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Freda and the gorgeous circle quilt she made for her sister using a pattern from a Bonnie Hwang class.

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.


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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!

Interesting Presentation

48944429001_ac02f598c9_oStephanie 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!

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.

Dougal Walker

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.

More Donations!

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.

Created by Judy Villett

Judy Villett

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.

Barbara celebrated her daughter’s marriage.

Quilts for every day.

For the Modern Quilt lovers

More Sparkle and Pop quilts from our workshop earlier this year.

Kids, kids, kids!

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.”

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Gail likes to try new techniques in her pieces. She was inspired by works she saw at Quilt Canada to make the oval marks on the loons back with individual applique pieces. The reflection is made with free form curved piecing. Other techniques include thread painting and the dragonflies are stitched onto sheer fabric with wash away stabilizer for semi transparent wings.

Aster Place

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.

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Techniques used in these hangings include raw edge applique, free form curved piecing, thread painting, Ricky Tim’s convergence piecing and free motion & machine quilting.

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.

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Picture by Gerry

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.