Calendar 2011 – 2012

September 21, 2011

“Quiet Simplicity”

Judy Martin constructs her pieces by layering and piecing torn fabrics by hand, and then stitching into them repeatedly with simple and familiar domestic stitches.  Her imagery is archetypal, used for centuries across world cultures.  The evidence of time and touch gives power to the work.

October 26, 2011

Please note that this is the fourth Wednesday of the month.

“The History of the Guild Through Images and Stories”

Anna VanDelman will share pictures and stories from twenty-nine years of Pomegranate Guild history.

At the October meeting a Challenge was announced:

“A Day of Creation”  

Make a visual representation of ONE of the seven days of Creation in any size using any materials or medium.  Some textile must be included.

Due:  January 18th General Meeting.

November 16, 2011

“Tangling In Pen and Thread”    

Deb Kopeschny is a freehand long arm quilter and Certified Zentangle Teacher. She will introduce us to the art of Zentangles and share how these designs transfer into quilting and embroidery through a presentation and instruction.

December 21, 2011
“Lively Leaves Workshop with Honey Mitchell”
Learn how to make knitted wire leaves on a twisted wire armature.  You will learn how to create an armature with simple tools.  Then you will shape the wire knitted piece onto the armature.  Wire flowers are also demonstrated – no armature necessary.  It’s fun and easy and produces a lovely piece.
Bring knitting needles which may end up scratched.  Size Can #2, US #11 or 6.50mm.  This is just a suggested size.  You can go a bit bigger.

January 18, 2012

” A Day of Creation” 

Presentation of challenge projects

February 15, 2012

“Print and Stitch”

Valerie Knapp will present her delicate textile and paper printed and stitched work exploring the ideas of memory, containment, conservation and time.  She combines cloth, a variety of papers, sometimes vintage or repurposed materials and wry humour to investigate the body, clothing, naturalistic themes and needlework, especially sewing.

March 21, 2012

“Authenticity” with Line Dufour

“Making art/craft is perhaps less about the product and more about it being a means to express my own philosophy of life and relationships with others and myself.  It is about a way of life and not about conformity or imitation.   I see my art and craft work as a vehicle through which I undergo a personal transformation, which I hope will result in somehow having a positive impact on others.”

April 18, 2012

“Contemporary Textile and Mixed Media Compositions:  An Artistic Exploration of the Fibre Medium”

The current work produced by Evann Frisque pays homage to her craft of choice, fibre arts.  By using traditional craft practices to create visually alluring contemporary designs, she finds new ways of expressing her own artistic voice.  With a BFA in Painting and a diploma in Fibre Arts, Evann bridges her two practices by creating compositions in her textile work which are largely informed by concepts and aesthetics developed through her painting background.  The result is a visual conversation shared between the artist and her materials.

May 16, 2012

“Thread as Line, Sewing as Drawing”
Amanda McCavour will speak about her practice and will show the development of her work through photos and samples of completed pieces. McCavour works in Toronto and makes drawings and fibre-based installations. This talk will focus on the vulnerability of thread, its ability to unravel and its strength when sewn together and how these ideas relate to McCavour’s current art practice.

June 20, 2012

“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”

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 26, 2012         New Jersey JCC

760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ


“Tzedakah – The Beauty Outside the Box”

In Memory of Beverley Colman Lokash 

September 27, 2011                        Beth Tzedec Museum, Toronto, ON

“Shadow Box Exhibit

May 4, 2011                                  Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation

613 Clark Ave W, Thornhill, ON

“Kippot for Biblical Figures”

December 16, 2011                         Baycrest Apotex Centre, Toronto, ON

March 13, 2012                              Beth Emeth Beit Yehuda Synagogue, Toronto

June 1 – August 30, 2012                 Beth Jacob Synagogue

375 Aberdeen Ave., Hamilton, ON L8P 2R7

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