Fellow quilters, please check out the Preemie page for two new patterns, one for April and one for May
Click on the Show and Tell tab and see what your fellow quilters have been up to.
We are now real time Zoomers!
Due to the current Covid19 situation, the Executive has decided to postpone all our current meetings at Trinity until September 2020. We will update all members as to the situation closer to September.
Stay healthy and Safe!
An Executive decision has been made to cancel
FVQG’s Meeting on April 14, 2020.
The decision to meet in May will be determined at a later date.
Stay safe everyone!
Trinity Lutheran Church is closing the hall until March 29th, so the Preemie Workshop due to be held on March 21st has been postponed. A new date will be scheduled in the future.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (rescheduled from January)
Demonstration on how to create a textural background and then layer appliqué leaves, fronds, ferns, florals on top to create an organic, leafy wonderland.
You can either limit the palate of colour for a subtle design or go bonkers with vivid contrasts.
Optional kit: includes a piece of wool Melton, a meter of heat’n bond and patterns of leaves and fronds. Price approximately $25 to $30 per kit.
Members $50.00 Non-Members $70.00
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 (rescheduled from January)
Growing up in Scotland, Lorna was surrounded by fabric, buttons and colourful knitting yarn in her granny’s drapery shop. It was no surprise that this influenced her creative path to the Glasgow School of Art in 1982, where she graduated with both honours and postgraduate degrees in Embroidered and Woven Textiles. She carved out her career running her small business designing and making silk, machine-stitched, soft furnishings. Lorna sold and showed her many creations and collections in prestigious shops and museums both in the UK and North America.
With her geologist husband, Lorna left the UK to live and work around the world. While contractually unable to work, and with two young children, Lorna filled her spare time with volunteer work. Back at home in Scotland she wrote her book ‘Silk Unraveled’, which was published in 2008. This is a project-based book and creative guide to some of the techniques she loves to use.
Lorna will talk about her quest to establish a foothold in Vancouver’s rich craft scene and evolution of her work since she arrived in BC in 2012. She will show examples of bags pillows and blankets made from leather, velvet, wool and cottons and talk about the variety of techniques she uses to manipulate the surfaces to create her unique designs. Lorna will also include inspirational images from the people she met on her travels to the beauty of the landscape that surrounds us. She will have lots of touchy feels samples and finished pieces for you to look at and discuss.
“My Quilting Journey” spans South Africa and North America. Lorna will bring the quilts she has in her home, hanging on the walls, those in the ‘rotating’ wall pile, and bed quilts which she uses and spares she gives as gifts and telling stories about some of them.