The Durham Trillium Quilters' Guild will be hosting a quilt show.
Friday October 18, 10am - 7pm
Saturday October 19, 10am - 5pm
Mark your calendar!
Where: Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax, L1T 4N2
Like minded quilters are looking to gather, exchange ideas, see beautiful quilts, bid on quilting treasures, see the amazing assortment of shops that are coming to the event, and have a nice lunch with friends. Come to be amazed and energized!
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
What to expect: A bright airy location with loads of parking. A covered entrance in case it rains, a treasure room of discounted items, silent auctions, ticket pull items, fabulous Halloween and Christmas items in our boutique. A great day out!
Jane Souch has been chosen as our featured quilter for the Durham Trillium Quilters’ Guild 2024 Show.
Jane has been sewing virtually her entire life. At the tender age of four, she began by making clothes for her dollies and eventually progressed to making her own clothes. Following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother, she even made a few quilts in these early years.
As a young mom, Jane learned to hand quilt with the help of the ladies in the Kingsview United Church quilting group. She made many quilts to be sold at the annual Church Bazaar and eventually went on to lead the Kingsview Quilter’s group. Meeting weekly, the ladies hand stitched beautiful quilts, often gifted to those in need.
Over the years, Jane made numerous quilts for her children, but really got bitten by the “quilting bug” upon her retirement. The subsequent purchase of a longarm quilting machine now has Jane involved in the making and/or quilting of no less than 130 quilts per year.
When Covid 19 hit, Jane took it upon herself to pass the hours in “lockdown” by making a new quilt for each of her 13 grandchildren. She then expanded her sights and produced new quilts for each of her four children as well as members of her extended family who were getting married.
Jane loves to design her own patterns and has a keen eye for colour and the principles of design thus allowing her to create stunning works of art. When looking for inspiration, she also finds lovely ideas on YouTube which she then adapts to her own style. She is particularly fond of the works of Angela Walters, Pat Slone, Helen Godden and Donna Jordan.
Several years ago, at the urging of her grandchildren, Jane was convinced to enter some of her quilts into the Fair near the family cottage. She has been awarded many ribbons for her talented work. She now is passing on this knowledge to the next generations of her family and encourages many of her own grandchildren to make their own quilts and enter the same contests!
Jane enjoys making quilts for charity and this year, alone, her donations include 11 quilts for Quilts of Valour, some for Ukrainian refugee families who have relocated to Canada, other to her local Cancer Centre and still others to the many local groups supported by Guild charities.
Several years ago, Jane was approached by Northcott Fabrics and asked to make quilts for their promotion of new fabric lines. She is always excited to complete these projects as not only does she get to sew with some lovely patterns and fabrics, she also gets to quilt them herself. This has raised Jane’s longarm quilting skills to a new level, admired by all who see her finished work. What could be more fun than getting to do something you love!
Look for Jane and her quilts at the 2024 Quilt Show.
DTQG Celebration of Quilting 2024
Quilt Show Challenge
Each person who enters the Challenge will demonstrate their quilting skills as they “celebrate” themselves.
Each quilter is to use their three initials (first, middle and last name OR first, maiden and married name), in whatever order they choose.
One initial will be the main (50%) colour of your project.
One initial will be the pattern / block used.
One initial will be the quilting style / motif used.
Example : Diana Elizabeth Smith
E – emerald green as the main colour
D – Dresdan plate as the block pattern
S – a stippling stitch as the quilting style
Size limitations: minimum – 12” x 18”
maximum – 24” x 36”
Entry fee: $10.00
Prizes: 1st place, 60% of entry fees / 2nd place, 30% of entry fees / 3rd place, 10% of entry fees.
Start date: January 2024
Submission deadline: September 30th, 2024 at 5 pm.
(If you are unable to submit your entry at the September Guild meeting, please call Diana S. to arrange for a drop off).
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax, Ontario L1T 4N2, Canada