For Fall, 2020, the Guild is offering vibrant and engaging trunk shows and workshops via ZOOM. We now offer three payment options: cheque, e-transfer or PayPal (with a $1.50 premium). E-transfers should be sent to:

Workshops are open to Guild members at a discount; non-guild members pay a $10 premium. Questions: Email Program Coordinator Marlene

Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020, Guild meeting, via ZOOM from your home

  • Annual General Meeting
  • Member Show & Tell

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020, Guild meeting via ZOOM from your home

  • Trunk Show: “Behind the Seams” with Peter Byrne, Toronto. Website 
  • Member, Show & Tell

Peter is an international award-winning, published modern quilter and teacher with a
deep passion for innovation and design. His strength is maintaining a fresh approach
to quilting, with original designs and technical mastery.

His goal is innovation, his passion is creativity andhe is thrilled to have opportuni-ties to share new techniques within the quilting community. While attending QuiltCon 2020, his quilt titled ‘Starring You’ won Best in Show and his quilt titled ‘Cityscape’ won Best Machine Quilting Frameless.

Peter is offering online Instagram workshops. To register, email Peter.

Hover-quilting Inspiration Workshop:
1) October 17
2) November 14
3) December 12

Cityscape Improv Inspiration Workshop:
1) October 24
2) November 21
3) December 19

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Guild Meeting, ZOOM from your home

  • Trunk Show, “Scraps vs Scrappy” by Cheryl Arkison, Calgary. Website

“Far too often I hear people say that they can’t do scrappy because 1. It looks too messy or 2. They don’t have pretty scraps. In this lecture and trunk show I will show you all the pleasures of using your scraps. It starts with sorting and storing. Then we can discuss the difference between a scrap quilt and a scrappy one. That’s right, they are not the same.

Illustrated with my own scrap bins and a collection of both scrap and
scrappy quilts. Includes discussions on colour, value, and a little bit of quilt
history. Bad jokes always included.”

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020, Workshop, SCRAPTASTIC by Cheryl Arkison, ZOOM from your Home, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This workshop flows well from Cheryl’s Scrap vs Scrappy trunk show and lecture! Who doesn’t have scraps they don’t know what to do with? Don’t throw away your little scraps! Those bits and pieces have excellent potential, this class will show you how to use every last scrap.

Each student will work on a unique quilt, coming away with a new appreciation for their scraps.

Cheryl will cover sorting, storing and using your scraps. You’ll leave her workshop with your scraps all sorted, great ideas for storing and organizing your scraps plus you’ll have a good start on a scrappy quilt top. This is all about learning to love your scraps, down to every last bit.

Learn to see your scraps as an inspiring sight, not a burden or mess.