Kathy Doughty will be presenting in just one week (Wednesday September 29th 2021).. have you got your ticket yet? Her workshop is in two weeks (Wednesday October 6th 2021), and a few spaces remain. We expect to sell out after her talk, so don’t wait! Tickets here.
Kathy lives and works in Australia, and we are thrilled to host her here on quiltTalk. She creates bold, original designs using her own unique pattern lines, which feature plants and animals specific to Australia. Check out this cool cushion kit, sold through her shop. I can’t wait to see her latest projects.. drooling already!
A few years ago Karla started an amazing series of challenges. She puts together a collection of 4-6 fabrics, and challenges you to be creative. All quilts are limited to the same size, colour palette, and theme- from Van Gogh to Diana. It is truly amazing how much variety and breathtaking beauty erupts! This has been so hugely popular that she has several travelling shows circulating every year.
I was the principal organizer of Quilts at the Creek, an outdoor quilt show that ran for 8 years in Toronto, and was thrilled to bring one of Karla’s series of Prince quilts to the show. They were spectacular! And I have one other connection with Cherrywood fabrics… I designed a quilt for them, which is now available through her website as a pattern or as a kit. Check it out.. so proud!
Last but definitely not least, I will be opening up registration for Anna Maria Horner’s presentation (scheduled for November 19th 2021) in a day or two.. so check it out.
Luke Haynes is a contemporary artist who works with traditional quilting materials and methods to create some incredible pieces of art. All his work is thoughtful, creative, and fun. Book your spot now!
Luke enjoys working in series: He created a gallery show titled “The Log Cabins of Donald Judd” . This consisted of 50 quilts of identical size (90″ inches square) and identical colours (black and white, with red) using the log cabin block as the starting point. Other series he has created are Clothes Portraits, and The American Context. You’ll want to see them all!
For those of you who missed Brigitte’s talk yesterday, it was fabulous. We were so lucky to be able to schedule her, as she is VERY busy designing fabric, building patterns- she even does her own styling photos! Because there is a 6 hour time difference with her in Germany and me here in eastern Canada, it was an 11am start time. But that early start didn’t stop people from logging on. At least one person, Brandy Maslowski, tuned in all the way from British Columbia. Brandy helped curate the question period for us after the talk- thanks, Brandy!
Moda palette builder: I had trouble finding the link to this, but found something similar under play crafts, link here: http://www.play-crafts.com/blog/palettebuilder2/ I grabbed a photo of a neighbour’s garden which I LOVE, and uploaded it. Here are the results. You can move the dots around to try different colours. Pretty fabulous, and a new way to think about what colours you might want to use.
I saw some fabulous fabrics that Brigitte had designed, and there was some discussion about where to get it in Canada. I did a quick google search for Moda Fabrics Canada, and that was a wonderful way to spend half an hour!There are a lot of quilt shops out there that sell Moda and Zen Chic, but here is the first hit I got: a shop in BC called Dinkydoo. This seems a good place to start if you are looking for something specific. I especially like Even More Paper, which is available for pre-order.
I was so impressed with Brigitte’s styling tips, that I took one of Sandy Lindal’s quilts (Sandy of quiltTalk and ScrappyGalQuiltCo,) and played with backgrounds for it. Love it! This is a quilt that she offers to guilds as a block of the month challenge, called Scrap Sewciety. If you think your guild might be interested, email Sandy directly.
Thanks for being a part of quiltTalk! Remember, we have some great talks coming up in September.. check them out if you haven’t booked your place yet!
And we have added a workshop with Kathy Doughty for October 6th. Spaces are filling fast, so sign up soon!
What’s new at QuiltTalk?Less than one week before Brigitte Heitland aka Zen Chic speaks to us from Germany. Have you got. your ticket yet? You can hear her live on Sunday morning August 15th at 11am EDT OR the recorded version Wednesday Evening 7:30 PM (EDT). Yes, you can listen twice too!). I love her aesthetic.. clean, simple, modern.
Get your tickets through Eventbrite before they all sell out!
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September is a busy month.. Luke Haynes will be presentlng Sept 8th, 7:30 EDT. He is a true artist, using fabric as his medium. And he is an entertaining presenter.. don’t miss out! Get tickets for him through Eventbrite here. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
And of course Kathy Doughty from Australia will be joining us on September 29th. A lot of you have already bought your tickets. If you haven’t yet, here is the link. Would you like to take a workshop with Kathy? If we have enough interest, we will schedule one. The topic will be Making Confident Choices: Organic Design. We are thinking of a 3 hour workshop from 4-7pm EDT Wednesday 6 October 2021. If you are interested, please email Valerie (valerie@quiltTalk.ca) and we will reserve a spot. If this is a go, you will be guaranteed a spot!
