• Our supporters

    • * NWT Arts Council
    • * Yellowknife Community Foundation
    • * Canadian North
    • * Yellowknife Direct Charge Coop
    • * City of Yellowknife
    • * YK Dairies
    • * Yellowknife Home Hardware
    • * Creative Basics
    • * Genesis Group
    • * Coast Fraser Tower
    • * Emco Frontier Mining
    • * BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc
    • * St. Patrick High School
    • * Diavik Diamond Mines Inc
    • * Dave Pritchard
    • As well, everyone who volunteers, teaches, buys a raffle ticket, loads a kiln, purchases an item at our sales, mops the floor or takes a class contributes to building our Guild community. Thank you!

Fireweed Studio Opening Soon for the Summer!

FireweedStudio-(WEB)The Fireweed Studio is located in Somba K’e Park next to City Hall in Yellowknife. Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts members sell their creations here during the summer months. The Fireweed Studio will be opening for the season Tuesday June 6 at 5:00 pm

We will be open Aboriginal Day, Canada Day and all Tuesdays from 5 – 7:30 pm (with the Market).

We will be open on Saturdays in July only from 11:00 – 1:00 pm.

Our last day will be Sept. 19th.

Please drop by to see our member’s creations or just to say hello!

Quilt Lecture on May 14 at the Guild

Jenny Bowker – Lecture
Hosted by the Yellowknife Quilt Guild
Location – Upstairs – Guild of Arts and Crafts – 113 Kam Lake Rd
Time – Sunday, May 14 – 7:30 pm – Sharp!!

FREE OF CHARGE!!

The Yellowknife Quilt Guild would like to invite you to attend a lecture and showing of quilts by visiting Quilt Instructor – Jenny Bowker of Australia.

Jenny’s background before she discovered quilting, was in science. She is very interested in the way pattern comes into many parts of our lives and often includes some geometrical piecing in her work as she thinks it keeps her technically on her toes and provides a key for traditional quilters to link to her work.  She teaches and really enjoys it. There is no greater delight to her than to offer tools to a quilter who wants to make original work but doesn’t know how to access his/her own ideas.

She has four children and a very supportive husband who worked as a diplomat for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. While following him, she lived a total of fifteen years in Arab and Islamic countries. This might seem irrelevant to quilting, but has influenced her subject matter and much of her work reflects her love of the Middle East. She has lived in Syria, Western Samoa, Malaysia, Jordan, Jerusalem and Egypt.

Jenny is also teaching 2 classes for the Quilt Guild May 13/14 and May 15/16.  If interested or for further information, please contact Donna MacDonald at baja@ssimicro.com.  These classes are sponsored by the Yellowknife Quilt Guild with funding assistance from the Northwest Territories Arts Council.

                       

Guild Spring Sale Coming Up!

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Register Thursday January 12th for Winter and Spring Classes at the Guild

Registration for Winter and Spring Classes at the Guild will take place on Thursday January 12th at 7 p.m. at the YK Guild of Arts and Crafts. Registration is first come, first served and in-person only. Cash and cheque are accepted.  Details on available pottery and mixed media classes are listed on our CLASSES page of this site. 

The Annual Christmas Sale is Just Around the Bend!

During the evening viewing, hot chocolate and hand-made tumblers will be available for $10 🙂 Come one, come all!

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The YK Guild of Arts and Crafts Celebrates 70 years!

Amazingly, one of the oldest crafting guilds in Canada is right here in the NWT…the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts was formed in 1946 and is celebrating 70 years! To mark this occasion, a curated exhibition of select works from past and current Guild members will be on display at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre from October-March 2017. Please join us for the launch of this special exhibit on Thursday October 13th from 6-8 p.m.

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A few spaces left…

Our mass registration for all Fall classes was held last week. There are a few classes with spots remaining. Check out the “classes” page for more details on which classes still have openings! If you didn’t get into the class of your choice, please come out to our winter registration night. It will be held on January 12, 2017 at 7 p.m.