Upcycle Quilting with Sandra Sandvik [VIRTUAL]
Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.Free
Climate change is causing lasting and devastating problems for our world right now. As a hub for information and community-building, the Library is a critical part of the response to this emergency. Climate Future is a community-driven initiative to share knowledge, inspire action and — collectively — change the world for the better by reducing local emissions.
Join Mayne Island quilter Sandra Sandvik for a look into the world of upcycle quilting and textiles! Sandra will discuss the devastating effects of the textile industry on our climate while offering creative and beautiful solutions. Her innovative upcycled quilts and textiles use and reuse fabric scraps to ensure nothing goes to waste.
Sandra Sandvik has been a textile artist for over 30 years. She is a graduate of the Capilano University Textile Arts program and has studied under numerous instructors, both weavers and textile artists, in the US, Norway and Canada. Sandra currently works from her home on Mayne Island and at Studio 652 on Mayne Island.
Her love of textiles has focused on quilting, mix media, art quilts and weaving. During the past few years, Sandra has shown her quilts and textile art pieces through the Southern Gulf Island Arts Council, Mayne Island Quilters’ Guild, Mayne Island Independent Artist Group and Festival Active Pass. Most recently, she has had quilts accepted into the 2015, 2018, 2020, and 2021 Canadian Quilters’ Association’s National Juried Show.
Check out our other programs Tracing Textiles Through Time:
- April 30 – An Evening of Coast Salish Weaving with Chepximiya Siyam’ Hereditary Chief Janice George and Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph
- May 8 – Fashions of the West Vancouver Pioneers (circa 1873-1912) with fashion historian Ivan Sayers
For this virtual program, we’ll be using Zoom. Never participated in a Zoom event before? Visit our Getting Started with Zoom page.
What you’ll need: A computer with speakers (or headphones) or your smartphone or tablet.