September 2021 to June 2022

July 16: Carola’s Pop-Up Shop

Carola Russell returned with her pop-up shop, which was held in Qualicum Beach.

June 20: Guild Garage Sale

June was our garage sale.  We also had a special display with a travelling quilt show from FAN: Circles and Lines, AND Wendel Storm had his blade sharpening equipment set up in the parking lot.

April 25: Peter Byrne

We hosted a Zoom presentation by Peter Byrne titled: ‘Behind the Seams’. He is a national and international award-winning modern quilter and teacher. Peter hails from Toronto and had prize-winning work at the last Quilt Canada show.

Our own Linda Sands was the vendor.

March 21: Guild Meeting

Our program featured a trunk show by our own Philippa Zapf.  The vendor was Dragonfly Quilts.

February 28: Lezley Zwall, Quilt Maker (postponed)

Our in person meeting has been cancelled. Once we are able to meet in person, we will rebook Lezley.

There’s More To Me Than QOV . . . The Journey Planned – The Journey Unfolded

From sewing the obligatory gingham apron and sleeveless never-to-be-worn blouse made in Home Ec class, and then winning a sewing contest in 1966, her plan in 1970 was to design clothing & patterns. In 1974 Lez received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the now University of Regina. Her work career was writing computer programs before “WORD” was a computer tool we use. What happened!? When sewing turned to quilting in the late 1980’s – the revelation that one size fits all really opened a whole new world.

Let Lezley take you on The Journey – that will take you before and beyond QOV!

February 16: Krista Hennebury

On Wednesday, February 16, we joined the Nanaimo Guild for a Zoom presentation by Krista Hennebury titled ‘Who Gives a Flying FQ About Accuracy’.

January 11: Sew Smart

On January 11, 2022 Rose Parr gave a Zoom presentation on “The ergonomics of healthy quilting” including sewing, pressing, cutting and handiwork.  Her stretches are designed for quilters’ trouble spots .

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