Classes in Leduc at SPOOLS: the Workshop

Good Morning:

I am having classes at SPOOLS:  The Workshop in Leduc that may be of interest to the membership.
March 13:  Learn to Quilt Feathers:  Learn the fundamentals of stitching out feathers for your quilting designs.  This is a theory and drawing class with some demonstration on a long arm.  Taught by Joanne Flamand
March 17 and June 9:  Gypsy Wife Class - if you have wanted to make this quilt by Jen Kingwell, join this class taught by Debby Bykowski who will guide you through block construction on this quilt.  Additional handouts made by Debby assist in easier construction of this quilt.
April 10:  Custom Quilting Isn't Scary!  Come and find out the system to use on every quilt!  Discover how the quilt top can actually "talk" to you when considering options for quilting.  Bring quilt tops along to talk about and get ideas for quilting
April 13 OR 21:  Colour Theory Day 1:  Learn the basics of colour theory in this class using the book:  Color Play: Second Edition by Joen Wolfram, and the 3 in 1 Colour Tool, along with handouts and colour swatches.  Topics:  colour terminology, use of the 24 part Ives colour wheel, 3 main characteristics of colour, colour families and harmonies.  You will participate in exercises using fabric swatches, the 3 in 1 Colour Tool, and reference to the book Color Play 2.  This class is taught by Wanda Cracknell, and is one NOT to be missed!  
April 27:  Colour Theory Day 2:  Build on the basic colour theory from Day 1 to learn about  colour temperature, dominance, strength and proportion, illusions, contrast and print vocabulary.  More exercises will be completed using fabric swatches!
Please call (780) 913-3982 for more information, details on all classes are on Spools: The Workshop FB page under Events.
Thank you!
Joanne Flamand

Senior Crafters Wanted for Craft Sale

The Willowby Community League is hosting a 55+ craft fair early June, we are looking for people 55+ that have a craft and want a location to sell their items.


We also have 3 spots available for companies that sell supplies to crafters that may want to demo their items, if you know of any suppliers that may be interested please let me know, I can email them the information.


Feel free to call or reply to this email if you have any questions or would like more information.


Thank you for your consideration;

Regards, Ruth

Ruth Ruddock A.ED.

Stonecrop Events Corporation

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Office: 780-244-4455

Cell: 780-860-2075

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registration form (pdf)

Information poster (pdf)




History of Paris Fashion Crash Course

anne-carousel-feature3Dear EDQG member,

I am conducting a short (and fun) course this summer on fashion history in Paris that some of your members may be interested in. It’s a non-for-credit course but with a summary of the quality research I discuss in my University of Alberta courses. If you could forward the link (below) to your members and I would hapopy to answer any questions they may have.

Many thanks,



Associate Professor, Material Culture and Curatorship

Curator, Anne Lambert Clothing and Textiles Collection
325 Human Ecology Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2N1
780-492-3604 / Fax: 780-492-4821
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Fashion History Crash Course in Paris

August 6 to 11, 2018 

Morning lectures and afternoon visits to world-class museums

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Terry Aske, Quilt Artist, is coming to Lethbridge

Greetings everyone,


Yes, spring iscoming, and the Lethbridge Centennial Quilters’ Guild is so excited to have Terry Aske come out from Vancouver to share her great techniques for creating portraits with quilt fabric.


Workshop info: 

April 22-10:30-am-5:00 pm

April 23 9:30 am to 4:00 pm


Trunk show-April 24, at regular Guild meeting– guests are very welcome!

Location CASA

230-8 St South

Lethbridge, AB


Cost will be $220 for Guild members &

$270 for non-Guild members.


Lunch and refreshments will be provided


Full payment by February 27, 2018

Deadlines for cancellations March 1, 2018.


If anyone is interested but needs a billet, please do not hesitate to contact me. And if you have general questions about the workshop, just let me know.


Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with your fellow quilt enthusiasts.  A poster is included in this email.


Jackie Mignault

WorkshopCommittee member.

Cell:  403-849-1733 (phone or text message)

House: 403-331-3112

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World Quilt Competition XXII

The World Quilt Competition XXII will be judged August 16-18, 2018 at World Quilt New England in Manchester, New Hampshire.  I am the Canadian Coordinator for the competition and ask if you would pass this information onto your membership.
The deadline for contest entrants to postmark or email completed entries is May 14, 2018.  You may mail your entry and images (on a CD), or scan and email your entry form to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  along with the full view and close up images of your quilt.
There are many talented quilters living in Canada and I would like to encourage more people to enter.  As well as the potential to earn prize money, quilts will include an extended tour of the USA increasing visibility among fellow artists.
Attached is an entry form and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email me.
Debbie MacLeod

GANG Fabulous Fabric Frenzy

The Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation (GANG) are again busy preparing for our sixth annual Fabulous Fabric Frenzy. At this Frenzy, GANG will sell donated fabric, yarn and notions to the public for very low prices. All sale profits will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Grandmother to Grandmother project.  This project helps support grandmothers in East Africa who are raising grandchildren who have been orphaned due to AIDS.

We gladly accept donations of fabric, yarn and sewing notions. We are not able to take books or patterns.

So, if you are down-sizing or just reducing your stash, please consider passing it on to our very worthy cause.

Commencing January 11, 2018, we will be accepting donated materials from 10:00 am to 2 pm on most Thursdays at Strathearn United Church, 8510 – 95 Ave., Edmonton. Please phone Ev at 780-434-0825 a few days prior to confirm that someone will be there.

If you are dropping off a donation, please use the alley door and ring the buzzer. Or, if your donation is only a few bags or boxes, I would be happy to receive it at the meetings in January, February and March.

Our sale this year will be on April 21, 2018 at Strathearn United Church.

We are anticipating a bigger than ever sale this year! Our inventory will include a wide range of fabrics that will appeal to home sewers, dressmakers, quilters, knitters and crafters. We look forward to seeing you at our Fabulous Fabric Frenzy. Please watch for our posters in the community and the ad in the Country Register in March for sale times.



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