Unless stated otherwise, all meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from September to June, at 7:30 p.m.
Now virtually and we look forward to returning to Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda, 100 Elder Street.
CHALLENGE 5781 – Mishlei Proverbs Due April 21st 7:30pm Challenge 5781 Information click here
We have vibrant virtual LUNCH ‘N’ SCHMOOZ on ZOOM Tuesday and Thursdays. The topics are participant driven and explore the world of textiles and the arts.
For more information email: email@example.com
CURRENTLY ON HOLD Join us for our joint Thursday afternoon Creative Drop In with Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda. For more information contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 – 2021 MEETINGS: SAVE THE DATES
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (3th Week) Virtual 7:30pm
Show your Challenge 5781 Masterpiece
To everything there is a season (from Kohelet)… and our April meeting is your opportunity to view the results of this year’s Guild challenge of Mishlei… The Book of Proverbs.
Come and show off your unique response to the proverb or words that “spoke” to you!
And get ready to hear about the next Guild challenge, which will start immediately.
So come, look and ooh and aah… and then, take a deep breath: On your mark, Ready your needle set your fabric, Go! onto the next challenge!
Please register HERE on Eventbrite by Sunday, April 18th 11:30pm
Let us know on the Eventbrite registration if you’re presenting your Mishlei challenge.
You will receive the Zoom Link on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (4th Week) Virtual 7:30pm
Brenda Clark, Costume Designer
BRENDA CLARK IS A THEATRICAL COSTUMER.
SHE TRAINED AT RYERSON THEATRE SCHOOL AND GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE FASHION PROGRAM.
BRENDA HAS BEEN WORKING IN THEATRE AS A COSTUMER FOR 45 YEARS.
DURING THIS TIME, SHE HAS BEEN AN ASSOCIATE DESIGNER, WARDROBE CO-ORDINATOR AND COSTUME CUTTER AND TAILOR FOR THEATRE COMPANIES ACROSS CANADA.
MOST RECENTLY SHE HAS MADE COSTUMES FOR THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA, THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY AND BALLET JORGEN.
BRENDA LIVES IN TOTTENHAM ONTARIO.
More information to come, so stay tuned….
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (3th Week)
Show, Share & Kvell
More information to come, so stay tuned….
PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES: On Hold
Mom and Baby Arts & Crafts Adventure Workshop Series Fall & Winter
Come, connect and create with other new Moms or Dads.
Join in learning and creating hands-on pieces of Judaica for your baby or your home in a welcoming baby friendly group.
Thursday Creative Drop-In – ON HOLD
Want to meet with others who share your love of being creative?
Join us for our BEBY & Pomegranate Thursday Creative Drop-In 1:30 – 3:30pm
Email: email@example.com for more information
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (5th Week) Virtual 7:30pm
We’re Back! A bit differently, but back!
Our first Pomegranate Guild meeting for the year 5781 will be on
Wednesday, September 30 @7:30 pm on ZOOM.
Please note the date change. This is the 5th Wednesday in the month.
Toronto’s POMEGRANATE GUILD of JUDAIC TEXTILES is welcoming
CATHY PERLMUTTER, all the way from Los Angeles, to speak at our Opening Meeting.
Cathy is the artist/author of Gefiltequilt.blogspot.com and JUDAIQUILT.COM, has an amazing sense of humour, and is delighted to present her amusing and informative presentation. Her Judaic and secular quilts, masks, wall hangings, and sense of humour is a treat.
Cathy is also a past president of the American Pomegranate Guild and author of several books as well as the owner of an ETSY shop. Her books include The Uncommon Yarmulka, Hexagon Star Quilts, and Stitch-a-Hedron. You can learn more about her by checking out her blog at Gefiltequilt.blogspot.com and her website Judaiquilt.com.
We have an interesting line up of programs for this year, and thank goodness for the wonders of Technology which will allow our community of makers to continue to meet and learn together.
We have vibrant LUNCH ‘N’ SCHMOOZE Tuesday and Thursdays. The topics are participant driven and explore the world of textiles and the arts. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrance to the September 30 meeting is free to paid up members for the 2020-2021/5781 year.
The charge for non-members is $10.00, which will be credited towards the dues when they join within a week of the meeting.
