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 November - Please bring in your "Bonnie Hunter" Quilts

Upcoming Programs and Workshops

2 day Workshop: Saturday October 28, 2017 (Day 1)
and Saturday November 18, 2017 (Day 2)

Lorna Shapiro
"Design 101"

My 35 year working career was "left brain" focused, working in I.T. and as an associate Dean. I retired and my "right brain" came out to play! Quilting has become my consuming passion. Japanese materials and their unique aesthetic speak to my heart. I love the entire creative process starting with design and fabric selection. Selling fabrics from my home and teaching at guilds, I broaden the group of quilters with whom I come in contact with and from whom I can learn. My customers and students are women who are engaged in a creative activity that makes them happy, and our friendships enrich my life.

This 2 day workshop is for quilters who have created quilts from patterns and are moving on to designing their own quilts. Theory and Technique are integrated throughout the workshop, allowing participants to:

  1. gain theoretical framework from which to evaluate and improve upon their quilt designs.
  2. experience a design process that supports the evolution and refining of a quilt design.
  3. learn new sewing techniques that allow a broader range of elements to be incorporated in their quilt design.

Participants coming to the workshops are asked to bring some fabric that they "LOVE" (this is important) and have been wanting to incorporate it into a quilt. They may have a design concept in mind, however this is not necessary as a starting point. Ideas will be quickly generated.

Day One - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Day Two - Saturday November 18, 2017

Location: KENNEDY HEIGHTS

Time: Set up 8:50 am, classes begin at 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Cost: Members $65.00 Non Members $75.00

Program: "Trunk Show" with Gail Sheppard

Tuesday, November 14,2017

Gayle is a member of tho Boundary Bay Quilters Guild. She is a prolific quilter and loves scrappy quilts. She calls herself "not the perfect quilter" and motto is "done is better than perfect". Gayle will share her quilting journey over the last 11 years. Many of her quilts are scrappy and queen size. Being a fellow aficionado of "Bonnie Hunter, she will show several quilts designed by Bonnie and invites guild members who have made a Bonnie Hunter quilt to bring them in to show as well.

In Betweens: "Some of my Favorites" with Judy Leslie

Judy Leslie has offered to conduct the November In-Between session entitled ‘Some of My Favorites’.   Judy will feature many of the tools, and some of the techniques, she uses to create her award winning quilts.

After twenty-five years of quilting, Judy has tools that she considers indispensable....a MUST in everyone’s quilting room.  She will feature:

·       - practical storage solutions for fabrics, threads and other items

·      -  favorite marking, measuring, ironing and cutting tools plus other useful quilting supplies and aids

Judy will show some slides of larger items.   She will demonstrate the use of many of the smaller items.  Judy also encourages participants to bring their favorite, helpful tools to share with others.

Judy Leslie

Workshop - DAY 2 of Lorna Shapiro's "Design 101"

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Location: KENNEDY HEIGHTS

Time: Set up 8:50 am, classes begin at 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

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, November 14, 2017
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, November 2, 2017
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