Sadly all in person programs have been suspended due to the Covid Pandemic until further notice. Please watch out for your zoom link on your email to attend montly zoom meetings with guest speakers.

Website of the Month!

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Each month the Program Committee is going to feature a website to showcase quilting talent out there in our universe. Let us introduce you to...

Freemotion by the River - Connie Kresin (

Quilting is my passion!


Connie Kresin Campbell, is the quilter, writer, and photographer behind Freemotion By the River. She’s been quilting most of her life and enjoys inspiring and sharing tutorials and patterns with others. She used to live along the Mississippi River near Muscatine, Iowa and free-motion quilting is her favorite type of quilting, so it seemed perfect to name her blog Freemotion by the River.
You will find an amazing selection of tutorials, patterns, and videos on Connie’s website. She even has free downloads for quilting labels and a monthly quilting calendar. Her free tutorials are easy to follow and she always has tips and tricks to share. Connie also puts out a bi-weekly newsletter that you can sign up for. When you sign up for her newsletter you will gain access to her FREE Resource Library which has PDFs of many of her tutorials, printable and other goodies. She not only updates you on her latest quilting projects but also shares her love of photography of the animals she comes in contact with on her property in Iowa.  Please check out “Free Motion by the River” for a breath of fresh air and a guaranteed smile on your face.

Submitted by Glenda Bilinsky 

2022 Programs

January 2022 - annual AGM zoom meeting 7 pm.

                          Guest Speaker: Nancy McIntyre - Victoria Threadworks

February 2022 - Guest Speaker: Mary Pal

March 2022 - 7:00 pm . Guest Speaker: Cyndi McChesney - Panel Palooza!!

Do you have a panel (or more than one) in your stash that you bought and now don't know what do with? Join us for the March meeting, when Cyndi McChesney will show you how to make that panel shine. Take that panel you fell in love with and turn it into something truly unique. Square up your selections, add interesting block treatments and borders and fill those pesky open spaces with patchwork or appliqué to create a really special quilt.
We are also looking at having Cyndi share her knowledge of working with panels at a workshop.

Meetings are open to non members, either in person at COTA or via zoom.  If you are not a member but would like to attend via zoom, please send $5 via e transfer to  In the comments, please add your email address so you can be sent the zoom link.

April 2022 -  Guest Speaker: Black Sheep Quilt Co and tour of their new Langford location.

May 2022 - Guest Speaker: Meet the new Executive!

June 2022 - Guest Speaker: Member Spotlights and Trunk Shows.

July 2022 - Ice Cream Social and Games Night

August 2022 - Garage Sale

September 2022 - TBD

October 2022 - TBD

November 2022 - TBD

December 2022 - Christmas Tea


January 2021  - annual AGM Zoom meeting 7 pm. 

                         Guest speaker: Melissa Marginet (

February 2021 - annual Charity Society AGM 

                          Guest speaker: Barbara Thomson of Anney's Closet.

March 2021- Guest speaker: Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky Quilts

April 22, 2021 (zoom meeting time changed to 0930 a.m.) Céleste Compion - "The Bolt and the Beautiful - The Shweshwe Saga." Céleste will present a virtual trunk show of Shweshwe items to illustrate the fascinating social justice story of Shweshwe and how it connects with the world history of cotton production, exploration and trade. Shweshwe is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used for traditional Southern African clothing. Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is manufactured in a variety of colours and printing designs characterized by intricate geometric patterns

April 24 Workshop: Equinox Table Runner (by Zoom)

May 27 2021:  Cheryl Arkison - "Scraps vs Scrappy Trunk Show"

June 24, 2021- Patricia Belyea - "The Alluring World of Japanese Yakuta Quilts"

June Workshop:  Maple Leaf Quilts (by Zoom) - limited seats available.

July 22, 2021: Julie Silber - "Mark My Words"

July- August: Bjorn Bear Sew Along - Saturday mornings by zoom at 10 AM.

August 26, 2021: Brandi Maslowski - "Studio Magnificent"

September 23, 2021: Happy 16th Birthday to WQG!

Program Timna Tarr - "Flying Colours Trunk Show"

October 16 & 17, 2021: Workshop - Modern Quilting with your Walking Foot with Melissa Marginet

November 19 & 20 - Workshop ; "Crazy Christmas Trees" with Pam Hadfield

November 25, 2021:  7:00 PM - Natural Born Quilter (Brett Lewis) "Trunk Show"

December 2021:   10 AM Christmas Tea via zoom

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