Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mark Your Calendar

The 2nd Vancouver Island Fibre fest will be May 2-4 2014 - make sure you mark your calendar

Thursday, May 9, 2013

People's Choice Gallery Winners

It is going to take a few days to get all of the pictures of the Fibre Fest. It was an amazing event. The People's Choice Gallery was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Here are the winners:

Hand Knitting – Tourmaline Shawl – Lynette Meek

Machine Quilting – St. Paul de Vence Revisited – Val Ursulak

Hand Quilting- Cathedral Windows- Maria (Joan Grimm’s sister)

Sewing – Purse – Christine Fisher

No Photo of these items yet
Spinning – Russian Spindle Scarf – Vyvyan Dorsett
Weaving- Runner-Jeanelle Fischer
Applique – Old Homestead – Ruth Ott
Machine Knitting- Donna Marshall
Crochet – Baby Blanket - Regie Smith

Monday, May 6, 2013

Wow what a fun weekend

The Fibre Fest came and went so fast. It was a wonderful weekend and everyone who attended enjoyed themselves. Here is a link to Lynettes Blog - She has great pictures of the Campbell River area, the People's choice gallery and of the painting she did on my scarf. I wanted a Christmas theme to the scarf and she captured that for sure. It will be great to wear next Christmas.
Stay tuned to the blog there will be lots more pictures coming soon

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Weekend at a Glance

Vancouver Island Fibre Fest

Friday May 3
Workshops 1-5pm
Vendor’s Mall 5-6:45pm
Opening Reception 7-9pm

Saturday May 4
Workshops 10-5pm
People’s Choice Gallery 10-4pm
Demonstrations 10 -4pm
Vendor’s Mall 10-4pm

Sunday May 5
Workshops 10-5pm
Spin In –1-4pm
Demonstrations 10-4pm
Vendor’s Mall 10-4pm

Concession: Saturday and Sunday 10-3pm.
The Concession is being operated by the Cooking Basics cooking classes from the Community Centre and is by donation.

One Day to go

Tomorrow is the first day of the Vancouver Island Fibre Fest. The vendor mall will be open from 5 - 6:45 - 7 - 9 pm we will have our Opening Reception - A night of appetizers and mingling with other fibre lovers

Come and join us to kick off the Fibre Fest weekend with a wonderful evening filled with great food and talented fibre artists. On this evening partcipants in the People’s Choice Gallery will showcase their work - (much like and adult version of show and tell) Appetizers will be provided and served by the participants of the Specialized Cooking Program.
There is no cost for this event but donations will be greatly appreciated. Donations will all go to fund the Specialized Recreation Programs at the community centre.
We will be giving out many really great door prizes at the Opening Reception - All of the Vendors have donated something for this event -  you must be in attendance to win
The weather is supposed to be great all weekend.

The vendor mall will be open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4 pm

There is still a few spaces in some of the classes, Just call the community centre to register  250-286-1161

Monday, April 29, 2013

Press release this week

Check out the People’s Choice at Vancouver Island Fibre Fest!

An eye-catching display by talented fibre artists from near and far will be one of the many draws when Vancouver Island Fibre Fest opens its doors May 3 through 5.

The People’s Choice Gallery will host an array of creations – and local knitters, weavers, quilters and others textile artists are welcome to submit items to be featured.

It all starts Friday, May 3. The vendor’s mall will be open from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Make sure to come down early to find some great bargains and unique items.

The opening reception starts at 7 p.m. that evening with a parade of incredible hand knit, woven, quilted, sewn and stitched items! The Sewing For Fun class from the Community Centre will lead the parade followed by fibre artists of all stripes. Each artist will describe their creation and give a brief story of the inspiration behind the making it. All pieces shown will be displayed in the People’s Choice Gallery, which opens on Saturday. If you have textile art to show, please call Judy at 250-286-1161.

Friday evening will also be a time to meet some of the workshop instructors. Plus, there’ll be door prizes and mingling with other creative fibre lovers and munching yummy appies thanks to students from the Cooking Basics classes.

Admission to the opening reception is by donation, with all proceeds going to support the City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Departments specialized recreation programs.

It’s not too late to sign up for a workshop! To review the options, check out the website or pick up a brochure at the Needle & Arts Centre, Fabricland or the Community Centre. 

Registration is available at the Community Centre or the Sportsplex.

For more information on these and the many other workshops being offered at the Vancouver Island Fibre Fest, please call Judy at the City of Campbell River Community Centre, 250-286-1161 or e-mail

Friday, April 26, 2013

People's Choice gallery

We are looking for submissions for the People's Choice Gallery - we would love to see your work. There is a form to fill out available on the website or you could email your information contact section of the website