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, and 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.
On Saturday April 24 at 10am we had over 30 members join us on Zoom for our first ever FVQG Sew In.
Demos on the new Window block, a star block for preemie quilts, and the really cool coffee and tea cup blocks for the Block of the Month were shown to us all.
Look on our preemie page to find the star block, the coffee and tea cups can be found under the Block of the Month tab and instructions for the Window block is in your May newsletter, which can be found under the Newsletter tab.
After 4 hours of chitter chatter, sewing, discussions on tools, discussions on fabric, and showing of finished Window blocks it was time to say goodbye.
All in all it was a great informal day and I think we should do it again!
Stay tuned for the next date!!
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10am Saturday April 24,2021, you will receive an invitation to join in a very informal first ever virtual ” FVQG SEW IN”
It will be via zoom, come as long as you want, stay a little as you want. The room will be open from 10am to 2pm.
We will be having a couple of short demonstrations, close to 10 am , Marion Cardenas will explain the Windows block, then Wendy Whiting will join us and demo the May “Preemie” block and perhaps we might get a demo on May’s “Block of the Month.”
The weather cooperated, social distancing was adhered to , over 200 preemies were donated, enough pillows to fill a pick up truck, library books returned, recycling perused, blocks of the month handed in, all in all another great success.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Take a lighthearted journey with Lyric along her circuitous and unexpected path towards life as a quilt artist. Laugh along as she juggles fabric and family and deals with both duties and dreams. See her first quilts, current work, and a lot of the stuff in between, both the good and the embarrassingly bad.
But this lecture isn’t really about Lyric, it’s about YOU. Learn that where you are right now is the best place to start. Lyric will give you a a quick peek at the various studios she has inhabited and practical tips for how to carve out your own space. She will show you where to find the time to follow your creative passion. If she can do it with five kids and while running a business, you can find time to make a quilt. (You choose whether she is still sane or not!)
Come away fired up, ready to get out there and learn new things, do the hard work necessary and to be fearless enough to create your very own kind beauty.
Lyric Montgomery Kinard is an award winning artist with a passion for sparking the creativity that she knows each of her students posses. With playful support and gentle encouragement she will take you through your first steps on a new path, seeing the world through the eyes of an artist. As an artist, author, and educator she transforms cloth into art in her studio and timid spirits into confident creatives in the classroom.
Lyric was recognized for her talents as the 2011 International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the Year and is the author of the book Art + Quilt: design principles and creativity exercises. She has written extensively for Quilting Arts Magazine, appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and The Quilt Show. In her past life she was a musician, earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah and has also formally studied architecture. She currently lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and some of their five children.
You can read about Lyric and see her artwork at lyrickinard.com