Wednesday December 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Grand Quilt Guild will holding another virtual general meeting.
Members will receive an email before the meeting and will need to click on the link in the email. Before then, members will need to download Zoom by accessing Zoom.us and following the instructions.
We are thrilled to have Valerie Wilson as our guest speaker at the December meeting. Valerie combines a love of history and a curiosity about people from the past, to capture character in fabric. Her love of fabric and quilts began the moment she curled up beneath one of her grandmother’s quilts as a child. She has worked with fabrics from childhood, learning embroidery from her grandmother and garment sewing from her mother. She started out with traditional quilting but soon decided that what she really yearned to do was create pictures from fabric. In 2002, Wilson started quilting and in 2014, fibre art became her full-time occupation. Having once been the owner of an architectural antique business, Valerie maintains a keen interest in old houses and the people who lived in them. This is evident in her current series; vintage portraits based on those brilliant old photos depicting the way we once were. Her award-winning work has been exhibited from British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland in Canada, and internationally from New Zealand to Houston, Texas. Valerie was born in Carberry, Manitoba, amongst the rolling sand hills and later moved to Winnipeg, MB. Craving change, she sampled life in the university town of Kitchener-Waterloo for a few years, but then decided that she could no longer resist the pull of the sunny climes of Manitoba, and now again resides in Winnipeg. We look forward to Valerie’s presentation at the December meeting.
There will also be information on the Border of the Month. (BOM)
Show and Tell is back. Show some of the Block of the Month projects.
See the newsletter for more information.
Members please join us!