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.

Gloria Loughman is coming all the way from Australia

Gloria is an Internationally Renowned teacher, and will be presenting two different programs on September 13,2016, at Kennedy Heights Senior Center, 11760 88th Ave, North Delta, BC

The cost per lecture for guests is $10.00

Please contact Judy Bond at judyebond@shaw.ca for ticket availability.

Next Meeting Program

Tuesday, September 13, Gloria Loughman Program.

Two lectures will held on September 13, the lecture at the day meeting (9:30am to 12:00pm) will feature The Quilted Landscape, the evening lecture will feature Journeys

Upcoming Workshops

Thursday September 15 and Friday September 16, 2016

"Fabulous Facades"
2 day workshop with Gloria Loughman

The word "facade" means the "face" or outward appearance of a building. In this class we are going to recreate a facade of a building in fabric. The building can be modern or old, public building or private home, a shed, church, or a skyscraper. There are so many wonderful buildings to inspire us. After looking at a number of colour schemes, participants can then decide to use a very different palette or stay with the original colour scheme for their own design.

Location: Newton Fellowship Church, 7328 144th Street in Surrey

Time: Set up 8:50am, classes begin at 9:00am - 3:15pm
Cost:SOLD OUT- waiting list, please contact Judy: judyebond@shaw.ca

Show and Tell for September- In addition to any current quilts, let's see one of your "facades" quilts-barn, sheds, houses, windows, churches and doorway quilts.

Tuesday September 13 ,2016

"Quilter's Tool Stand "
Between Workshop with Carmie Kozak.

Want to get organized and have every quilting tool neatly at your fingertips? This tote folds up flat for transport for workshops and stands up for easy access when in use.

Cost:$5.00 members, $10.00 non members 1:00pm start time in the main hall

Tuesday October 11 ,2016

"Debra Sanderson presents a "Journey into Long Arm Quilting"

Debra Sanderson, one of FVQG members has been quilting for 12 years and a long arm quilter for 10 years. Debra started sewing at the age of 7, making garments for herself and her Barbie dolls. Debra will share her journey and passion for long arm quilting and what inspried her to make a career out of it.Debra has had her long arm quilting published in "Quilter's Connection" magazine, "CQA" magazine, the EQ Blog, as well as a couple of articles in the Langley Times Newspaper. She has won a few ribbons for a couple of quilts she will be sharing with us. Debra struggles to decide what type of quilter she is; she loves it all!!!

Saturday October 29, 2016

"- Spinning Stripes "
Workshop lead by Mary-Lou Wightman

THANK YOU FVQG members who requested this workshop after seeing Mary-Lou's wonderful quilt at Show and Tell. I have been sewing everything and anything over the past 50 years! YIPES! I am always keen to try something new in the sewing and quilting world, when I saw this Spinning Stripes piece on the Internet I knew it was worth a try. I contacted the woman, in New Zealand, who created her quilt at a class. That led me to the designer instructor of Spinning Stripes, Shirley Mooney and she generously agreed to let me teach this class to our guild. It is fun and easy and you will love the finished product! If you want to learn more about the designer, go to Shirley Mooney's website at "Don't Wait To Create"


Show and Tell for October- In addition to any recently completed quilts, let's see one of your favorite long arm quilted quilts, especially if they were done by Debra

Please check out the Workshop Page for a schedule of more upcoming workshops.

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.


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


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 13th 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, September 13,2016
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, September 1,2016
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