Activities, Events & Workshops

Check back to see what exciting workshops and activities we have in store for for the 2021/2022 season. Keep scrolling to the bottom of the page to see it all.

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QUILT REFLECTIONS 2022 WORKSHOPS 

Although the Quilt Reflections 2022 show has been postponed until April of 2023, we are going ahead with the workshops via ZOOM. This has resulted in a significant price drop for the workshops themselves. If you have already registered, you will be refunded the difference in price and do not need to re-register. The closing date for registration for these workshops is Feb 28th to give enough time to get the kits together and ship them before the classes begin. You must purchase a kit to participate in the workshop(s). Participants will be advised regarding distribution of kits.

Workshop:
Landscape Thread Paint by Numbers - Lone Pine
Instructor:Bridget O'Flaherty
Date:Friday, April 8, 2022
Time:9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Skill Level:Novice
Location:From the comfort of your own home via ZOOM
Course Fees:
Non-member: $30.00
(22 Spots Remaining)
Capture the serenity of a lake scene and the beauty of a pine on the shore. Learn the foundation of shading and colour theory in thread painting without having to design. For those that have dabbled in thread painting and want to get to the next level but are not confident artists. We will tackle a manageable project of an 8” x 10” thread painting of a beautiful windswept pine on a lake, all the while honing our thread painting and colour theory skills!

Student will need to bring backing, practice fabric, machine sewing supplies and bobbin thread. Sewing Machine Needed (machine must be able to do free motion)

THERE IS A KIT FEE (includes HST) PAYABLE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION (see below). Kit includes approximately 15 spools of thread, pattern, preprinted panel, tear away stabilizer and 7” low profile hoop.

Lone Pine Kit Fee
Price:
Non-member: $62.15
(12 Kits Remaining)


Workshop:
DETAILED THREAD PAINTING: BRINGING BIRDS TO LIFE – THE GREAT BLUE HERON
Instructor:Bridget O'Flaherty
Date:Saturday, April 9, 2022
Time:9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Skill Level:Novice Intermediate
Location:From the comfort of your own home via ZOOM
Course Fees:
Non-member: $30.00
(21 Spots Remaining)
Detailed Thread Painting: Bringing Birds to Life It’s all about shading, layers and details. Get some art theory and learn how to “see” the details in nature and apply them to your thread painting. This lass explores shading and colour exercises and detail and stitching techniques on a Great Blue Heron.

Student will need to bring backing, tear away stabilizer, bobbin threads, machine sewing supplies and a sewing machine that allows for free motion sewing.

THERE IS A KIT FEE (includes HST) PAYABLE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION (see below). Kit includes approximately 15 spools of thread, pattern, preprinted panel and 7” low profile hoop

Blue Heron Kit Fee
Price:
Non-member: $67.80
(12 Kits Remaining)


Event:
Mystery Quilt 2022

This event has sold out. Thank you to everyone who registered. Participants will be contacted with instructions via email.

Reaffirm - CQA/ACC MEMBER GUILD QUILT CHALLENGE 2022 

(MPQ PRESIDENT'S CHALLENGE II)          

Meaning: state again as a fact; assert again strongly, confirm the validity or correctness of (something previously established).

Google 100 Words of Affirmation for ideas.

Eg

Reaffirm your commitment to use up your stash

Reaffirm your decision to make quilts for charity

Reaffirm your love for family by making quilts for them

Reaffirm a determination to finish a UFO project

THE “REAFFIRM” CHALLENGE

  • Please choose fabric colours that represent your province or territory, and add a “touch of red” fabric to the front of the quilt.
  • The quilt perimeter is to be no larger than 72 inches.
  • Each quilt must be finished with either binding, facings, or enveloped pillow-case style.
  • There must be a hanging sleeve, at least 3 inches wide, for display purposes.
  • All quilts must have a label on the back with the quilt name and quilter’s name visible on it.
  • Each CQA/ACC Member Guild selects one winner only from their Guild’s membership, before April 30, 2022 for entry into this challenge.
  • After selecting one quilt to represent the guild, the online entry form must be submitted by April 30, 2022.
  • Once the entry form is received by CQA/ACC, a confirmation email will be sent with instructions for shipping the quilt.
  • All quilts must be received by May 30, 2022 for display at Quilt Canada 2022 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • The winning quilt will be selected by Viewers’ Choice and awarded a $100 cash prize.
  • CQA/ACC will select entries from both the Individual Member “Rewire” Challenge and the Member Guild “Reaffirm” Challenge to participate in a travelling show from July 2022 –to June 2023. If your entry is selected for the travelling show, you will be notified and your quilt will be returned to you in June 2023.
  • The travelling show will be carried out in Atlantic Canada as a promotion for Quilt Canada 2023 in Halifax. Our Eastern Regional Reps and/or Board members will take the quilts to Guilds and/or shops in their province to share the talents of our members

Monthly Meeting Prize Draws

The Prizes & Promotions Committee will once again be holding draws for fabulous prize baskets at our monthly meetings. For the nominal price of $15, you get a chance at 3 draws per month for 5 months (February to June 2022 inclusive). 

To make your purchase, just log in and the item will appear just below this post. Purchases are limited to 1 per person. Draws are made by random selection using your membership number so please make sure you enter it on the check out form.

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