Other Guilds


April 22nd 2017: Playing in the Trees with Susan Teece.

Location: Oliver Woods Community Centre, Nanaimo

Time: 9:00-4:00

Cost: $40.00

Contact: maryabbott@telus.net

Workshop: Susan will engage you in the process for creating a tree in free form and lots of fun. Place your trees in a magical setting (a landscape). Use prints with small animals, birds and First Nations icons. Techniques include: raw edge appliqué, fusible appliqué, machine straight stitching, blanket stitching and free motion stitching. You will be encouraged to develop your own personal style and your tree will be unique.

Skill level: confident intermediate. Size - 20” by 30”

Instructor website: http://www3.telus.net/dteece/bentpin/

Susan has enjoyed sewing her whole life. Textiles are her favorite medium because the soft textures and lively colours add so much to the artistic experience. Threads, stitches, paint, and nontraditional techniques are a part of the process. Her work is shown at local Guild shows, Art and Music in the Gardens at HCP, the Sooke Fine Arts Show, the Sidney Fine Arts Show, the Nature of Islands Artists, The Canadian Quilters Association, and the Association of Pacific West Quilters in Seattle.

Playing in the Trees Quilt

May 13 & 14: Desert Sky with Anne Hall

Location: Oliver Woods Community Centre, Nanaimo

Time: 9:00-4:00

Cost: $75.00 plus $32.00 for the pattern

Contact: maryabbott@telus.net

Workshop: Bradley and Judy Niemeyer designed the layout for the Desert Sky using a selection of bright and dark fat quarters from the Wildflowers Collection, designed by Judy & Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures. Template Layout sheets are provided with these instruction to speed up the cutting process, allowing you to stack and cut your fat quarters in two groups of nine fabrics. An even amount of yardage is needed for each color. This small wall hanging is definitely one to add to your collection.

Skill level: Beginner to advanced. Size: 48” x 54” (You can purchase additional foundation packages and fabrics to increase the size of your Desert Sky quilt to Twin, Queen or King!)

Instructor: website: http://www.sewpeaceful.com/

Anne is a quilt-obsessed English eccentric who is not keen on gardening or drinking tea. Her husband, David, has realized that resistance to her fabric fervour is futile, and lovingly encourages her every stitch. They arrived in Canada in 2008, where Fernie was home for 4 wonderful years. It was there that Anne’s quilting passion was sparked, on finding the local quilt shop (conveniently located next to the chocolate shop). On her first day in Canada, she signed up for the “5 and a dime” monthly program. Every piece had to be stitched by hand, as she did not even possess a sewing machine. Now that she does, the intricate patterns using foundation piecing has become quite an addiction, to the point that qualified as a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor in April 2015. She sweet- talked David into converting a very fine woodworking shop into a teaching studio for her quilting, and she set up her quilting company, Sew Peaceful Quilting. In her spare time, Anne is an elementary school teacher, dog walker, and reluctant cook and bottle washer.

Desert Sky Quilt