(last updated June 17th, 2018)
Art Quilt Campus is an annual event organized by the author of this blog, Anna Hergert. 2017 marked the sixth consecutive year Art Quilt Campus was organized independently. This just in: There is ONE opening for Art Quilt Campus 2018. Please contact Anna if you are interested.
The History of Art Quilt Campus
In late July 2012, we started calling the event Art Quilt Campus when a small group of seven had the entire Emma Lake Campus to ourselves. After Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus closed in November 2012 an alternate venue was secured for one week. 12 participants gathered for five days at Shekinah Retreat Centre near Waldheim, SK. Please, scroll down on this page to find links to images from the first event.
2014 realized an unprecedented increase in interest, and it was decided to expand the event to two weeks. St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, SK east of Saskatoon, is where we now gather and grow our art quilt knowledge. Seasoned and beginner quilters alike are welcomed.
And in true Art Quilt Campus Fashion, here are links to the two weeks that took place in late August 2017:
August 20th, 2017 – And We’re Off
August 21st, 2017 – Art Quilt Campus Off to a Great Start
August 22nd, 2017 – Happy Dyers Choose Their Time to Dye
August 24th, 2017 – No Idle Hands Here
August 25th, 2017 – Can Hardly Keep Up
August 26th, 2017 – Grand Finale
August 27th, 2017 – Let the Fun Begin
August 28th, 2017 – More Colour to Dye for…
August 29th, 2017 – Settling in nicely
August 30th, 2017 – Inspiring Each Other
August 31st, 2017 – Busy and Focused
September 1st, 2017 – One Final Day
September 2ndh, 2017 – Thank you, All!
For a recap of 2016 check out the following individual links filled with slide shows that provide an excellent overview of what happened in Muenster, SK during August 2016.
August 7th, 2016 – The Long Road Ahead
August 8th, 2016 – Art Quilt Campus 2016 – Day 1
August 10th, 2016 – The Dyers Are Moving
August 11th, 2016 – AQC Day 4 in Images
August 12th, 2016 – AQC Week 1 Wraps Up
August 13th, 2016 – Good Byes & A Short Break
August 14th, 2016 – Everyone Has Arrived
August15th, 2016 – Blood, Sweat & No Tears
August 16th, 2016 – Summer Heat, Color and Creativity
August 17th, 2016 – Demos, Swinging the Mop and A Fire Alarm
August 18th, 2016 – Missing: Lounge Lizards
August 19th, 2016 – Happy Campers & Cool Color
August, 20th, 2016 – Good Byes & Last Reflections
Here are the direct links to Art Quilt Campus 2015:
Sept. 13th, 2015 – The Beginning
Sept. 14th, 2015 – Off to a Great Start
Sept. 15th, 2015 – No Rest for the Wicked
Sept. 16th, 2015 – Change is in the Air
Sept. 17th, 2015 – Productivity Kicks Into High Gear
Sept. 18th, 2015 – Week One Comes to A Close
Sept. 20th, 2015 – And We Gather Again
Sept. 21st, 2015 – No Lack of Motivation or Inspiration
Sept. 22ne, 2015 – Colour Dominates
Sept. 23rd, 2015 – No Slowing Down in Sight
Sept. 24th, 2015 – It’s All About Creativity
Sept. 15th, 2015 – AQC 2015: The Final Lap
In 2014 Mei dyed her first few yards of fabric to create her first ever quilt!!! What commitment! And she did it!Here are several links to Art Quilt Campus 2014:
July 22nd, 2014 – First Impressions of Art Quilt Campus 2014
July 23rd, 2014 – Show and Share Evening
July 24th, 2014 – Fun in the Dye Studio and the Class Room
July 26th, 2014 – Creative Outcomes from a Dynamic Group
Please note: My computer crashed that week and many of the images were lost as I had neglected to back up every day.
July 29th, 2014 – Introducing Group 2 at Art Quilt Campus
July 30th, 2014 – A few dye studio and classroom action shots
August 1st, 2014 – Limitless Creative Energy and Countless Smiles
August 6th, 2014 – Group Photo and short recap of week 2
And here is a walk down memory lane. “Art Quilt Campus I” was held at Shekinah (north of Saskatoon near Waldheim, SK in August 2013). One week of 12 motivated quilters came together in an idyllic setting far from all amenities:
Past participants came from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Colorado. 2016 and 2017 participants hailed from B. C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
By 2016 AQC became a “by invitation only” event, please email Anna directly and she will add you to the list for 2018. Previous participants have first right of refusal – but don’t give up hope. 2017 welcomed several “newbies” during both weeks.
For questions regarding future events, please email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org