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Freda’s Legacy Day
We are very grateful to the generous attendees of Freda’s Legacy Day. It was wonderful to see and meet people who knew Freda. Freda enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet and tried many other crafts. She would be very pleased to know that so many now have something to remember her by.
We raised a good sum for the Food Bank and TAGOR – proceeds are still coming in.
Ramblings with Catherine Nicholls
We had invited Catherine Nicholls to be our April Speaker. She took us on a virtual ramble that gave us a look behind the scenes of her creative process. We were privileged to see her notebook of ideas and the pieces that resulted from them. It was so interesting and inspiring!
Stephanie Phillips, Sherman Jen Research Chair at Kwantlen Polytechnic University gave us an interesting and informative presentation of leading edge work in textiles to move to a more sustainable future. We learned not just about recycling current textiles but how science is being employed to create fabrics that can be more easily recycled yet have the properties we all enjoy. Stephanie also talked about building local industry to reduce our carbon footprint.
More fun creating!
Gear” with Bettina Matzkuhn
Bettina showed us wonderful embroidery woven together with stories of exploring nature. It was such a fun talk!
Gear with Avalanche Lilies (c) Bettina Matzkuhn
Surprise for Freda
We appreciate the length and value of Freda’s service to the Textile Arts Guild of Richmond. We celebrated her and her contributions by making a quilt for her.
January Show and Tell
Fun for kids!
More donations to warm people’s bodies and hearts.
Grandkitties and Granddogs.
Moreen has made multiple quilts for her grandkids and decided it was time to pamper her grand kitty and grand dogs too. Cute and colourful additions to any household.
We have busy members with creative projects.
What a fun presentation! Dougal regaled us with stories, quilts and inspiration. We saw wonderful embroidery, amazing quilt art, quirky birds and lots of ways to use up scraps. We look forward to a workshop with her in the spring.
Our members not only love to quilt but love to help others. Here are a few more recent donations that will go to our community partners.
We all enjoyed Judy’s talk on how she envisions and creates her landscape pieces. Using many layers and embellishments she makes the ordinary extraordinary! You can see more at Judy Villett
Show and Tell
It’s always fun to gather for show and tell. We always have a wonderful variety of items to see and among them are exquisite pieces as well as quilts for everyday.
Linda’s gorgeous applique floral quilt.
Joan has astonishing patience. Thousands of petite hexies went into this superb quilt.
Gail was delighted that we received a large fabric donation of many different colours. This is the first quilt top with the same palette.
Gail was delighted that we received a large fabric donation of many different colours. This is the second quilt top with the same palette.
Beth made this wonderful Sunny quilt full of pinwheels.
Annette pieced and quilted this lovely Chandelier quilt – a diamond motif in lovely colours.
To keep her self amused during lockdown Corisande went to town with these amazing applique birds.
Corisande appliqued this whimsical vegetable quilt after all her birds were done.
Jean embroidered all these wonderful teapots and then her sister in law quilted it.
Gail made this amazing quilt from donated fabric and “Baby Honu” pattern by Lisa Boyer.
This “Curved Play” quilt (Bonnie Hwang pattern) is full of memories. Some of the fabrics came from a friend who has passed. Freda hand quilted this superb quilt.
Shirley’s “Japanese Fan” paper pieced quilt was one of the finalists for selection for the museum’s new exhibit.
Barbara celebrated her daughter’s marriage.
Barbara made this festive quilt to celebrate the wedding of her daughter and son-in-law.
A very special label for a very special occasion on a very special quilt.
Quilts for every day.
Suzanne’s careful crafting turned donated fabric into a great quilt for our community partners.
Joan’s lap quilt in brown tones.
Joan made this soft warm lap quilt with flannel.
Joan’s lap quilt in green tones.
Sherry made this fun star pattern with blue scraps.
Joan’s lap quilt in fall colours.
A donation included strips left over from a log cabin quilt. Gail used a diagonal cut through strip blocks to make these fun scrappy crosses.
When your fabric is interesting – why cut it up? Ellie made this quilt from fabric that reminds us of days at the seashore.
