(last updated February 22nd, 2017)
Art Quilt Campus is an annual event organized by the author of this blog, Anna Hergert. 2016 marked the fifth consecutive year Art Quilt Campus was organized independently.
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.(see images below)
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. 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 participants hailed from B. C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
Questions? Comments? Want to share your experience from the past with prospective participants? Please weigh in with comments below.
In 2016 AQC has moved into a “by invitation only” event, please email Anna directly and she will add you to the list. Previous participants have first right of refusal – but don’t give up hope. 2016 saw three newbies in Week 1 and 4 newcomers in Week 2.
Registrations for AQC 2017 are brisk. Week 1 is fully subscribed as of January 1st, 2017. There are only 3 openings in Week 2 which runs August 27th – September 2nd, 2017. Here is the registration information aqc-2017-registration-form-group-2. Please remember: First come – first serve. If you are planning on taking one of the spots, please email me immediately! firstname.lastname@example.org
I will keep this page updated as spaces are taken up!