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Vendor Hall

We would like to thank the vendors who have supported the conference:

BerlinBraids, Nanaimo, BC Big Blue Moma, Calgary, AB Black Cat Custom Yarn, Chilliwack, BC Boostani Baskets and Handicrafts, BC Dewedlebug Fibre Emporium, AB Disdero Ranch, Barriere, BC Dk Knitwear, Qualicum Beach, BC Fibre Art Studio, Vancouver, BC Gathering Yarn, Qualicum Beach, BC Jane Stafford TextilesSalt Spring Island, BC Kensington Prairie Farm, Langley, BC Laura Fry Weaving Studio, Prince George, BC Luxarose Apparel, Quesnel, BC Moose Meadows Farm, Quesnel, BC Prince George Potters Guild, Prince George, BC Prince George Woodturners Guild, Prince George, BC Raveled Sleave, Qualicum Beach, BC Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works, Rossland, BC Sew Kool Buttons, Victoria, BC That Darn Yarn Shop, Kamloops, BC Top Drawer Yarn Studio, Prince George, BC Twisted Fae Fibreworks, Hope, BC West Coast Colours, Tappen, BC

Additional Registration Updates

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With less than six weeks to go to the conference, several people are experiencing Life Happening and two of our seminar leaders have been forced to cancel.

Dr. Susan Pavel and Leola Witt-McNie have regretfully withdrawn from the conference.  I will be contacting the people affected by these cancellations today about their second choices and we will move them to other seminars as soon as we can.

Alternately, the affected people can make changes upon check in. 

If you are one of the people affected you can email me (laura@laurafry.com) with your second choices, or wait for my email contacting you.  We are trying to do this as quickly as possible so that we can update the seminar numbers and make everything as accurate as possible prior to check in.

For those affected by cancellations we apologize, but sometimes Life Happens and all we can do is adjust and be flexible.  We thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Registration Update

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Early bird registration ended on the 15th and we have spent the weekend crunching numbers to see where we are at.

For workshops, two were cancelled - Elizabeth Schatz and Coleen Nimetz.

However they are both still coming to present seminars.

The following seminars have been cancelled:

Fri am
Maureen Faulkner - Travel and Textiles (Fri pm seminar is still accepting students)
Elizabeth Schatz - Fair Isle Knitting (Fri pm seminar is still accepting students)


Fri pm
Susan Pavel - Weaving Words (Fri am is still accepting students)

Sat am
Mary Lessman - Cables Under Construction
Michelle Boyd - Up to Batt (Abby Franquemont is doing a seminar on batts Sat pm)

Sat pm
Elizabeth Schatz - Take the Eek out of Steek

People in those events have been contacted and will be switched to available seminars

Events that are full are:
Workshops:  Jane Stafford Huck of a Good Time

Seminars:
Fri am
Tien Chiu - Colour Courage
Kim McKenna - The Art of Handcombing
Jane Stafford - Unit Weaves (two parts, am/pm)

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A Short Pause to Reset

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Early bird registration ended this evening, but it's not over!  There will be a short delay while the 'late' registration gets set up.

While a few seminars are full, most of them still have seats available so if you missed early bird, don't despair!  You can still come.  In fact, we would be delighted to have you.

And now the committee gets down to the nitty gritty of making sure everything is in order for when everyone arrives.

We are having a party - a fibre party - and we can hardly wait to see y'all!

Early Bird!

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This lovely fellow is here to remind people that early bird registration ends today!

Painted warps


Check out our conference website.  Contemplate our workshop and seminar selections.  Choose your favourites.  Click on the Register Now button, then on the green Tickets button and register today!

(We will continue taking registrations but the price will be higher.)

Vendors

BerlinBraids, Nanaimo, BC Big Blue Moma, Calgary, AB Black Cat Custom Yarn, Chilliwack, BC Boostani Baskets and Handicrafts, BC Dewedlebug Fibre Emporium, AB Disdero Ranch, Barriere, BC Dk Knitwear, Qualicum Beach, BC Fibre Art Studio, Vancouver, BC Gathering Yarn, Qualicum Beach, BC Kensington Prairie Farm, Langley, BC Laura Fry Weaving Studio, Prince George, BC Luxarose Apparel, Quesnel, BC Moose Meadows Farm, Quesnel, BC Prince George Potters Guild, Prince George, BC Prince George Woodturners Guild, Prince George, BC Raveled Sleave, Qualicum Beach, BC Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works, Rossland, BC Sew Kool Buttons, Victoria, BC That Darn Yarn Shop, Kamloops, BC Top Drawer Yarn Studio, Prince George, BC Twisted Fae Fibreworks, Hope, BC West Coast Colours, Tappen, BC
These are some of our wonderful vendors with more to come.  Given the long list of awards ready to be presented, conference registrants who enter exhibits might find themselves with some cash to spend with those lovely vendors.  
Exhibit entry dead…

A Gathering of Talent

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A conference is all about celebrating - the talents of everyone, the inspiration, the creativity, but above all...the textiles.

We have gathered a group of very knowledgeable and talented instructors who are ready, willing and eager to pass their knowledge on to those who want to learn.

In the 21st century it is now possible to take classes on line (we have some of those on line instructors in our line up!),  by reading (we have authors!), by participating in on line discussion/interest groups (we have some of those!) but best of all?  Is learning in real life.

While photos can tell you a lot about a textile, there is nothing quite like seeing it in real life.  In some cases you can even touch!  (It's not called the weaver's handshake - that gentle rubbing of the cloth between finger and thumb - for nothing.)

Organizing a conference is a lot like designing a textile.  Details, details, details need to be organized.  That kind of organization takes time so our early bird deadl…