Calendar

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, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 CHALLENGE 5782 – Journal Threading Due  March 9 2022

Click Here For  Challenge 5782 Information 

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.

Mini Challenges 2021:

  • Word Art – Tuesday, January 19
  • Dandelion, Button & Zentangle – Tuesday, June 22
  • New Beginnings – Tuesday, August 10
  • Self Portrait – Tuesday, October 12
  • Hanukkah Card  WordArt and/or other designTuesday, November 30
  • Part of the Body – Tuesday, December 7

Book Reports 2021

  • The Last Kings Of Shanghai – Tuesday, November 2
  • Brushes With the Bible : The Book Of Genesis – Yardenna Lubotzky and Ruth Mark &  Rembrandt, The Jews & The Bible – Franz Landsberger – Tuesday, December 14

Skill Development 2021

  • Word Art Review – Tuesday, November 9

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Special Tuesday Lunch Programs  2022

  • Dried Leaves – Tu B’Shevat Challenge –  Tuesday, January 11 
  • Strip Quilting & Selvedge Quilts – Tuesday,  January 18
  • Using a Serger – Tuesday, January 25
  • Papermaking – Tuesday, February 8
  • Madam Debby Applegate – Tuesday, February 15
  • Repurposing Everyday Objects Challenge –  Tuesday, February  22
  • Watercolour Pencils on Fabric – Tuesday, March 1
  • Stabilizers – Tuesday, March 8
  • Single Socks/Gloves – Purim Challenge – Tuesday, March 15
  • The Cousinhood: The Anglo-Jewish Gentry – Chaim Bermant – Tuesday, March 29
  • Haroset Recipes – Tuesday, April 12
  • Favourite  ToolsTuesday, April 19
  • Embroidery Starting & FinishingTuesday, May 10
  • Kite – Lag B’Omer Challenge – Tuesday, May 17
  • Needle Book – Etui – Tuesday, May 24
  • X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War – Leah Garrett – Tuesday, May 31
  • Challah – Tuesday, June 7
  • Weaving – Tuesday, June 14
  • Unravelling Canada: A Knitting Odyssey – Sylvia Olsen –  Tuesday,  June 21
  • Felt Challenge – Make something that is of use – for example – Needle case, coaster, trivet, sachet…- Tuesday, June 28
  • Exhibiting Your Work – Tuesday, July 6
  • Yad Collection – Tuesday, July 12
  • Printing on Silk – Tuesday, July 19
  • Printing on Cotton Tuesday, July 26
  • Mezuzah – Tuesday, August 2
  • Planning For Collage Challenge – Tuesday, August 9
  • ***Torn Paper Art Thursday, August 18***
  • For more information email: info@pomegranateguild.ca
 

2021- 2022  MEETINGS:  SAVE THE DATES

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Stay tuned for our 2022 – 2023 Monthly Meeting Schedule

 

 

 

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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.

For More Information and to Register 

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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: programming@pomegranateguild.ca for more information

 
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Past Programs:

 

*****Special 2021-2022 Members  Event******

Wednesday, July 21st 7:30pm Virtual

Creating Something From Nothing  with Marilyn Levy

A fun creative surface texture workshop suitable for all experience levels

Doesn’t require a large workspace

Very inexpensive…use what you already have

Very much appreciated by receivers of your efforts

Click here for the Optional Materials List and more details.

We look forward to seeing you.

Register Here by Monday, July 19th 11am

 

Wednesday, September 1,  2021 (1st Week) Virtual 7:30pm

 Appreciation vs Appropriation…

Speaker: Sarah Podemski, an Anishinaabe/Ashkenazi multidisciplinary artist from Toronto.

Sarah’s website is Totem Designs.

Discussing ways to respect and appreciate Indigenous art and culture without exploitation and appropriation.
 

Register Here by Sunday, August 29,  11pm

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^^^^^ New Date & Time^^^^

Sunday, October 17, 2021  Virtual 11:00am

Speaker: Hannah Rothschild, mixed media artist.

Hannah’s website is artisthanarotchild.com

Stay tuned for more details…

Register Here by Tuesday, October 12, 11pm

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (3rd Week) Virtual 7:30pm

What is Your Story?

