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.

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.

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October community outreach

Cultural Days

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.

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Corisande Percival Smith with another of her colourful kids play quilts.

London Farm

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.

London Farm display.

Strawberry Social

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.

Applique quilt by Gail

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

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Gail, Corisande, Vickie, Suzanne, Freda and Norma represented TAGOR at the ceremony announcing the winners of the various arts awards categories.