Job Posting CQA/ACC Conference Coordinator

The Canadian Quilters Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe is seeking an individual to plan and coordinate Quilt Canada conferences for the association.  This will be a part time position beginning on the date of signing the contract. The contract will be renewable annually on approval of both parties.  Compensation to be negotiated.



  • Experience organizing events of this type or similar events
  • Working knowledge of computer software – esp. Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated marketing skills
  • Demonstrated negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team


To perform this role successfully, an individual:

  • Must be proactive, logical, efficient and be able to multi-task.
  • Must be well organized, have effective time management skills and be able to work within established timelines.

To obtain additional information about the position or to apply with cover letter and resume, please contact Carole McCarville, CQA/ACC Executive Director at:

Closing date for applications:  July 31, 2017.

June 2017 Guild meeting and events


June is here.  Summer, vacations, school gets out, and gardeners spend as much time as they can outside lovingly coaxing vegetable and flowers to grow.  Quilters might surface now and then to enjoy the warm breezes and go for picnics, BBQs, and hikes in nature all the while looking for inspiration for that next project.

For all of you who attended the Heritage Park Quilt Festival, I hope your creative juices were stirred and you were inspired.  What a great show – quilts made by children as young as 11 to Grandmas who have quilted all their lives.  The variety was incredible.

Our June guild meeting is coming up soon – June 10 @ 09:30.


Remember this month is our final meeting for the 2016-2017 year and that means its POTLUCK time!  Get out your favourite recipes and share some of you yummy goodies with everyone.

Don’t forget to bring your Challenge entries.  We’d all love to see what you’ve been working on this year.  See the Challenges tab if you need a reminder about what the y are.  You can also review the May post for a reminder.  If you have finished a comfort quilt or two you can bring those also.

Set-up & Clean-up Crew for June:  Shelly N, Kelly, and whoever volunteered in May.  Extra volunteers would be appreciated.  Please remember to bring milk/cream for the coffee & tea and some snacks for morning break.

Upcoming events over the summer:

Remember Ana’s classes – see previous post for details

Chinook County Quilters – Guild Show and Tea

 Chinook quilt show 2017

Alberta Quilt Study Society Events

Sunday, June 11th – Documentation Day – St. Andrews Heights Community Hall, Calgary

  • Quilts and volunteers are needed

Monday, June 12th – Quilt-a-long – St. Andrews Heights Community Hall, Calgary

Have a great summer and we’ll see you in September!







Summer Classes in Ana Buzzalino’s Studio

Screen Printing:  June 3rd – 6 hours – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

COST of the class:  $180.00


  • You will need a screen for screen printing for this class.  If you need to purchase, a 10” x 12” or 12” x 18” should be large enough.   You will also need a 10” fabric squeegee for printing.  I will have plenty of elements on hand to print with, so no need to purchase if you don’t have one.  If you purchase a wooden screen, please prepare before the class by varnishing with 3 coats of clear varnish.  Be careful not to drop varnish on the screen.  Also, pre-scrub the screen once the varnish is dry by wetting it properly, applying a drop of soap and scrubbing gently to remove the finish from the screen.
  • I will be printing for you from your designs (more on this when you sign up for the class) two thermofax screens which are included in the price of the class.  Additional thermofax screens will be $20.00 each for an 8 ½” x 11” size.


Fabric Dyeing:  June 24th – 6 hours – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost of the class:  $180.00


  • Includes all dyes, chemicals, containers, etc.
  • You will need to provide the fabric and rubber gloves
  • Low water immersion technique, clamping, folding, etc.


Fabric Printing and Mixed Media Techniques:  July 15 – 6 hours – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost of the class:  $130.00


  • More on this later


Transfer Techniques:  July 22nd – 6 hours – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost of the class:  $130.00

  • More on this later


Hope you can join me.  Please email me if you are interested and I’ll add you to the list.  You’ll get more information once you register for the class.  Thank you very much.  Best regards,


May Guild meeting & Events

May flowers

May 13, 2017 Guild Meeting

There is a Mother’s Day Brunch at the church from 10:30-12:30. So in order to accommodate guild and the brunch, we will be having our regular meeting in the Loft (up the stairs beside the bathrooms in the back hallway).

Set up & Clean Up for May: Barb L, Denise G, Cheryl M.

For set up, please bring food that doesn’t require the kitchen facilities. An urn of coffee can be taken upstairs and we can use paper cups for the coffee and tea. Please remember the cream and milk for the coffee and tea.

  • Sewing machines can be set up in the Sunday school rooms in the back on the main level.
  • Alternatively you can wait until 12:30 and set them up in the regular meeting place after the Brunch is over.

We will get started right at 9:30 AM, so please arrive on time. Beth will do demo right at 9:30 – but it will be short and sweet – very sweet.

Heritage Park Quilt Festival – May 26 – 28, 2017

The dinner has been changed from the Wainwright to Gasoline Alley –it’s a bigger venue.. They no longer issue tickets so just walk in and found our table – we have 2 reserved.  Parking is $3.00 for the evening.  Think doors open at 6:15.

Volunteers for the Guild Booth on Saturday and Sunday please be sure to read Mary’s email.  If you who haven’t volunteered yet but would like to, Sunday afternoon might need another one or two people for the booth. Please call Mary.

Remember to bring quilts, challenge items, charity items, etc. for display to the May 13 guild meeting. Suggested/Requested items: Gwynneth’s star quilt plus a few others, our Christmas exchange this year – aprons and miniature quilts, a comfort quilt if we have them, placemats.

June is fast approaching so if you plan to display any pieces in thee challenge – get ready!


