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Mark Your Calendars for the Global Quilt Connection Virtual All-Star Party!!


Westshore Quilters Guild has made available the Global Quilt Connection Virtual All-Star Party for all guild members!  A link to the event will be sent out by email to all members as we get closer to the date.   October 2nd and 3rd will be fantastic learning experiences for all of us.


Come enjoy a fantastic zoom classroom experience! Learn lots of quilting techniques from some of the best teachers around! Come when you can, stay as long as you’d like! 


Experience some of the best teachers the virtual world has to offer in this live zoom event offered by the Global Quilt Connection. An All-Star cast of 18 quilt teachers will demonstrate some of their favorite quilting techniques, showcasing a wide variety of styles and techniques. You’ll see everything from traditional to modern and art quilting techniques. You’ll also receive a PDF that includes written instructions to go along with each teacher’s demonstration. 


Come when you can, stay as long as you’d like, grab a cuppa and join the fun. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to experience a live zoom class, this is your perfect risk-free opportunity to check it out. Each teacher will demonstrate her Zoomin’-awesome teaching style so you can get a good feel of how wonderful virtual classes can be. 


Saturday October 2, 2021 – 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm

(This list does not denote order of presentation)


April Sproule: Japanese Boro Hand Stitched Patches, Stitching Without a Hoop 

Brandy Maslowski: Fibre Art Frenzy (Wine Bottle Bag)

Candy Grisham: Perfect Mitered Corners on Borders - Everytime

Carole Lyles Shaw: Pressing Secrets for Improv Blocks

Daisy Aschehoug: Simple Basting Tricks for Sewing Quarter Circle Squares 

Jane Hauprich: Free Motion Frolic!!

Jane Haworth: Animal Addiction Fabric Collage

Jenny Kae Parks: How Quilters Can Use the Color Wheel

Julia McLeod: Ties to Quilting - Using neckties in your quilts 


Sunday October 3, 2021 – 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm

(This list does not denote order of presentation)


Kena Tangi Dorsey: Getting Started with Portrait & Raw Edge Appliqué with Kena

Lisa Walton: Further Fusion Adventures

MJ Kinman: Dancing With Diamonds: An Introduction to Piecing With Freezer Paper 

Rhonda Denney: You're using WHAT to color on Fabric!?!

Sandra Chandler: Field of Denim

Susie Monday: Design Fabrics with Pattern Apps

Tina Craig: Improv English Paper Pieced Mug Mat

Tori McElwain: Quilting Motifs: Design with Confidence

Valerie Goodwin: Techniques for adding key map ingredients to a fiber art map 


Rather than holding several live events to watch teaching videos the Global Quilt Connection will be making them all available via YouTube on October 4, 2021 and you can watch them at your convenience.  Each video block will contain a 3 minute video for up to 20 teachers.  Watch them all and you’ll have a chance to win a huge prize basket full of goodies for your guild (or yourself)!  Details  on that are below.   Make sure you’re signed up for their newsletter to receive a notification when the videos are available.


To be eligible for the prize basket giveaway just watch the videos and fill out a scavenger hunt form. We’ll be providing the form on the day that the videos become available and you’ll have until Sunday October 17th to complete and submit it. On Monday October 18th we will have a live-streamed prize drawing. Sue, Mel, and Lyric will each give short studio tours and then draw the name of the prize winner.


Here’s a small taster of what’s in the prize basket:  

A bargellos sunflower quilt pattern by Jennifer Houlden,  Adventures in Improv Quilts by Cindy Grisdela, Holly Jolly Ornamental Appliqué by Becky Campbell, The New Quilt 2021 and Art Quilt Australia 2021 Australian exhibition catalogs from Brenda Smith,  Innovative Repurposing book, A resource guide to unconventional materials for your art practice by Natalya Khorover, Colorful Fabric Collage: sketch, fuse quilt! By Sue Bleiweiss,  Easy Fabric Dyeing: solids & tone on tone by Sue Bleiweiss, Two packs of Start Your Art, 48 exercises to jumpstart your art by Lyric Kinard, Another Round of Oompah book by Beth Helfter,  Quilt Modern Curves and Bold Stripes and acrylic template sets by Daisy Aschehoug, Pagtinabangay: the Quilts and Quiltmakers of Caohagan Island by Dana Jones, A selection of current issues of QuiltFolk, Curated Quilts, & Uppercase Magazine from David Owen Hastings,

and more!


But that’s not all they’re doing to celebrate the new meet the teacher videos…


Two Live Teacher Studio Tour Events!

GQC will gather via Zoom and get a peek inside some Global Quilt Connection teachers studios and ask them questions via the live Zoom chat.  


Studio tour 1: October 13, 2021 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (eastern)

Studio tour 2: October 15, 2021 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (eastern)

Please go to to view the schedule and register for upcoming webinars 


There is no charge to attend the studio tour events - the studio tour events will NOT BE recorded!

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