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Committed to supporting the use of fibre as an art form, the blogs you visit here are links to happenings around Ontario and beyond. Use the links to your best advantage and make ART!

Monday, January 13, 2014

January 15th - AQS Fundraiser launches - hope you will join in the race to RESEARCH.

Dust off your virtual running shoes for the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer!

A Fundraiser for the American Cancer SocietyOpens January 15, 2014.
Drawings for fiber-related prizes will be held throughout the event
including when the 1K ($1000), 2K ($2000), etc. marks are reached as well as
a Grand Prize drawing when the Finish Line ($5000) is reached.

Details about the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer:

A Message from Bethany:
I know may of you have ties to family members and friends in the United States, and many more have benefitted from the research services of the American Cancer Society and the breakthroughs in cancer services that have or will be a part of your lives now or in the future. As someone who has had a recent battle with cancer, albeit a less serious form than many of my friends and family, I do support ACS annually in memory of my parents, quilting award winning Grandmother and my older sister, a Breast Cancer victim.
Have a peek at the website for Virginia Speigel's FIBRE 5K... you will recognize many big name quilters and fibre artists who have contributed to the prizes in the annual AQS fundraiser. If you feel that you can participate,  just make a minimum donation of $20, but any size up to $25 will be entered in all eligible drawings one time. 
If you are able to donate at least $25, you will be entered in all drawings after your donation twice. Donate at least $50 and be entered three times, $75 = 4 entries, and so on in increments of $25. There are also special challenges to encourage you to donate a bit more if it is possible.
I love the new line of fabrics from Jamie Fingal that will be a part of the draw offerings from sponsors, a new line from Hoffman Fabrics. Below are the two pieces that Jamie has donated. Those of you who follow the Quiltart.com online list of friends with lots of fibre related advice for us each day will recognize Jamie and her award winning work. So many more opportunities to share your love for fibre and textile art are here for you as you share a little bit with those in need of the very special care only cancer research can ensure.
Thanks so much for considering support for the FIBRE 5K fundraiser....

Don't you love the colours...at least eight fat quarters in the bundle.

Jamie is famous for her cute quilts that have travel trailers - and this one, "Road Trip,  is made completely with her new line of fabrics.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Come Join on the fun... it is not too late!

DESIGN FOR TEXTILES begins Tuesday evening, 

January 14th at St. Lawrence College, Room 00060, 6 pm-9pm

The winter winds and the ice rain are still in the mix for the month of January, but as we move into this new year, what could be better than an evening out once a week with like-minded friends who love to create new work in studio and on the run using FIBRE as their medium? 
Teaching at St. Lawrence College since 1996, where I began sharing dyeing and fibre collage courses at the Brockville Campus, and moving through the process of proposing a full credit Textile Design program at the Kingston Campus which was accepted with huge support in 2005, the years with my hundreds of fibre friends have been great. Students who have worked through all of the ten required courses in the diploma program and graduated have moved on to create their own small businesses, become members of prestigious arts organizations and display their work in exhibitions locally, across Canada and internationally. Some have become renowned Studio Artists and teach classes widely. They have received recognition for their work from some of the best shows in the industry.
The fun of meeting with friends to expand your knowledge base and try new techniques, and sure, use up some of the stash of fabrics and threads languishing in your closets is just good fun. It is not to late to join us, so contact Student Services at www.SL.on.ca and register for ARTS 43 - Design for Textiles. We start Tuesday, January 14th and I will catch you up if you are late in registering. 12 weeks of fun and new art are promised... all you have to do is join us!