September 2021 to June 2022

January 17: Guild Garage Sale

At our January meeting, we will hold a Garage Sale, and have 15 tables available. Sign-up began at the November meeting. Contact Roxane to reserve a table.

January 11: Sew Smart

On January 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm, we will have a Zoom presentation with Rose Parr on “The ergonomics of healthy quilting”.

Rose Parr Working
Rose Parr's Book

Quilting can be a real pain in the neck, so can cutting, pressing, and handiwork!  How high should your cutting table be?  How about your ironing board, your sewing chair, or your sewing table?

Be ready to learn about: the ergonomics of sewing, pressing, cutting, and handiwork.  Her stretches are designed for quilters' trouble spots including text/quilters neck, tight shoulders, lower backache, carpal tunnel syndrome prevention, and they can all be done right in your sewing room. Plus lots of other tips so we can sew smart to sew long!

This is a joint presentation with the Nanaimo Guild. The Zoom link will be sent out to all members a few days before the presentation.

December 13: Carola Russell

Our December meeting featured Carola Russell as our vendor and speaker. Her presentation was titled ‘My favourite things: Tops, Tricks and Techniques for Quilters’, and she shared a trunk show of ideas to inspire quilters to create and enjoy the art of stitch.

November 22: Catherine Nicholls

Catherine Nicholls, from Gibsons, BC,was our guest speaker for November.  She works through painting, drawing and collage in sketchbooks, working on paper and fabric with discharge, dyeing, drawing, painting and printing. Textiles are then densely quilted either by hand or machine or both.  Catherine has exhibited in North America and Europe.  Amann Mettler thread sponsors Catherine’s work and various pieces tour Europe on an ongoing basis.

October 18: Alexis Schmidt

Alexis Schmidt, a Port Alberni bag designer,  gave a presentation on her journey to creating Oro Rosa Patterns.  She brought many beautiful bags to show our members.

October 2 and 3: All Star Sampler Platter Event

In a live virtual event, an All-Star cast of 18 quilt teachers demonstrated some of their favorite quilting techniques over two different days. It was a showcase of a wide variety of styles and techniques, from traditional to modern and art quitting techniques with something to please everyone!

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.

For more information on programs send an e-mail to

Roxane N.
Program Committee