QAQG Meetings

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:00 PM.  Because of COVID-19, we are suspending in person meetings for the time being. In lieu of meetings, please enjoy our Virtual Zoom Meetings and Virtual Show and Tell.  Members of QAQG will receive the link to log in to the meetings via Zoom by email.  Log-in to Zoom begins at 11:30 for a pre-meeting social gathering. Guests are welcome (fee $10); contact Karen Downs ( for the link.

Guild Meeting Cancellation Policy:  In the case of interference with the internet connection or other emergency that would require cancelling a QAQG meeting, we will send an email to all members two hours before the meeting time to notify them of the cancellation. We will also post a message on the Home page two hours beforehand.  Members are encouraged to check their email and the QAQG Home page if in doubt about whether or not a meeting is cancelled.

QAQG Guild Meeting Schedule

January 21, 2021 Virtual January Meeting, Speaker Laura Wasilowki

Art Quilts: The Musical: Join Laura in celebrating the life of a quilt artist. Listen to her adventures in quilt making and hear traditional art quilt folk songs like “Everybody Gets Rejected Sometime” and the “Minnesota Quilter’s Polka”. It’s a quirky documentary featuring songs from the “Chicago School of Fusing Bond Fire Songbook”.

Laura is a textile artist and creator of hand-dyed fabrics and threads. Her pictorial art quilts are created from fused fabrics and are hand-embroidered or machine quilted. Her free-form embroideries share a similar style with these narrative quilts. Whimsical in nature, both textile art forms express her joy and love of creating art.

Laura is one of the founding members of the imaginaryChicago School of Fusing,” which was founded in 1997 by Robbi Eklow to advocate and advance the fine art of fusing. Dedicated fusers- Robbi Eklow, Laura Wasilowski (now Dean of Corrections), and Melody Johnson- realized a need to proclaim their profession in an educational setting. They began teaching the fine art of fusing to a few forward thinking art quilters and soon awarded badges or certificates of graduation to their students. They now host extension classes throughout the world

February 18, 2021 Virtual General Meeting, Speaker Jennifer Rapacki
Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters:    In her lecture Jennifer presents many of the possibilities when using a computer as a design tool for quilts along with some samples of her more traditional techniques — fabric weaving and reverse appliqué.   Many samples of quilts will be shown along with a few quilts created with more traditional techniques. 
March 18, 2021 Virtual General Meeting, Speaker Melissa Marginet

Get your Motor Running:   Learn how to spark creativity in yourself or in your guild with challenges that will have everyone thinking outside the box. This trunk show has more ideas than you will know what to do with to get everyone not only learning new techniques but building their quilting and creative confidence.

Melissa grew up near Bruxelles, Manitoba, and has lived in Manitoba all her life.  She currently lives in Beausejour with her husband.  They have one daughter and three grandchildren.  She has created several patterns and has written a book.

She is the creator and webmaster of Quilt Manitoba, a website that lists quilt resources, links, and activities for quilters living in, or visiting Manitoba.

Prior Meetings:

December 17, 2020 Holiday Party: