Tuesday November 10, 2020 Zoom Presentation with Rita Solkin
Collecting and Caring for your vintage quilts.
Did someone leave you a quilt or did one call to you from a vendor’s table at a local summer market? What now? How do you keep it, should you wash it, how do you repair that little tear in some of the fabrics? And of course, how much is it worth?
Come and learn some of the answers while viewing 50 plus quilts, tops and blocks ranging from 1800 to the present. Please bring your cherished vintage and antique quilts for show and tell to help everyone get in the spirit of those wonderful, mostly anonymous, mostly women, who turned a household item into something beautiful
Please see the picture below which represents all of the blocks that were done by our members for the outgoing President.
This has been a tradition for many years and is done in secret by the members and presented to the outgoing President in appreciation of her contribution to the Fraser Valley Quilters Guild during her time in office
Congratulations a job well done, Irene
October 13th Nicholas Turcan
Nicholas Turcan is a multi-talented and very creative individual. His journey into quilting began in 2012 with one quilt. Well, one quilt quickly turned into several which led him
to a job at The Cloth Shop on Granville Island, where his passion for fabrics, quilting and designing patterns only grew. He is now a talented long-arm quilter, who helps his
clients enhance their quilts with his creativity. In addition to long-arm quilting, he has also started to teach free-motion
Quilt as inspired
In this lecture I will summarize my quilting journey and discuss (and show) my favourite quilts! I will share some of the teachable moments that took me from a novice quilter to the artist I am today. For the second half of the talk I really want to discuss how to choose designs and how to create secondary designs from just the quilting. The quilts shown during this portion are samples that I made specifically for this lecture and show you just how creative and versatile this style can be!
The April, May and June winners were:
Joan Hebden, Georgina Myles and Betty Walker
Hello Fellow Quilters
Well we did it, with an amazing team in place FVQG had it’s first annual VIRTUAL MEETING!
All in all it was a great success. A BIG thank you to everyone behind the scenes spending countless hours to make it look as good as it did.
This looks like it is the way of the forseeable future for us to be able to see each other.
With that in mind the Program/Workshop team is working diligently to bring in artists from all over the world. Stayed tuned for exciting new ventures coming our way and of course remember to sign up for virtual classes as per newsletter instructions.
Keep those creative juices flowing by making Preemies and all those UFO’s that have been sitting in the back of your closet. Remember to send all your photos to me for the Show and Tell for October.
Nicholas Turcan who is the creator of www.mysteryquilt.com will be October’s Presenter.
Our library has taken on the very LARGE task of cataloging all of our books for a future reservation platform, in the near future. Thank you Ladies!
Tinners are still going strong, read your newsletter for more information.
The AGM will be held on Octobe 13,2020 at the regular time of 10am,
Our first DRIVE THRU mini quilt meeting.
Held last Saturday August 29, 2020!
The weather co operated, members showed up and drove through, all in all a great success. 234 preemies were collected, Cops for Cancer received quilts, Quilts and blocks for our current charity, library books and memberships were all received.
A big shout out to all the volunteers who made this all possible and Thank You to Rita Steeple for organizing us all.