Fibre Potpourri -

A Yearly Stitching Event Alternately hosted by Edmonton and Calgary 

Calgary Autumn 2021 Fibre Potpourri Event - Letter from the President 

Hello Everyone!

 

I would like to introduce you to Fibre Potpourri - a weekend retreat normally held in June at Red Deer College in Alberta.  This event is hosted alternately by the Calgary Guild of Needle & Fibre Arts and the Edmonton Needlecraft Guild.  During Covid19 we have moved the event online using the Zoom platform and this past spring Edmonton hosted a great event.  Now that fall is here we wanted to do another event, this time hosted by Calgary.

 

Our Event will be October 16th and 17th.  The theme is "Level Up: Crafting to Artist '' and is a behind the scene look at the design process.  We will be leading people through a self directed weekend project based on the beautiful fall colours in nature.  Or you can work on your own projects while listening to our speakers.

 

We are welcoming some designers to give talks and demos on their design process.  Including Freda Murfin: Canvaswork Designer, Debbie Fitzsimmons: Metis Designer and Natalie Dupuis: Goldwork Designer.

 

Check out our website for more information and to register.  Both days are $25.00, options are available if you are only able to join us for one day.

Hope to see you there

 

Jennifer Care

President - Calgary Guild of Needle and Fibre Arts

email questions to: fibre.potpourri@gmail.com

2019 - HOSTED BY CGNFA

DATES: MAY 31, June 1 & 2

RED DEER COLLEGE, RED DEER, ALBERTA

 

OMG! It was so good to get together with everyone at FP19.  We had lots of fun with our Sound of Music Theme including a Sing-A-Long movie night with popcorn and Movie Themed Banquet table names!!

Thank you to everyone who helped out for the event or attended!!  It's now Edmonton's turn to host for FP20!!

Look for more information as we learn about what they have planned!

For more information check out our event website:

http://fibre-potpourri.wixsite.com/2019

email questions to: fibre.potpourri@gmail.com

 

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2018 - HOSTED BY EDMONTON NEEDLECRAFT GUILD

DATES: JUNE 1, 2 & 3

RED DEER COLLEGE, RED DEER, ALBERTA

2018 was hosted by Edmonton who maintained our move from Olds, Alberta to Red Deer.  We are now renting a larger, more light filled space.  The event includes both classes and a retreat option.  There are meal plans to purchase or you can drive the main street of Gatz Avenue for many restaurant options.

Friday is a retreat day for all participants with an evening "Garage Sale" style market.  Saturday and Sunday are class days with Boutique vendors open during the day.

2017 - HOSTED BY CGNFA

DATES: JUNE 1, 2 & 3

RED DEER COLLEGE, RED DEER, ALBERTA

2017 was the first year we moved the venue to Red Deer College after many years at Olds, Alberta.  Red Deer College offered the amount of space and light which was perfect for our event.  We created a large 'Living Room" style stitching area for Retreaters and the Classrooms were located just off the space.  Our Boutique vendors loved the large light filled rooms and our Friday evening Market was well received.

We started the weekend with a Friday retreat afternoon for everyone to visit and mingle.  Our Saturday Banquet included a Sashiko Mini Project that many people started after dinner.  We also have silent auction to benefit "Days for Girls" our charity for that year.

The accommodations on campus were perfect for after dinner visiting, but most of us spent the evening in our event space stitching.

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