Beautiful Lines, Lovely Shapes: a Two-day WorkshopBarb Mortel quilt with containers

TEACHER:   Barb Mortell
DATE:   Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th
TIME:   9.30 am – 4 pm (with half an hour for lunch)
LOCATION:   St. Agnes Church, 530 East 12th Street, North Vancouver
COST:   $120

Barb Mortell is a local quilt artist, well known for her improvisational quilting. She describes this workshop as follows:

A workshop on classic composition, using line and shape to look at, and experiment with figure and ground, scale and proportion, beautiful lines and beautiful shapes. All my classes are composition classes, each with its own emphasis. In this one we will have a good look at how line and shape play together in beautiful proportion to improve your artwork, no matter what the medium.

Basic enough, but this line of study can take you deep into your own style. Have fun learning how to know when your lines and shapes are of good scale and in the right proportions. Fabrics will be free-cut, that is, without the aid of rulers, and you’ll learn to piece gentle curves and skinny lines among other improvisational techniques.

We will use black and white, with a blast of solid colour in the class, keeping it simple so we can really concentrate on the design aspects. Day two may include more use of colour if you like, while you learn how to engineer disparate shapes and pieces into a flat quilt top.

This is the same workshop I will be offering at the Textile Museum of Canada during the run of the Color Improvisations 2 exhibition there. This is an exhibition curated by Nancy Crow and it is making its North American debut in Toronto, Canada, May 30 – September 23, 2018.

Contact Helen or Susan to register!

Everybody Gets the Blues

TEACHER:   Carol Piercy
DATE:   Saturday, November 17th
TIME:  9.30 am – 4 pm (with half an hour for lunch)
LOCATION:   St. Agnes Church, 530 East 12th, North Vancouver
COST:   $60
Lap-sized quilt (can be made bigger)

Carol Piercy, our longtime LGQG member, past president, past Quilt Show Coordinator, past Workshop teacher and so much more, has agreed to do “one more workshop for the Guild”. It’s been a few years since so many of us enjoyed Carol’s inspiration and teachings, and new members who have not been fortunate to take one of her classes will have fun with this one. Just before we break for Christmas, this workshop will be lighthearted and fun – and what a way to use up our stash of Christmas fabric, perhaps, so we can buy more at the January sales!

Think summer skies with a charm-type blue quilt brightened up with wonky stars… easy enough for beginners (as long as you know how to rotary cut and can cut an accurate square) and fun for everyone! Pre-cutting is required. Carol brings lots of 5” blue squares, and you are welcome to trade if you would like.  This is a fun and social class, and you’ll learn how to make wonky stars – that never lose their points.

Of course you don’t have to do it in blue…  Christmas anyone?

Contact Helen or Susan to register!

January Extravaganza

DATE:   Saturday, January 19th, 2019
TIME:  9.30 am – 4 pm (with half an hour for lunch)
St. Stephens, 1360 East 24th Street, North Vancouver
COST:   $25

To kick-start the new year, we have our annual extravaganza quilt day which is an absolutely fun no-pressure day!  A quilt project/theme will be provided for you to participate in, or you may wish to work on community quilts or your own projects.

We will have a sign-up sheet at our October and November guild meetings, which will include a column to record your savoury or sweet contribution to our pot-luck lunch.   As always, there will be lots of rewards/prizes!

Contact Helen or Susan to register!