Sunday, September 27, 2009
Also, former FQG member Clara Allen passed away in her sleep on Friday night. Clara was recently diagnosed with ALS. She was an energetic and keen member, taking part in many workshops and Retreats, and also served on the Workshop Committee. We will miss her smile and fun-loving spirit. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, including her sister Joyce Rice.
"Sometimes it seems the sun goes down too soon."
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Woven Quilts – Saturday – October 17th – - $40.00 - Beginner + (know how to use rotary cutter & mat)
Celebrate the weaving of two or more different materials to create a distinctive piece of fabric. There will be a discussion of the variety of materials that can be used to work the fabric, how fabrics of various patterns can create movement, and how different values can accent your focal point. Students will select the technique they wish to do and create a small wall hanging in this one-day workshop.
(The squirrel and shoe are not part of the workshop)
Pet Portraits – Sunday – October 18th. $40.00
Take a photograph of your favorite pet and transform it into fabric using fusible web products and your sharp scissors. Add a little bit of character to the wall hanging by including the pet’s toys or hobbies. This is a small project designed for those students who have experience free motion quilting.
Delightful Dragonflies Monday – October 19th. -- $40.00 + kit fee
This class offers the intermediate quilter an opportunity to work on tulle and/or organza. Students will work with water-soluble stabilizer, raw edge appliqué, machine appliqué and wooly embellishments. Students have the option of quilting the entire project, or just the borders. Built in embroidery pattern ‘Dragonflies’ from the Pfaff Creative Vision machine included in project. Kit Fee of $5.00. No embroidery machine is required!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The first is a Quilt Show being held in Hampton NB on Oct. 10, 2009 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. It is being held at the Hampton Senior Resource Center on DeMille Court. There will be quilts, antique quilts, demos of quilting by seniors, cro-hooking, spinning, rug-hooking and swedish weaving. Admission is $6.00 which includes lunch, and tea or coffee. Further info can be obtained by calling Anna Young at 832-5056. Please note this is not a guild show but a show by local seniors.
The second event takes place on Oct. 17 in Fredericton at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte St. It is the Tammachat Natural Textiles Fair Trade Gift Show and Sale. Support sustainable communities and rural women with your purchase of fairly traded gifts: eco-fashions for you and your home- silks and cottons hand-woven and naturally dyed by women artisans of Thailand and Laos. At 1p.m., there will be a free slideshow/talk titled "Social Fabric" which will introduce you to some of the highly skilled artisans and how they create these special textiles. . For more info go to www.tammachat.com or call 1-902-624-0427.
We also have received info on two Retreats being held in Nova Scotia. The Ocean Waves Quilt Society of Cape Breton is holding "Retreat at the Keltic" May 21-23, 2010 at Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Cape Breton. Spaces are available. Teachers will be Hilary Rice of NL, Deb Plestid, Susan Tilsley Manley and Anne Morrell Robinson, all of NS. Contact Linda Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to have a brochure/registration form emailed to you.
The Northumberland Quilters' Guild of Pictou NS are planning a weekend Retreat at Liscombe Lodge for Oct. 15-17. 2010. After Nov.1, 2009, they will open it up to non-members. There is a choice of a one day Intermediate Sampler class, taught by Martha Davidson of Moncton, or 3 half day classes : a design and color challenge, a mystery quilt or a French Braid table runner. Again, further info or brochure available from Linda Hubbard.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Other projects and techniques explored include Journal quilts, paper quilts, artist trading cards (ATC's), trapunto, family trees and postcards. Above is Margaret (on right) showing her "journal" quilt- she included many old pieces of crochet and lace that her Mother had made, and Juanita shows her beautiful Trapunto work. "Sista Wany" took a lot of ribbing from her sistas that she got a little carried away and tried to trapunto everything she could get her hands on, for a while! She certainly turned some yard sale finds into beautiful pieces! (You can click on the photos for a closer look).
Can you believe I did not get a good photo of the entire group? Now how stupid was that? Here are six of the Sistas, showing us their tree projects. Missing are Jennifer and Juanita. Sorry Sista Divinity and Sista Wany! L. to R. are Nancy, Shirley, Sue, Betty, Carolyn and Margaret, and Juanita's arm! How many of you figured out which Sistas are actually sisters? The answer is.....Nancy and Shirley are sisters (and sisters to Susan Dobson of FQG as well). Their most recent group project was unveiled at our meeting - it is called "Where the Wild Things Are." Again, some common fabrics were used and each participant was to depict an aspect of nature while hiding a "wild thing" somewhere on their piece - some were easy to spot and some were well hidden!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Are you interested in becoming a guild member? Come to the meeting at the Johnson Avenue Senior Center on September 15th at 7 to sign up. Meeting starts at 7:30.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
What will you see on this blog? We are hoping our members will allow some of their quilts from show and tell to be posted on the blog. The more information you can share about your quilt, the better it will be for other viewers of the blog. Please, when you visit our blog, leave a comment.