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

On Monday, April 19th at 1:00 pm Island Sewing will present The Clammy Rulers and Patterns by Latifah Saafir. Join us for the 1-hour Zoom presentation on ways to use this exceptional system. The Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the presentation.

This fun and versatile ruler will be sure to impress.  Simplified curved piecing! The Clammy Rulers have markings for shapes including full circles, half circles, quarter circles, orange peels and clamshells. Latifah Saafir patterns featuring her Clammy Rulers include instructions for crib size all the way up to king size, for all 4 sized of Ruler! The Clammy comes in 6”, 8”, 10” & 12” sizes, and includes registration marks for perfect placement when piecing.

June 21: Imagination to Fibre and Thread

On Monday, June 21st at 7pm, Coreen Zerr will present a 1-hour zoom program to our guild, the Nanaimo Quilt Guild and the Nanaimo Modern Quilt Guild.

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Coreen is a teacher, mentor, fibre artist and quilter with over 20 years of experience, teaching across Canada. She has won numerous national and international awards in fibre arts competitions. In this presentation she will demonstrate three different techniques, from super-easy to more complex, for creating a realistic fabric and thread animal portrait, starting with a photograph.

Marlene W and Darlene L
Program Committee