On June 21, 2017 we celebrated the work of our hands with the 2017 edition of Show, Share, and Quell. Have a creative summer, everyone.
Guild members visit and volunteer at Baycrest (including on the Baycrest Museum Board, Phyllis Spivak, Anna Vandelman, and Melanie Siegel). They want to let you know about the range of activities taking place during Jewish Heritage month. And while you are there, don’t forget to visit Pardes, an extraordinary example of a Pomegranate Guild group project.
March is a great month for us to celebrate textiles and make more: Edge of the Forest, Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers, and a great opportunity for quilters to respond to a call for entry.
Members Melanie Siegel and Rikki Blitt have been instrumental in launching a Surface Design Association Canadian members’ touring exhibit, The Edge of the Forest. Both Melanie and member Barbara Goldstein have work in this wonderful exhibit. And Sheila Thompson, a past presenter at the Guild has been extensively involved.
We urge everyone to come out and celebrate their work at its premier opening in Richmond Hill on March 11.
Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers at the Miles Nadal JCC. “In honour and admiration of the remarkable African grandmothers, Waterloo-based Omas-Siskona (Grandmothers Together) produced Creating Futures: Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers. They invited Ontario textile artists to create and donate pieces celebrating the ongoing strength and resilience of grandmothers in Africa. The result is a stunning display of artistry, technique and inspiration.” Follow the link in the title for docent hours.
Sacred Threads – Call for Entry Juana Sleizer has brought this to our attention. The time frame for entry is tight, but many of you may have qualifying quilts to submit. For more information, click here, or the title above.
A message from Sheila McCoy at the Ontario Needleworkers’ Network:
Hello everyone –
Bruce County Museum has created this lovely poster for Threadworks 2014.(http://www.brucemuseum.ca/whats-happening/exhibits-and-galleries)
If you are in the area – out for a drive – perhaps you could drop in to see the Show.