Introduction to Quillwork Workshop with Mona Moquin

This workshop is now full.  Please contact us at [email protected] to be place on the wait list. 

In this workshop, participants will learn the zigzag technique of quillwork. Each participant will have a small piece of smoke tanned hide and the choice of 10 different Quill colors to do a linee. The participants will also receive a gold or silver colored open jump rings to attach to their quillwork piece and become a pendant. Participants are responsible to find their own necklace to hold the pendant.

Registration is limited to Indigenous participants until March 21, 2023, at which point any open spots can be take by participants of any background.

Register for this workshop.  Because of generous support from The Winnipeg Foundation and the Province of Manitoba, participants are only required to pay a $50 kit fee.  

Sorry, this workshop is currently full. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at204-615-3951.

Meet Mona Moquin

Mona Eva Moquin was born and raised in a big Métis family in La Broquerie, Manitoba. She is a proud Métis woman, a teacher, an instructor, and an artist. Her Métis relatives names are Larivière, Nault, Perreault, Beauchemin and Carrière. Mona learnt about the art of quillwork the year after she started beading in 2015. She has been working at a slow pace but has been learning more intensively in the last few years. Recently, Mona has worked with Dr. Maureen Mathews, Jennine Krauchi and other artists on an art project of repatriating Quillwork skills. Each artist created a piece of Quillwork to compliment the teachings from Grandmother Quillwork pieces. The work can be seen in the exhibit Storied Objects: Métis Art in Relation at the rRemai mModern in Saskatoon until mid May 2023. She is very grateful for her teachers and friends who inspire her to create. She also enjoys sitting and learning from grandmother pieces. Mona is delighted to share what she has learnt and hopes that others want to honor and love the art just as much as she does.