Calendar 2010 – 2011

September 1, 2010

Please note the change of date to the first Wednesday of the month.

Judaica in Textile Art: In the Synagogue and in the Home

Corey Keeble of the Royal Ontario Museum will present a survey of textiles and their decoration from the mundane to the magnificent, from folk art to high art, and from public to private!

October 20, 2010

“A History of Beadwork – 100,000 Years of Human Invention”

Simon Waegemaekers

November 17, 2010

“One Artist’s Journey”

Join Montreal fabric artist Pamela Chasen.  Experimenting with colour and design in embroidery, smocking and quilting has led her to make art while broadening her love of mixed media, particularly fibre and fabric.  Her work includes imagery and symbolism relating to her country of birth, her belief system and values, genalogy and journey.

December 15, 2010

“Integrating Embellishment for Textiles”

Pamela Woodward is a textile artist who had the good fortune to use her skills as a surface designer in theatrical costuming. During her 40 year career in theatre, film, and television costuming she developed a specific and personal approach to her work. Fabric manipulation, embellishing, dyeing and painting proceed in an order imitating life. Pam will talk about how this approach has carried through to her personal work too.

Introduction of the challenge.

January, 2011

There will be no meeting in January.

February 16, 2011

“Presentations of the Challenge Projects”

March 16, 2011

“Passover Whimsy Workshop”

Sarita Frasko will lead a workshop to make a whimsical piece that can be used as a wall hanging or a Pesach recipe book cover.  Templates, matzah fabric, a variety of other fabrics and Wonder Under will be provided.  The techniques will be Wonder Under applique and buttonhole stitch.  Please bring your sewing kit, scraps of fabric and embroidery threads.

April 13, 2011

Please note the change of date to the second Wednesday of the month.
“Landscapes and Surprises”

Jane Selbie developed a unique fabric layering technique that moves fabric into works of art.  She will share her journye of creation and experimentation through a rich variety of images.

May 18, 2011

“Fantasy Glass and Mixed Media Sculpture”

Lezlie Winemaker’s work on metal, leather, fabric and beads led her to study the ancient art of lampworking.  With molten glass she creates miniature worlds, frozen beneath layers of glass, each telling a story, as well as fairies, jewelry and other objects.


June 15, 2011

“Show, Share and Qvell”

This is a highlight of the year. Members display and discuss pieces made during the previous year.

Special Events

“Upon the Doorposts”

August 15 – November 9, 2010         Beth Tzedec Museum, Toronto, Ontario

November 15 – December 31, 2010    Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation

February 1, 2011                            Temple Emanuel of Newton,

385 Ward St., Newton, MA

May 21 – July 31, 2011                    Gallery of the Basilica of St. Mary

88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis, MN

August 3 – November 1, 2011            Temple Beth El

979 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA

November 1 – February 1, 2012         New Jersey JCC

760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ


“Tzedakah – The Beauty Outside the Box”

In Memory of Beverley Colman Lokash 

October 17, 2010  –  3:30 P.M.  Opening Ceremony

October 17 – December 16, 2010       Apotex, The Winter Garden Court, Baycrest

3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON


January 11, 2011                            Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation

613 Clark Ave W, Thornhill, ON

April 27 – June 29, 2011                   Temple Anshei Sholom

215 Cline Avenue, Hamilton, ON

June 5, 2011                   Presentation by Anna VanDelman and Elaine


“Shadow Box Exhibit

January 14, 2011                            Apotex, The Winter Garden Court, Baycrest

3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON

May 4, 2011                                   Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation

613 Clark Ave W, Thornhill, ON


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