Upcoming Events

I enjoy the opportunity to share my research about Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts and their importance in consideration of war history, women’s work and quilting. I have created a 45-minute slideshow which I present live on Zoom, showcasing some of the surviving quilts along with archival photos of the domestic charitable work on the home front. I am currently booking presentations for 2022 and 2023.

*Some quilt guilds allow non-members to join Zoom presentations for a nominal fee – contact Guilds directly to request this opportunity*

September 13-14, 2022 – Conference Crafting Identities. Handicraft Programmes in Times of War, Genocide and their Aftermaths, c.1890-1950 – University of Huddersfield, Queensgate Campus – in person

October 19, 2022: Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts – Victoria Quilters’ Guild, Victoria, BC – Virtual

November 5, 2022: Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts – Ridge Meadows Quilters Guild, Maple Ridge, BC – Virtual

November 10, 2022: Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts – Pine Tree Quilters’ Guild, Muskoka, Ontario – Virtual

November 14, 2022: Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts – Twilight Quilt Guild, Norfolk County, Ontario – Virtual

January 5, 2023: Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts – Mississauga Quilters Guild, Mississauga, Ontario – Virtual

January 23, 2023: Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts – Rouge Valley Quilters Guild, Pickering, Ontario – Virtual

January 26, 2023: Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts – Thousand Islands Quilters Guild, Brockville, Ontario – Virtual

February 20, 2023: Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts – Bluewater Quilters’ Guild, Owen Sound, Ontario – Virtual

February 27, 2023: Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts – Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild, Orangeville, Ontario – Virtual

June 2 – 4, 2023: Quilts Kingston Show and Sale – Kingston, Ontario – in person Display

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June 27, 2022: “Let’s Talk about Wartime Quilts” – Interview with Karen Brown on ‘Just Get It Done Quilts’

April 18, 2022: Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts – Thunder Bay Quilters Guild, Thunder Bay, Ontario – Virtual

April 21, 2022: Canada’s Forgotten Wartime Quilts – Nanaimo Quilters Guild, Nanaimo, BC – Virtual

March 11, 2022: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Mahone Bay Quilters, Mahone Bay, N.S. – Virtual

March 8, 2022: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Four Corners Quilters Guild, Mount Forest, Ontario – Virtual

February 26-27, 2022: “Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts” – Virtual Study Centre, American Quilt Study Group

February 17, 2022: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Kingston Heirloom Quilters, Kingston, Ontario – Virtual

January 19, 2022: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Highland Quilt Guild, Antigonish, Nova Scotia – Virtual

December 8, 2021: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Mountain Cabin Quilters, Canmore, Alberta – Virtual

December 2, 2021: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Upper Canada Quilt Guild, Morrisburg, Ontario – Virtual

November 11, 2021: “The Winona Circle Quilt comes home” – repatriation of a Canadian quilt from England back to the community where it was made – Gananoque, Ontario – in-person presentation

November 5, 2021: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Bow River Quilt Guild, Calgary, Alberta – Virtual

November 1, 2021: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Sarnia Quilters Guild, Sarnia, Ontario – Virtual

July 6, 2021: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts presentation to a group at St. John’s Anglican Church, Elora, Ontario – Virtual

May 11, 2021: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts presentation to the Royal City Quilters, Guelph, Ontario – Virtual

March 30, 2021: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts presentation, Virtual Spring Lecture Series, Grey Roots Museum, Owen Sound, Ontario

March 17, 2021: Conference Presentation – Textiles from Home: Local Crafts, Global Conversations – University of Wisconsin -Madison

January 7, 2021: “Art Across International Borders: When Quilters in Ontario, Canada produced quilts for LA Artists in the 1970’s”. ‘Artists Quilts’ exhibit, 1981 – how I discovered Kingston, Ontario quilters contribution to 1970’s quilt revival and where their quilts are now – presentation to the Kingston Heirloom Quilters, Kingston, Ontario – Virtual

December 7, 2020: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts presentation to ‘Coffee Conversations’, sponsored by RSOOS, Ottawa, Ontario – Virtual

November 11, 2020: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts presentation to the Hamilton Quilters Guild, Hamilton, Ontario- Virtual

November 10, 2020: Interview with CBC Radio’s Ontario Morning with Julianne Hazelwood about Phyllis VanHorne and her participation in the making of WWII quilts

October 19, 2020: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts presentation to the Ottawa guild ‘QuiltCo’ , Ottawa, Ontario – Virtual

October 7, 2020: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts presentation to the Ottawa ‘Wednesday Quilters’, Ottawa, Ontario – Virtual

February 25, 2020: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts presentation to the Lanark County Quilters Guild, Perth, Ontario – Virtual