Nov 24: Amusing Applique | Gail Newell & Moreen Rutherford

Date: November 24, 10 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Richmond Cultural Centre

Amusing Applique:

How to Machine and Hand Applique for Quilts

Want to know more about how to machine and hand applique for quilts and wall hangings?  This workshop is for you.

Machine Applique Technique

Gail Newell will walk you through machine applique technique from design to quilting.  At the end of the morning you will have an applique block for a kid’s play quilt.

Rocketship applique from “Things that Go” kids quilt designed and stitched by Gail Newell.

Hand Applique Technique

Moreen Rutherford will take over after lunch and you will learn and try out hand applique techniques.


Nov 27: Child’s Play Quilts, and other works of Stacey Day

Date: November 27, 7 pm.

Location : Richmond Cultural Centre.

Topic: Child’s Play Quilts, and other works of Stacey Day

Come join Stacey Day as she talks about her new work Child’s Play Quilts, and the journey it took to become a published author and well-known quilter.

By day, Stacey is an unassuming X-Ray Technologist in hot pink scrubs living in beautiful British Columbia. At night (and naptime) she transforms into an award winning  quilter, pattern writer, designer, and author of “Child’s Play Quilts”. Stacey writes and designs quilts for fabric designers such as Tula Pink, Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler, to name a few. Her work has appeared in numerous quilt shows and trunk shows across North America, and she has won ribbons for her quilts at AQS Lancaster, the Canadian National Juried Show, and the Hoffman Challenge. When Stacey isn’t quilting she can be found in a blanket fort full of cats and small children.

Learn more about our speaker Stacy Day.

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Stacey Day Child Play Quilts

Feb 26: My Creative Process | Karen Johnson

Date: February 26, 7pm

Location: Richmond Cultural Centre

Topic: My Creative Process

Karen will share the influences on her creative journey. How she uses photos for inspiration, works on the design aspect of her work and plans her time so she’s doing what she truly loves to do.

From Karen:
I’ve been sewing since I was six years old, participated in a 4-H Clothing club growing up and then moved on to a Home Economics degree with a major in Clothing and Textiles.  So it’s not surprising that I eventually found my way to quilting. Now that I’m retired from teaching Home Economics, I’m caught up in the fun of experimenting with all the techniques in the world of art quilting. The streams I enjoy exploring are dyeing fabric, surface design, especially with thickened dyes, collage and incorporating paper. Although I’m trying to become more abstract in my work I’ve always been drawn to circles and leaves. The processes involved contribute to a fascinating journey.

Learn more about our speaker Karen Johnson

Apr 23: Architectural Art Quilts | Terry Aske

Date: April 23, 7pm

Location: Richmond Cultural Centre

Topic: Hard Edges in a Soft Medium.  Architectural Art Quilts

A PowerPoint presentation about the challenges of interpreting architectural structures with fabric and thread – making them look solid and three-dimensional by using perspective and value. I will show many examples of my architectural art quilts, and explain how I design and create them.

About Terry :
TERRY ASKE is an award-winning textile artist – she creates her art with fabric, thread and a sewing machine.  Primarily self-taught, Terry has been designing and creating
contemporary quilts since 1998 in her home studio in New Westminster, BC. Using a variety of techniques, she creates both realistic and abstract pieces.  Terry’s art quilts have been juried into many national and international shows and exhibits, and she has won awards in both the artistic and modern categories.

Learn more about our speaker Terry Aske