Learn about quilting, knitting, embroidery and more!
Congratulations to two of our members who had pieces accepted for the Richmond Arts Coalition Biennial Art show. Pam Mahoney exhibited a textile piece and Shirley Rampton a painting.
December Social and Show and Tell
Our December meeting included good social time, fun, food and show and tell.
A Design Process – Lorna Shapiro
Lorna spoke to our November meeting about elements of design. She talked about how to put simple blocks together into interesting quilts. We learned a lot and were inspired to take our own work to newer levels.
A knowledgeable and enthusiastic speaker.
Background and foreground interest.
Balancing with curves and straight lines.
Asymmetry for a more interesting quilt/
Hand embroidery makes features pop.
November Community Outreach
Skinny Stripping with Karen Johnson
We had a great workshop with Karen learning how to incorporate skinny strips into our work for interest and texture.
Lots of interesting discussion and sharing.
Samples to give us ideas for our own blocks
Karen talks about fabrics and design
Pat Ross – For the Love of Embroidery
At our October meeting we enjoyed hearing about Pat’s adventures in embroidery and seeing many samples of beautiful stitching and dyeing.
October Community Outreach
Guild members Corisande, Jennie, Sherry and Gail were busy in October completing quilts, book bags, shopping bags and fidget muffs for the organizations we support.
Culture Days are a national celebration of arts and culture. As part of the annual Richmond event, Guild members hosted a hands on demonstration of ‘crumb’ piecing for hundreds of visitors. Many children and a few adults tried their hand at putting together a crumb block.
A Midsummer Arts Dream
TAGOR was well represented in the Community Arts Council or Richmond’s (CACR) annual show at Lansdowne Mall. Three of our members entered the textile category. One member showed two of her paintings and another entered two photos. 52 works of art on display from 23 talented artists. There were a whopping 2,500 visitors!
September Show and Tell
A wide variety of projects were tackled by members over the summer to produce colourful, beautiful and useful items.
In August and September London Farm displayed several quilts stitched by TAGOR members. On weekends 887 members of the public enjoyed dropping by and asking quilters questions about the work.