Upon entering the room, you could just feel the energy in the air as members interacted with one another, working on personal projects, pinning a quilt and checking out the library. Chloe demonstrated her method of English Paper Piecing and answered lots of questions to a very attentive group. Projects were laid out to inspire us all towards making items for the boutique in our upcoming quilt show and Jannet was available with some fidget quilt ideas. And coffee, tea and light snacks were available to round out the morning. A few photos below:
Our guest, Judy Lyons, Quilt Appraiser & Lecturer began the morning by presenting examples of colour theory, and throughout her presentation, she illustrated how colours, patterns and fabric quality have all changed throughout the years and how these traits help in identifying the era in which a quilt was made. Her samples included quilts made with fabrics such as crimplene, printed feed bags, cigarette silks and men’s suiting.
Judy’s passion for Canadian quilts and original Canadian quilt patterns shone through. She shared samples of wartime quilts such as the Patriotic Victory Quilt, a Canadian Centennial Quilt and shared several books that served as great resources.
Among other things, Judy explained the difference between an Insurance Appraisal and a Market Appraisal. We really learned a lot today about quilt quality and quilting history from a very knowledgeable expert!
Enjoy some of her beautiful creations below.
Our business meeting followed and included an introduction of our full slate of Quilt Show Committee members plus one of our favourite parts of the meeting, Show & Share of our members work. See those samples below:
The Thames Valley Quilters Guild
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