An Invitation from Lori Dickman

Mystery Quilt Classes with Lori Dickman 

Lori has extended an invitation to our guild to participate in her Fall Mystery Quilt Classes during four Mondays in October. 

This Fall Lori will post the video tutorials, along with the PDF of instructions out on her YouTube Channel for quilters to easily access whenever they’d like to… The link to her Channel is HERE  

Different from other years, there is no registration or fee for the Mystery Quilt Class.  The information will show up on her YouTube channel starting the evening of October 9 (for the weekly October Mystery Quilt).  In order to participate, you just need to subscribe to her YouTube Channel and you will automatically get the Fall MQ videos in your YouTube Feed after she posts them.   

Check her website for details 

Optional- If you are interested here is a related Zoom class for a $15 fee:

Scrap Up Your Stash Zoom Workshop with Lori Dickman 

If you do not yet have your scrap stashes cut, sorted, organized and ready to use, Lori has a “Scrap Up Your Stash” Zoom class on October 2, 2023 at 7PM (CENTRAL STANDARD TIME) (which translates to 6PM Mountain Time) that students can register for which will help get them ready for the Mystery Quilt Tutorials! That workshop is $15 for the 2-hour Zoom session. Here is the link to register for that Zoom Workshop:  HERE 


Visions 2023 – A Huge Success!

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!

From Quilting Scraps to Cat Beds

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.   

Canadian Rockies Quilt Show – Viewers Choice Awards

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,  Photo coming soon

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…

3D Category

1st Place – Jillian Roulet, Alberta Foothills  

2nd Place – Mary Wahl, Clotilde – a doll

Honouring Roseanne and our Guild Founders

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.