Fibre Arts- Textile Design Program

As we head into Fall 2007, many area quilters and fibre arts enthusiasts are reminded that this will be a wonderful season of study, creative endeavor and playing with new techniques as the Textile Arts program at Kingston Campus, St. Lawrence College gets underway.

The required course in the Textile Design Programme is “Textile Art - History, Diversity and Technique” with Instructor, Bethany Garner. In this course, the study of Textile Art History will become the most impressive part of your personal journey to develop a body of work, collect an inventory of resources and supplies you need for your  design and development studies and as a foundation for future collection, exhibition and perhaps sale of your own textile art. Designed to support both the traditional and contemporary fibre artist and quilter, this course will provide a guide for individual as well as interactive study and resource development to support current and future design work in your chosen area of interest. Come  explore American and European coverlets, quilts and needlework, and ethnographic textiles with strengths in South and Southeastern Asia, Latin America and particularly India. Learn how Impressionist Art and African and Japanese textiles continue to influence our current Fibre Art and Traditional Quilt trends. The course studies may lead to concentration on one particular technique as a focus, or study and exploration in several areas of interest as you develop one or more small pieces of fibre or a small quilt which will be shared as your final Textile Art History course submission.  A $30 workbook and materials fee is payable to the Instructor.  ARTS 136 841 begins on Thursday evening, September 13th, 6:30-9:30 pm in Room 12050, Upper Level in the LINK Hallway, Administration Wing. Contact Bethany at 613-376-6150 or for more information. Registration begins August 13th.

On Tuesday evenings beginning September 18th, students may also choose to attend the SILK PAINTING course to be presented by renowned Fibre Artist Hilary Scanlon and her team-Instructor Christina Barnes...this will be an exciting opportunity for 12 weeks of concentrated exploration of technique and practice of the many specialized skills utilized in the art of silk painting. Please consider this as a wonderful opportunity to advance your skills in the Textile Arts. Please see the St. Lawrence Fall Catalogue online at for full details. (Note: this course is not a required component in the Textile Design Diploma programme but certainly a great interest course!). Register for ARTS 83 841, Tuesday evenings, Sept 18-Dec. 4, 6:30-9:30 pm

Coming this fall - The Art Quilter Lecture and Workshop series featuring names like Karen Eckmeier, Vikki Pignatelli and Robbi Joy Eklow.  Lectures and workshops take place at Maki House in Nepean.  For more info or contact Jody Taylor at 613-828-1183

Fibreworks Kingston Weekend Workshop Series

Fibreworks KingstonFounded by Hilary Scanlon and serving the fibre art educational needs of students from across Canada for over 25 years, FIBREWORKS offers students the opportunity to study with outstanding Instructors four times a year.

Our instructors are professional designers and well-known craftspersons who share their specific skills and knowledge. The participants are professionals, teachers, and interested craftspersons or amateurs wishing to learn and share together for further stimulation and knowledge.

Plan to make this YOUR year to have a creative learning experience at a FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Weekend Workshop during 2007-2008.

October 12 - 14, 2007

Bridget will come the weekend of October 12 - 14 to share her amazing Thread Painting workshop with students during an intensive two-day workshop . . . and we LOVE Bridget and her beautiful quilts, seen locally at the Riverguild Gallery in Perth and in her several calendars available through her website.

LECTURE on Friday evening October 12 if you cannot be at the workshops.
LOCATION :   St. Lawrence College, Room 12050.
REGISTER early - this will be a popular weekend stitching workshop.
WORKSHOP FEE :   $ 110.00 with Registration.

November 10 - 12, 2007

The second of our Fall 2007 series weekend is with guest artist Andrea Graham, a well known local Feltmaker and owner of Acorn's Journey, a home-based educational resource company for young children.

Many recognize Andrea's work and it has been enjoyed by many in our Kingston Fibre Artists Shows for the past several years as well as at the Women's Art Festival in August in Kingston's City Park on King Street.

LECTURE :   Friday evening November 9, at St. Lawrence College.
LOCATION :   Odessa Agricultural Hall
DATES :   November 10 and 11, 2007
WORKSHOP :   2-day "Felting Wool - an Exploration" hands-on workshop.
REGISTER :   Students of all levels, beginner to advanced, most welcome.
WORKSHOP FEE :   $ 110.00 with Registration.

March 7 - 9, 2008
JUDITH MARTIN "The Art Quilt - Power and Beauty"
FIBREWORKS Kingston will be sharing a most wonderful treat with area quilters and fibre arts enthusiasts;   a nice long visit and delightful design workshop with JUDITH MARTIN, a renowned and much loved Fibre Artist from Manitoulin Island.

Judy has agreed to share her brand new workshop "The Art Quilt - Power and Beauty" with Fibreworks participants during the 2-day workshop.
Check out Judy's website at :
and her Blog site at :

LECTURE :   Friday evening, March 7, 2008 at St. Lawrence College.
WORKSHOP :   2-day "The Art Quilt - Power and Beauty" workshop.
DATES :   Saturday and Sunday, March 8 - 9, 2008
LOCATION :   St. Lawrence College
WORKSHOP FEE :   $ 110.00 with Registration.

April 4 - 6, 2008

Martha is invited to come to Kingston for our April 4-6, 2008, Workshop weekend to share an inspiring Professional Development Workshop.

During the weekend workshop, Martha will help students to explore their own creative interests and goals with an eye to the future, the development of a personal plan for moving forward on their professional art career path, providing support and encouragement to those who are just beginning the journey.

LECTURE :   Friday evening, April 4, 2008 at St. Lawrence College.
WORKSHOP :   2-day Professional Development workshop.
DATES :   Saturday and Sunday, April 5 - 6, 2008
LOCATION :   St. Lawrence College, Room 12050
WORKSHOP FEE :   $ 135.00 with Registration.

Also, whilst here next Spring, Martha will present a second Workshop on her beautiful "MANDALA" work.

The creation of Mandala works is a second and strong passion for Martha. She has created a series of work that includes her beautiful hand painted fabric, lovely hand and machine stitches and some bead work.

"Mandala" is a Sanscrit word for circle or centre and it is used to refer to any circular imagery.

WORKSHOP :   2-day "MANDALA" Workshop.
DATES :   Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8 and 9, 2008
LOCATION :   Odessa Hall
WORKSHOP FEE :   $ 135.00 with Registration.

TO REGISTER : Contact Bethany Garner, Fibreworks Kingston REGISTRAR
CHEQUE PAYABLE TO :   "FIBREWORKS KINGSTON" for your choice of workshops.
MAIL TO :  Bethany Garner, Fibreworks Registrar, 3275 Orser Road, Elginburg, ON  K0H 1M0

Feel free to contact Beth for more information at 613-376-6150 or email or Hilary Scanlon at 613-542-9226