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

Show and Tell for March - Bring in your Green and or Saint Patrick's Day related quilts.

Upcoming Programs and Workshops

Tuesday March 13, 2018: Trunk Show - Ursula ("Uschi") Grenier "Stitch with Wool by the Sea"

Ursula Greiner Ursula Greiner (“Uschi”) lives on the Sunshine Coast, B.C. She is a well-known fiber artist whose current focus is contemporary folk art using her own hand-dyed wool and a wide variety of threads from around the world. She emphasizes the fusion of dimensional embroidery and traditional needlework.

As a pattern designer, Uschi is inspired by nature, the play of colour and layered textures using different mediums. Additional areas of specialty are hand dying of silk velvet, wool, linen and other fibres, which are incorporated into her art work

March 13, 2018  "In Betweens"- Marjiree Kale -  "Machine Binding Like a Pro"

Marjiree grew up in a ‘land of homemade’. She learned to sew from her mother who passed on a ‘can do attitude’ and resourceful flair. Marjiree studied fashion design, co-designed a hospice quilt, became a hospice volunteer and co-founded the Langley Quillting Guild. She is a Quilting Educator of LongArm and Domestic machines in Alberta, Ontario and BC. Marjiree constantly gathers innovative ideas and joyfully passes it forward.

Membership: Free
Non-members: $10.00

March 24, 2018 - "Preemies Workshop" Sewing kits

Bring your machine and prepare for a fun day of comradie while sewing for this worthwhile cause. You will need to bring your sewing machine, thread and what ever else you may need to complete Preemie tops.

Also the best part  "Bring your favorite potluck" item for lunch!

Location: Kennedy Seniors Center- Upper Hall
Time 8:45 am to 3:30pm

Aunt Leah's Place

FVQG CHARITY for 2016-2018. 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 resilient, 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 2018

The guild is again collecting quilts for the Cops for Cancer Ride 2018 (Dates to be  announced). This will be our 14th year we have been donating quilts to this very worthwhile event.

 The Tour de Valley Ride will consist 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 by e-mail chando@shaw.ca

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Next Guild Meeting

Tuesday,March 13, 2018
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, March 1, 2018
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

Katie Pedersen

Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs

Quilt University

The Quilt Show

Hoffman Fabrics -free patterns