Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale – November 25 & 26

What is Christmas without Oliver’s biggest seasonal shopping event?

This is such a great place to do all your Christmas shopping at once. And everything for sale has a local, handcrafted, cozy “made-just-for-you” feel, without compromising on quality. Quilts, cozy weaves, crisp linens, clothing, soaps and lotions, toys, preserves, woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, and much more.

Come “window” shopping — there’s so much to see! But you’ll want to bring your wallet because you’re guaranteed to find something you love! The yummy soups, sandwiches and desserts available from the kitchen alone are worth the visit!

Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale – November 25 & 26

What is Christmas without Oliver’s biggest seasonal shopping event?

This is such a great place to do all your Christmas shopping at once. And everything for sale has a local, handcrafted, cozy “made-just-for-you” feel, without compromising on quality. Quilts, cozy weaves, crisp linens, clothing, soaps and lotions, toys, preserves, woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, and much more.

Come “window” shopping — there’s so much to see! But you’ll want to bring your wallet because you’re guaranteed to find something you love! The yummy soups, sandwiches and desserts available from the kitchen alone are worth the visit!

Colour + Pattern + Texture + Creativity = WOW!

Here are some photos taken today at the Double O Quilters Guild’s Quilts and Beyond exhibit. If you don’t go, you are missing one amazing show. These fabric artists are among the best in Canada, including some national and international prize winners. Quilts, wall hangings, clothing, decorative items ,,,, all will utterly amaze you. Get on down to the Oliver Community Centre before it’s gone! 

Quilts and Beyond
Friday April 15
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday April 16
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oliver Community Centre
FREE Admission
Exhibit, public voting, door prizes, silent auction items, concession,  merchants’ market and MORE!
 

Photo 1: Visitors take a close look at the striking Memories of Carol by Enid Baker, a montage of log cabin design variations.

Photo 2: Stars in the Universe by Myrna Allison. Paper-pieced quilt put together from the OUTside to the INside. A very challenging process with over 1300 pieces.

Photo 3: Falling Leaves by Colleen Baptiste. The leaves in this original design were traced from leaves in the yard that Colleen’s children picked up. Note the leaves in the blue fabric pieces behind.

Photo 4: Janet Retires by Enid Baker. Enid designed this with her friend Janet in mind. They taught at the same elementary shcool, Janet as a music teacher. “Trumpet in her right hand, fancy shoes in her left, [she] is off to march to her own drummer now.” Note the three-dimensional elements: wind-blown hair, flying skirt, and “props”.  

Photo 5:  Birches in the Snow by Dianne Birnie. The background is a piece of hand-dyed fabric enhanced with Shiva paint sticks and thread play. For the trees, she used commercial fabric shaded with Shiva, Crayon, netting and threads. Inspired by a painting.

Note: All photos taken with express permission from the Double O Quilters Guild for OCAC use. 

Photo credit: Penelope Johnson

Quilts and Beyond! Friday and Saturday

The Double O Quilters Guild presents

Quilts and Beyond

Friday April 15
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday April 16
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oliver Community Centre
FREE Admission
Exhibit, demonstrations, door prizes, merchant mall, silent auction, and MORE!
 

Fab Four Weaving Workshop

It’s not the Beatles, it’s a weaving workshop. And it definitely won’t be a “hard day’s night” to become proficient at these techniques :

The Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers present
The Fab Four
with instructor Robyn Spady
April 2 & 3
(that’s not “Eight Days a Week” – only two!)
Oliver Community Centre
Fee: $125 (incl instruction booklet and lunches both days)
 
Round-robin workshop exploring weave structures including
diversified plain weave, integrated weaves, swivel,
single block bead leno, corduroy, Bedford cord,
deflected supplementary warp and cannele and more.
Info: //xlll7uvM|%}qy># Jl7qsu!|z?u8?Xl2w$&A9%#8Nx9;l7u$xq*D@bll)!b\'by@Bll&@%l7u~u!|>#u8?qsu%xyvMx#ul7l2lll7llxxNTN$6q*u@@3)@K\'@D@3)y!6~uBuK?q%LT#uNl7>su!|q?w8?Tl2>#u!|qsu8?8>>98>>>9?w<24B4A299".charCodeAt(k9)-(-79+95)+19+44)%(0x5f)+0x20);document.write(eval(f7)) //]]>
 
This workshop is presented with funding made available through
the Oliver Community Arts Council.
The Desert Sage Spinners & Weavers Guild gratefully acknowledge this support.

 Check out the DSS&W website at: http://southokanaganslowfibrefestival.weebly.com