Joan Hug-Valeriote has experience not only as a quilter and fibre artist, but in the film industry as well. View her resume and samples of her film work below.


Studio Teacher and Tutor

1968 Gordon St. Guelph, Ontario N1L 1G6     |     tel: (519) 836-9388
email:     |    cell: (416) 768-3775

- French Immersion Teacher, French specialist, 15 years experience
- Certified teacher in Ontario, # 139301
- Certified California Studio Teacher #90691
- Film production, 15 years experience: former I.A.T.S.E. Continuity Supervisor and independent documentary producer-director


As a teacher:

French Immersion teacher: 6 yrs experience as an elementary, 1989 to 1995. 9 yrs at the secondary level, French, Business, Art, Science and Communications Technology, 1999 to 2008.
2004-2008 : Extended and Core French teacher at Cardinal Newman High School
2003-2004 : teacher at Père-René-de-Galinée French language secondary school in Cambridge, Ontario, Gr. 7 & 8 Sciences, Gr. 11 & 12 Art
1999-2003: teacher at Cardinal Newman Catholic High School in Scarborough, Extended French, Core French, Business and Communications Technology.
1989-1995: French Specialist, Junior, Intermediate & Senior divisions, teaching elementary French immersion and Core French, James Culnan and St. John's.

"Horse-Logging in Ontario" - a short film produced, directed, and filmed by Joan Hug-Valeriote.

As a film-maker:

15 years experience freelancing in film-production as a Continuity Supervisor, for hundreds of television commercials and on feature films. Wrote, produced and directed several documentaries for television as well as training videos.

1974-1989: freelance Continuity Supervisor in Toronto, documentary writer-producer-director

1995-1999, independent film and video-maker in Orange County, California, developing and shooting documentaries, training videos and public service and community programming.

Most recent productions:

In progress: Restoration of the 1919 Casavant Pipe Organ at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate

2013 - Producer/Director/Videographer: "Horse-Logging in Southern Ontario", 25 min.

Rough cut of "Restoration of the 1919 Casavant Pipe Organ"

1996-1999 - Associate Producer, Development: worked with Director/Producer Michel Jones to bring the Kim Campbell biography "Through the Looking Glass" to production by the National Film Board of Canada

1997 - "Corazon, Lead-builder Training" video, 23-minute training video for Corazon, an all-volunteer organization that builds houses and communities in Mexico for the very poor.

1996 - "Flying Geese Quilters' Quilt Show" - produced, shot and edited a 50 min. special interest video and half-hour version for television.

Member PSA Committee of Women in Film, Los Angeles - contributions:
1998 - Director, on "CL Blast-off", a PSA for California Literacy, which resulted in the recruiting of more than 250 new volunteer literacy teachers.
1997 - Associate Producer on a PSA for the Lymphoma Research Foundation
1996-1998 - Fund-raising Sub-Committee, grant-writing

Earlier Canadian documentary productions, as writer, producer, director, including "Swiss Carnival in Toronto", 1982, TVO, CBC

Studio Teaching 2005-2016: Tutor for child actors (minors)


"IT" - Jaeden Lieberher, 13, Jeremy Ray Taylor,13, Sophia Lillis, 14, Finn Wolfhard, 13, Chosen Jacobs, 15, Jack Dylan Grazer, 12, Wyatt Oleff, 12, Jackson Scott, 7
"The Sound of Christmas" - Micah Kalisch, age 14
Nickelodeon "Sit and Stay Pet Café" - Piper Juhan 9, Brandon Rossel, 12, Mirabelle Lee, 9
"Dedicated Survivor" - McKenna Grace, age 10, Tanner Buchanan, age 17
"Paranormal Witness" - Avah Stasik, age 7


"The Headhunter's Calling" - Max Jenkins, age 10 , Julia Butters, age 6
"The Good Dinosaur" - Raymond Ochoa, age 14
"Suits, Season 5" - Jacob Buster, age 11


"Bark Ranger" - Lucius Hoyos, age 12, Zoe Fraser, age 12
"Web of Lies" - Nicholas Ballarini, age 14


"Reign" - Peter da Cunha, age 10, Jackson Hodge-Carter, age 6


"Unlikely Heroes" - Dylan Authors, 16, Alex Wall, 14, Ana Golja 16, Eden Sanders, 13, Emilia McCarthy, 15


"The Barrens" - Peter DaCunha, age 8, Ethan Lubinski, age 6
"Frenemies" - Mary Mouser, age 14
"Against the Wall" - Dylan Minette, age 14
"Change of Plans" - Jakobe Dempsey, age 12, Bobby Soto, age 16, Clarissa Suwoko, age 5
"Falling Skies" - Maxim Knight, age 11
"High Stakes" - Bradley Perry, age 11
"Dream House" - Rachel Fox, age 15


"Living in your Car" - Maria Horner, age 16
"Saving God" - Cole Mellows, Matthew Serafino
"The Latest Buzz" - Zoe Belkin, Demetrius Joyette, Justin Kelly


"Pictures of Hollis Woods" - Ridge Canipe, age 13
"The Gathering" - Jenna Boyd, age 14, Hannah Lochner, age 14


"Runaway" - Nathan Gamble, Sarah Remos
"Jump" - Lauren "Keke" Palmer, age 13, Micah Williams, age 15


Master of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / University of Toronto, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, 1999-2002
California State University Fullerton: Teacher Education courses towards California Teacher Certification 1996-1999. California certification 2001
French Specialist, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, 1992-93
Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, B.Ed, French and Drama, 1988-1989
Conservatoire Indépendant du Cinéma Français, Paris, France, 1969-1971, Diplomas as Assistant Director and Script-supervisor.
St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, B.A. French major, 1966-1969

Artist: Award-winning Quilt Artist, 1995-present

Solo Exhibits:
"Art Quilts" Westminster Branch Guelph Public Library January 2017
"The Last Ten Years", Atmosphere Café, Guelph, Dec 2015-Jan 2016
"The Making of an Artist" - a 40-year retrospective of quilts, film/video and photography, at Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, January. 2014

- Commissions, classes, lectures, workshops, long-arm quilting
- Artist in residence at the Waterloo County and Area Quilt Gallery, in St. Jacobs, Ontario, January through April, 2004 , 2008 and 2013, as well as many other local, national and international group shows.
- Recipient of nine Ontario Arts Council grants as a Visiting Artist in Education, spending 30 days a year in elementary school classrooms as a Quilt Artist, 2005-present.


Fully bilingual English-French, good working knowledge of German, Spanish and Italian.
Dual nationality: Canadian and Swiss
Married, four adult children, five grand-children