1. Nautical Theme Quilt – A quilt of any size using one of the following nautical blocks using either a traditional or modern interpretation:

Lady of the Lake  Lady of the Lake

Storm at sea     Storm at Sea

Mariner's compass  Mariner’s compass

Ocean Waves    Ocean Waves

Clamshell quilt Clamshell

2. Miniature Quilt. Make a true miniature quilt (not just one block).miniature quilt maximum 60” perimeter.


3. canadaseatoseatosea   Carol Lawrence Challenge –                                                     A “sea to sea to sea” table runner in celebration of Canada’s 150th

4. UFO Challenge – Each time you finish a quilted project       UFO-fz4mgg5cnniedwaa0vgg                 (which must have been started before the September meeting) your name will go into a draw. In June, a winner will be drawn for a fabulous prize!

All challenge entries must be completely made by the person entering the piece.

Spring is here! April Happenings


Next meeting: April 8, 2017

  • Show and Tell
  • Embellishments
  • Sew in the afternoon

Set-up & Clean-up detail: Chris B, Judy K, Gwynneth R, Kathy Kcoffee-tea_2

Please remember to bring cream/milk.

For table set up we have found that 6 tables are sufficient.  These can be clustered into groups of 3 and only 2 rows of chairs then need to be moved.


Upcoming Events

Quilt show Mar 31 2017



2017 Fabric & Yarn Sale

Friday, April 21st, 2017 – 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Woodcliff United Church, 5010 Spruce Drive S.W. Calgary

Admission is $2 (correct change appreciated)

click on poster link for more details:2017 FY Ujama Grandma Poster


Be sure to review last month’s post for more upcoming events.

March 2017

late Winder





Guild  meeting March 11, 2017
starting at 9:30

  • Show and Tell
  • Block Layout (Shirley H.)
  • Sew in the afternoon

 Set-up and Clean-up crew:  Pat S, Elly dN, Pauline S, Patsy FD

News & Noteworthy Events

 Alberta Quilt Study -Key points from their presentation in Feb: the importance of putting a label on your quilts; get your quilt Alberta Quilt Studyregistered and the story that goes with it will be available to generations to come; be sure to fold your quilts in different ways periodically (reduce the strain on the folded areas).



 Barrhead Country Quilters invites one and all to their annual quilt show on April 28 and 29, 2017.Barrhead quilt show


 Edmonton Festival of Quilts

It is only a little over 3 months until the, Edmonton and Districts Quilters’ Guild Festival of Quilts show!  Please mark June 3-4th on yourcalendar. This will not just be a quilt show, but also a birthday celebration with a special Canada 150 quilting category.

We all know quilting has a long history in Canada that dates back to the earliest arrival of settlers. The ability to quickly stitch warm bedding was essential for survival. While not be an issue of survival today, a beautiful quilt to cuddle in, or grace walls,  continues to bring comfort and delight to many today and hopefully for future generations.   With this in mind there will be special activities, that while of interest to the already addicted stitchers and fabric collectors, we hope they will also inspire the next generation of quilters.   In addition to the vendors market, there will be a special members market, so you can purchase hand made goods to enjoy well after the show. Maybe a gift for a friend or even the purchase of one or more of our premade 9 patch maple leaf blocks with inspire (with your help of course J ) a next generation quilter.

And don’t forget to purchase raffle tickets for the charity quilts that support the “Win House” and “Make a Wish” charities.

Looking forward to seeing you,  Yvonne Bilan-Wallace  (communications coordinator for the Edmonton Festival of Quilts)

June 3-4 (10am -5pm Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sunday)

Central Lions Seniors Centre

11113 – 113 ST NW Edmonton


Admission : $8

 For Sale:

 Pfaff Creative Sensation

This is a sewing and embroidery machine.  It comes with all the original accessories, manuals CD’s etc., that came with machine . Everything is like new condition.  I would also include a large selection of extra feet, hoops, bobbins/holders, some with thread. An extra large extension table. It will also come with the Pfaff Creative Sensation luggage.  I would also have it cleaned, updated if needed.

Asking $3500.00

If interested call Karen@ 403-395-2205


February Fabric Frolics

February 11, 2017 is coming quickly.  6 more weeks of winter so let’s keep quilting stock-vector-hand-drawn-intricate-henna-tattoo-paisley-heart-doodle-vector-illustration-on-red-background-42073303!

This month our special guest will be coming to us from the Alberta Quilt Study.  The topic is how quilts get registered, why this is important, and some fascinating information about quilting through our history.

We won’t be having Show ‘n Tell this month but do feel free to bring any old or heritage quilts you may have so that we can take a look at them while we mingle during break.

Set-up and Clean-up crew:  Fiona M., Sherrill H., Felicity L., Linda deB.

Quiltnorthern_neighbours_1024x1024ing class: New dates are: February 10 & 11, 2017. Please note that the second half of the ‘Northern Neighbours’ class will take place in the brown bagafternoon after guild.  For those that want to stay and sew on their own projects we’ll have a couple of extra tables set up for you.  Don’t forget to bring your lunch

2017 Winter Quilt Retreat at Sundrie Alberta Pioneer Camp takes place March winter-2017-quilt-retreat-a

2, 3, 4, & 5.  If you haven’t already registered please do so soon as we actually were full up in the Fall.  Feel free to bring your own projects to work on.

Sew from dawn til dusk (or later!).  The retreat project is from Jeli Quilts “Postcard from Sweden”



Interested in the Heritage Park Dinner?  Please contact Mary D. as soon as possible so that a table can be secured for a group.