Collage with Catherine Cornutt

Stay tuned for more details…

Register Here by Sunday, November 14, 11pm

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (3rd Week) Virtual 7:30pm

Painting on Silk With Markers

Create a one-of-a-kind silk scarf.

Guaranteed 100% there will not be two identical, even if you try to recreate your own!

For the list of supplies, go to Eventbrite December Registration.

There are a limited number of silk scarves and to receive your scarf you must register as follows:

Toronto Area : can pick them up from designated locations to be confirmed and you MUST must register by Sunday, November 21st.

Out of Toronto Area: we will happily mail it to you IF you register by NOVEMBER 16th. Mail gets very delayed at this time of year and we want to make sure you receive your material in time.

For more information email: info@pomegranateguild.ca

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^^^^^ New Date & Time^^^^

Sunday, January 16,  2022  Virtual 10:00am

Speaker:  Nili Marcia, Quilter 

Nili  will give us a virtual tour of her studio, her work, and talk about her inspiration

Stay tuned for more details….

Register HERE by Wednesday, January 12th 11:30pm

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^^^^^ SPECIAL PROGRAM^^^^ Change of Date^^^^

Thursday, January 20,  2022  Virtual 7:30

Oh My Aching ___________!

Speaker:  Laura Longo BAKin MScPT

Registered Physiotherapist and Professor at Seneca College in the department of Fitness and Health Promotion 

Interactive program and stay tuned for more details….

Register Here on Eventbrite by Monday, January 17th 11:30pm

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (3rd Week) Virtual 7:30pm
 

 

Bringing The Calm:  Organization is Easier Than Clutter

Speaker:  Ellen Hundley

Organization is easier than Clutter!

First of all keep an open mind, be patient and schedule the time that you will need to make it happen.

Start small, one drawer, one shelf, one bin or tub.

Remember it’s going to make your life easier and you will be able to BREATHE!

Register Here on Eventbrite By Sunday, February 13th 11:30pm

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022  (2nd Week) Virtual 7:30pm
 

Show Your Challenge Masterpiece & Showcase of Year Long Mini Challenges

Click Here for Challenge 5782 Information

Register Here on Eventbrite by Sunday, March 6th 11:30pm.

****Send Pictures of your challenge to info@pomegranateguild.ca no later than Monday, March 7th.****

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 (1st Week) 7:30pm

Speaker:  Haya Nativ

Come be inspired by Haya Nativ…

She has been a design inspiration to the Toronto Pomegranate Guild for many years.

Haya will be talking about her journey into the arts and textiles and the special project she worked on with a group of artists during Covid.

Register by Eventbrite by Sunday, April 3rd 11:30pm

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (3rd Week) 7:30pm

Found Object Mandala Series

Speaker: Susan Lenz

Susan Lenz is a professional studio artist who uses needle and thread for self-expression. She works to articulate the accumulated memory inherent in discarded things, seeking a partnership with her materials, their purposes, values, and familiar associations.

Susan Lenz started stitching her found object mandalas during the pandemic.  It was her attempt to deal with a changing world and a way to adapt to virtual opportunities that replaced in-person exhibitions and events. For Susan, using multiples of seemingly mundane objects puts into perspective the abundance of life and the capacity to keep things as if for a “rainy day”. Paper clips, keys, bottle caps, buttons, nails, plastic spoons, and old clock parts are found in most homes. These and so many other, often vintage items are repetitively hand stitched into meditative patterns on sections of old quilts, bringing an extraordinary new life to otherwise everyday things.  Susan will share the process she employs, from finding the unique items to mounting the finished stitching.

Register Here by Sunday, May 15 by 11:30pm

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 (3rd Week) 7:30pm

Show, Share & Kvell

 

Join us for our annual celebration of members’ work.

It is a great chance to catch up with what our members have been doing all year.

Please register HERE on Eventbrite by Sunday, June 12th 11:30pm

Let us know on the Eventbrite registration if you’re presenting up to 2 pieces of your work.

Please send a picture(s) of your work to  info@pomegranateguild.ca no later than Monday, June 13th 11pm.

You will receive the Zoom Link on Wednesday morning.

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