Calendar

Mar
9
Tue
RCQG Virtual Guild Meeting @ Online
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Royal City Quilters Guild holds regular meetings on the second Tuesday of the month from September through June. For now, all guild meetings and events are held online via Zoom.

DAWN HUNT

Presentation: Valuing Your Work
Website: http://www.fibrework.com/

Dawn is a new member of the RCQG, and we’re so happy she was able to step-in for the March programme. She is a quilt appraiser, teacher, and judge.

Programme description: All types of quilts have value; whether they are old, new, works of art, blocks of the month, family heirlooms, or flea-market finds. Along with the sentimental value associated with these textiles, there is often also considerable monetary value. Dawn will explain waht factors impact the value of quilts, why people shoudl have quilts appraised, and what’s involved in appraisal. If you are planning to sell, buy, bequeath, donate, raffle, exhibit, or give a quilt as a gift – this is valuable information.

Mar
14
Sun
12 x 12 Small Quilt Group @ Online via Zoom
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Participants of different skills and backgrounds are experimenting with different techniques in the creation of small quilts that are generated to depict a particular theme word. Show & tell format explains the process, the outcome and any struggles encountered along the way. Social and supportive environment. For more information, please contact Monica Bell at bellmonica972@gmail.com.

The group meets:
November 8, 2020
January 10, 2021
March 14, 2021 and
May 16, 2021.

Mar
16
Tue
RCQG Executive @ Online
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Executive meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from August through May. Currently, all meetings are held using the Zoom platform.

Mar
20
Sat
International Quilting Day @ Online via Zoom
Mar 20 all-day
Mar
23
Tue
Royal City EQ8 Users Group @ Online
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This group is intended for those who own EQ8 software and want to become more proficient users of the program features. Group study and group challenges are a regular feature of this friendly group. We meet (any time) in a members-only online space as well as on Zoom on the 4th Tuesday of January, March, May, September and November. If you’d like to join us, please send an email to eq8users@royalcityquiltersguild.ca for more details

Mar
31
Wed
Dear Jane (hand sewing) Special Interest Group
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Most participants are recreating 4.5″ blocks designed by Jane A. Stickle for her Baltimore Album-style quilt. The reference book for patterns was written by Brenda Manges Papdakis and individuals are selecting patterns to hand-sew each month, many of which are applique. Some members are working on other hand sewing projects.

Apr
1
Thu
Modern Quilting Special Interest Group
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Individuals who share the desire and the intent to explore the Modern Quilting movement – specifically, what makes a quilt ‘modern.’ Adaptive techniques, improvisation, negative space, bold graphics, etc. are being studied through group challenges and quilt designs. Contact Katrina Baklarz for more information.

Apr
6
Tue
Art Quilts @ Online via Zoom
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Members wishing to explore various media – fibre, paints, thread, embellishments, natural elements are invited to join in a mutual exploration of unusual techniques and creative expression. Curiosity is a must.

This group meets via Zoom. Contact Monica Bell for details.

 

Apr
7
Wed
Stash Busters Special Interest Group
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Do you have a fabric stash you’d like to bust? No stash, but love to sew? The Stash Busters would love to meet you. We are an informal group of quilters from a number of guilds in the area. The group meets from 9:30 to 3:30 on the first Wednesday of each month. Come when you can. Leave when you must.
We are a member-led group of quilters with a wide range of skill levels. We work on a new project in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A volunteer from the group presents a new project every few months but participants work at their own pace. Projects range from placemats to quilts and bags. Download the Stash Busters Project Information Resource Sheet here.
The group’s co-leaders are Sue Foard and Adriana Fagan. If you’d like more information about our group, please send an email to stashbusters@royalcityquiltersguild.ca
But, there’s more!
RCQG’s Community Outreach Team will provide a kit for Stash Busters projects to interested RCQG member participants. If you’d like to sew from RCQG’s stash, please send an email to Katrina Baklarz by September 15. She and the Community Outreach team she will arrange for you to pick up a Confetti Cake kit at one of the Community Outreach Bins around town before the end of September. When you finish your top, you can turn it in to the same bin or request batting and backing to quilt it!
Now, let’s go bust some stash!

Apr
13
Tue
RCQG Virtual Guild Meeting @ Online
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Royal City Quilters Guild holds regular meetings on the second Tuesday of the month from September through June. For now, all guild meetings and events are held online via Zoom.