There is an article in the Spring 2020 edition of the Canadian Quilter entitled Teaching Patchwork in the UK. Three Canadians, Rose Parr, myself and Bernadette Kent share our experiences of teaching at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK.
The Fredericton Guild of Fibre Artists and the Embroiderers’ Guild of Fredericton held the official opening of their exhibition Fibre Expressions 2019 at Government House, 51 Woodstock Road Fredericton NB on November 8 with Lieutenant Governor, Brenda Murphy providing opening remarks. The exhibition runs until January 8, 2020 and is open Monday to Friday 10-4 pm.
I was the co-ordinator of the exhibition.
My niece, Alana Simpson, kindly took the photo of me with my thread painting entitled Curry Mountain.
In addition to being part of the World Wide Whispers quilt exhibition with my piece Looking In, Looking Out at Festival of Quilts I will be twice delivering a 1 hour demonstration on Using Inktense Pencils to Create Appliqués. The demonstrations are at 1300 on August 1 and August 3.
Yesterday I finished my spotlight auction piece. I had sun printed a piece using metallic paints in blue and copper. I used metallic threads in copper and blue to quilt the leaves .
FAN will be holding a craft sale Saturday December 15, 2018 at Knights of Columbus building 170 Regent Street (near Boyce Market) from 9 am-2:30 pm.
There will be weaving, felting, thread paintings, eco printing and much more. I will have thread paintings, bookmarks, cards etc.
Until mid to late September you can listen to a podcast of the interview which took place during my Fredericton Arts Alliance Artist in Residence at the Casemates. I was interviewed about being a fibre artist by Mark Kilfoil of CHSR FM radio in Fredericton NB. To go to the interview cut and past the link below .
I was very pleased to learn that I had been chosen for a Fredericton Arts Alliance 1 week residency in the Casemates at the Garrison District in downtown Fredericton New Brunswick. My week will be July 2-8 with the Casemates being open 10 am to 5 pm daily. The theme for this year’s residencies is the Saint John river. Beginning with my own photograph I will make the drawing, transfer it to fabric, paint the fabric and then stitch using my sewing machine and free motion embroidery to add texture and dimension to betray this National Historic site which means ” good and beautiful ” river. I hope many will visit during the week to see the progress.
My teaching studio and gallery at 683 Route 104 Burtts Corner is finished after being under construction for quite some time. My husband has done a great job creating this space.
GALLERY- The gallery is open by chance or appointment.
TEACHING-I have started with offering a series of four classes beginning in September. I hope that students will want to learn my specialities and then come back for help with their own projects. This would be a directed studies course but that will be for the future.
I would be happy to her from you about techniques you would like to learn.
Have you been thinking about making a jacket, vest or cape that is distinctly “yours”? If so, come to the Quilt Canada 2015 in Lethbridge Alberta and take the Designing One of a Kind Wearable Art with Kathy Tidswell on June 4 and 5. Sewers and Quilters of all levels are welcome. This is a class designed to help you make individualized items that fit your lifestyle. You may choose fancy or casual. In addition to learning hints on the types of patterns to choose, you will learn embellishment techniques such as lace cutwork, bobbin work, trapunto, arranging appliqués and new methods for attaching appliqués. Information will be shared on choosing batting for quilted items, or you may choose not to quilt. My outfits often feature appliqué or appliqué and cutwork with no quilting. Come have some fun and learn some new techniques. You will receive hints on placement of appliqués and produce samples using free motion embroidery on a regular zigzag sewing machine. Then choose which techniques you want to incorporate in your piece and work on your outfit under my tutelage. For more information and to register visit www.canadianquilter.com/events/quilt–canada–2015.php. See more wearable art in the Gallery.
Wearable art doesn’t have to be ” wild” or fit only for the runway. It can be just a simple vest or jacket that you individualize. Come to the Fibre Art Festival in Amherst Nova Scotia and take my Designing Wearable Art class on Oct. 14. Learn some new techniques and make some new friends. Sewers of all levels are welcome.