Events

I welcome the opportunity to share my research about quilting in Canada:

  1. ‘Quilting as to War’ – Presentation of research relating to the over 400,000 quilts made by Canadian women during the Second World War and shipped to Britain and Europe for civilian and military needs. 45-minute slideshow of 40 slides, showcasing some of the surviving quilts along with archival photos of the domestic charitable work on the home front. I am currently booking Virtual presentations through to June 2025.
  2. Art Across International Borders – Presentation about quilts made in Kingston, Ontario, Canada by skilled quilters in the 1970’s designed by artists in Los Angeles for an exhibition called ‘Artists’ Quilts’. Well before the term ‘Art Quilt’ began to be used in 1986, this cross-border collaboration happened. How did it come to be? Who were the artists, who were the makers, and who put them all together? Where are these quilts now? 45 minute slideshow of 40 slides showcasing these modern art quilts and their production, with introduction to the people who worked together to create a successful travelling exhibit in the US and Canada, 1981-1984. Currently booking presentations through to June 2025.

Upcoming Presentations

October 21, 2024: Port Perry Patchers – Trunk Show – ‘Quilting as to War’

November 2, 2024: Whistler Valley Quilters Guild – Whistler, BC – ‘Quilting as to War’

November 12-17, 2024: Textile Society of America online Symposium – 2 presentations – date/time TBD

November 18, 2024: Out of the Box Fiber Artists – Ottawa, Ontario – ‘Quilting as to War’

December 7, 2024: Arizona Quilt Group – ‘Quilting as to War’

Conference and Museum Presentations

November 3, 2023: British Quilt Study Group, Leeds, England

April 11, 2023: Museum of Lennox and Addington, Napanee, Ontario

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

February 26-27, 2022: American Quilt Study Group – Winter Virtual Study Centre

March 30, 2021: Grey Roots Museum, Owen Sound, Ontario – Virtual Spring Lecture Series

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

Previous Guild and Public Presentations

April 15, 2024: Public Presentation at Wesley United Church, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

March 14, 2024: Marco Polo Quilters Guild – Saint John, New Brunswick

February 28, 2024: Arnprior & District Quilters Guild – Virtual

February 21, 2024: Paris Quilting Bees, Paris, Ontario – Virtual

February 14, 2024: Yorkshire Rose Quilters Guild, Toronto, Ontario – Virtual

February 2, 2024: Rue Pigalle, Wellington/Toronto, Ontario – Virtual

January 23, 2024: Cranbrook Quilters Guild, Cranbrook, BC – Virtual

January 8, 2024: Kemptville Quilter’s Guild, Kemptville, Ontario – Virtual

October 27, 2023: Wolfe Island Quilt Documentation – Day 3 (yes, this Island has a lot of quiltmakers!)

September 22, 2023: Wolfe Island Quilt Documentation – Day 2

August 26, 2023: Wolfe Island Quilt Documentation – Day 1

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

March 27, 2023: Gwillimbury Quilt Guild, Sharon, Ontario – Virtual

February 27, 2023: Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild, Orangeville, Ontario – Virtual

February 21, 2023: New Millennium Quilt Guild, Walkerton, Ontario – Virtual

February 20, 2023: Bluewater Quilters’ Guild, Owen Sound, Ontario – Virtual

January 26, 2023: Thousand Islands Quilters Guild, Brockville, Ontario – Virtual

January 23, 2023: Rouge Valley Quilters Guild, Pickering, Ontario – Virtual

January 5, 2023: Mississauga Quilters Guild, Mississauga, Ontario – Virtual

November 14, 2022: Twilight Quilt Guild, Norfolk County, Ontario – Virtual

November 10, 2022: Pine Tree Quilters’ Guild, Muskoka, Ontario – Virtual

November 5, 2022: Ridge Meadows Quilters Guild, Maple Ridge, BC – Virtual

October 19, 2022: Victoria Quilters’ Guild, Victoria, BC – Virtual

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

April 18, 2022: Thunder Bay Quilters Guild, Thunder Bay, Ontario – Virtual

April 21, 2022: Nanaimo Quilters Guild, Nanaimo, BC – Virtual

March 11, 2022: Mahone Bay Quilters, Mahone Bay, N.S. – Virtual

March 8, 2022: Four Corners Quilters Guild, Mount Forest, Ontario – Virtual

February 17, 2022: Kingston Heirloom Quilters, Kingston, Ontario – Virtual

January 26, 2022: “Canada’s Forgotten Quilts” – interviewed for podcast episode on Jo Andrew’s ‘Haptic and Hue’

January 19, 2022: Highland Quilt Guild, Antigonish, Nova Scotia – Virtual

December 8, 2021: Mountain Cabin Quilters, Canmore, Alberta – Virtual

December 2, 2021: 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: Bow River Quilt Guild, Calgary, Alberta – Virtual

November 1, 2021: Sarnia Quilters Guild, Sarnia, Ontario – Virtual

July 6, 2021: Fiber Artists at St. John’s Anglican Church, Elora, Ontario – Virtual

May 11, 2021: Royal City Quilters, Guelph, Ontario – Virtual

January 7, 2021: Kingston Heirloom Quilters, Kingston, Ontario – Art Across International Borders: When Quilters in Ontario, Canada produced quilts for LA Artists in the 1970’s – Virtual

December 7, 2020: ‘Coffee Conversations’, sponsored by RSOOS, Ottawa, Ontario – Virtual

November 11, 2020: 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: ‘QuiltCo’ , Ottawa, Ontario – Virtual

October 7, 2020: ‘Wednesday Quilters’, Ottawa, Ontario – Virtual

February 25, 2020: Lanark County Quilters Guild, Perth, Ontario – in-person presentation