Come join us!! Tickets on Eventbrite!
Monday, 6 September 2021
Monday, 17 May 2021
Check out Bridget's website to see why we are so excited!
Head right over to Eventbrite to book your ticket to the Zoom event:
Monday, 19 April 2021
Sunday, 31 January 2021
Here is a link to some of her work in the Quilt of Belonging.
This article on the Canadian Quilters website leads to an interesting article written by Celeste.
Monday, 25 January 2021
Libs Elliott zoomed into the afternoon online meeting for Bay of Quinte Modern Quilt Guild today. It was great to share our event with visitors from across the country.
Libs shared her process in the design of her quilts, gave us a history of where she started in her quilting journey and we learned about the path she took to where she is today with her work.
We were even treated to a tour of her new studio space before her visit ended. Many thanks to the attendee who thought to ask her for that favour!
Check out her website to keep tuned in to her upcoming ventures, as to see more of her stunning work:
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
We are very excited to be hosting a Zoom event Monday January 25, 2 pm EST with Libs Elliott. This event will be popular, as Libs is an exciting and entertaining quilt artist! Spaces are limited, and are priced at $10 per computer login. Act fast to avoid disappointment!
To attend, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before 9 pm, January 23 to request a ticket.
You will receive instructions for payment bye-transfer IF spaces are still available.
Zoom login information will be sent out on Jan 24 via e-mail.
Quilting with Code
Libs Elliott is known for using computer code and algorithms to create her random quilt pat-terns.
Libs will discuss her ongoing exploration of how technology can transform a traditional craft in-to modern, functional art.
She will show examples of her work and give at-tendees a peek into her design process.
Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott is a textile artist and designer exploring the intersection of technology and traditional craft by using generative design to build handmade quilts. A deep appreciation for craftsmanship, design history and future-focused applications are all reflected in her work. She studied Material Art & Design at OCAD University and received a B.A. in Cultural Studies at Trent University. Her commissions include work for individuals and corporate clients such as Absolut Vodka. She has exhibited her work and done speaking engagements internationally. She designs fabric collections for Andover Fabrics, Inc. Her work has been cov-ered by press such as Gizmodo.com, Design Milk and Casa Vogue Brazil. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Libs doesn't 'look like a quilter' (whatever that means).
Thursday, 6 February 2020
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Peta gave us a brief outline of the history of the school/vocational training centre. Core subjects as well as vocations are taught at the school.
The age of students ranges from early teens to early 30’s. The goal is for the students to get training for themselves, and to then receive further education for their children. There have been two graduation groups so far from this school, and some have gone on to university or other further training. Although the project began on a small scale, it now has government‐paid staff and is sustainable.
Peta’s main interest is the women who are enrolled in the dressmaking stream. She wishes to encourage these women to expand their skills beyond dressmaking. All the women have a keen design and colour sense, and Peta is sure that if shown how, they can further their horizons. The next step is a four‐week workshop, starting small and simple, using strips, then squares and then moving on to more elaborate designs, then to make quilts - Dream Big Fibre Art is the offshoot. There is the desire to make this project self‐sustaining, with sales in the area, city hotels, gift shops, and online.
Our group was happy to be a part of this initiative!
Anne Fales brought her silk log cabin‐based quilt for display. It is a work of art! Other interesting items brought in ranged from waxed produce wraps and bags to ornaments to “orange the world”.
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Lyne Lusk offered coffee and tea, as well as treats for refreshment at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall, (meeting place of the BOMQG) and participants visited over their brown bag lunches.
Sunday, 27 October 2019
- A block-based modern quilt, which has one universal block that repeats itself.
- It can change size or colour in the setting.
- It can be set any way the maker likes, except in a traditional setting.
- It can have a border.
- It may not have a border.
- It can be asymmetrically set.
- It can be cropped.
- It can be made in solid colours.
- It can be made with batiks.
- It can be made with bright, modern fabrics.
- You can make it any size, as long as it is at least 30” X 30”, maximum perimeter 160”.
Show and Share from our September meeting ... Cynthia's quilt Greta's in progress Pat's playtime ...
Peta Hall visited our meeting to receive donations of quilt blocks to take to her project in Ghana - the Atoko Vocational Training Institute...
Celeste Compion from Meerkat Shweshwe will be visiting us at our February 22, 2021 Zoom Meeting. Meeting begins at 2 pm. Zoom link to sign-...