Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gunnel Hag shares some great venues to be sure and visit if you are on the road this summer into fall!

Double Reflection of the Full Moon” by Gunnel Hag


This Summer I am involved in a a number of very exciting Fibre Art Exhibitions.

Until June 3: “Reflections” at the Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener, ON, Canada
(Juried quilt exhibition - my miniature indigo dyed quilt won the Juror’s Choice Award. Yay!)

- May 30 to June 17: “CITED: Masterpiece and Memento” at Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
(Juried Art Exhibition - not just fibre:) 
Opening Reception May 31: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.!!!

May 31 to June 2: “National Juried Show” at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

June 2 to 16: “Fibreworks 12” at Galleria 814, Toronto, ON, Canada
(Group Exhibition) 
Opening Reception: June 3: 2 - 5 p.m.. Please come!!!

- Aug. 1 to 30: “Cloth, Needle, Thread” at the Owen Sound Artist’s Co-op, Owen Sound, ON, Canada
(Group Exhibition) 


 Aug. 4 to Sept. 22: “My Corner of the World - CANADA” 
at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, ON, Canada
3 Rosamond Avenue
Almonte, ON
SAQA juried traveling Art Quilt exhibition

NOTE:  A tremendous FIBREFEST is on in Almonte at the same time as our

Do mark this date on your calendar!!! Bring Friends!

Have a Wonderful Summer!


and Bethany

Monday, May 28, 2018

JOIN IN ON THE FUN... summer in the islands region of Southeastern Ontario. Kingston and Brockville are calling YOU to come make summer 2018 a great time for CLOTH and STITCH!

Bring friends and make this a wonderful escape week into the arts-focused play time away from home we all love so much!

Registration for 2018 is now open. With ever-expanding course options ranging from traditional to contemporary painting techniques, music, dance, pottery, to culinary arts and more, there will truly be something for everyone. See the complete course catalog to learn about all of the courses being offered.

The course fees are highly competitive and very reasonable residence room accommodations on campus are available on a first-registered basis, so have a peek and get your seats reserved and your rooms booked for a terrific summer experience.

Registration details are available on the St. Lawrence College website for the 1000 Islands Summer School of the Arts.

Instructor, Bethany Garner, with 22 years on the staff of St. Lawrence College as a Professor in the Textile Design Program, will share two great full credit courses this year. Beth welcomes students from across Ontario and Northern NY as the classes are launched for this Summer School for the Arts schedule.

colourful patchwork artwork
Instructor: Bethany Garner      July 9-13, 2018
Kingston Campus (SLC Residence available for your stay)
$268.20 13 ARTS 109

Colour on Cloth
In this course, students develop a personal inventory of colour samples using paints, natural and fibre reactive dyes, and related tools and materials as they work with the techniques for colouring fabric. Students complement and develop their arts focused skills as they study application and design potential. Classroom studies find the students applying current and innovative trends in the use of colour in fibre art, surface design, and project execution. Design work using Soy Wax Batik, Arashi Shibori, Indigo and Fibre Reactive dye protocols and dye/paint applications will be a focus.
square quilt artwork with a central pattern and surface embellished with stitches and painted imagery

Instructor: Bethany Garner     July 30-August 3, 2018
  Brockville Campus 
   $268.20 11 ARTS 110
Surface Design and Stitch
This course focuses on the development of technical skill, aesthetic, and conceptual interests through surface design. The emphasis is on techniques and approaches for paint/print work and hand/machine stitch on cloth. Students learn to colour fabric and add texture using surface design techniques to translate ideas into original works. Hand and machine stitch will fill the hours as students work to create an all new body of work while enjoying multiple techniques for building their skills in colour and design on various cloth including cotton, linen and silk. 

Hoping may of you will be participating in courses and classroom fun all across Ontario this year.

Feel free to contact Bethany at if you have questions.


June 8-10, 2018
Royal Kingston Curling Club
130 Days Road at Front
Kingston Ontario
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