Daily Events


Tuesday October 14th, 2014
Fibre Arts Festival Headquarters Amherst Town Hall, 98 Victoria Street East
10:00 am - 6pm   Daily demonstrations, displays & mini workshops. Drop by for event or location information.

Daily Demonstration: Dayle's Department Store: Dry Good Department (second floor)
10am – 12pm Belgium Bobbin Lace Gertie Hollis
1 – 3 pm Hooking    Bep Van Leewen

7th Annual Fibre Arts Festival Opening Celebration
Festival Headquarters, Headquarters - Amherst Town Hall, 98 Victoria Street East
This event provides an opportunity to welcome all fibre participants, artists and vendors to celebrate the 6th Fibre Arts Festival in downtown Amherst. An official welcome from the host committee with greetings from Robert Small, Mayor of Amherst; as well as festival sponsors: Downtown Amherst and the Cumberland RDA. The evening will showcase local artists displaying their fibre art along with other displays of interest. The Opening Celebration is a relaxed event that encourages conversation and interaction with participants who share an interest in fibre art. Refreshments will be served and committee personal will be available with information regarding the festival and to answer your questions. Look forward to seeing you in downtown Amherst, a great creative community obsessed with Fibre! Please RSVP: coordinator@fibreartsfestival.com 
When: Tuesday October 14th, 2014
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Town Hall - Festival Headquarters
Cost: Free
RSVP: coordinator@fibreartsfestival.com 



Tuesday Workshops:
Ricky's Harmonic Congervence (new class added!)
Beaded Moccasin Creation
Designing Wearable Art
Thrum Slippers/Socks
Beginner Rug Hooking
Felted Baby Slippers
Crazy Quilt
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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Fibre Arts Festival Headquarters Amherst Town Hall, 98 Victoria Street East
10 am - 6 pm Daily demonstrations, displays & mini workshops. Drop by for event or location information.

Daily Demonstration: Dayle's Department Store: Dry Good Department (second floor)
10am – 12pm   Crewel  Gertie Hollis 
1-3 pm Cross Stitch  Linda MacDonald
         
Wednesday Workshops:
Simply Modern
Needle Felted Ball
Creating With Thread
Intro to Tapestry Crochet
Tunisian Crochet
Beginners Felting
Stained Glass Rug Hooking
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Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Fibre Arts Festival Headquarters
10 am - 6 pm  Daily demonstrations, displays & mini workshops. Drop by for event or location information.

Daily Demonstration: Dayle's Department Store: Dry Good Department (second floor)
10 – 11:30 am  Hooking – Whipping  Lynne O’Brien Lines and Lynda Fenton
1 – 3 pm   Knitting  Marilyn Hawkes
 Brown Bag Theatre - 
The Beehive - Lunch Box Theatre
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00pm
Where: Trinity - St.Stephen's United Church, Ratchford Street, Amherst
Cost:  lunch included
Tickets: (902)667-7002


Bellas Café Dinner & Exhibit -
Time: 5:30pm, reception;  6:30pm dinner
Where: 117 Victoria Street
Cost: $35 - reservations required
Register: (902)660-3090


Thursday Workshops:
Paper Beads

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Friday, October 17th, 2014
Fibre Arts Festival Headquarters
10 am - 6 pm Daily demonstrations, displays & mini workshops. Drop by for event or location information.
Quilting Modern:  Two day show by the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild
Modern quilting is a new twist on the traditional art of quilting. It’s about the attitude and the approach that modern quilters take. It respects the amazing artistry and talent of the tradition of quilting, while allowing the quilter to challenge the "rules". In fact, if there were one rule in modern quilting, it would be that there are no rules. The Maritime Modern Quilt Guild embraces the “no rules” rule! We provide a place where non-traditional, fresh, modern quilters can meet, share, create and basically do quilty stuff! The Quilting Modern Display will showcase the works of the Members of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild where you will see our modern attitude in all its glory! 










9:00 am - 4:30 pm  Friday and Saturday
Amherst Town Hall, 98 Victoria Street

Zonta Fibre Arts B a Z a a r
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Holy Family Church, 63 Church Street, Amherst
Cost: Admission $2
Shop among a dazzling array of the finest feltings, hooked mats, quilts, tattings, yarns, inspired creations and exquisite fibre art supplies.
Fabulous Holiday gifts and ideas! Visit the Zonta Café on site for refreshments and a lovely place to relax.
Vendor Registration: gwen.kerr@theregent.ca

Quilt Show - Cumberland Quilters
Time: 10:00 am- 6:00pm
Where: First Baptist Church
Cost: $2 in support of Cumberland Quilters & Fibre Arts Festival
Information: (902)-667-8680

Quilt Show- Quilt Expressions
Time: 10:00 am- 6:00pm
Where: Christ Church
Cost: $2 in support of Quilt Expressions & Fibre Arts Festival
Information: 667-8837

Dayle's Department Store Dry Goods Department, 2nd Floor.
10 – 11:30 am    Tapestry Crochet    Phyllis Cameron
1 – 3 pm  Poetry Mittens   Carol Oram

Brown Bag Theatre - 
The Beehive - Lunch Box Theatre
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00pm
Where: TBA
Cost: $ lunch included
Tickets: (902)667-7002


Friday Workshops:
Magic Loop Knitting
Quilted Art Fabric Design
Small Books, Big Ideas
Canvas Class - Needlework
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Saturday, 
Fibre Arts Festival Headquarters
10 am - 6 pm Daily demonstrations, displays & mini workshops. Drop by for event or location information.

Quilting Modern:  Two day show by the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild
Modern quilting is a new twist on the traditional art of quilting. It’s about the attitude and the approach that modern quilters take. It respects the amazing artistry and talent of the tradition of quilting, while allowing the quilter to challenge the "rules". In fact, if there were one rule in modern quilting, it would be that there are no rules. The Maritime Modern Quilt Guild embraces the “no rules” rule! We provide a place where non-traditional, fresh, modern quilters can meet, share, create and basically do quilty stuff! The Quilting Modern Display will showcase the works of the Members of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild where you will see our modern attitude in all its glory! 










9:00 am - 4:30 pm  Friday and Saturday
Amherst Town Hall, 98 Victoria Street

Hooked Rug Exhibit & Hook-In - Town & Country Thrummers
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Where:
Cost: $ in support Town & Country Thrummers & Fibre Arts Festival
Register: (902)667-2233 / lwlines@eastlink.ca

Dayle's Department Store Dry Goods Department, 2nd Floor.

8:30am – 12:30pm Market at Dayle’s  Fibre Focused
1:30 – 3pm  Beeswax demo    Catherine Wile

Saturday Workshops:
Tiny Treasures Miniature Quilts
Ricky's Harmonic Congervence
Swedish Weaving
Beginner Wet Felting
Youth Felting

1 comment:

  1. looking forward to my first visit to the fibre arts festival this October 2015.
    can't wait to see the workshop lists as well as the other happenings that week
    linda

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