The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13.
In November we are welcoming Martha Schellingerhoud, from Aurora, to show us her miniature quilts. Martha is a member of the Region of the York Quilters Guild. In her spare time, she enjoys going to quilt shows, teaching her quilting techniques and oh yes, quilting.
Martha, a machine quilter, does everything from piecing to quilting with a regular domestic sewing machine. Most of the techniques Martha employs were self-taught through books and magazines. She draws her own patterns for the majority of her quilts after being inspired by a quilt she has seen in a magazine.
Martha has entered numerous quilts in shows and competitions throughout the world. She has won many ribbons including an Excellence in Workmanship Award for a first-time entrée in the Canadian National Juried Show in 2013, and a First Place in the Miniature category in the Ontario Juried show in 2006. The two areas Martha specializes in are miniatures and large quilts.
Have you wanted to learn what exactly a miniature quilt is? Are you confused about the difference between a small quilt and a miniature quilt? During the presentation and trunk show the audience will be equipped with gloves. You’ll have the chance to hold and examine each of Martha’s miniature pieces of art. The audience will also learn the tools of the trade that are needed to make these quilts. This show is a must see for any quilter.
Check out her website.