Victoria Findlay Wolfe was the kick-off presenter for our new venture, quiltTalk.ca. Her work balances between art quilts, traditional & modern quilting styles, and reflects her passion for bringing the fine art of quilting to the modern age. She wowed the crowd with her bright, bold, creative work.
“Love her work, like her attitude- don’t get stressed out, just do it..” “very inspiring and liberating”
David Owen Hastings: Minimal Design, Maximum Impact
David is a quilter, graphic designer, print and textile artist, and former President of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. He creates richly-layered contemporary artwork and modern minimal quilt and textile designs. We all wanted to rush out and try the exercises he described in his presentation. Check out his stitched paper artwork and other work on his website, and Instagram @davidowenhastings
MJ Kinman: Gems and Joy
MJ Kinman is a textile artist. Working with fabric and paint, she creates large format works that use the play of light and colour to display the personality of the actual stone. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, national juried competitions. and private collections. Visit her website, and view a 3-minute video to be inspired.
In addition to describing her 20-year adventure in creating her diamond quilts, she will discuss selecting gems that qualify as “divas and drama queens” and what they teach us about how to add sparkle to any art quilt. She’ll also talk about the techniques used to create and assemble the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials she uses to create the wash of colour and light across a gem’s surface, and the quilting techniques that enhance a gem’s facets.
Diane P. Harris: Make Extraordinary Scrap Quilts Wednesday April 28th 2021 7:30 pm EST
Well, once you have made your first quilt, you have scraps. and the pile grows. Diane Harris is here to help you ! She is mostly known as the Stash Bandit, and for good reason. She has lots of tips, tricks and ideas to help you work through that pile. Here are the links to notes from her class:
Diane’s Best Tips https://www.quilttalk.ca/dianes-best-tips-for-scrap-quilts
Hints and Tips: https://www.quilttalk.ca/hints-and-tips-from-diane
Make Extraordinary Scrappy Quilts LINKS: https://www.quilttalk.ca/make-extraordinary-scrappy-quilts-links
Gillian Travis: Make Journey into Stitch SPECIAL DAY AND TIME: Sunday May 16th 2021 11:00 am EST
Gillian Travis has loved textiles from a young age. She is an award winning quilter who has taught around the globe. Many of her works feature a collection of similar objects- I fell in love with the pomegranate quilt years ago, and have followed her ever since. It is easy to see she is an adventurous traveller with a love for textiles, photography and colour. She incorporates all these loves in creating her journal quilts, a great way to capture the look and feel of a place. Come and be inspired! See a few more of my favourite Gillian Travis photos here.. or check out her website , her blog or her instagram @gilliantravis