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History of the MADP

Sue Scheewee seminar

In 1999 the membership was reduced to 100 members with unlimited associate members.

Three out-of-town teachers taught seminars at the Guild - Maureen McNaughton, Linda Wise, and Sue Scheewee.



     The annnual Exhibition and Sale was once again a great success.

     The raffle prize was a quilt with panels of birds and flowers painted by Guild members. A donation of
     $2,600 was made to the Montreal Breast Cancer Foundation.

CFCF 12 again asked the Guild to paint a backdrop for the 1999 Telethon of Stars for Research into Children's Diseases. The theme was a City Skyline.

The backdrop was also used for the Bal des Enfants du Monde.

Please click HERE to see other pics of this telethon backdrop.


In 2000 the membership remained at 100 members with unlimited associate members. A second cookbook was created by Guild members and sold throughout the year. Seven workshops were held after Guild meeting.

We were also fortunate enough to have three professional teachers to teach multi-day seminars at the Guild - Brenda Stewart, Linda Wise and Andy Jones.


Brenda Stewart seminar

Barbara Bagshaw at Linda Wise seminar

Andy Jones seminar

Our Exhibition and Sale was once again held in October. The raffle prize was a TV cabinet with thirteen replaceable panels painted by Guild members.

Five percent of the proceeds, some $2,900.00 from Guild members and $687.00 collected at the door were donated to the Montreal Breast Cancer Foundation.

CFCF 12 Telethon for Research into Children's Diseases invited the MADP to supply the backdrop for their telethon for the third year in a row. Eight members volunteered their time and designed a spectacular scene called "Winter Wonderland".

Please click HERE to see pictures of the construction of this backdrop.


In December, a tree was once again displayed by the Guild at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The theme for the year 2000 was Old Fashioned with Bows, and the tree was filled with beautifully painted decorations painted by Guild members. Please click HERE to see other pics of the 2000 Christmas tree and its decorations.

In 2001 the Guild celebrated its 15th Anniversary. We continued to meet at the Pierrefonds Cultural Centre and membership remained at 100 members with an unlimited nymber of associate members.

2001 brought a change in our logo. There was a contest among members to design the new logo. The winning design was created by Carole Albert.

Six members conducted workshops after our Guild meetings. We were also fortunate enough to have four professional out-of-town teachers at our Guild in 2001: Bob Pennycook in February, Linda Wise in April, Connie Parkinson in June and Mary McCullah in November.


Mary McCullah seminar

Connie Parkinson seminar

Linda Wise seminar

Linda Wise seminar

Our annual Exhibition and Sale was a great success. The raffle prize was a grandmother clock with five hand-painted panels.This year the Guild donated $2,300.00 to the Montreal Breast Cancer Foundation. We were pleased to also give a special donation of $150.00 to C-Dan, the Heritage Collection.


Another spectacular backdrop for CFCF 12 was designed and painted for the 2001 Telethon of Stars. The theme was Under a Starlight Sky. The Bal des Enfants du Monde also used the backdrop for their fundraiser for research into children's diseases.

Please click HERE to see other pics of this telethon backdrop.


Snowmen was the theme for the 2001 Christmas tree at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The tree was once again filled with beautiful hand-painted decorations painted by our members.

Please click HERE for more pics of the decorations that year.


The history of the MADP from 2002 onwards is coming soon. Stay tuned!
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