Eileen is a master of scrappy quilts. This will keep one of our community partners warm this winter!
For the Modern Quilt lovers
Ruth loves the modern quilt style and did this fun little hanging with interesting fabrics and sashimi stitching.
Ruth liked the texture of this fabric and decided to make an intriguing whole cloth wall hanging enhanced with sashimi stitching.
Gail’s first modern improv quilt. “Improv” sounds free and easy but takes a lot of planning to get it right.
More Sparkle and Pop quilts from our workshop earlier this year.
Sherry’s version of the Sparkle and Pop quilt. A breathtaking rendition with black and grey background.
Jean chose wonderful colours for her Sparkle and Pop quilt. Gail quilted it for her.
Lydia completed her oversize Sparkle and Pop top. She used a delightful variety of white fabrics to give extra appeal to the quilt. Next step to quilt it!
Kids, kids, kids!
Joan’s preemie quilt with cute, fun fabrics.
Joan’s preemie quilt with fun kids fabrics
Joan’s preemie quilt in framed scrappy blocks.
Our prolific quilter Joan showing off one of her many quilts.
Joan’s colourful preemie quilt.
Joan’s preemie quilt in soothing aqua tones.
Joan’s preemie quilt in aqua with yellow for a little ‘pop’..
Joan’s preemie quilt in pinks.
Joan’s preemie quilt in blues.
So many animals! Ellie made this whole cloth quilt instead of cutting through these delightful animals.
The purple heart was a practice block for another quilt. Ellie made this the centerpiece of this marvelous play quilt.
Ellie’s pinwheels in orange tones to brighten a kids day!
A very cute panel quilt by Ellie.
What fun remembering the Hungry Caterpillar stories with this panel quilt by Ellie.
Ellie made this striking hourglass quilt.
Ellie put together wonderful colour for this play quilt.
What a fun way to use a panel of giraffes. Brenda stitched and quilted this for the child of a friend.
Knitted items were shown too.
All in all we had a very productive summer!
Midsummer Arts Dream 2022
Gail made “Loon Rising” for this year’s show and was pleased to be awarded first place in the textile category. The Adjudicator said “A bold powerful image with eye catching pattern and detail. Meticulous skillful workmanship is displayed in this creative artistic piece.”
The new supportive housing on Bridgeport Road is finally open. The delay allowed us to complete quilts for every bed. A few pillows were made reusing fabric scraps and some shopping bags too. Ten members and friends of TAGOR participated in making these items. Bev, Brenda, Corisande, Gail, Jean, Joan, Moreen, Sherry, Sylvia, Suzanne. Beth and Eileen also made quilts but with the delay they were sent to other partners with more immediate needs.
Culture Days and Richmond Museum
Two events gave us opportunities to showcase our work:
At Culture Days we invited people to experience the art of quilting. Visitors traced their hands to make hand applique patterns. These will go on the Sudoku quilt when it is sewn together.
The new exhibit at the Richmond Museum includes a quilt made by Beth. “The Arts Live Here” explores how the arts speak to us, connect us, and give us unique ways to understand ourselves, our communities and our city.
The Season of Creation
One of our guild members, Gail Newell, has designed and created a number of art pieces with birds and flowers over the past several years as she has honed her craft. Some of these have won awards in local shows. She is also a member of St. Anne’s Anglican Church near No 1 Rd and Francis. They are currently displayed in the sanctuary of the church to help celebrate the season of creation until the first Sunday of October. The seven wall hangings of various sizes are: “Loon Rising”, “Kingfisher”, “Pileated Parent”, “Chickadee”, “Columbine”, “Japanese Spring” and “Alpine Memory”.
For the observant and curious: The unusual number of backpacks in front of the altar are waiting to be blessed and distributed to school children in need of packs and supplies for school.
Family Day at London Farm
Artists from around Richmond were invited to display their art at London Farm on Family Day. Freda, Lynda, Ruth and Sherry took samples of our quilts and other works to display and talk about with visitors.
Quilt Canada 2022
Several of our members enjoyed the displays at Quilt Canada. This year all the BC guilds were invited to showcase their talents. We had two quilts displayed, both TAGOR group projects.