September - December 2017

As our long hot summer comes to a close our focus turns to other pursuits such as QUILTING, yeah! Remember we begin our guild meetings at our new location at the Parksville Community Centre on Jensen St. by the library.

Our program gets a kick start this September with our very own Ionne McCauley. Ionne always brings an informative, exciting program and this time is no different. She will present "Design Principles for Everyone!" Besides teaching frequently all over Vancouver Island, including our guild, she has taught internationally as well as across Canada, and the USA. Despite her scope of the locations she has taught Ionne remains ever humble and kind. We are grateful for all that she has done for our guild in the past and continues to do at present, what an asset! Come to either the day or evening September meeting and I assure you, you will take home new views on Design Principles.

October may bring chilly temperatures but our presenter is hot! She is none other than Coreen Zerr with a power point presentation, "From Imagination to Creation". Coreen is an award winning quilter in Canada , USA, and World quilt shows, with prizes and entries into juried shows too numerous to write here, check out her website for her bio. I think her greatest gift to our guild is her mentorship, instructing at many workshops, judging at shows, answering anything you ask when at meetings, and wearing many hats in the past when our guild really needed her. She has another workshop this month "Intro to Thread Painting Landscapes" as well as program for day and evening.

November I will change hats and help present a program on felting with Linda Hackney, Stephanie Buckingham, Susan Pickles. We will demonstrate dry felting by hand and how to felt with an embellishing machine as well as sharing some of our creations. If you have ever wondered how some fiber artists create a dimensional look to their trees and other art in fiber come, watch and learn.

December we have a lovely group of quilters from our guild that lean towards traditional styles. Spearheaded by Nanette Banks we have invited the group to present their works in a trunk show format. This promises to be a fantastic show of gorgeous quilts using traditional methods, patterns and styling. Please pray for good weather, because we don't want to miss this or the potluck!

Joyce McLellan
Program Director