Our Program 2022/2023
WORKSHOP: November 26
with Cristina De Miranda
Fundamentals of Foundation Paper Piecing: Lyra’s Hymn
Students will learn the fundamentals of foundation paper piecing through a variety of exercises. The workshop will include information on how to read and prepare templates, how to optimize yardage and maximize scraps, how to sew and assemble templates with success, and various other tips and tricks. Students will apply these techniques to the class project: a wall quilt (24” square) of Ships and Violins pattern, Lyra’s Hymn. Students should not expect to finish the project during the workshop.
To register: contact Lynn Rock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-631-8625 –
AND either arrange to make payment or send an etransfer to email@example.com
In the notes write your “name and Lyra”. Be sure that you do both.
Date: Saturday, Nov 26 2022 10am until 2pm (in person)
Cost: $65.00 (includes your pattern)
non-members - $75.00 (may register starting Nov 7)
Oxford Quilters Guild Christmas Sparkle Make and Take
Spend a perfectly relaxing yet inspiring evening making up to 3 Lovely Christmas Crafts. Samples will be available of the choice of crafts at the October and November meetings. Please be prepared to sign up for the one/s that you would like to make. Then in December, bring your favourite Christmas Beverage and enjoy some stitching in the company of your friends. Crafts presented by Lynn Rock, Gail McHardy-Leitch and Janet Kasper.
Date: December 1 2022 at 2pm and 7pm (in person at ICAC)
Aisha from Aisha Kamal Quilts
Via the magic of Zoom
Aisha will be presenting her Trunk Show called “MY QUILTING JOURNEY”.
Aisha comes from a long line of generational quilters from the province of Maharashtra, India. She has much to share of her history and her cultural quilting background. Join us to learn some new and different things from another side of the world.
Aisha currently lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick.
Date: January 5 2023 at 7pm (Via our Zoom acct)
This presentation will be recorded and available in the members section of our website for 2 weeks only for the use of our members.
– Quilting: An Essential Design Element
Jacquie will share her quilts in this special trunk show that focuses not only on the pieced design, but on how quilting can be used to support, enhance and compliment the piecing to create a cohesive, effective composition. Jacquie will highlight walking foot quilting but the principles she shares will apply to whatever quilting method you prefer.
Date: February 2 2023 at 7pm (Via our Zoom)
CREATIVE STITCHING WORKSHOP
with Trina O’Rourke (the Cotton Harvest)
Using the Sue Spargo Embroidery Techniques, Trina will be teaching you the stitches needed to create a Stitch Sampler – check out the photos, they speak for themselves.
You will be provided a kit that includes a wool background and 9 punched circles, 4 needles and Eleganza Threads for use in class only.
Think of ways this type of stitching can enhance your art! This will teach you the methods that are used by the creator of the technique as well as how the different needles are utilized. Trina has taken many workshops as long as a week with Sue and has her permission and support to teach this workshop!
Come out and join us for this in person workshop!
To register contact Janet Kasper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-519-4276 – AND either arrange to make payment or send an etransfer to email@example.com In the notes write your “name and Stitching”. Be sure that you do both
Date: Saturday, February 25 - 10 to 3:30
Bring a lunch (as lunch is only 30 minutes)
There will be a snow cancellation date – March 11– please keep both dates available
Fee: $75.00 for OQG members ($50 plus $25 kit fee)
$85.00 for non-members ($60 plus $25.00 kit fee )
Note: all fees must be paid upon Registration
Kim Caskey – Temperature Quilts
I have always admired artists and creative souls who have shared their fresh starts; their daily practices; their yearlong commitments. Whether that be a personal transformation with lifestyle and exercise changes or more creative rituals such as art journals, stitch meditations or a temperature quilt. Blogs and social media posts, Pinterest and internet searches are full of creative ways that motivate and inspire this renewal.
Temperature Quilts have been trending in online quilting communities the last few years. These fun and unique quilts are a great way to celebrate a special or ordinary year. The idea of a Temperature Quilt is to document the temperature of each day in a quilt block. A temperature gauge is created with corresponding fabric colours. Document the high and low temperature of each day in a block and at the end of the year, you have a quilt depicting temperature variations through the year.
Many, many variations of this unique quilt can be done –abnormal weather, special dates, how about noting your emotion of the day? This lecture will introduce you to the wonderful world of Temperature Quilts and you’ll want to start yours immediately!
Date: March 2 2023 at 7pm (Via our Zoom)
March Workshop (March 25) with Melissa Marginet
Introductory Walking Foot Workshop
(3 hours– Zoom)
You will be guided through quilting a small quilt with your Walking Foot. You will learn the basic skills of Walking Foot Quilting and plenty of tips and tricks to help you along the way to quilting all your own quilts on your home sewing machine. Directions to make the small quilt are included with the class supply list.
To register contact Janet Kasper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-519-4276 – AND either arrange to make payment or send an etransfer to email@example.com In the notes write your “name and Quilting”. Be sure that you do both
Saturday, March 25
9:30 to 12:30 on Zoom
Fee: $42.00 for OQG members
$50 for non-members
(all fees must be paid upon Registration)