Calendar 2012 – 2013

September 12, 2012

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


Artist and art educator Maggie Doswell will lead us through a series of hands-on exercises to return to our artistic inspiration and begin a new year of artistic exploration.

October 17, 2012

“Learning from Other Cultural Traditions: Korean Pojagi with Julie An”

Julie is a Korean Canadian artist with extensive training and practice in ceramics and photography. For the last few years she has been studying Pojagi, a traditional Korean hand-stitch and piecework medium, with a view to bringing a contemporary edge to it. Julie will lead you through a hands-on evening experimenting with several different stitching styles.

November 21, 2012

“Taking a Risk : Journal Quilts – Design and Experimental Techniques with Jennie Wood”

Jennie is the recent recipient of the first-place award for Excellence for Design Non-representational Wallquilt from the Canadian Quilters’ Association at its 2012 Juried Show.

December 19, 2012

 “Speed Challenge”

A speed challenge to play with and explore various techniques that can be used to create a freeform journal quilt/textile piece using Lutrador as a base, and embellishments such as stitching, beads, paints etc.  Bring a scissors, needles, thread, buttons, beads, yarn, stencils, fabric scraps, fabric paints, water soluble media, and any other materials you want to use or share.  The last 30 minutes of the evening will be spent presenting our experiments.

January 16, 2013

“Landscapes in Felt”
Sheila Thompson, artist and maker of felt, brings her training as geographer and ecologist to the interpretation of landscapes through the art of felt-making. Please join us for a presentation and examples of her work.

February 20, 2013

“Framing Craft with Noelle Hamlyn”

Noelle will present samples and images of her conceptual and process based work. She will bring work in progress at different stages of completion.  She is intrigued by the possibilities of textiles to evoke emotion through their textures and fibres. She is especially drawn to materials with tactile qualities that can serve as metaphors through which to explore concepts such as memory, relational attachments, cultural, family and personal narratives.

March 20, 2013

“Inspired Embellishing – Textile Art with an Embellishing Machine”

Marta Moutka is a Czech Canadian artist with an extensive background in graphic design which brings a strong sense of composition to her art.  Marta creates textile collages using differnt types of silk as a primary material.  The main element of her work is needle-felted silk.  This technique brings soft textures into her artwork and creates different values of shades and transitions between colour.  She also applies small pieces and thin strips of cut silk, embroidery and Faux Chenille to emphasize details of her collages.

April 17, 2013

“Sources of Inspiration with Tracey Lawko”

In this 60 minute slide presentation, Tracey Lawko reveals how her fibre art has developed – inspired by childhood interests and continual experimentation. An award-winning fibre artist, embroiderer, quilter, and longarmer, her work has been juried into numerous national and international shows. She creates unique three-dimensional “stumpwork” plant portraits using the modern technology of a longarm sewing machine combined with traditional hand embroidery. Her densely stitched landscapes celebrate the beauty of rural Ontario. As Tracey presents her journey, she invites you to consider your own Sources of Inspiration. Tracey will bring samples of her work and is happy to answer questions.

May 22, 2013

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

“Creativity and Aging:  The Time of Your Life”

Our speaker will be Victoria Cowan.  There is a parallel between life stages and creative stages.  We progress from childhood through youth, adulthood and maturity every time we start a new piece of work.  With a focus on creativity in later life, this talk will look at the twists and turns of designing and making an artist’s book based on a poem that explores the sense of belonging to many generations of women.

June 19, 2013

“Show, Share and Qvell”

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

“Kippot for Biblical Figures”

June 1 – Sptember 28, 2012              Beth Jacob Synagogue

375 Aberdeen Ave., Hamilton, ON L8P 2R7

October 23, 2012 – March 15, 2013    The Terraces of Baycrest

55 Ameer Avenue,Toronto, Ontario M6A 2Z1

November 2, 2012  1:00 – 2:30          Opening Reception at The Terraces of Baycrest

March 21, 2013                               Beth Tikvah Synagogue

3080 Bayview Ave  Toronto, Ontario

May 10, 2013                                 Aron Museum

Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom

4100 Sherbrooke Street West
Westmount, Quebec
H3Z 1A5

The museum is open on Friday evenings.

Special Events

“Cover Thy Head”

October 28, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.            Opening Reception

Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum

Baycrest, 3560 Bathurst Street

Toronto, Ontario M6A 2E1

“Kippah Making Workshop”

October 31, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.            Workshop for residents

at The Terraces of Baycrest

55 Ameer Avenue,Toronto, Ontario M6A 2Z

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