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 February - Bring in your finished quilts that you have done in a workshop with the FVQG.

Upcoming Programs and Workshops

Saturday, January 20, 2018 Workshop

Preemies (Cutting Kits) No Charge - Bring your rotary cutter and mat and lets get some kits done in preparation for the Preemie sewing workshop in March. We love a pot luck, so we invite you to bring your favorite lunch dish to share.

Time 9:00am to 3:00pm Upper Hall at Kennedy Heights

Tuesday February 13, 2018 Trunk Show - Katie Pederson

Please join The Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild in hosting Katie Pedersen, Seattle modern quilting instructor and author of Quilting Modern for a trunk show. Katie enjoys teaching others her approach in merging improvisational quilting techniques with modern and traditional design in her West Seattle studio and nationally. She believes that making something by hand sets each of us on a journey to discovering who we are as artists, and that this personal process can start with simply sewing two pieces of fabric together. She loves that quilts are utilitarian works of art that showcase the evolution of one's creative confidence and developing aesthetic. Her greatest wish is that she could sew as fast as the ideas come.

Visit her at sewkatiedid.com

February 15, 2018 Workshop with Katie Pederson: "Psychedelic Baby" Striptease Improvisational Workshop

We will be designing improvisational in this workshop. Our goal in class will be to have a full understanding of the construction of the blocks. Blocks can easily be added later to enlarge your quilt size.

Fabric here is an estimate so that you can happily create and play in class. FYI - just like cookies, more is better. I'd suggest buying what you can purchase more of, in case you enlarge your quilt.

Location: Inn at the Quay in New Westminster

Cost: Members $90.00 Non Members $110.00

 

 

Saturday February 17, 2018 Workshop with Lynne Fanthorpe & Company "Free Motion Quilting for Beginners" or a Refresher.

Free Motion Quilting Day- Please bring:

- Sewing machine and quilting or darning foot.This foot may have a tiny spring in it like a pogo stick.Some machines have a foot that fits into the machine shaft, if you are not sure, bring all your feet and your machines's manual.

- A machine extension table if you have one, this makes quilting a lot easier.

- A couple of pre-wound bobbins with the thread you normally quilt with, a better quality thread improves your success. Remember to bring a contrasting  top thread to your top and bottom fabric sandwich fabrics as you will want to see your quilting results.

- A few quilt sandwiches , no smaller than "14x14" and no larger than 18x18". Use a plain light coloured(muslin) or dark coloured fabric depending on your thread choice. You want to be able to see your quilting.

- A low loft batting such as Hobbs 80/20 warm and natural will be easier to use thatn a high loft polyester batting. Feel free to bring extra fabric and batting, you wouldn't want to run out.

 - Please bring your quilt sandwiches pinned together.

-Machine Quilting needles that work for you, or denim and or top stitch needles.

-A large pad of plain paper (the larger the better)and a pencil to draw with. You will be doing a lot of quilt doodling. The Dollar Store is a good source for these.

-Any aids to help move the fabric, gloves, finger cots or what ever works for you. We will have a variety of things to show you that we like to use.

Location:Kennedy Heights Seniors Centre

Cost: Members $10.00 Non Members $20.00

March 13, 2018- Trunk Show  - Ursula (Ushi) Gretner- "Stitch with Wool by the Sea".

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

March 24, 2018 - "Preemies Workshop" Sewing kits- bring your machine and prepare for a fun day of comradie while sewing for this worthwhile cause. Bring your favorite potluck item for lunch!

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 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,February 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, February 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

Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs

Quilt University

The Quilt Show

Hoffman Fabrics -free patterns