Excitement is growing for our MCQG Artistic Visions 2024 Show March 2-24, featuring members’ art quilts. Don’t forget our opening reception at the CAG Gallery at Elevation Place on Friday, March 1 from 7:00-9:00 PM. Admission is free and all are welcome.
From time to time, other Alberta Quilt Guilds reach our to let us know about their upcoming shows and activities.
Pins and Pine Needles Quilt Guild has let us know about their Bright and Beautiful Quilt Show in Whitecourt, Alberta on March 8,2024. Please click Pins and Pine.pdf for further information.
The Bow River Quilt Guild has also sent information about their Along the Bow Quilt Show in Calgary on May 30-June 1. For more information click Bow River Quilt Guild Show.
As we kick off 2024 together, Mountain Cabin Quilters Guild has so much to look forward to! Visit our Calendar so you don’t miss a date or an event.
Visions 2024, our annual Art Quilt Show at the Canmore Art Guild’s Elevation Place Gallery, gets off to a great start with our opening reception from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on March 1.
The show then continues over several weeks, ending March 24. Come join us to see some of the beautiful work done by our members.
At the end of March, we are keen to attend Pam Yonge’s two-day Diamond Fun workshop at the Canmore Recreation Centre. Pam is a brilliant quilter and a great teacher. The workshop is open to members and non-members.Click here to sign up for this workshop.
Of course, June brings the annual CQA Quilt Show back to Alberta. Road trip to Edmonton, anyone?
And the last big event on our radar is our Canadian Rockies Quilt Show in late September, named by Brazilian quilting teacher Caroline Oneto as one of the ten must-attend quilt shows in Canada and the USA in 2024! Who’s already hard at work on the quilts they plan to display there? Follow this link to read what Caroline has to say. https://carolinaoneto.com/list-of-2024-quilt-shows-you-must-attend-usa-canada/
As 2023 draws to a close, we are grateful…
For another year of quilting and friendship in our guild.
For the support we give each other in our daily lives – in good times and not so good times.
For the recognition that we received from the Town of Canmore for all our volunteer efforts and giving back to our community.
For the inspiration that we give each other in quilting and in learning
For the ability and means to create and to display/honour quilting in our two Shows
For the support we receive from our friends at The Sugar Pine, our amazing local quilt shop.
As we think ahead to 2024, we look forward to…
The 2023 Visions show closed on March 26th. Thirty-three original art quilts were shown and over 1350 viewers visited the show. The guild received many positive comments about the show and the quality of the work displayed.
The winners of the Viewers Choice awards for the 2023 Visions show were recently announced. First place went to Jillian Roulet for her quilt of a dog called ‘Namaste’.
Jillian’s quilt was hand appliquéd and machine quilted. She provided the following information on her quilt.
“This quilt was partly done and marinating on a wall in my studio for a little while. Well, okay….since 2011! When trekking in Nepal I saw a lovely, clean, white, dog sitting in the entrance to a tea house. He looked like he was greeting all the people who passed by. I started this piece in a course by David Taylor of Colorado. I found the face a particular challenge, so the quilt was temporarily abandoned. I decided to tackle finishing the quilt for this Visions show. I have named the dog Namaste which is a greeting of respect in Nepal.”
Second place went to Lorie Jocius for her quilt entitled ‘For my Dad Who Abides Amongst the Stars’.
Lorie’s quilt is an original design, free motion quilted on a mid-arm machine using a variety of quilting materials and 3-D additions. Lorie provided the following information. “Years ago, I was working on a star quilt while caring for my ailing Father. When he died on January 29th, 2000, I mourned, placed a quilt square in his pocket, and then put away the pieces of that unfinished quilt. Twenty years to the day of his death, I accidentally found the pieces and decided to create a quilt in memory of all the joy, love, fun and moments of colour and courage that he gave to me. It now hangs over my bed and serves as a guiding star.
The next MCQG’s Visions Art Quilt Show is planned for March 2 – 24 2024, and will be held in the Canmore Art Guild gallery in Elevation Place. A show theme has not been chosen yet. Stay tuned for more information!
Clyde the Cat, Bow Valley SPCA resident, is looking for his forever home—and when he goes to his new home he plans to bring along his own bed. Clyde is enjoying one of the fabric scrap bags turned into cat beds. The beds were donated to the animal shelter by the Mountain Cabin Quilters Guild in January. The beds are fully washable and, according to Clyde, very comfortable. A great idea to up cycle our fabric scraps.
The Canadian Rockies Quilt Show was a huge success for the guild. Beautiful quilts and great autumn weather brought out the attendees in droves. Below are the “Viewers Choice” awards in our four categories. Thanks to all of our quilters for displaying their beautiful quilts in the show, our hard working volunteers, the merchant mall vendors, and the Canmore Recreation Centre.
Large Quilt Category
1st Place Jennifer May, “Inspired By the Mountains”
2nd Place Margaret Lee – Moonglow
3rd Place Catherine Rankin, I Wish There Were Deer
Medium Quilt Category
1st Place Sue Lowell, My World is Colourful
2nd Place Siobhan Farrer, “Fresh Cut”
3rd Place Sharon Moore, Perspectives of Northern Lights
Original Art Quilt Category
1st Place Rosanne Tarnowski, Rosanne’s Lone Star
2nd Place Carol Holmblad, Autumn Maple and Birch
3rd Place Lorie Jocius, For Dad who abides amongst the stars…
The link below is to a video that we planned to show at our November meeting to honour Roseanne and the Founders of our Guild. As we recently learned, Roseanne is moving to Leduc to be closer to family. She will, however, remain a member of our Guild and through the magic of technology, be able to join us on Zoom. We’re all sad to see her leave the Bow Valley! Her sunny attitude and willingness to volunteer for anything that needs to be done will be missed by so many local organizations. Thanks so much to Wally and her son-in-law for converting it to a private YouTube video so we can all watch.