Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Friday, 21 June 2013
We are so excited to spread the news of this fun new category. Our Call For Entry comes out September 1st, 2013 on our website. You will be able to read all the rules for entering. The National Juried Show is hung in conjunction with Quilt Canada each year. In 2014 it is going to be in St. Catharines, ON. You will be able to find out all the details on our conference blog.
Modern quilting is gathering followers faster than a fire through a dry summer. This type of quilting is fun, colourful and very creative.
If you have never entered the National Juried Show (NJS) this is your chance to try!
Here is the Modern Quilt category description that will be in our Call For Entry form.
Here are a few great links to see some modern quilts from the United State's first QuiltCon, the juried modern show. First link, second link, and third link.
Ellison Lane blog just hosted a Modern Mini Quilt challenge and you can see the entries here.
Sunday, 16 June 2013
It is always so interesting to see what different guilds do, who belongs and the fun things they create.
After seeing the cutest photo (pictured below) posted from our NWT Regional Representative Shona Barbour, it prompted me to ask a few questions that I thought would be fun to share with you.
The Inuvik Quilting Guild began in 2006 when three quilters got together regularly to quilt. In 2007 as interest grew in the community, the guild became a registered non-profit society with bylaws, a Board of Directors, a bank account and the ability to fundraise. They have remained in good standing as a society since that time. Shona Barbour (NWT Regional Rep) has been the Chair of the guild since its inception. Their main activity is the Monday Night Quilting Get Togethers which occur every week from September long weekend to May long weekend, making a weekly gathering a bit unique to a guild.
Friday, 7 June 2013
Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and sit back and scroll through some interesting tidbits.
First off, is this blog. If you glance to the right of this post, in the 'side bar' you will see a title called "CQA/ACC bloggers". This is your fellow quilters that have blogs thatshowcase their quilting activities. Directly below that is the CQA/ACC member guilds who have websites. What a great way to connect with fellow guilds across the country. They have so much information on their websites. Go and look at a few!
I would be remiss if I didn't tell you about the Agnes Boal Bursary that CQA/ACC awards each year to a member guild. With almost 300 guilds in our organization, many are not applying for the $750 bursary to bring a teacher (CQA member) to come and instruct at your guild. It takes literally less than a minute to apply.
We have introduced quarterly challenges that fall in conjunction with 'The Canadian Quilter'. Our latest one is 'Through the Eyes of a Bug', and you can win fantastic fabric, and it is a very very small quilt you have to make and take a picture of. Deadline is June 20th, grab a few hours and enter!
If you want a bit of inspiration, then go and look at our past National Juried Show and Trend-Tex Challenge winners.
Lastly, what are you working on? What neat things is your guild doing? Canadian quilters would love to see their fellow quilters featured here, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org