CLASSES

CLASSES ARE THE HEART OF THE GUILD!

Come join our classes:

  • learn something new
  • refine your technique
  • join the Independent group to do research in our library
  • plan your new project

The camaraderie is great, no matter how you approach it. Class Info

MEMBERSHIP

FULL MEMBERSHIP

  • (includes registration for fall and winter classes, workshops etc.) $85

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

  • (includes afternoon programs, workshops, mailings etc.) $40

For more details on how to become a member or to register for classes please click here.

AFTERNOON PROGRAMS


Our Afternoon Programs are open to all. We start at 1 pm sharp and run to about 2 pm. Please join us.

Jan 21, 2020 My Journey in Stitching
Speaker: Ana-Maria Kramer

Feb 4, 2020 Valentine Project
Hands On

Feb 18, 2020 Ailsa Craig Quilts 2020 - Quilts of Spain
Speaker from the Show Organizers

March 3, 2020 Finishing School
Bring unfinished pieces for help and encouragement

March 24, 2020 “O Flower of Scotland” - Laura’s favourite Thistles
Hands On Project with Laura Dobrindt

April 7, 2020 Curator of the Fashion History Museum
Jonathon Walford will give a talk on the new exhibit in 2020

OPEN HOUSE

Turqouoise Pin by Renata Georgeff
RSN Workshop by Mavis Brown
Pincushion by Pat Bowley
Gazebo and Rock Garden by Dana Trimble inspired by VanDusen Royal bot Garden
Back Forty by Hazel Alexander

Open House is a beautiful Fibre Art show with about 50 artists each showing a few works. For 2020, the show will be on Tuesday, April 28th from 1-5 pm. As well as the work of the Guild members, you will see demonstrations of different styles of embroidery, throughout the afternoon. Relax in the Tea Room with friends or fellow enthusiasts. Handmade greeting cards will also be for sale. Frame them for yourself or give them to someone special!

NEWS

  • Ailsa Craig Q&FAF Challenge
    January 27, 2020

    The Guild received the following correspondence from Sharon Strauss:

    Allow me to introduce the Ailsa Craig Quilt & Fibre Arts Festival. The festival is an international event that sees this tiny village in southwestern Ontario, Canada bring fibre artists from visiting countries to display over 120 quilt and fibre art works of exceptional international quality. The visiting fibre artists teach workshops throughout the week, walk the show to converse with guests, are billeted by local townspeople and generally get a wonderful taste of life in North Middlesex while sharing their rich culture with our guests. 

    Our guest country for 2020 will be Spain. 

    We would like to extend an invitation to the second Quilt and Fibre Art Challenge to be hosted by the Ailsa Craig Quilt & Fibre Arts Festival. We invite Fibre Artists from across Canada to participate in this challenge to celebrate the culture, flora, fauna, history and geography that comprises Spain.  

    The Challenge “Spain Through Our Eyes” was developed to allow the Festival’s many followers to participate fully in the event, even if distance precluded their attendance. All art work will be on display in the Ailsa Craig Arts Centre and Ye Olde Town Hall during the 2020 Festival and viewed by approximately 3,000 visitors. Thirty fibre art pieces, as selected by visitor voting and our Spain guests, will be forwarded to Spain where they will participate in a travelling show. An additional Canadian Travelling Trunk Show may also be established. 

    ALL RULES & REGULATIONS ARE LOCATED ON OUR WEBSITE ailsacraigquiltfestival.com 

    If you have any questions or would like promotional material, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

    Challenge Coordinator

    Sharon Straus

    sharonstraus@hotmail.com 

    I look forward to hearing from you or a member of your guild and of course seeing entries into this great challenge.  

  • Christmas Workshops
    December 5, 2019

    Well, we all had some fun at the Christmas Workshops in late November. Discussions afterwards also focussed on the delicious goodies which were brought in. After getting several requests for the recipe for her Butterscotch Cashew Bars, Mavis has agreed that the recipe can be posted here. Enjoy!

GALLERY