Welcome to the Fidalgo Island Quilters Guild
Navigating the website-Each of the titles above-home, about, calendar, resources, quilter's show and share, members and photo directory, contact FIQ, and message boards- are pages full of information, just click on the word or the categories underneath. To enter the Members pages, use the password on the front of your membership card or contact, Diane Cloughessy- firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is something you would like to see on the website, send to our email: FIQwebsite@gmail.com.
Meetings are held in the Westminster Presbyterian Church basement, Anacortes, 1300 9th Street at 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the first Monday of the month. We have a handwork social at 10:30. Break for lunch at 12:00. Enter from the side door on M street. If you need the elevator it can be accessed from the parking area between the church and the museum on the side. Use the doorbell to get our attention if the door is not open.
Pay your membership with a credit card, or print off the membership form to mail in with the check here.
If you are over 80, we ask that you also fill out the membership form so we have the most accurate information on you. This can be done online also. Members only section password is on the front of your membership card.
FIQ GENERAL MEETINGS We are now meeting year round and because of that may have to move our meeting place from time to time. Drinks are allowed in a covered container.
September 28th-Fiber Arts- Denny's house, 221 Skagit Way, La Conner, for an all-day workshop lead by Julie Anderson and Pat Thompson about Curved Piecing. Not the usual half or quarter circle piecing, but the curvy lines found so often in art quilts from the likes of Sheila Frampton Cooper, Jean Wells, and Hilde Morin. We will start at 10am and work until done. Bring your lunch.
Community Quilts is cancelled for September.
October-2nd-General meeting-Join us at 10:30 for our Handwork Sewcial, our regular meeting time is 1:00 but we welcome you to come earlier. Following we will have a board meeting. All are welcome to come. Our Block of the month pictures are above and the instructions are posted under the resources page.
Our speaker is David Hastings. David is a quilter, graphic designer, print and textile artist, and a former President of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. He creates contemporary art and modern minimal quilt and textile designs. David’s creative approach to modern quilting has led to a busy schedule of workshops and lectures on quilting, branding for artists, art and textile techniques.
Sunday October 1-David Hastings workshop with NQC-
There will be a NQC meeting Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Skagit Transit Community Room, 105 E. Kincaid, Mount Vernon. Doors will open at 8:45 for set up with the meeting starting at 10 a.m.
Our speaker David Owen Hastings from Sequim. He is a graphic designer, and modern quilter. His topic will be Minimal Design, Maximum Impact. It is an overview of his quilt journey and his process for coming up with simple graphic quilt designs. He will show examples of how he translates an architectural photo into a quilt design with examples from his quilts. He also talks about walking foot quilting and how to break free from stitch in the ditch. Guests will be charged $7. Members are free.
Following the lecture (1 p.m.) David will be presenting a 3 hour workshop--Composing Modern Quilts From Architecture which will be open to FIQ members and NQC members. There will be a $40 fee. Nonmembers will be charged $50. (24 maximum participants)
Workshop: Learn to see architecture with the eye of a modern quilt designer. There will be a smartphone photography demonstration using a free app. Then we will create paper photo collages as studies for modern abstract quilt designs. Plan out the piecing as well as quilting using photos of architecture, pens and tracing paper. This is a no-sew workshop. Once you sign up you will be emailed the supply list. Let me know if you want a spot in the workshop.. I will collect the money later.
October 9-Sit and Sew in Sedro-10-6-This will be at the Sedro-Woolley Library. Contact Julie Anderson to let her know you will be coming as there is limited space. Bring all supplies you will need for your project and your lunch. There is no microwave but many great places to eat too. email@example.com
October 11th-Diva's will meet at 10:00 at the Anacortes Senior Center-1701 22nd Street. The Divas are a group of enthusiastic garment makers who use quilting techniques and various mixed media to create wearable art from purchased or created fabric. For more information contact Helen Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 14 and 15-Bag Making Workshop I have secured the meeting space at the Skagit PUD offices in Mount Vernon for Saturday and Sunday, October 14 & 15 It is a large space so we can accommodate about 22 people. Contact me if you had not signed up earlier and I will put you on the list. I have asked those already interested to gather at the September FIQ meeting at noon to talk about the workshop and peruse the patterns I have to share. Julie Anderson email@example.com
October 23-Sit and Sew in Sedro-This will be at the Sedro-Woolley Library10-6-Contact Julie Anderson to let her know you will be coming as there is limited space. Bring all supplies you will need for your project and your lunch. There is no microwave but many great places to eat too. firstname.lastname@example.org
FIQ BOARD MEETINGS first Monday of the month at 3 p.m. (after the meeting) Everyone is welcome to attend!
Would you like to contact a board member? Volunteer for any position? Click here for a list of board members and their contact information.