2018 Meeting Dates:
Location: Parish of St. Matthew, 2010 Guilford Drive, Abbotsford, BC
- Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Room A259
- Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9:00 am
- Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9:00 am
Botanical Printing Class with Sheila Andrews
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: 25951 Roberson Crescent, Aldergrove
Students will be introduced to the basics of botanical printing: recommended plant materials, fabric types, fabric preparation and cooking methods, which will produce exciting finished fabric pieces.
Botanical printing/eco printing combines the historical methods used in natural dyeing with contact printing techniques. The colours and prints on the fabrics come from the natural dyes found in plants and flowers. No synthetic dyes, inks or paints are used. In four easy steps you will create a unique silk scarf.
As the scarves “cook” an overview of procedures and other possible textiles and foliage will be discussed, along with samples to illustrate the process. You will have time to ask questions and take notes.
Sheila’s love of nature makes her conscious of keeping the process as gentle on the environment as she can.
The workshop will be held at 25951 Roberson Crescent, Aldergrove, on Saturday October the 13th. Cost will be $70 plus $25 for class materials. Time is from 10 to 2pm and we have a limited space for eight people. If more than 8 people wish to attend names will be drawn for the available spots.
Message Christine Johannink or Joan Zielke to register.
Speed Date with Improv with Krista Hennebury
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: UFV, Room TBD
Think of this class as speed dating with improvisational piecing techniques that include curves and free-cutting without rulers. It will be fast-paced and a lot of fun: several techniques are introduced and demonstrated one after the other with very little time to second guess, stress or obsess over perfection. Every student will end up with a unique, original improv sampler quilt! The focus here is to explore line, shape and happenstance in abstract design, so keep things simply graphic by using solid-coloured fabrics in black, white and one pop of colour. In the afternoon, we’ll work together on the design wall to jigsaw the improv elements together, seeking balance and creative design opportunities. Some pre-cutting is required.
Maximum students are 20. Pay for parking. Bring your own lunch.
Room number to be confirmed. We already have 10 members signed up. Cost is $60 for members & $65 for non-members.
October 12 and 13, 2018 – Vancouver Quilters’ Guild – Harvest of Quilts Show
Friday October 12 (10am – 5pm) and Saturday October 13 (10am – 4pm).
Location: St. Mary’s Ukrainian Hall, 3150 Ash St., Vancouver (near Cambie and 14th)
The Harvest of Quilts Show will feature:
- A wide variety of quilts of all sizes, traditional to modern, from our many talented members
- A number of enthusiastic and knowledgeable vendors
- A complimentary Tea room serving home-made treats
- You will get the chance to vote for your favourite in the Quilt Show Challenge, this year the theme is “Singin’ (and Quiltin’) In the Rain”
- Of course some quilts will be for sale
- Our featured guest this year is Japanese quilter Naoko Hirano.
October 19 and 20, 2018 – Chilliwack PieceMakers Quilting Guild – PieceMaking in the Valley Quilt Show
Friday, October 19 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm) and Saturday, October 20 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Location: Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Road, Chilliwack
- Tea Room
- Quilt Raffle
- Raffle Baskets
- Quilter’s Boutique
- Admission $5
October 20 and 21, 2018 – Blue Mountain Quilters Guild – Our Quilt Show
Saturday, October 20 (10:00 am to 5:00 pm) and Sunday, October 21 (10:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Location: Maple Creek Middle School, 3700 Hastings St., Port Coquitlam
- Admission $6 (children under 12 free)
- 100+ quilts
- Tea Room
- Merchant Mall
- Basket Raffle
- Member’s Boutique
- Wheelchair Accessible