilter, teacher and designer whose work encompasses the traditional through to her innovative improv style.  She has written the book Make It, Take It and authors the blog Poppyprint Creates.  As a traditionally-informed modern quilter, Krista has explored many different styles and techniques since she began quilting in 2000.  In this photo-rich presentation, Krista shared strategies that have worked for her in the search for a unique creative voice.

November 16…Carola Russell invited us to join her first Zoom presentation ‘Scrap Happy and Fat Quarter Friendly’. She shared fun ideas for using up scraps, fat quarters and precuts as well as showing some tips, tricks and techniques along with a ruler or two. The presentation was free to Guild members. Instructions for the projects she introduced can be found under ‘Tutorials’ on her website.

December 14 - Build a Better Relationship with Your Sewing Machine.

Do you struggle with accuracy when piecing or quilting? Do your corners or points not match? Would you like to be able to communicate better with your machine? Would you like to understand what your machine is telling you when you aren’t getting the results you want. Join Bernie Tobisch, author of “You and Your Sewing Machine” and “Sewing Reference Tool”, for a free, 1-hour Zoom chat on December 14th. This will be an interactive session and Bernie will be happy to answer questions. Don’t miss it! Register for the 1:00 session, or the 6:30 session before December 7 using our Sewing Machine Program Registration online form. The Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the program.

You and Your Sewing Machine Sewing Machine Reference Tool

Marlene Waters and Darlene LaCharite,
Program Committee
Parksville Quilt House Quilter's Guild