Our program team has put together an amazing lineup of speakers and workshops for 2021/2022. The Fall and Winter program will take place virtually, via ZOOM. We are currently planning to resume in person meetings in April, 2022 and will monitor this based on provincial guidelines.

Meetings will be held virtually via ZOOM on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Invitations to each month’s meeting, which includes a link for you to register, will be sent out a few days before the meeting.

Workshop Notes:

  • Workshops will be held live, via ZOOM.
  • Workshops vary in length and date, so please make sure to check carefully. Some workshops are offered in 2 sessions.
  • Costs vary by workshop.
  • Your registration is not guaranteed until payment is received. Payment may be made by e-transfer (lcqgfinance@gmail.com), credit card (via Square), cheque or cash (hand delivered to 54A North St, Perth)
  • There are no refunds.
  • Questions? Email lanarkcountyquilters@gmail.com

To pay for your workshops via credit card via Square, you’ll find all the information here: https://lanark-county-quilters-guild.square.site


Lecture, Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Janet Barker, 8 p.m.

Join us at our first meeting of year for a lecture from Calgary quilter Janet Barker as she presents a talk titled “Confessions of a Hex Addict”. Janet sells her original pattern designs through Etsy, and as a professional engineer loves the geometry of quilting. She will be teaching a workshop on Hexies in October.

Website: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/jbquiltdesigns

Workshop, September 29 and 30, 2021: Melissa Marginet, Never the Same Quilt Twice

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., via ZOOM

After a very successful workshop last year, Melissa is returning to our guild to offer a 2 part workshop called “Never the Same Quilt Twice”. No pictures here – otherwise, well, it wouldn’t be a mystery!

You will have fun learning the techniques to make this simple yet striking medallion quilt. The beauty of this pattern is that there are so many combinations that everyone will go home with a different quilt. Once you have the pattern and techniques you can whip up more of them on your own and each one will be different. They make a great charity quilt or gift. Your quilt will be 53” square but borders can be added to make it larger if desired (extra fabric required). – ALL LEVELS

Website: http://melissamarginet.ca/

FEE: $42 member, $52 non-member.

To Register please email lanarkcountyquilters@gmail.com and let us know which workshop you are interested in.

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Workshop: October 18 and 20, 2021: Janet Barker, Hex Trade

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., via ZOOM

This Hex Trade sampler quilt uses strips sewn together, then cut into triangles and traded to create a myriad of different blocks. You can make a large hexagonal quilt or square off the corners to create a rectangular lap quilt. 37 different 8″ hexie blocks are used to create a 56″ x 66″ lap quilt.

Don’t like all of the block designs? It is easy to downsize this quilt to a 40″ x 48″ baby quilt using only 23 blocks, as shown in the second photo. Are you ready? Let’s trade!

FEE: $41 member, $51 non-member.

To Register please email lanarkcountyquilters@gmail.com and let us know which workshop you are interested in.

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Trunk Show: October 26, 2021, Jackie White, What’s Under My Needle, 8 p.m.

Join Northern Ontario quilter Jackie White for our October guild meeting as she takes us through her quilting journey and showcases her work.

Website: https://jackiewhitequilts.com/


Workshop: November 1, 2021, Jackie White, 3D Flowers

Join Jackie for a 6 hour class to create a beautiful three dimensional flower. Great for all levels of quilters and it is something completely unique. The flower can be 3″ to 6″ off the wall! It adds so much interest and pleasure to see this work of art.

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., via ZOOM

FEE: $29 member, $39 non-member.

To Register please email lanarkcountyquilters@gmail.com and let us know which workshop you are interested in.

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Workshop: November 20, 2021: Sue Sherman, Dye Painting

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Toronto quilt artist Sue Sherman is returning for a 2nd workshop with the Guild. Sue is a quilt artist and a concerned nature lover. She often depicts endangered or threatened animals in her designs, which feature painstakingly detailed dye painting and/or raw edge appliqué of hand dyed fabrics.

At the request of members, Sue is offering a 6 hour dye painting workshop where you’ll have the opportunity to complete one or two small (approximately fat quarter sized) dye paintings during the class time, using thickened dyes.

