Saturday, June 14, 2014

FIBREWORKS KINGSTON joins HERITAGE QUILTWORKS CANADA to bring you the best of the best Fibre Workshops in 2014/15

Greetings to all of the friends and visitors here at my blog. Hope your summer is going a bit better than mine... unexpected events and surprises happen. (Actually my injury is fine, allowing me time now to read, just enjoy my surroundings and share some quality visits with friends and family ...and slowly one-handed type announcements for this blog!)


Bethany enjoying time with KFA Friends in June, fractured wrist and all









The best part of summer is free time to work on the planning for our FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Series Workshops for 2014/15 and have the chance to network with  the very best and most talented Instructors in Ontario and beyond as I plan for our next year together.

You will notice if you visit our Registration Pages at FIBREWORKS KINGSTON's blog that Fibreworks is now a division of my 10 year old textiles and workshops presentation business, HERITAGE QUILTWORKS CANADA

For many years, FIBREWORKS was so beautifully presented by our mentor and dear friend, Hilary Scanlon. It was always my goal and commitment as I assisted Hilary as her Associate Coordinator from 1996-2008 to strive to continue her dream. Two years ago, Hilary retired and passed the candle for continuing Fibreworks to me... and with several friends and former associates of Hilary's, we tried a "committee approach" to working with the business of running Fibreworks. With everyone very busy with their own arts studies, groups and commitment to quality personal lives, it just seemed best that Fibreworks return to an owner operated business for Administrative purposes.
 
The original Fibreworks Kingston mission continues: "To promote fibre as an Art Form". Our Instructors are professional designers and well-known craftspersons who skillfully share their well-honed techniques and knowledge. Participants in FIBREWORKS Workshops are professional teachers, and interested craftspersons, or amateurs wishing to learn and share together for further stimulation and knowledge.  I will always seek the very best of the best Instructors for our FW line-up, with the goal of staying in tune with our students' needs and wishes.

Fibreworks is a huge family - made up of students from now almost 35 years of enjoying together the opportunity to learn and grow together. I so hope you will join us once again this new season as Fibreworks Kingston merges with Heritage Quiltworks Canada to bring high quality, skills/knowledge based workshops not only those interested in art quilts and contemporary design, but to needle arts enthusiasts in many disciplines including traditional quilting, embroidery, felt work, painting and mixed media art work and more. Your suggestions are always welcome!
We will be enjoying workshops throughout the year, announced at the Fibreworks blog and in associated social media and newsletter ads with local Groups, Guilds and Associations. Keep a watchful eye as Heritage Quiltworks and Fibreworks Kingston grow to benefit our needle arts enthusiasts in Southeastern Ontario and beyond. Please share the news and bring friends along for the great workshops.

I am pleased to announce here today the line up for our 2014-15 Fibreworks Kingston Weekend Workshops Series, and ask your patience as I prepare and post the individual class descriptions and details (one-handed typing takes SO long). Please visit the FW blog at www.fibreworkskingston.blogspot.ca often for the "Pages" on the right sidebar here for each of the four workshops being announced today.  FW 2014/15 Registration will officially open June 15, 2014 - Please mark your calendars!! Watch for me to post a pdf copy of the Fibreworks brochure at the Fibreworks blog... it will be available there for you soon. 

(You may also contact me at fibreworkskingston@gmail.com  for a mailed/shared copy after the blog posting of the brochure)

FIBREWORKS welcomes the following outstanding Instructors for 2014-15:

MAGGIE VANDERWEIT MEREDITH, Elora, ON
"Wrap and Rust Dyeing"
September 19-21, 2014

LYNNE MORIN, Ottawa, ON
"The Same, but DIFFERENT"
November 7-9, 2014


HOLLY DEAN, Merrickville, ON
" Creating the Muse Journal"
April 17-19, 2015


DIANNE GIBSON, Fonthill, ON
" Mixed Media Assemblages"
May 22-24, 2015


I know you will so enjoy sharing weekend workshop time with each of these very talented and experienced classroom Instructors. Renowned for their beautiful portfolios of art work, each brings a wealth of technique-focused studio and exhibition experience to our classroom. Please spend some time researching each of the artists and visit this blog often as I share news of each Instructors workshop offerings for you at FIBREWORKS this next year.
Thanks for your ongoing interest, encouragement and loyalty... we are blessed to have you as part of our wide network of FIBREWORKS friends and participants.

Bethany
Fibreworks Coordinator   

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