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Synergy

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This quote is attributed to Greek philosopher Aristotle and suggests that a group of things is more effective than individual things.

So it is with a conference.

If you took one or two things at a conference, you wouldn't have the complete experience.  To do it all provides so much more in terms of knowledge acquired, inspiration, creativity.

Our theme Confluences references this concept in part, recognizing that textiles are made up of parts and only by bringing all those parts together do we benefit completely.

Michelle BoydFour Fine Fibres, Four Fine Yarns15Tien ChiuColor Courage: Color and Weave Structure15Janet DawsonGamptastic!20Maureen FaulknerElements of Design for Textile Artists10Abby FranquemontAndean Backstrap Weaving20Alison IrwinLet It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow12Bob KeatesFibreworks for Multi-Shaft Weaving24Mary LessmanColours from Nature12Kim McKennaThe Distaff10Syne MitchellWoven Shibori on the Rigid Heddle Loom12Coleen NimetzSilk: the Temptress Unraveled20Eli…

Workshops!

Michelle Boyd Four Fine Fibres, Four Fine Yarns 15

Michelle teaches spinning for the Olds College Master Spinning program, plus workshops and for events like Plyaway.

Tien Chiu Color Courage: Color and Weave Structure 15

Tien recently launched her on-line class on colour and this may be the last in person event she will teach at.

Janet Dawson Gamptastic! 20

Janet has the popular Floor Loom Weaving class on Craftsy and teaches on both coasts of the continent.

Maureen Faulkner Elements of Design for Textile Artists 10

Maureen is a local artist, art teacher and fibre explorer.

Abby Franquemont Andean Backstrap Weaving 20

Abby is our keynote speaker and will be teaching how to weave on an Andean Backstrap loom.

Alison Irwin Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow 12

Alison will look at snowflake motifs and how to weave them.

Bob Keates Fibreworks for Multi-Shaft Weaving 24

Fiberworks is one of the premier weaving software programs and Bob will bring participants up-to-date on this powerful…

Welcome, Welcome!

Registration is now LIVE at Eventbrite.  Have your credit card and your choices ready, then log into Eventbrite to begin the process.

Click on the big Green Button that says "Tickets" and follow the instructions.  There will be drop down menus for you to select your topics.

Eventbrite will hold your cart open for 20 minutes to complete the purchase.

Check the conference website for links to the hotels for their rooms.  We have block booked at the Coast Inn of the North and the Courtyard Marriott.  Some of the workshops and seminars will be held at the Inn of the North as well as the guild display booths.  The exhibits, author signing and one seminar room as well as a meeting room will be at the Courtyard.

There will be a workshop/seminar at the Public Library.  Please note those will have a different time start/stop due to the library opening hours.

Our guild has also booked the library display area for the month of June so there will be a display of textiles there.

The art…

Making Lists

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We dared to dream big dreams - of having people come to our town and plunge into fibre with us!

And now the time is nigh - if you are not currently signed up to the conference website email contact list, you should go do that now.  And check out the array of workshops (pre-conference) and seminars we have arranged for you.

Now that we are at the stage of about to open registration, we have arrived at the list making stage.  That stage where we make lists, check them twice, check with the instructors, check with the facilities.

Details are where it is at and we are making sure we don't forget any!  Or at least none that we can think about ahead of time.

The announcement for registration will be going out very soon.  We suggest you have your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices ready for when you go to register.  Our beta testers are reporting that the registration process is going smoothly so - fingers crossed - it will continue to be smooth for everyone.

But don't delay!

Also note that i…

Major Announcement!

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keynote speaker Abby Franquemont, author of Respect the Spindle will participate in the author signing along with some of our other attending authors - if you want to participate, you don't have to be teaching, you just have to register so that we know how many authors will be there - link to sign up on the website

If you aren't on the conference mail update list, I'm pleased to direct you to the conference website for information on workshop/conference registration.
There are also links to Air Canada (and hopefully WestJet in a day or two) for booking your flights, the Coast Inn of the North and the Courtyard Marriott where we have block booked rooms.  Both hotels have parking for guests and you can share a room if you like or book for yourself at the conference rate. 


Preparing to Launch

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Accommodations




The two hotels were conference events are taking place are also offering conference block booking.  The above link is to the original blog post last summer which will give more information.

With conference events taking place in both, they are the easiest places to stay, especially if arriving by air, but both also have parking.


Schedule

Conference Workshops (2 Days) - June 12-13th, 2019 InstructorWorkshopMax # PeopleMichelle BoydFour Fine Fibres, Four Fine Yarns15Tien ChiuColor Courage: Color and Weave Structure15Janet DawsonGamptastic!20Maureen FaulknerElements of Design for Textile Artists10Abby FranquemontAndean Backstrap Weaving20Alison IrwinLet It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow12Bob KeatesFibreworks for Multi-Shaft Weaving24Mary LessmanColours from Nature12Kim McKennaThe Distaff10Syne MitchellWoven Shibori on the Rigid Heddle Loom12Coleen NimetzSilk: the Temptress Unraveled20Elizabeth SchatzFair Isle Knitting12Robyn SpadyExtreme Warp Makeover15Jane StaffordHuck of a Good Time12Laurie StefflerFelting a Nuno Scarf12Bernadette ThompsonShibori10Diana TwissColour Exploration12Sarah WrootSpinning to Weave12
Ta-DAH!
If you are on the mailing list at the conference website you should be receiving an email update very soon letting you know that the schedule of workshops and seminars is now available on the website.
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