FEE: $50

To REGISTER, please email Sue at Sue@sueshermanquilts.com. The cost for the workshop is $50, with a mandatory kit of $40.


Lecture, November 23, 2021: Helen Godden, My Top Ten Art Quilt Techniques, 8 p.m.

Enjoy one of the benefits of ZOOM, as we bring Australian quilter to the guild during our November meeting. Helen describes herself as an ” Extreme Free-Motion-Machine-Quilter” and this lecture is sure to inspire us all.

Website: https://helengodden.com


Lecture, January 25, 2022: Cheryl Lynch, Turning Travel into Treasure, 8 p.m.

Traveling whether overseas or to the town next door, can lead to inspirations for lots of quilts. Cheryl will show you how to look through your camera lens, or smart phone, with  a quilter’s eye. Building details, like the wrought iron banisters in Barcelona or a scene from your summer vacation to the beach, can be transformed using fabric to create lasting memories.  She’ll share how she turn her inspirations into quilts by printing photos onto fabric, converting photos into a quilted scene, using architectural motifs to create a contemporary quilt or combine them all into a fiber book. 

Website: http://www.cheryllynchquilts.com/


Workshop, January 26, 2022, Cheryl Lynch: Mini Mosaic

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On a trip to Israel, US Quilter Cheryl Lynch was inspired by both ancient and contemporary mosaics. They greet you at the airport, at the museums, in the synagogues and in their own historical locations. Developing a technique to replicate stone mosaics in fabric was a challenge that was intriguing, and doable.

It took a while to refine the technique, and it’s still being refined, but they are like potato chips. As soon as one is finished, another idea for a Mini Mosaic quilt  starts to germinate. Join Cheryl for the Guild’s first workshop of 2022 and you may become as addicted to this technique as she is!

FEE: $37 member, $47 non-member. Registration is required by Dec 1, 2021 to ensure kits and any supplies are delivered on time.

Once registered, kit and and supply options will be provided to you.

To Register please email lanarkcountyquilters@gmail.com and let us know which workshop you are interested in.

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Lecture, February 22, 2022: Phyllis Cullen, Quilting in Paradise, 8 p.m.

Fibre artist Phyllis Cullen will be speaking to us all the way from Hawaii as she tells her personal story (and slide show) of how living in the land of aloha has influenced her art. Lots of scenes of Hawaii with insights from the island, and lots of quilts with their stories from a long career. Join our February guild meeting to meet Phyllis.

Website: https://phylliscullenartstudio.com/


Workshop, February, 26 and March 5, 2022: Phyllis Cullen, Wild Animal Collage

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join Phyllis Cullen for a 2-part Wild Animal Collage course, as we ZOOM with her from Hawaii. You’ll use bits and pieces of printed fabrics to “paint” an animal portait. Phyllis has lots of designs to choose from or she’ll help you draw your own from a photo. (Best to email the photo or name of the animal in advance if you want  a full sized  pattern with values and details.)

The results are wild, whimsical, – and totally believable. Supply list will be provided or kits are available for several different choices of birds or animals. When you are done, we cover it with tulle, and add a few quilting stitches.

No drawing skill are needed, but expect to learn about values, contrast, lines, and eyes — and a new way of looking at fabric!  Plus how to make a pattern  with Photoshop Elements.

Full handout and supply list will be emailed to registered participants well in advance, as well as one of my patterns choices which will be included with handout, and emailed  to each student as they choose. Kits, for $35 US plus shipping are available.

FEE: $69 member, $79 non-member.

To Register please email lanarkcountyquilters@gmail.com and let us know which workshop you are interested in.

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Lecture, March 22, 2022: Sandy Simmelink, Trunk Show, 8 p.m.

Our March meeting will showcase Sandy Simmelink, a four time Canadian Quilter’s Association National Juried Show winner. Sandy won an award for “Best Hand Workmanship” at the World Quilt Competition in 2006. She has shown herwork in many different parts of the world, was a judge at the National Juried Show in Saskatoon, taught all across Canada, and has appeared in numerous magazines throughout her quilting career.

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