Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gearing Up and Hilary Rice!

September is here! We'll soon be back together - won't it be great to see each other and "catch up" on summer news and quilting projects! Your Executive has already met and there are some exciting things in store for you all this year! Remember our meeting night is the THIRD Tuesday of the month (the date will always fall between the 15th and the 21st) and also remember our new meeting start time is 7p.m.
If you haven't renewed your membership for this year yet, our Registrar Linda G. would love to hear from you.

One of the first exciting things on this year's schedule is a visit from Textile Artist Hilary Rice of  Stirling, Ontario. There are still a few spaces left in each of her workshops. Info and contacts for registration follows below:

October Workshops with Textile Artist Hilary Rice

Be inspired, learn something different and challenge yourself to be innovative with new techniques under the guidance of fibre artist and professional teacher Hilary Rice when she visits New Brunswick in October.  Sponsored by Fredericton Quilters’ Guild, these hands-on workshops will build confidence in using the techniques while exposing participants to broader possibilities.  Definitely a fun opportunity!  To see examples of Hilary’s work, visit 

Easy-Peasy Curves — The Basics of Top-stitch Curved Piecing
No more sewing only straight lines!  For confident beginner & beyond, produce a small landscape and be introduced to embellishing ideas.  Tuesday, October 21.  Kit fee: $50 


Imagine & Create — Embellishment Techniques for Art Quilters
With the mastery and exploration of an assortment of embellishment techniques, you can design and create anything!  For anyone with an adventurous spirit, emphasis will be on an imaginative approach to the creation of innovative works with input from an experienced fibre artist.  Wednesday-Thursday, October 22 – 23.  Kit fee: $10 


Funky Tricks & Techniques — For Textile & Mixed Media Artists
Learn a smattering of fun techniques applicable to a variety of artistic endeavours, such as transfer foiling, silk paper making, metal work and toner transfer.  For all people, all ages.  Friday, October 24.  Kit fee: $20



Quilting with Metal/Mettle or Everything you wanted to know about metal appliqué but were afraid to try
Instruction will be given on the entire how-to involved when working with metal as an appliqué accent - anneal your chosen metal, see demos of embossing and colouring, use a blowtorch!  For those with an adventurous spirit.  Saturday, October 25, 2014.  Kit fee: $20


Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are being held at Willie O’Ree Place.  Cost is $60 for FQG members and $65 for non-members per day + kit fee. 

To register, contact LaVerne or Lee.


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