Workshops feature fabric, fibre and fun

Registrations are arriving for the 2014 Sorrento Centre Quilt Week that takes place April 26-30 with check in and set up on April 25

  • Mar. 7, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Registrations are arriving for the 2014 Sorrento Centre Quilt Week that takes place April 26-30 with check in and set up on April 25.

There are three concurrent workshops offered including two traditional workshops and one that is contemporary fibre art.

“You choose the workshop that most appeals to you and you will have five days of great instruction and free time to work on your project while spending time with a fun group of quilters,” says organizer Kathy Kinsella.

The workshops are in three venues at the Sorrento Conference and Retreat Centre but everyone gets together for meals and for the occasional evening event or outing.

This year’s workshops will be led by  Dianne Jansson, Kinsella, and Lynn Knox.

Jansson present “Quilts: Connecting Woman Around the World,” that will explore designs from a different country each day. These designs can be used to create a row quilt or a series of small home decor items.

Knox will teach the “Dresden Plate Log Cabin Quilt” that can be made using scraps or fresh new fabrics with a wedge ruler to make it easy for beginners or experienced quilters.

Kinsella will lead “Creating Inspirational Flags and Buntings” where participants will create small flags and buntings using a variety of surface design techniques, adding text, creating monoprints and more.

“We will talk about traditional prayer flags and how they might influence the flags you create from recycled or crisp new fabric,” Kinsella says.

Quilt Week is open to anyone who would like to attend.

For more information or to register, call 250-675-2421 or visit www.sorrento-centre.bc.ca for more.