Saturday, August 12, 2023

September 2023 Guild Meeting


The Fredericton Quilters' Guild is excited for the 2023-24 guild year to start in September.  Committees have been busy planning over the summer and are set for the new year to start.    Our guild welcomes old and new members to join us Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 7 pm at the Johnston Avenue Seniors Center on the North side just past the Superstore.

Got questions?   Feel free to contact us.

Marj and Gail
Marj and Gail

Or come see us on Thursday August 17th, at the Garrison Market.   We will be under the FredRec Community tent near the skateboard park from 4pm - 9pm. We'd love to talk sewing and quilting with you.    Come ooh, and ahh, over our lovely quilts that we will have on display.  

See you there!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Machine Sales and Service

 As a service to our members, and because the question is often asked, below is a list of sewing machine dealers and others who service machines.  We can recommend those on this list as they are known to provide good service. Of course it is always best to deal with who you purchased your machine from for regular service/cleaning or problems, if possible.

Babylock: 1. Holly Irving, 8 Estey Lane, Fredericton. Ph. 506-472-8662 

2. Kate's Open Quilt Studio, See below.

Bernina: 1. Sewing Machine Den, 1019 Brookside Dr., Apt. 106, Fredericton. Ph. 259-7070. Email  Sales and service/repair of Bernina, also services any make/ model of machine. Pierre and Michelle Parisienne

2. Kate's Open Quilt Studio, 42 Octave St. Shediac Cape. Ph. 506-532-6456  Email  Sales and service of Bernina & Babylock, also can service most mechanical problems on any home brand, including Singer featherweight and vintage machines. Kate O'Brien

Husqvarna: Town and Country Quilts, 221 Hampton Rd., Rothesay. Ph. 506-847-4099  Email  Sales and service of Husqvarna Viking. Tina Hanson

Janome: Victoria Corner Sewing Machines, 2282 Route 103, Victoria Corner (between Hartland and Woodstock). Ph. 506-375-4396. Email  Sales and service of Janome, also service and repair of all makes, models. Charlotte Cook

Pfaff: Covered Bridge Quiltery, 631 Pinewood Rd. Suite 101, Riverview. Ph. 506-386-2888 Pfaff sales and service. Vickie Quigley

Other: Frank McInnis in Rusagonish cleans and services any make/model. Ph. 506-357-2701

Monday, January 16, 2023

Winter Weather!

 Yep, winter is here! Lots of snow/sew days!!   :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Welcome 2023!!

 Is it too late to say Happy New Year? Regardless, the calendar has been turned (or should I say replaced?!) and it's now January. The winter has been kind to us so far, but I'm sure there are lots of cold wintery days to come- perfect days for sewing and quilting!! 

Just a reminder, both January and February meetings will be via Zoom. Watch your email inbox, you will get a message several days before the meeting with the link to join in. If you think you will need help, let us know!

Monday, November 7, 2022

For Sale: Jim Hinks quilting frame

 For Sale: King size 3 roller quilting frame - 104". Made by well known Jim Hinks, Head of St. Margaret's Bay, NS circa 2000. 104" width, with 3 rollers and double ratchet tensioning. Anchor pins on side for lateral tension. Frame can be adjusted from flat to nearly vertical for storage. 

Contact Marijke Hurkens,  454-7459. 

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient... Lee McLean

Lee McLean, a twenty-plus year member of our Fredericton Quilters' Guild has been selected to receive Canada Council for the Arts funding. Her grant application to the Research and Creation component  of the Explore and Create Program was decided by a peer assessment committee composed of a diverse range of artists and arts professionals.

Lee's project is to explore dye and thread painting on fabric and to create textile art pieces about the mother/child relationship. She says, 'I will create a series of works inspired by what Jann Arden wrote about her mother: "Like the words written on..torn-up bits of rags she tied in the trees for the birds...her words are tied around my bones." Does a mother know which retort leaves a lasting mark? My mother's words have been "tied around my bones" for a lifetime, a voice in my head still, even after she is gone. This project will respond to this.'

To increase the personal meaning, Lee will hand dye and make marks on fabric for this project, techniques new to her artistic practice. To accomplish this, she has already completed an independent study focused on dyeing techniques and painting and printing with thickened fibre reactive dyes. Experimenting with the overlap and change of colour as dyes flow on the wet surface, she seeks to create fabric pieces that inspire work. We have seen some of these in our Zoom show and tell sessions.

Lee recently graduated from the Advanced Studio Practice Program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and is a juried member of Craft NB. Her work has also been supported by the New Brunswick Arts Board. She pursues her art practice as an active member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), an international organization devoted to promotion of the art quilt. She has work currently travelling in the Grand National Fibre Art Exhibit and in SAQA Atlantic regional exhibit that will be shown at Quilt Canada 2023 in Halifax.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Show and Tell

 Our October meeting is less than a week away...  we hope to see you there. Please return any guild library books that you may still have at home. We have some new members, don't forget to make them feel welcome!

Show and Tell is a favourite part of our meetings.. please bring your projects to share with us. Sometimes quilts are made and given as gifts before they can make it to a Show and Tell which means we don't get to enjoy them! Here are two that Deanna M. made and recently gifted to granddaughters who had graduated. What lucky gals they are!! These are beautiful Deanna, thanks for sharing the photos with us!

Hope to see you Tuesday October 18th. 

Monday, August 29, 2022


Just a reminder... have you renewed your membership for the coming year?  The membership renewal form was sent  to you by email on May 26... check back in your inbox. If none of your info has changed, you can simply forward the $30.00 fee, by cheque to our registrar Joyce Humble, or by etransfer to our guild email address.  Make cheques payable to Fredericton Quilters' Guild. 

Deadline for the September newsletter is Sept. 10. Send any submissions to our new Editor, Stefanie H. 

Did you know QUILT CANADA is coming back to the east coast? The dates have just been announced.. mark your calendar now for Quilt Canada in HALIFAX, June 7-10, 2023.