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Freda's Fancy Stitching presents ... 


The Banquet – 

A Veritable Feast of Stitches



Our very first Mystery Sampler Stitch-along is almost ready to go.


This is a project on 18 count mono canvas (164 x 232) with a finished size is 9.25” x 13”  


There will be eight individual charts – one a month for eight months. The first chart will be available in shops and as a digital download on my website www.fredasfancystitching.com on September 15 th 2017.  They will appear subsequently on the 15 th of every month until April 15 th 2018.


The price on the website for each chart will be 10.00 CDN.

September 2017 Events

Sun.
 Mon.
 Tues.
 Wed.
 Thurs.
 Fri.
 Sat.
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28
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2
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4
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Guild 
Meeting
6pm

14
15
Deadline for Sylvan Retreat
16
Stitching
Crowfoot
Co-op
1-4pm
17
18
19
20
21
 22
Creativfestival
Spruce Meadows
23
Creativfestival
Spruce Meadows
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26
27
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Stitching
FishCreek
Library
12-4pm

October 2017 Events

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 Wed.
 Thurs.
 Fri.
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Thanksgiving
10
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Guild
Meeting
6pm
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Sylvan 

Lake

Retreat

17

Sylvan Lake

Retreat

18

Sylvan Lake

Retreat

19

Sylvan Lake

Retreat

20

Sylvan Lake

Retreat

21

Sylvan Lake

Retreat

22

Sylvan Lake

Retreat

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Halloween
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Fish Creek Library

11161 Bonaventure Dr S.E. Calgary AB T2J 6S1

Crowfoot Co-op

35 Crowfoot Way NW Calgary, AB, T3G 2L4

Spruce Meadows

18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2X 4B7

Events In & Around Calgary


If you know of an event that would be of interest to our members, drop us a line and we'll do our best to post the event on our website.

THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY!!!

Creativfestival


“Whether you’re new to or seasoned in your craft, want to learn new techniques

and tricks, or simply feel the need to be inspired, join others who share your

creative passion in sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, crafting and so much

more at this two-day event offering over 70 hours of classes, seminars, and

free on stage shows, along with exceptional shopping. Find out more about

what’s happening…”


Join us Friday and Saturday, September 22 & 23 at Spruce Meadows in Southern Calgary.  Open to the Public 9-5pm each day, come and see us and check out all the other Creative vendors at the show ... for more information check out their website.

Stitching at Sylvan Lake, AB


You are invited to the 45th Stitch'n'Sylvan, October 16-22 2017
YES a full week to stitch and celebrate 45 retreats

Option 1 $295.00:  Monday register after 4pm
No meals on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Option 2 $265.00:  Tuesday register after 3pm
Option 3 $235.00:  Wednesday register after 3pm
Option 4 $215.00:  Thursday register after 3pm
Breakfast and supper Thursday, Friday and Saturday.   Brunch on Sunday.
Option 5 $195.00:  Friday register after 3pm

Just bring casual clothing, personal necessities (towel, soap, toiletries, sleeping bag, pillow, personal stitching projects and equipment (light, chair, extension cord) and snack food if you so desire.

- Smoking in designated area only. NO alcohol on the property camp rules.  No perfume or hair spray due to allergies
- Bring your unwanted Craft Supplies for a Garage/Barter Sale
- Please bring your finished projects for show and tell.

Deadline September 15,2017. Cheques can be post-dated to September 15 2017.  NO refunds after September 15 2017.  We can also do e-transfer .  Any questions call Carol at 403-887-2576 or stitchnsylvan@gmail.com

To reserve a spot please send the following information and  cheque to:

Carol Gowans
103 Westview Drive
Sylvan Lake, Ab T4S1H7

Name:_______________________________________________________

Address:_____________________________________________________

Phone:_______________________email:___________________________

Room/Sit with _________________________________________________

Annual Stitching @ Stampede

Volunteer to stitch at either of these venues and get a free pass to Stampede ... if you volunteer for an entire day you get a second pass to enjoy Stampede as a thank you!!

BMO Centre

July 10th - 2017

Our Signup for this date goes fast so if you are interested please contact Amanda Baxter ASAP!!!

Located in the Western Oasis in the BMO centre among a wonderful collection of western themed art.  We stitch in the indoor cabin situated at the back with all the great arts and crafts. 

Heritage Cabin 

July 15th & 16th - 2017

Sign up for this venue by contacting Irene Lacharite ASAP!!

Every year we volunteer at the Heritage Cabin at Stampede.  The Cabin shows visitors what life was like during the pioneer days (late 1800s) in the west ... we demonstrate how traditional crafts are still alive and kicking in the 21st Century!!!


Come by and see us, we'll be waiting to say Howdy and to show off our work!!

- Heritage Cabin 2014

Creative Arts and Crafts competition at the Calgary Stampede

Here are the details on the 2017 competition and how to enter.  During the competition, items are entered, judged and displayed for the entire 10 days of the Stampede.

We are always  amazed by the quality and variety of the entries we receive and are hoping to have even more entries to inspire people this year. Our competition book and entry form are now up on our webpage for viewing and entering.

The website address is as follows:

We look forward to displaying your entries in the 2017 Creative Arts and Crafts competition.
If anyone has any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We are happy to answer!

Sincerely,
Liz Lim
Vice-Chair Creative Arts and Crafts committee
Calgary Stampede

Sylvan Lake Stitching Retreat


This Casual Retreat is held twice a year in April and October.  It runs from Tuesday afternoon through Sunday Afternoon.  Food is provided from Friday onwards.  It is a short drive from Red Deer in central Alberta.  We will be posting more information closer to the event.


This October 17 to 22nd @ Sunnyside Bible Camp, Sylvan Lake, AB

2017 Fibre Potpourri: 

Western Canada Conference

A relaxing, yet stimulating blend of workshops or stitcher’s retreat taking place at Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alberta.

2017 Hosted by our Guild!!

Registration Opens February 1st!!


In the past we have held the event in Olds, Alberta.  This upcoming year we are trying something new by moving to Red Deer.  We hope that everyone who has attended in the past enjoys the new event space!!


We have a website and Facebook page for the event:


http://fibre-potpourri.wixsite.com/2017


https://www.facebook.com/FibrePotpourri/


We share hosting duties with the Edmonton Guild

Seminar 2018 - PEI

Virtual Threads, the online chapter of EAC is hosting Seminar 2018 in PEI.  They have released some great items to fundraise for the event.  I have attached the PDF of the items.

Sunshine Lady: Irene Lacharite


This position was created to bring "Sunshine" to members who were feeling "under the weather" but Irene would like to evolve the position into a celebration of great events in our member's life.


If you know of a member who you would wish to celebrate please contact Irene.  It can be anything from a promotion at work, birth of a child or grandchild or school graduation!!  We want to share the "Sunshine" in our own lives with each other.