Wednesday, 9 March 2016

When We Met... March 2016

March 2016
As Fabrigos we try to meet each month at least once. Sometimes it is a road trip, sometimes a collaboration is in progress, sometimes a technique, sometimes a catch up and share.

We keep toying with why we have a blog. I think the best reasons to keep a blog is to document our journey as a group and to spread the love of fibre art to others.
In order to be more relevant to us as a group and to potential readers (because it is fun to share) I am going to take on the admin task of writing what we did and or talked about at our gathering.

Robynne is usually the person that keeps us on task. She is the person with the best attention to detail and administration skills. But Robynne is using her talents in so many ways to be kind I thought I would do it.

Each person brings so many gifts to the group!

So this is what we talked about yesterday...

Fibre Content: 2016

Third Biennial Fibre Content Exhibition

The Third Biennial Fibre Content Exhibition

We are happy to continue our collaboration with the Art Gallery of Burlington. The 2016 Fibre Content Exhibition will be running for 11 viewing days — from September 8 to September 18, 2016!
As in 2014, the show is a collaborative effort of artists from Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Central Canada Division, Burlington Fibre Arts Guild, Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Burlington Hooking Craft Guild, Connections Fibre Artists, Grand Guild of Fibre Artists, Group of Eight Fibre Artists, and Oakville Fibre Arts Guild.


Entries are open to members of participating guilds, as well as others who – if their work is accepted – are willing to become members of SAQA. Original artwork must have been completed within the last five years and must be the result of independent effort.
Click here to view/download our official Call for Entry (PDF). Online Entry Form will be available here starting April 1, 2016. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2016.


The 2016 Fibre Content will be juried by William HodgeVirginia Eichhorn and Rachel Miller. William Hodge retired after over 40 years as Professor at OCAD University; he currently works out of Armure Studios, Stoney Creek. Virginia Eichhorn – returning as the juror – is the Director and Chief Curator at Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Rachel Miller is the Textile Studio Head and Professor at Craft & Design Program, Sheridan College.

This is a show that has great meaning to us as a group. 
Robynne plays an integeral role in organizing this event. It is a huge undertaking and this is the third time it will be making its appearance. We try to help out in ways that we can. Robynne has a great team along with Dwayne Wanner co rep of SAQA Central Canada to mount this show in conjuction of the Art Gallery of Burlington

We talked about our potential individual submissions and helping promote the show. (So like us on Facebook and tell all your friends!)

We talked about up coming opportunity dates

March 23 to see Marlo Panko present to the Burlington Fibre Arts Group

SAQA Central Canada Burlington, Ontario meeting April 10, 2016

Quilt Canada at the International Centre in Toronto Ontario June 15 to 18 and volunteering.

Sewing and Needlework Creativ Festival at the International Centre in Toronto April 22/23

Show on at the Grimbsy Gallery in Grimbsy, Ontario viewing Michelle Karch-Ackerman's work - Karen has been and recommends it.

All Guilds Show at the Art Gallery of Burlington

Ailsa Craig Quilt Festival  May 23 to 28th, 2016 Road Trip on the 24th!

SAQA My Corner of the World and My Corner of Canada Stratford Perth Museum May 21-August 14, 2016 - Al has a piece in this show and will be there for the opening on May 21, 2016

Robynne's visit to the on until the 10th of April. Wonderful work! 

Al talked about his upcoming teaching engagements and retreats!

Robynne shared the book Manage-Your-Day-Day-Creative

Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series) Paperback – May 21, 2013 by Jocelyn K. Glei 

Karen shared the book The Trickster's Hat

The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity Hardcover – January 7, 2014 by Nick Bantock  (Author)

We did show and tell of what we were working on... sorry no pictures this time

And I brought my sari silk, and finds.

And I proposed a challenge -17 ways to use sari silk.

We all love sari silk but sometimes are not sure how to use it.

Why 17 ways? Because it was a random number and sounded good when said with the words sari silk
We all got the same goodies.
Use sari silk and silk hankies
Make as many different items as you can think of....
Send me pictures or post on the blog
Size of item: no smaller than an inch, no bigger than a 12 inch piece.

Other than that it is free game!

And you don't have to do the challenge if it is stressing or you really don't have time.

So the challenge is on. And Karen is first in!

So stay tuned over the next month to see what we come up with.

And let us know how you use sari silk. 'Cause we all love it!


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