Monday, June 28, 2010

Shirley White at Artemisia

Shirley White will be the featured artist at Artemisia, 7 Spring St, Westport,  demonstrating her work process on 
Saturday July 3rd 
from 12 to 4 pm

and on August 1st 
from 12 to 4 pm

She will be working with her spinning wheel, some needle felting, and some embroidery to show visitors in the gallery those days.  

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ann Bird's quilt Butare Star

Ann's quilt, Butare Star , is included in the current issue of Quilters Newsletter. It is on page 23 in the June/July 2010 issue No. 416. The quilt was also featured in the commemorative program for the Chicago International Market and Festival in May. Congrats, Ann!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Creating Fabric with Dyes and Paints - summer fibre arts class

Join us for this fun-filled, two weekend full credit course in the Textile Design program at St. Lawrence College. Explore the world of creating original fabric using Low Immersion Dyeing and direct dye application techniques, screen and batik prints and painting/printing with pigments including water based, metallic and textured paints. The first weekend is devoted to paint technique, while the second weekend is all dyes... Discover the beauty of Japanese Shibori technique, discharge printing and over-dyeing, and the use of natural and applied resist as new ways to add texture to fabric that is unique and original to your Art Quilts and garment designs. A great opportunity to get your stash of unique fabrics ready for fall stitching and for upcoming shows and exhibitions. .
Play with sun-printing and the development of surface texture to enhance your future quilt design work. Individual journals of samples will be developed during the course, with clear instruction/lab sheets to ensure confidence in working with these new techniques for the future. In the second weekend, students will develop an exhibition piece including their newly created fabrics and explore stitching, decorating with stamps, stencils and finishing techniques. ($30 materials fee payable to the instructor at start of course). Instructor: B. Garner Sat/Sun/Mon July 16-18, Aug 21-23, 10am-5pm, $206.28 Accommodation in residence at the college may be available. Reasonable and excellent facilities in beautiful historic Kingston during two great adventure weekends this summer!
Register at 613-544-5400, ext. 60 or online at Part Time Studies, Textile Design Program, Program Code Arts 113-881. Contact Bethany for details. Come play - bring friends!

Monday, June 14, 2010

All Things Fibre Show

Pat Hardie has been invited to participate in the ALL THINGS FIBRE Show & Sale on Saturday, June 19 10am - 5pm & Sunday, June 20 11 am - 4pm at the Spencerville Mill located just off Hwy 416 at Exit 12 (Cty Road 21) 11 Water St., Spencerville, ON.  Way to go, Pat!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cover girl: Wendy Feldberg

Wendy has had one of her works selected for the cover of a new eMag from Interweave. Her piece is at the top left, with orange flowers.  Quilting Arts in Stitches is a new digital product called an eMag that you will be able to download onto your computer and enjoy on or offline. It will include articles, videos, gallery slideshows of quilts, and hyperlinks to inspiring and informative websites. Congrats, Wendy!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Exhibition Includes a Dozen of our Regional Members

Sharon Collins 
Heather Dubreuil
Margaret Dunsmore
Wendy Feldberg
Meredith Filshie
Jean Gerster
Marie-France Gosselin
Pat Hardie
Bev Hastings
Lynne Morin
Mary Pal
Elaine Quehl
Twelve of our regional SAQA members will be participating in this show of Out of the Box Fibre Artists' work in Salon B, the gallery adjacent to the one with Elaine Quehl's show at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Same dates and times. Two galleries with fibre art to feast your eyes on!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Elaine Quehl's Show at Shenkman Arts Centre

There will be an exhibition of Elaine Quehl's art quilts from July 2 - 27th in Orleans, ON. 

Vernissage: July 4 from 1 - 3 pm.

Trinity Art Gallery
Salon A - Lower Level
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd
9 am to 10 pm daily