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Margie  Davidson
artist & educator
Edmonton, AB, Canada
www.margiedavidson.ca
email: info@margiedavidson.ca

Educational Background

CQA/ACC Certified Quilt Judge, 2011
Surface Design: Spring Session Course, University of Alberta, 2002
Diploma in Early Childhood Services, University of Calgary, 1986
Diploma in Deaf Education, Ontario Ministry of Education, 1979
Bachelor of Education, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 1978
Bachelor of Arts, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, 1977

Relevant Coursework

“Healing Stitches” - How Your Art Imitates Your Life, The Haven, with Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer and Wendy Huntington, June, 2001
“Staying Alive” with Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer and Gary Holdgrafer, 2002 - 2003
“Inside the Dress” with Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer, 2004 - 2005
“Seriously Creative” with Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer, 2005 - 2006
“Coaching the Artist Within” with Dr. Eric Maisel, June 2007

Conference Courses

1994 - present to study with world-renowned instructors including:
Elizabeth Busch; Joan Colvin; Nancy Crow; Marilyn Henrion; Margaret Miller; Jan Myers-Newbury; Velda Newman; Jane Sassaman; David Walker; Joen Wolfrom.

Work Experience

Quilt Show Judge, CQA/ACC National Juried Show, Halifax 2012, Saskatoon 2009, Ottawa 2006
Quilting Instructor, workshops & lectures across Canada, 1999 - present
Quilting Teacher, Earthly Goods Inc., Edmonton, Sept. 2003 - present
Vendor, Quilt Canada 2010, Calgary - Painted and Dyed Fabrics, Blockprinted Scarves
Gallery Educator, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, July 2002 – June 2008
Quilting Teacher, A Quilter's Dream, Edmonton, 1994 - 2002
Facilitator, The Family Centre, Edmonton, 1992 - 2004
Quilting Teacher, Country Quilts & City Lace, Calgary, 1991 - 1992
Facilitator/Teacher, Parent Child Centre (ONC), Calgary 1988 - 1992
Teacher of Hearing Impaired, Calgary Board of Education, 1979 - 1984

Awards

CQA/ACC Teacher of the Year Award, 2013
First Place: Medium Quilt Original, Focus On Fibre Art Exhibition, May, 2012
First Place Ribbon:  EDQG Quilt Show, 2011
Featured Quilter, EDQG 30th Anniversary Quilt Show, 2009
First Place Ribbon:  EDQG 30th Anniversary Quilt Show, 2009
First Place:  Small Innovative Quilt, Quilt Canada National Juried Show, May, 2004
First Place:  Large Quilt Original, Focus On Fibre Art Exhibition, May 2004
Second Place: CQA/ACC Trend-Tex Challenge, June 2003
Judge's Choice:  Quilt Canada National Juried Show, May 2000
First Place:  Large Quilt Original, Focus On Fibre Art Exhibition, March 2000
First Place:  Large Quilt Educational, Focus On Fibre Art Exhibition, March 2000
Second Place: Small Quilt Original, Focus On Fibre Art, November 1998
Second Place:  Large Quilt Original, Focus On Fibre Art, November 1998

Commissions

“Stories I’ve Been Told” – Edmonton Public Library – permanent display
"Healing Journey" - Royal Alexandra Hospital - permanent display
Commission pieces for churches: liturgical stoles, pulpit cloth and banners

Associations and Memberships

Canadian Quilters' Association (CQA/ACC)
Alberta Craft Council (ACC)
Fibre Art Network (FAN)
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA)
Surface Design Association (SDA)
Edmonton & District Quilters' Guild (EDQG)

Selected Exhibits