Have you got your tickets yet for Brandy Maslowski’s talk one week from today? Jump start your vacation dreaming with her behind the scenes look at travelling to quilt!
August 15 2021 Brigitte Heitland will be presenting- Sunday morning 11 am. This talk will be recorded, and re-broadcast on August 18th 2021 7:30 pm EST. Register once to hear the live or the recorded version!
September brings two talks! Luke Haynes will be presenting,his work September 9th 2021. He is a fabulous quilt artist. I first heard about him from my son, who is NOT interested in quilting at all but saw and loved Luke’s work. He clearly appeals to a audience interested in art as well as quilts. See his 15 foot self portrait!
AND NOW, newly available to register:
Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession in Australia will be coming to us September 29th at 7:30 pm EDT. This will be recorded and re-broadcast for those of you who would like to see this talk but can’t make this date. Register for this event, and see either the original or the re-broadcast. Re-broadcast date to be determined.
Everyone who took Gillian’s Interchange Applique workshop enjoyed it tremendously.. and waiting one week between learning her techniques and meeting via zoom to show and discuss our work was the perfect amount of time. Enough time to find your supplies, explore the techniques, and just enough to feel a little pressure to work on your piece!
Here are some of the pieces that people worked on..
I sm looking forward to playing more with this.. the pieces are fast and easy to make.. so satisfying! Thanks Gillian for leading this workshop, and the participants who forwarded their work!
Gillian Travis’ presentation last week was SO inspiring, and some people were interested in workshops with her. I have created a survey to see if we have enough participants to run one. Those of you who missed her talk can also participate… her is the link to the survey. Survey is open for one week, so complete it soon!
We are on hiatus in June because we want you to check out the offerings at Quilt Canada.. this is a virtual show, and talks will be recorded so you can watch them when they fit your schedule and time zone! There are also workshops, and virtual quilt tours. See what Canada has to offer!
Brandy Maslowski will be presenting in July, and speaking about behind the scenes of quilt travel… just in time for most of us to start dreaming of travel again. She is a quilter, blogger, podcaster and more, so there should be lots to inspire all of us. Got a friend who loves quilting, but doesn’t know about quiltTalk? When you register for Brandy’s presentation we will send you a link to give a friend $5- off.. perfect for those who haven’t participated yet! Register here for Brandy’s talk.
Who doesn’t know and love Zen Chic? Brigitte is a modern quilter with a wonderful aesthetic- seemingly endless ideas for quilts too. I love them all and want to make them all. She generously shares her ideas, has great quilt alongs, free patterns, and wonderful fabric. Let’s meet the person behind the name! Register here for Brigitte.
From now until midnight Sunday May 9th, we are offering $2- off any (or all!) of the upcoming talks.. check them out!
You will need to enter the promo code MOM. This applies to ALL available talks currently scheduled.
How do you use the promo code?
Here is an example of how to apply the code for Gillian Travis’ talk:
Click on the link for GillianTravis talk here.. you will be taken to Eventbrite page.. click on the green Tickets button, which will take you to the next screen. Click on Enter Promo Code (top left), which will allow you to enter MOM, then Check Out. Congratulations, you have just saved $2-. Happy Mother’s Day!
Who doesn’t love Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic? She will be presenting a talk at quiltTalk.ca. You can see her live on August 15th (Sunday morning 11 am EST) or watch the re-broadcast on Wednesday August 18th at 7:30 pm. One sign up for either presentation. Sign up through Eventbrite here.
Don’t forget to check out our other speakers.. we have a great line up! If you are dreaming of travelling again, let Gillian Travis help you make quilts from photos of past trips, or see what Brandy Maslowski has to say about travelling to quilt. I am hoping for great insider knowledge here! And if you haven’t signed up for our stashbusting StashBandit talk next week, don’t wait any longer. We are almost sold out.. only a few spaces left!
If you love Zen Chic’s work as much as I do, you might want to sign up for her Spring in Paris quilt along, sign up here! This starts April 28th, and will run for seven weeks, so don’t wait. This is a great design to use scraps, or your favourite fabrics. Suitable for seasoned beginners, and when you sign up, you can see some examples of different fabric choices.
What would your dream quilt be? Would it be a spectacular quilt that takes time to make, but will make you sigh every time you look at it? Well, the jewelled quilts by MJ Kinman are SO spectacular, I would love to see her process.Would I make one? Hmmmm.. I will need to see them before I decide- which one??Great wall art too.
Hopefully you are all signed up for her talk! Doors open at 7 pm EST, and the talk begins at 7:30 pm. be sure to login early just in case there are any problems. I will email the ZOOM link through Eventbrite on Tuesday, and re-send via a separate email service on Wednesday morning. My email is valerie@quiltTalk.ca if you are having problems.