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 will be having their Christmas Party

Show and Tell for December - no show and tell

Upcoming Programs and Workshops

Tuesday January 10,2017

TRUNK SHOW with Judy Villett

I have been wrapped up in quilts all my life! I was nurtured in the snowy Alberta foothills by three generations of family quilters. My childhood was full of needlework and natural beauty. I think my love for quilting has been a genetic trait as well as a necessity. My formal art education began at the University of Alberta in the Fine Arts program. Later, I learned to silkscreen on fabric and decided to add quilting to my designs. Combining traditional technique and contemporary design was a breakthrough discovery for me, and it led to a lifetime passion for the tactile quality and the multidimensional aspects of cloth. I continue to develop my skills by attending workshops across North America. Beginning with commercial and hand dyed fabrics, I use a full repertoire of techniques that may combine stenciling, painting piecing, applique, embellishment and machine quilting. Collecting fabrics for special themes is a treasure hunt that may go on for several years until I am ready to amalgamate ideas, sketches,photos and clippings onto to the design wall where I can move pieces around prior to sewing. My work gives me a satisfying balance of spontaneity and order. My inspirations are the play of light and dark, the power of colour, and the textures of the world that I walk in. The beautiful city of Vancouver, my home for the last few years is my current muse and I am connecting with the vibrant art community here. My wall hangings have been shown in juried and solo exhibitions in England, Japan, USA and Canada. My art is in private and public collections around the world. To view/purchase art from my East Vancouver Studio, call 604-215-8537. I continue to enjoy the magical cloth connection that binds me to colleagues, art lovers and students, who all respond so positively to the fabric medium that I love. Judy has been creating original artwork using the Impressionist-style Colourwash or WaterColour technique for over a decade. She also teaches colour and design classes and finds that her expertise in using value, colour, scale and line pairs with this creative technique.

TRUNK SHOW with Karen Kroeker- 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 macines 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

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.

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,December 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, December 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