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.

Upcoming Programs and Workshops

Botanical Reflections

Tuesday October 09, 2018 - TRUNK SHOW - with PAUL KRAMPITZ

Paul began quilting in 1986, inspired by the traditional quilts made by his two grandmothers. He started exploring more modern designs in 1998, inspired by the geometry that he studied at university. He also started dying fabrics for some of his quilts using a wax-resist method. Paul is an original member of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild and offers trunk shows and workshops throughout the Lower Mainland.  When not quilting, Paul works at BC Institute of Technology.

 

Traditional to Modern

This trunk show opens with traditional quilts and tops I have made using patterns like log cabin and Dresden plate.  Then I show how I reinterpreted the blocks to make them more modern.  The methods include using non-traditional layouts,  incorporating designer and solid fabrics, using negative space, asymmetry and inclusions, and changing the scale of the blocks. The quilts are also influenced by the community of modern quilters on social media and the designs they post.

Tuesdays, Starting  OCTOBER  9, 2018 through to  JUNE 11, 2019 - MINI -WORKSHOP WITH DIANNE STEVENSON:

CANADIANA  IN  CLOTH

Class is totally full with a large wait list.

Saturday October 20, 2018 - WORKSHOP with ROBIN FISCHER - Come Dye with Me

Location:  Kennedy Senior Centre - Upper Hall 8:45 am - 3:00 pm

Do you want to dye your own colours and have fun doing it. Let me show how easy it is to create personal colours. We will be using Procion MX dyes and working with dye concentrates. I will supply all the dyes and other chemicals needed. This will be geared to those who have never dyed before and those wanting to expand their dyeing experience. We will create together

Please bring your own lunch, coffee cup, plate/bowl and any cutlery you will require with your lunch.

Cost:
Members - $25.00
Non-Members - $35.00

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - TRUNK SHOW  with  KAREN JOHNSON

I’ve been sewing since I was six years old and have never tired of the process. My journey included a 4-H  Clothing club as I was growing up, then to a Home  Economics degree with a major in Clothing and Textiles before teaching as a career.

Travel has always influenced my life and our home contains many textile treasures. Growing up on a Prairie farm and my Scandinavian background has also shaped my life.

Membership in the following fibre related groups has supported and strengthened my journey in art quilting: Fibre Arts Network 2013,  Studio Art Quilt,  Associates August 2011,  LaConnor Quilt and Textile Museum, Canadian Quilters Association/ACC,  Langley Quilters’ Guild – since inception in 2002.

My inspiration and the way I live my life are shaped by my daily walks, often along the Nikomekl River in Langley. I’m continually intrigued by the lines, shapes, colours and designs that I encounter along the way. Photography helps me return to these images and shows me patterns in how I see the world around me.

I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with techniques in the world of art quilting and am slowly finding ones that best help me to express myself. I love creating texture; especially through raw edge collage, thread work, using unusual fabrics or fabrics I hand dye.

The process of creating a work of art in fibre is a very rich soulful experience and often reflects where I am in my life.

I can’t imagine a life without fibre in all its forms surrounding me and tempting me to new creations.

Saturday November 17, 2018  - WORKSHOP with KAREN JOHNSON: Skinny Stripping

Location - Kennedy Senior Centre - Upper Hall - 8:45 am - 3:00 pm

Learn how to sew a variety of skinny strips – straight parallel lines, curved lines, disappearing lines and combinations of each. Using a variety of skinny strips will bring excitement to your block and as you go along you’ll have fun deciding what you should try next.

The technique can be used to create an art quilt or incorporated into a more traditional design such as adding zing to a child’s quilt.

Numerous examples will be given for your inspiration. You’ll be amazed at all the options for using this technique.

Have fun coming to just cut and sew fabric to make unique designs.

Please bring your own lunch, coffee cup, plate/bowl and any cutlery you will require with your lunch.

Cost:
Members - $50.00
Non-Members - $65.00

Party Time
PARTY!
Tuesday December 11, 2018

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,October 9, 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, October 4, 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