Upcoming Events

I enjoy sharing my research about the Canadian WWII Red Cross quilts and their importance in consideration of war history, women's work and quilting.  I have prepared a 45 minute slideshow showing some of the surviving quilts along with archival photos of the domestic charitable work and the home front that I present live through Zoom.  I am currently booking presentations for 2022.  

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

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

February 26-27, 2022: “Art Across International Borders: When Quilters in Ontario, Canada produced quilts for LA Artists in the 1970’s” – Virtual Study Centre, American Quilt Study Group – by Zoom

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

April 18, 2022: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Thunder Bay Quilters Guild, Thunder Bay, Ontario – by Zoom

September 19, 2022: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Blue Water Quilting Guild, Owen Sound, Ontario – by Zoom

October 19, 2022: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Victoria Quilters’ Guild, Victoria, BC – by Zoom

November 14, 2022: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts – Twilight Quilt Guild, Norfolk County, Ontario – by Zoom

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

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

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

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 – by Zoom

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

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

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

March 30, 2021: Canadian WWII Red Cross Quilts presentation, Virtual Spring Lecture Series, Grey Roots Museum, Owen Sound, Ontario https://greyroots.com/exhibit-event-program/virtual-spring-lecture-series-quilts-unknown-stitchers-canadian-red-cross

March 17, 2021: Textiles from Home: Local Crafts, Global Conversations – University of Wisconsin -Madison https://www.textilesfromhome.net/ at 1 hour, three minutes in the YouTube video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKiUm2xrpHY&t=3775s

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 – by Zoom

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

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

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 – by Zoom

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

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