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

February 12, 2019- "Motivational Day"

We have several of our own members (listed below) talking about a Favourite Quilt and find out what inspired the quilt's concept and crea=on, any new techniques learned and who the designer is. Where they were when the inspiration consumed them. Or any other information leading up to the completion of the Quilt.

Morning: (Times are approximate)

Evening:

I would like two more members for the evening meeting, so if you would like to join the group please let me know ASAP.

Show and Tell Red for Valentine’s Day

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 $65.00
Location: 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.

Colour Carnival

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.

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 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.

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 12, 2019
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 7, 2019
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