Program & Speakers

Welcome all new RVQG members and returning members!

Please mark your calendar for our Fall meeting dates, to make sure you don’t miss our lineup of guest speakers.

To register for the guild, you can complete a registration form online. Then you can pay using an e-transfer or by mailing a cheque. See Membership for more information.

September 27, 2021

 Mixed Journey Trunk Show, plus Ice Dying”

 Paul Leger started quilting over 30 years ago while stationed in Victoria, BC. He was in the Canadian Armed Forces for 21 years and currently lives in Ottawa. He’s gone from trying to figure it out on his own, to teaching, designing, to doing trunk shows. Paul loves to share his quilting ideas and skills with others. During his trunk show, Paul will talk about some of the challenges, inspirations and joys he’s had making quilts over the years.  


October 25, 2021

 Uncovering Art Quilts”

Valerie Wilson is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has worked with fabrics from childhood, learning embroidery from her grandmother and garment sewing from her mother. In 2002, she started quilt, and in 2014 fibre art became her full-time occupation.

Valerie is the author of Quilted Faces – An Introduction to Fabric Portraits, a book designed to help beginners overcome their fear of not getting a realistic image. Her award winning work has been exhibited across Canada, and internationally from New Zealand to Houston, Texas.

Valerie is the Fiber Art Network Membership Co-ordinator and a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilts Associated (SAQA).

You can follow her on Facebook at:

November 22, 2021

 “Get your Motor Running”

I heard about Melissa Marginet from The Quilter On Fire Podcast, by Brandy Maslowski.

Melissa is from Beausejour, Manitoba, and has written 2 books on quilting designs using a walking foot, and many patterns. I enjoyed using her first book (the orange one) to quilt 3 lap top quilts.

Melissa loves to teach quilting. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and inspiring others. She describes herself as a DIY quilter from beginning to end, and she encourages others to do the same. She believes that each person needs to find what works best for them.

She will give us a discount if we order any of her books (see the ad below).