Welcome to The Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild

The Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild is a non-profit Society. The purpose of the Guild is to bring the joy of quilting to the public by way of shows, displays, and demonstrations. To bring ideas and learning experiences to the members by way of workshops, guest speakers, and demonstrations.

Guests are always welcome with a free drop in for the first meeting. There will be a fee of $10.00 for non- members for special guest speakers to help cover costs.

Next Meeting Program

FVQG welcomes Karen Kroeker

Show and Tell for February - TBA

Upcoming Programs and Workshops

TRUNK SHOW with Karen Kroeker- Tuesday February 14, 2017

Life after many years of teaching high school arts has finally meant time for Karen to pursue her own art. She learned how to sew on her mother's tiny Singer sewing machine at a young age and followed it up with textiles studies and painting at university in the Education program. Karen has gone back to her life long love of fibres and textiles. She is currently exploring the many creative and beautiful ways they can be manipulated using her old workhorse of a sewing machine. Collage and photography passion take their place in the mix both on paper and fabric. Nature in all its glory is Karen's main inspiration, the colours, textures and forms are continually revealing themselves as opportunities for even more creative endeavors.

"In Betweens" February 14, 2017 "Cutting for Preemies"

Workshop with Karen Kroeker
"From Photo to Fabric"

A stitching demonstration will be given and then participants will proceed to work on their own images with their sewing machines and I will walk around and help each person as needed.

Saturday, February 18,2017
Location: KENNEDY HEIGHTS
Time: Set up 8:50 am, classes begin at 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Cost: Members $25.00 Non Members $35.00

Trunk show with Maureen Wood
Tuesday March 14, 2016

Maureen WoodMaureen Wood, Certified Instructor Judy Niemeyer Quilting will share her quilting journey and talk about many of the tips and techniques used in making quilts from Judy Niemeyer designs. Maureen has been a Certified Instructor since 2009 when she retired from her "real" job in Health Care. She loves teaching quilters and helping them to expand their quilting knowledge. In the trunk show she will show 30 to 40 quilts made over the last ten years and you will have the opportunity after the trunk show to see these quilts up close

Workshop with Maureen Wood "Broken Daisys' a Judy Neimeyer Foundation Paper Piecing pattern
Saturday March 18, 2016

Maureen WoodJoin Maureen Wood, Certified Instructor and learn how to make these beautiful Broken Daisy placemats using Judy Niemeyer's foundation paper piecing techniques. This newly released pattern includes enough foundation papers to make 4 placemats. Packages of extra papers are available as well if you wish to make additional placemats. These will look great in any colour you may choose - you may also want to fussy cut the moon shape to highlight a particular fabric. There is preparation required prior to the class. Information on supplies and preparation is available when you register

 

Saturday, March 18,2017
Location: KENNEDY HEIGHTS
Time: Set up 8:50 am, classes begin at 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Cost: Members $25.00 Non Members $35.00

 

Aunt Leah's Place

FVQG CHARITY for 2015-2017. We are very pleased to announce that the charity for the next two years is Aunt Leah's Place The following is a brief statement of the wonderful work which they do in our community.

Aunt Leah’s Place, for more than 25 years, has been helping kids in foster care and teen moms achieve a better future by providing guidance, supported housing, job training and coaching in essential skills. We believe every young person de- serves to feel safe, cared for and have a sense of belonging. Unfortunately, this is not the experience for many teens in the foster care system. When they “age out” of government care at 19, they find themselves completely alone. Aunt Leah’s Place tries to fill that gap and provide the loving support young people in care so desperately need and deserve. Aunt Leah’s often provides the only thread of care and continuity for youth whose young lives have often been marked by abuse, neglect, abandonment and multiple foster home placements.

Over the last two decades we have seen how support at this critical time can help these young people realize their possibilities and potential while becoming resil- ient, independent adults. Since its incorporation as a society in 1988, Aunt Leah’s has helped countless children and youth lead healthy, safe and productive lives- kids who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks of the “system” into homelessness, entered the criminal justice system or surrendered to suicide.

TOILETRY DONATIONS

Please continue to put your toiletry donations for Carole Hando in a separate bag marked with her name.

COPS for CANCER TOUR de VALLEY 2017

The guild is again collecting quilts for the Cops for Cancer Ride which takes place in September. I will have more details in the August newsletter regarding dates and times for the Ride for those members who might like to attend the Opening Ceremonies as I do not have the final details at this time. This will be our 14th year we have been donating quilts to this very worthwhile event.

The Tour de Valley Ride consists of approximately 15 emergency response members i.e. RCMP, Firefighters and Border Guards who ride their bicycles 600 KMS from South Delta to Boston Bar and back to raise funds for Pediatric Cancer research and Camp Goodtime. Each rider carries a photo of their buddy, the child for whom they are riding and who is either on cancer treatment or in remission. A quilt is then presented to the Buddies at the Opening Ceremonies. Other quilts are handed out during the Ride itself to children who may live outside the lower mainland or a family member who may need a ‘hug’.

The quilts can be unisex or boy/girl specific approximately 40” X 60”. Bright cheerful colours and ages 5- 16 are the norm but infants and younger children can also be afflicted so all sizes are appreciated as the children grow and some quilts can be taken to newly diagnosed children in hospital.

Carole Hando

If there are questions I can be contacted at 604-274-2206 or by e-mail chando@shaw.ca

Next Guild Meeting

Tuesday,February 14,2017
9:30am - 12:00pm and
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre
11760 - 88th Avenue
Delta, BC

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month (except July and August). Guests are always welcome with a free drop in for the first meeting. There will be a fee of $10.00 for non-members for special guest speakers to help cover costs.

 

Next Executive Meeting

Thursday, February 2,2017
7:00 PM

The executive meetings are generally held the first Thursday of the month at Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre. All Guild Members are welcome to attend the Executive Meetings.

 

A few web links of interest

Cher Cartwright

Quilters Dream Fabrics

Batik Making video

Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

Paul Krampitz

Kathy McNeil

Barbara Shapel

Karen Johnson

Fibreart Network

CQA 2013 Quilt BC winning quilts

Susan Jensen

Marci Baker

Katie Pasquini Masopust

Fabshophop -search for fabric

Joen Wolfrom

Maureen Wood

Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs

Quilt University

The Quilt Show

Hoffman Fabrics -free patterns