It is very important to register on EVENTBRITE for this and any ZOOM meeting. Only those registered will receive the ZOOM link.
Please register before Shabbat, FRIDAY, September 25.
We look forward to seeing you on ZOOM and Shana Tova!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 (3rd Week) Virtual 7:30pm With Laya Crust
Our speaker for this meeting is our member Laya Crust.
Laya is an internationally recognized artist creating art in a variety of media. Foremost a painter, Laya creates hand-made artist books, ceremonial objects, presentation pieces for international organizations, and architectural installations.
Laya’s projects include a kosher megillah she scribed and illustrated, the 30,000 glass tile mosaic she crafted, ketubahs and a limited edition Creation Series. Her work is in private collections throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
Laya will be speaking about the Tallit.
The tallit- or tallis- is a prayer shawl with special fringes. It used to be worn only by men with a traditional look to it. Now it has come into its own as synagogue- wear for men and women of all ages.
Laya is going to look at the biblical sources describing the tallit, historical beginnings, and the modern fashion of tallises.
****Come and share your own tallis and its story.
Please email a photo of a special tallis you own or have made and be prepared to talk about it.
E-mail the images to email@example.com
It is very important to Register on EVENTBRITE for this and any ZOOM meeting.
Please register before Monday, October 19th as only those registered on Eventbrite will receive the ZOOM link.
*******NOTE DATE CHANGE******TUESDAY, November 17, 2020 Virtual 7:30pm*****
Have you ever had a hard time trying to find just the “perfect print” for a project?
Or been frustrated looking for a Judaic design fabric?
Do you every wish you could actually create your own yardage?
Well, you can!
Our speaker for this evening has a solution for you.
Michael Hawke is the President of the Emerson Group, which specializes in digital fabric printing.
You design it- they’ll print it onto the fabric of your choice!
Please register by Sunday, November 15th at 6:00pm.
The Zoom Link will be sent Tuesday, November 17th in the morning.
Please note the day change for this meeting.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 (3th Week) Virtual 7:30pm
“Button, Button… Who has the Button?”
We all have buttons.. jars of them, removed from old shirts, jackets, coats, lost buttons found after the garment is long gone, some very old, some overbought, or just used to teach children how to count and sort!
Please join us online Wednesday, December 16th, at 7:30pm for a ZOOM adventure into “Buttonland” or “Things you never knew about the Humble Button” .
Chaya Erez and Gwen Orriell will pilot us through some of the fascinating history of buttons.
If you have any interesting, unusual, or special buttons, bring them to the computer camera to share after their talk.
You might learn something new about your special button.
The Challenge for this year includes the use of at least one button.
Maybe this will help you decide which will be that lucky button that will be a statement part of your next masterpiece!
Please REGISTER HERE by Sunday, December 13th 11pm
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (3th Week) Virtual 7:30pm
Come Zentangle with Leah Landau, and her assistants Kailah Rubin, and Judi Urowitz.
There is a hands on component to this program and you will need:
*Paper- better quality if you have, otherwise use printer paper
* Pen – black ink
* Pencil – 2B or 3B, soft lead, you can make do with HB
* Blending stump or Q-tip
* A hard surface to work on
Please REGISTER HERE by Sunday, January 17th 11pm
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (3th Week) Virtual 7:30pm
Robert Davidovitz, an Israeli born Toronto-based artist will speak about the journey of his practice, and his interest in the relationship between painting and textile art through a process he calls “woven paint” and how these two different media can form endless possibilities.
Robert has been the recipient of several grants and his work has been exhibited in various galleries, most recently at the FENTSTER Gallery.
Please REGISTER HERE by Sunday, February 14th 11pm
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 (3th Week) Virtual 7:30pm
Using Quilts to Illustrate Your Story
Trudy Cowan, Calgary Curator, Storyteller, Quilter & Author
Every quilt has a story – when, why, for whom, colour and design choices, techniques selected and more. Some of that might be on a label on the back.
Trudy Cowan, art quilter and teacher takes her quilts themselves further into the realm of storytelling and illustration.
How do the image, fabrics, embellishments and techniques convey and support the tale you wish to tell?
She’ll include the illustrations she created for her bestselling children’s book, The Little Grey Mouse: A Fable in Fabric.