Krista Hennebury Poppyprint: The Search for Signature Style
This presentation delivers simple, practical advice on finding your own creative voice while staying connected to, and inspired by, your virtual and real life quilting communities. This photo-rich presentation features real life examples of actions and work from Krista’s own 20-year quilting story, focusing mainly on her most recent designs.
A bit about Krista…
On her blog www.poppyprintcreates.blogspot.ca, Krista Hennebury describes herself as a geologist by training and a quilter by choice. Quilting was her second-choice hobby after woodworking, but soon became an obsession. Since 2000, Krista’s tried every technique at least once, worked & taught in an LQS, blogged for 10 years, published many magazine patterns and a book (Make It, Take It; 16 cute and clever projects to make with friends, Martingale, 2015), run over 60 day retreats, coordinated Vancouver’s first ever Modern Quilt Showcase, taught in 7 countries (twice above the Arctic Circle!) and on a cruise ship. She’s had one or more quilts juried into QuiltCon and Quilt Canada every year since 2014 and is an active participant in her local modern and general guilds. Krista now calls herself “a traditionally-informed modern quilter”; her current passion is sharing the creative freedom of improvisational piecing and ruler-free cutting with her students (all the while keeping track of her scant 1/4” seam allowance and pressing to one side).
didn’t expect a big group out because many members are away on summer holidays,
but we were pleasantly surprised to see the chairs fill up with 32 members and
7 guests! Thank you to Kate & Sunny
for keeping track of all the membership details. Registration for 2019/20
membership is now due. Forms are
available under Files on our Facebook page.
MQG Exhibit of Modern Quilts at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham is there only
until August 25. It is well worth the
effort of attending!
more month for our 3 SUMMER CHALLENGES! All
are due at the September Guild meeting on September 12. The minis and the bags will be on exhibit at
the Abbotsford Wine & Art Walk on September 19.
CHALLENGE #1 – UPCYCLED “H” BAG from Orange Dot Quilts. As of Aug 8, there are
47 members signed up! We will be voting
for our favourites at the September guild meeting and prizes for the top 3 are:
First Place – $30 gift certificate
to Life’s Second Chance Thrift Store
Second Place – $20 gift certificate
to MCC Thrift Store
Third Place – $10 gift certificate
to MCC Thrift Store
It’s not too late to join up. Email Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Find more details about the challenge under
Files on Facebook or by asking Marilyn or Joanne.
CHALLENGE #2 – Canadian MQG Mini Quilt Swap
Theme is GEOMETRY. Sign up was closed on July 15 and information about
your match has been emailed. Eleven of
our guild members are participating out of a total of thirty across
Canada! Yay FVMQG! Thank you Laura Miron for promoting this
CHALLENGE #3 – WORKSHOP UFO CHALLENGE. Finish what you started at a workshop.
Every finish is an entry for a prize.
Registration form on Facebook Files.
See Laura Miron with your questions.
on NOMINATIONS for guild volunteer positions for next year…we are still looking
Do either of those interest you or can you think of anyone who would be
well suited for those positions? Is this the year you can take a turn at a
volunteer position in the guild? You get
the most out of the guild when you get involved. Also, if you need some incentive… keep in
mind that volunteers are given the opportunity to go to Green Lake for a
showed us samples from the Terry Aske Workshop that she attended and encouraged
us to sign up for the class. Mark your
calendar for these upcoming WORKSHOPS:
Terry Aske CIRCLES, CIRCLES, CIRCLES
WORKSHOP coming up on Saturday, October 19, $55. Email Laura More to register at
Lorna Shapiro 2 day workshop, QUILT
DESIGN 101 – April 25 & May 9. $95. Email Laura More to register at email@example.com
Janzen shared her vision for this year’s QuiltCon 2020 CHARITY QUILT
CHALLENGE. The theme is TEXT with a grey
scale solid colour scheme. Phyllis &
Helen have met with an Indigenous leader to develop their idea of a quilt
recognizing Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women & Girls. Phyllis showed us a mock up of the idea using
words from the recently released report.
Phyllis will be asking for help from members in various ways with this
project over the next few months.
Facebook for photos of our inspiring SHOW & TELL. Thanks to Laura Shaw for taking the pics this
month and posting them.
enjoying some delicious cake brought by Geraldine and other COFFEE BREAK
goodies, we watched some of a MQG Webinar with Tara Faughnan “Design Process: From the Initial Spark to
the Finished Quilt”. The internet
connection at the church was weak and left us watching a spinning wheel more
than we wanted to, but hopefully we got a taste of what a MQG website webinar
is like and some inspiration to check out the website on our own for more
50/50 DRAW was won by Geraldine Howe with a $30 pot. Thank you to Judy Cruickshank and Mary McNeil
for managing ticket sales. Proceeds from 50/50 go to Community Quilts.
you to everyone who brought a DOOR PRIZE.
Here’s an idea to keep door prizes going strong…if you WIN one
this month, you BRING one next month!
GUILD MEETING is on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at St. Matthews Church Hall. The September meeting is our AGM and
elections. After the AGM is Show &
Tell featuring our Summer Challenges and then the Anniversary Party! You don’t want to miss it!
A beautiful evening for a POTLUCK PICNIC at Fraser River Heritage Park with 35 members in attendance! A few members with strong arms moved the heavy picnic tables to form a comfortable space for us to gather. We enjoyed a very tasty spread of sweet and savory picnic dishes to share. Thank you for your […]
It was a lovely, warm evening with 40 members and 1 guest in attendance! For the first time in our history, it wasn’t cold & raining on TRUNK SALE night and we could have it outside in the parking lot! We didn’t follow our usual meeting timeline and held the Trunk Sale first. Coffee & […]