Meeting Date: Monday, October 18th, 2021
Doors Open: 6:30PM for mixing
Meeting: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
VancouverMQG’s October guest lecturer is our very own Berene Campbell! She will be presenting a lecture on “The Power of What We Do”.
Berene Campbell of ‘Happy Sew Lucky‘ is a modern quilt designer, speaker, teacher and community project instigator. Her quilting and sewing patterns feature inspiring messages of positivity and hope, with the goal of making the world a kinder and more peaceful place. A “collective energy” enthusiast, Berene uses quilting to corral fellow creatives to work together for change. These projects include collaborative community installations, fundraisers for social justice causes, and the Handmade Collective Awards – a bursary fund set up for the maker community to provide awards for BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ students. In her talk Berene encourages leaning into discomfort and tells the story of how her work has evolved by discovering and embracing the power that we all hold in the work we do. She hopes to leave you wondering where you might go from here.
To quote the words from her website: “Quilts hold the spirit of their makers, and the secrets of their thoughts pondered while stitching. They are beautiful treasures that provide us with warmth & comfort, but they can do more for us if we so choose. Quilts can be posters for our ideas, messengers of our messages, and uniters of our communities. They hold great power.”