Learn about quilting, knitting, embroidery and more!
Our before summer windup included show and tell, delicious strawberry cake, a multitude of conversations and a light hearted exchange of items.
Doors Open Richmond
We had almost 150 visitors to find out about quilting and other things we do. In the afternoon enthusiastic kids learned how to use a sewing machine and stitch together blocks.
May Meeting Black and White Challenge Reveal
Members brought delightfully creative interpretations of our president’s black and white challenge.
May Show and Tell
Our members have been busy with more than black and white challenges. Other projects in a rainbow of colours delighted our eyes.
Habitat for Humanity
On May 23 Habitat opened five beautiful units in Richmond. Two duplexes and a single family home grace the end of a cul-de-sac. Each unit was presented with a beautiful home made quilt. Freda, Vickie and Gail attended the opening ceremony.
TAGOR – A finalist for the 2019 Richmond Arts Award.
In recognition of the hundreds of items that TAGOR donates annually in support of various organizations around Richmond, TAGOR was selected as one of the three finalists in the Volunteerism category for the 2019 Richmond Arts Award. In our 2018/2019 operating year TAGOR donated over 400 items. Community Involvement
At our April monthly meeting, speaker Terry Aske gave us a ‘behind the scenes’ look at her wall hangings so we could see the techniques she uses to give her pieces depth and perspective. We enjoyed her slide show, picked up some great tips and then she showed us some of her finished hangings. It was awesome to get a really close look at what she’d just been explaining.
April community donations for kids and babies
March Show and Tell included a wonderful variety of pieces sewn and knit.
We enjoyed hearing about what inspired Karen and how she took that inspiration and turned it into fabric art.
Forest interpreted in fabric
Pieced leaves on textured background
Norse creation myth land of fire meeting the land of ice with seeming nothingness in between.
Skinny strips provide texture
Log cabin snakes
February: A delightful variety of donation quilts by Ellie, Moreen, Corisande and Gail.
Irene Harvalias led a workshop to show us how to make interesting blocks out of strata of five 2.5″ strips. Some people used jelly rolls and others used scraps. We all started with the same process to produce quarter blocks. These were then assembled into one of three patterns; Diamond, Cross or Pinwheel.
After choosing our block type we sewed them together. When jelly rolls or full width of fabric (WOF) were used the quarter blocks could be put together in a way that emphasized the pattern. The results were wonderfully varied.