Friday, 3 March 2017

Planning for 2017 -2018

Yes, it's only March, but the process of planning for the future of the Guild has begun.

In order to have a smooth running transition to a new Executive planning begins early.
Over the next three months a Nominating Committee will be first contacting all current members of the Executive and volunteers to ask if they would like to continue for another year.   After that is completed, the Nominating Committee will be looking for people who will be willing to step forward for any vacant positions.
Short job descriptions posted on the Blog, under the tab, "Constitution"  are written to take the mystery out of what each member of the Executive does, and all the volunteers.
Helping to run the Guild is a great way to meet new people, and learn more about the quilting community.  Please consider volunteering for a position when contacted by someone from the Nominating Committee.
Thanks, Pat Kiteley

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Recent Events in the Newsletter

Please see our Newsletter for coverage of Recent Events.  There's photos and commentary about our last meeting and also any workshops that may have happened.

Friday, 15 April 2016


The April meeting was all about quilts made by members.  The thirty quilts were divided into styles,
such as American Country, Modern or Photo Transfer. A short commentary written by the quilter was out.  The response was very positive, and we will definitely consider doing this again.

A sampler in the American Country Style.

This was made by Sandy White and is a picture of
her grand daughter. There must be 1000 pieces in this item!

Made by Ann Hedberg, this "One Block Wonder" was
so inspiring, we hope to have a class in this technique  next year!

                                                       Another made by Ann Hedberg,
                                           this was a Round Robin, done in Christmas Fabrics.

 Made by Theresa McCaig for her husband, 
this was a photo transfer quilt, of animals they have owned.
Made by Pat Kiteley, the circular parts were from
a Hey Day sale in Kemptville and are possibly from
the 1950's.  The other colored fabric is 1930's reproductions.

Made by Sandy White,
 this applique and kaleidoscope are a king size wonder!
Thanks to everyone who brought in quilts.
More will be featured soon.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

March with Sherida Giddings

Our March 14th meeting featured guest speaker Sherida Giddings from Ottawa. Her expertise is paper pieced quilts.  Sherida is a Judy Niemeyer Certified Teacher and told us the story of how this came to be.  Her trunk show featured many of the quilts that she has made in the last two years in order to achieve this certification; as well as a few others.  She brought along a good selection of Judy Niemeyer patterns for sale as well. 
The evening was spectacular with lots of praise for her energy, talent and accomplishments.  Here's a few of the quilts she brought along.

Sherida Giddings

Prairie Star

 Paradise in Blooms

Capuchino Placemats

Fire Island Hosta Queen

Monday, 18 January 2016

January 2016 Trunk Show with Elaine Quehl

What a fabulous way to start a new year!  Elaine Quehl, art quilter, international teacher, fabric dyer, and instructor visited us to kick off 2016 for The Kemptville Quilters Guild.  What a fabulous night, and what fabulous inspiration.

This piece is titled, Losses 2 and was even more impressive to see.

The Red Stool is one of three items Elaine made with the
theme of a stool in amongst the hosta leaves.

A very recent piece called Encore, is four views of 
 hosta leaves as they go through the seasons.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

June Meeting - AGM, Election - Victoria Vanderlinden with The Value Game

Our June meeting was a busy one; starting off with our Annual General Meeting and the Election of a new Executive for the upcoming year.  Follow this, Victoria Vanderlinden gave us an informative talk about the terminology used in describing color; a trunk show to demonstrate these terms; and also a game to test our new knowledge of "Value" in color theory. 
Here are a few pictures of the quilts that Victoria brought to the meeting. 

Victoria with samples of how "value" can change what you see!

The "Forget me not" quilt which will become a wedding gift.

The much loved "chicken quilts"

Salsa Piquant!

And "Moca Cremes"  that everyone loves!

May Meeting with Martha Schellingerhoud

At our May 11th Meeting, we had a trunk show with the phenomenal quilter Martha Schellingerhoud.  It was amazing to see the huge quilts she had designed, and made completely on a domestic machine. We were also fortunate to have her teach two workshops on Quilting in Sections.  This was an opportunity to learn three different methods of quilting on a domestic machine that she has invented. 

Here is a selection of the quilts she showed us during the trunk show.