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
WORKSHOP: Sunday, February 17 with NANCY RIEMERSMA - Quilting with Rulers
One little girl – one small project on Mom’s treadle – and Nancy was hooked. It paved the way to a lifelong passion for fashion and fabrics in all aspects of sewing, quilting and machine stitchery. A former owner of a retail sewing business, Nancy is trained in all machine brands and knowledgeable in all the specialty products.
Nancy is an accomplished seamstress, designer, quilter, teacher and textile artist. Recently, she also became a Sulky CertiXied Instructor. Recent workshops include in Free Motion, Rulerwork, and Landscape Quilting, as well as Machine instruction classes. When Nancy’s not teaching, you will Xind her power stitching on her latest Art Quilt.
Free motion quilting has never been easier. With the introduction of Ruler Feet designed especially for domestic sewing machines, and the wide variety of rulers/templates available, quilters have hundreds of design options at their Xingertips.
In this workshop you will learn how to setup your sewing machine, layout and mark your project with the crosshair square and create a variety of designs using the templates.
Stitching practice includes creating smooth curves and perfectly round circles, six basic block designs and ideas for all over Xill quilting.
Create a small quilt, or a set of placemats, individual blocks, or if you prefer, reference samples. Designs are based on the Westalee Template Sampler Set, but the techniques apply to all brands of rulers. Class also includes a demonstration of ‘Quilt as you go’ assembly technique.
Please bring your own lunch and any plates & cutlery you will require and your coffee mug.
Members $55.00 Non-Members $65.00Location: Kennedy Senior Centre - Upper Hall
March 13, 2019 - TRUNK SHOW with CAROL BOWIE
I took up quilting four years after my husband retired and quite by accident in early 1992. I think it was good that I didn't discover it before then as it has become a passion in my life and hasn't flagged at all. In fact, it has been therapeutic through difficulties and continues to calm me. We have three children in this world and three in the next, 15 grandchildren (3 of whom 'adopted us') and 16 great grandchildren ranging in age from 2 to 18 years - lots of quilts needed for this group! Many wonderful and lasting friendships have been formed in those years, too. I don't have a particular 'style' of quilting - I love scrappy, traditional and art quilting, and am a member of the Canadian Quilters Association, active in the Sunshine Coast Quilters' Guild, the 1/2 Moon Crazies and a small art group.
"My Quilting Journey" spans South Africa and North America. I will bring the quilts we have in our home, hanging on the walls, those in the 'rotating' wall pile and bed quilts which we use and have spare to give as gifts. I'll tell stories about some of them.
April 09, 2019 - TRUNK SHOW with NICOLE PAINCHAUD
Ever do wool quilts? How about Missouri quilts? Pixilated? Paper piecing with the experts? Are landscapes your thing or portraits? People or Animal quilts? Modern or traditional? Nicole has done it all. Come see all the different types of quilts and learn where you can get these free patterns, or join free BOMs online. Let Nicole take you to "Quilting with the Internet".
Nicole started quilting late in life, when she was 25 but she’s been trying to catch up ever since. With a full time job as a computer teacher/photography teacher, she has to quilt quickly to get some art into her life. Nicole comes from a background of artists, one of which is her mother who paints portraits and acrylic painting for a living. At a young age she was taught about the master painters, colors and two dimensional structures, but when you have two fantastic artists in the family (her sister worked for Global TV as their artist) why would you compete? So Nicole turned to quilts. Her work was once described as painting with fabric, and now she’s added ink painting to some of her quilts. From pixilated quilts, to appliqué, modern to traditional wool and Block of the Months, come see an array of styles that would delight anyone, and some quilts that are very different. In the end you’ll walk away with a list of online BOMs, trade programs, websites to follow, free patterns and free lessons from some of the well known quilters in the industry. You’re sure to get something out of the "Quilting Like a Maniac" teacher.
Quilting Like a Maniac – http://quiltinglikeamaniac.blogspot.com
May 14, 2019 - TRUNK SHOW with KARLIE MCCHESNEY
Numbers, measuring, arithmetic, and formulas are the foundational tools of Karlie Norrish McChesney’s multimedia art. Right out of high school Karlie worked as a draftsperson in an architectural engineering firm before pursuing her BEd and MEd in Studio Art Practices. Retired from her 30-year teaching career, she now pursues the arts fulltime. Karlie is fascinated by angles of perspective and structural 3D form that she represents in a two-dimensional format. The fusion of her mathematical and creative ideas has been showcased in her work from childhood through to the present. Karlie’s studio is located in Chilliwack, British Columbia; she exhibits her work locally in the province of British Columbia, across Canada and in the USA.
Tuesdays through to JUNE 11, 2019 - MINI WORKSHOP WITH DIANNE STEVENSON
CANADIANA IN CLOTH
Class is totally full with a large wait list.
Aunt Leah's Place
FVQG CHARITY for 2016-2019. 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.
Please continue to put your toiletry donations for Carole Hando in a separate bag marked with her name.
COPS for CANCER TOUR de VALLEY 2019
The guild is again collecting quilts for the Cops for Cancer Ride 2019 (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.
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