Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Meet the BC Team

As some of you may be aware, QUILT BC 2013 is well underway in its planning.    To pull off an event that includes the Trend Tex Challenge, workshops, the National Juried Show, various other shows, a Merchant's Mall, banquet and many other opportunities, takes an incredible amount of work to say the least.   

I thought you may like to meet some of the leaders behind this fantastic event.   

 Johanna Alford – Conference Coordinator

Johanna is very excited to be involved in planning and organizing Quilt BC 2013. After five years on the CQA/ACC Board of Directors she continues to volunteer her time to support quilting across Canada. Having been directly involved in the previous five conferences for CQA/ACC she hopes to make Quilt BC 2013 a wonderful experience for all who attend.
Come to Penticton and enjoy some wine.  See you all soon. 

Linda Schmidt – NJS Coordinator

Linda is a dedicated, enthusiastic quilt maker, teacher, long-arm quilter and supporter of her local guild.  She is moving into the President’s chair of the Penticton Quilters’ Guild in September, chaired a very successful  guild show in 2009 and is chairing the October 19 & 20 guild show in 2012.  Besides improving her long arm skills, Linda is most interested in learning to make art quilts.   She is excited to be part of the Quilt BC 2013 committee and will be coordinating the NJS show.  

Ellen Sangster – Publications

Ellen has been quilting since she retired in 2001. In the beginning she taught herself, but after moving to Penticton she joined the Penticton Quilters’ Guild in 2006. At the guild she expanded her quilting horizons and was introduced to new techniques and inspiration. Ellen has produced the Penticton Guild newsletter since 2007 and helped set up the guild website. Her quilting interests include free motion quilting, fusing and colourful scrappy quilts. In addition she enjoys knitting, golf and travel.

 Marg Jacques – Banquet Décor/Volunteer Assistant

Marg has been retired for 15 years and moved to the Okanagan Valley in 1997.  She belonged to two guilds in Peachland where she  lived for 9 years and has belonged to the Penticton Quilters' Guild since moving there in 2006.  Marg has held various positions in the Guild since joining. 

Marg and her husband have recently started spending the winters in Southern Arizona and California,  but she continues to enjoy quilting while staying in their RV.  Marg enjoys attending quilt shows and seeing the wonderful projects on display.  She also enjoys browsing through patterns, selecting one and searching out fabrics to make that project "her own"!   Marg is very excited about the upcoming Quilt BC 2013 event.

Marianne Parsons – Concurrent Shows

For 25 years, Marianne Parsons has been active in the local quilting and art scene. Her design for the Quilt BC logo features the vineyards and orchards, brilliant sun and sparkling waters of the Penticton area.  She’ll be coordinating the concurrent exhibits from several prominent Canadian fibre groups.  Marianne has been involved with CQA/ACC for many years. She was the Regional Representative for all of BC. She is familiar to many quilters and hopes to meet them all at Quilt BC. 

Stay tuned, we will definitely be hearing from these fabulous ladies in the future!

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