Special Interest Groups

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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.

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Contact Monica Bell for more information.

Art Quilts

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. Creativity is a must!

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Contact Monica Bell for more information.

Dear Jane (hand sewing)

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.

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Contact Jane Londerville for more information.

Long Arm Group (our newest group!)

Our newest Special Interest Group is for anyone who would like to connect with other long armers within the guild. The group is set up on a private site (on groups.io) that allows us to message, share photos and build tables of information to share, such as the machines we each use and our experiences with specific threads. Currently there is a Zoom chat the third Thursday of the month at 1 pm with no specific program. New members are welcome at any time. Please email Süz Warkentin (see your member directory). 

Mystery Quilters Anonymous

This group is for quilters who enjoy an adventure into the unknown. Instructions for mystery quilts are released a step or two at a time for quilters who don't know how the final project will look. For quilters in this group, the mystery is a big part of the enjoyment. If you like mysteries, join us! Who knows the twists and turns that await!!??!!

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Contact mqa@royalcityquiltersguild.ca for more information.

Modern Quilting

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.

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Contact Katrina Baklarz for more information.

Royal City EQ Users Group

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

Stash Busters

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 (Eastern) 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

Recent Stash Busters projects include:

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 Jan Snell before a new project begins. She and the Community Outreach team she will arrange for you to pick up a kit at one of the Community Outreach Bins around town. 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!