January to December 2021

January 18: Yoga Moves to Unstitch the Weary Quilter

Charlotte Crowley, Yoga Instructor and Registered Holistic Nutritionist, presented a free, relaxing, 45-minute chair yoga session (with some optional standing poses).

January 27: Breaking the Rules for Accurate Piecing

Shelley Tobisch presented a 1 hour zoom program demonstrating Acorn products and the Easy Precision Piecing System.


February 9 and 16: Learn to Love Appliqué with Apliquick

Rosa Rojas gave a 45 minute presentation demonstrating her Apliquick tools for creating stunning applique. The presentation was available on Facebook Live and on zoom.

February 22: Get Your Motor Running

Melissa Marginet gave a 1.5 hour virtual presentation and trunk show to spark our creativity, inspire us to learn new techniques and build our quilting and creative confidence.

March 17: Japan’s Quilt History: The Story of an American Import

Teresa Duryea Wong gave a 1 hour presentation on Japan’s journey from quilt importer to trailblazer; a fascinating journey through Japanese history, cultural expectations and the process by which one is deemed a ‘master quilter’.

April 19: Island Sewing Demonstration

Island Sewing gave a 1 hour zoom presentation on The Clammy Rulers and Patterns by Latifah Saafir and ways to use this exceptional system.

June 21: Imagination to Fibre and Thread

Coreen Zerr gave a 1 hour zoom presentation demonstrating three different techniques for creating a realistic fabric and thread animal portrait, starting with a photograph.

July 21 and 22: Carola’s Pop Up Shop

Our second annual Pop Up Shop featuring Carola’s Quilt Shop was held in Qualicum Beach.

September 27: Kismet Quilts

Kismet Quilts was the merchant at our September meeting.  The Kismet crew presented an entertaining program in the form of an auction (‘money’ supplied) with great prizes.

October 2 and 3: All Star Sampler Platter Event

In this live virtual event, an All-Star cast of 18 quilt teachers will demonstrate some of their favorite quilting techniques over two different days. It's a showcase of a wide variety of styles and techniques, from traditional to modern and art quitting techniques with something to please everyone! You will receive a PDF that includes written instructions to go along with each teacher's demonstrations.

October 2: Time is 12:00 – 3:00 PST. Presenters are April Sproule, Brandy Maslowski, Candy Grisham, Carole Lyles Shaw, Daisy Aschehoug, Jane Hauprich, Jane Haworth, Jenny Kae Parks, Julia McLeod

October 3: Time is 12:00 – 3:00 PST. Presenters are Kena Tangi Dorsey, Lisa Walton, MJ Kinman, Rhonda Denney, Sandra Chandler, Susie Monday, Tina Craig, Tori McElwain, Valerine Goodwin.

The virtual link will be sent a week before the event.

October 18: Alexis Schmidt

Our October meeting speaker will be Alexis Schmidt. Born and raised on Vancouver Island she currently resides in Port Alberni with her husband and 3 children. When her daughter was born in 2015 Alexis began sewing clothing for her, after a few years of sewing for enjoyment Alexis decided to try her hand at making a bag and was immediately hooked. She made all the rookie mistakes (including forgetting interfacing), and after about a year started designing her own patterns, releasing her first pattern in mid-2020 under the name Oro Rosa Patterns (named for her daughter).

For more information on programs send an e-mail to

Roxane N.
Program Committee