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October 26: My Creative Process with Julie Garcia

Date: Tuesday October 26, 1:00pm

Location: Online Zoom – TAGOR members will automatically receive a Zoom invite

Guests, to register please click Registration for TAGOR Fall 2021 Presentations:

Cost: Free

Julie Garcia – stitching process

About the Presentation:

Winnipeg fibre artist Julie Garcia creates fabric paintings inspired by the Canadian landscape and guided by the colours and textural detail found in nature.

An artist for over twenty years, Julie aims to draw the viewer deep into each piece and create a feeling of solitude and wonder at how the details of the landscape are created using fabric and thread.

Julie will share her process and discuss some of the techniques she uses to create natural elements. Presentation will include a demonstration of hand painting sky fabrics and quick methods for creating texture in trees and rocks. Presentation will be followed by a Q&A as well as a slide show of new projects.

About the artist:

Julie Garcia

Julie has been experimenting in the fibre medium for over twenty years. Originally a quilter taught by her mother, Julie took a fibre art course at Olds College, in Olds Alberta from fibre artist Judith Baker Montano, creating her first “crazy-quilt landscape”. It was this combination of embroidery with quilting, that moved Julie to experiment and develop her own unique compositions from fabric and thread.

Julie’s artwork is inspired by the Canadian landscape, and she is drawn by the challenge of creating depth and textures through fabric and thread. By hand-painting the sky fabrics, each picture is brought to life and given a paint-like quality that draws the viewer deep into the scene. From a distance, the fabric landscapes can easily be mistaken for paintings, but a closer inspection reveals the intricate detail of the textile medium.

For more information check out Julie’s website https://juliegarcia.com/

November 23: Get Your Motor Running with Melissa Marginet

Date: Tuesday November 23, 1:00pm

Location: Online Zoom – TAGOR members will automatically receive a ZOOM invite

Guests please click Registration for TAGOR Fall 2021 Presentations: to register

Cost: Free

Melissa Marginet from Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting

About the presentation:

Learn how to spark creativity in yourself or in your guild with challenges that will have everyone thinking outside the box. This trunk show has more ideas than you will know what to do with to get everyone not only learning new techniques but building their quilting and creative confidence.

About the Presenter:

Melissa is a Canadian quiltmaker, author, teacher and quilt pattern designer in Manitoba.  She has published two books:  Walking Foot Quilting and Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs. 

Melissa has a passion for teaching with her main focus being helping people gain the confidence to quilt their quilts on their home sewing machine with a walking foot.

She has taught for Quilt Canada and the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference as well as for Guilds and Groups across Canada.  Since June of 2020 she has been teaching online throughout North America including the Virtual Quilt Festival and Road@Home, the road to California virtual event.

Visit Melissa’s website Melissa Marginet to see her work, get free stuff and find links to all her social media