PLEASE NOTE – due to the impending storm on September 7, the workshop has now been moved to Sunday, September 15 from 2 pm to 5 pm.
The Town of Sackville is pleased to announce that Andrew Wilson is the 2019 Waterfowl Park Artist-in-Residence. Wilson has a qualification from City & Guilds in London in quilting and textile design which allows him to teach textile based techniques but also informs his artistic work, work that takes up traditional practices with an interest in exploring their contemporary expression. He has also taken painting and drawing courses and has been working with various artistic mediums for most of his life (paper, paint and fabric being the primary choices). Wilson’s project “Needles and Threads: Stitching together Sackville’s Stories” will look at how the Sackville Waterfowl Park is the geographical heart—and for some the emotional heart—of the town of Sackville. This project will seek to explore the centrality of this significant location via the medium of the fibre and fabric arts.
The Quilting Bee workshop is for all ages. It will be presented September 15 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Visitor Information Centre. This workshop will be based on the traditional “quilting bee” and will involve hand sewing into the quilt sandwich (i.e. the actual quilting) in ways that continue to inscribe and embroider into the quilt the stories, identities and many hands that come together in the quilting process—much like the waterfowl park, as a micro-environment, involves the coming together of various kinds of communities (i.e. plants, animals, the people of the town and its many visitors). The quilt frame will be set up at the visitors’ centre where people can drop in and contribute to the quilting or happen upon it if they are passing through.