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WHITEHORSE: Fourteen artisans at the Kluane Quilter’s Guild have created a 21 foot collaborative art piece about the Yukon River and the exhibit is opening at the Yukon Transportation Museum on April 3rd from 5 to 7 pm.
‘We had so much fun exploring the Yukon River through this medium. The river is such a special part of this place and the project was a very poignant one for the participants.’ Said Dahn Casselman, VP of the Kluane Quilter’s Guild.
This exhibit will be on display through December 2017. ‘I was so pleased when the guild contacted me about this beautiful show. From the river’s headwaters to its meandering outflow into the Bering Sea, the Yukon river is vital as a transportation corridor, it is the source of our stories and it shapes our way of life.’ said YTM ED Janna Swales.
YTM is committed to the Yukon community: offering its space and resources for community events and inviting wide ranging conversations such as this one. www.goYTM.ca
It’s the 22nd anniversary of the Festival of Quilts, and we have a lot in store for Western Canada’s largest outdoor quilt show! The theme for 2017 is My Canada. Hundreds of stunning handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will decorate the Park’s exhibits inside and out. www.heritagepark.ca
Muskoka Quilts! will showcase member-made quilts in the main ice surface ofthe arena, which will be softened with a backdrop of black draperies. Some quilts may be for sale. There will be scheduled demonstrations, including quilting techniques, which are intended to inspire potential new quilters. A boutique will sell donated items hand-made by Guild members. There will be a café run by a local charity where attendees may purchase snacks or a light lunch. Ninety percent of the profits go to the charity. A collection of antique quilts will showcase our heritage and the significance of quilts in our early history. There will also be a marketplace with vendors of supplies, books and equipment; many of the vendors are local to Muskoka. www.pinetreequiltersguildofmuskoka.com
This year, 2017, we celebrate the craft of quilting with a Sesquicentennial Quilt Show and Sale. We are combining our Quilt Shows of the past with our Quilt Sales held more recently, and adding lots of Sesquicentennial flavour. The Sanctuary at Westmount will come alive with a huge display of quilts, artfully showcased on the church pews. The large stage area will feature quilts made to honour Canada’s 150th birthday, as well as art created in other mediums for this celebration. Our library area will reflect Orillia’s history since Orillia as a city shares this special birthday with Canada. As we are looking back at our past, the lounge will be arrayed in vintage and antique quilts, portraying the beauty of quilts made by our ancestors. Downstairs, there will be a very large sale of quilts, quilted and sewn items – some of them made specifically to reflect this 150th birthday. Displays will be enhanced by items of Canadiana portraying things pertinent to Canada – our history, our animals, our tartan, our flag, our Centennial year , and things uniquely Canadian. There will be over 300 quilts available for your viewing pleasure (some of them for sale). This is a Quilt Show not to be missed, and we invite you to join us in our Sesquicentennial celebration of the handmade quilt.
Come and be amazed at the variety of quilts, and the quilting talents of today’s quilters, and those from our past.
Check out our facebook page at Sesquicentennial Quilt Show & Sale, and also our facebook event site at Sesquicentennial Quilt Show & Sale Oriilia to invite your friends.
Quilts on the Wall are: Catherine Clarke, Helen Garland and Doris Lovadina-Lee. The group was formed in 2015. This is their first joint exhibit, presenting art quilts based on the theme “Connections”.
Join the artists at the opening reception of the exhibit on Friday, June 9th 2017, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Catherine Clarke is an experienced quilter and member of the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild (TMQG) and Yorkshire Rose Quilters’ Guild of Toronto (YRQGT). She explores new expressions of quilting traditions. The theme allowed Catherine to pursue the emergence of secondary patterns through colour placement and simple graphic designs that express our connections to ideas and language.
Helen Garland is a member of the YRQGT. She started making quilts as a serious art form 8 years ago creating complex-pieced designs representing the world around us. For this exhibit Helen investigated the ‘perception’ of connectedness.
Doris Lovadina-Lee has been an avid quilter for 15 years and is a member of the TMQG and YRQGT. Doris hand-dyes much of the fabric used in her more recent quilts and enjoys exploring traditional quilt block forms over the course of a series. She used “Connections” to focus on mosaic pieces that reference the past while looking toward the pixilation found in digital formats.
See examples of the artists’ work on Instagram feeds: Catherine @lilyandherbrother, Helen @piece_by_piece, and Doris @lovadina.lee.
This is a three venue event. The central location is the Ailsa Craig, Ontario Community Recreation Centre at 155 Ana Ada Shipley Street, Ailsa Craig Ontario. Additional venues include Ye Olde Town Hall and the Parkhill Carnegie Library.
We will be focusing on a Canadian/Historical Theme to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and at the same time celebrate our Guild’s 30th year. Boutique available to purchase handmade, quilted items supporting our community projects. Some of the quilts on display will be for sale. Pioneer Museum Tea House will be open for lunch and refreshments. www.facebook.com/CountyQuiltersGuild
Plan a visit to beautiful Alliston, just an hour North of Toronto. We will be showcasing quilts, wall hangings, quilted apparel and the winners of our 150-year Canada challenge.
There will also be a Mini Auction, Quilt Raffle, Merchant Mall
Bed Turning and Tea Room.
Free and Handicap Parking http://aqcguild.edublogs.org
Our special featured guests, the Grey Highlands Hooking Craft Guild, will also present their Rug Hooking show. Two shows for the price of one!!! Tearoom, merchant mall, quilt raffle, demos and much more. Free parking, buses welcome, wheelchair accessible, elevator on site. Come join us!
We are a small, enthusiastic group of quilters. We’ll present you with a varied display of our quilts of many different styles for show and for sale. You’ll find a queen sized quilt raffle, gift basket draws, merchant table and a lovely tea room. See you there!
The premiere quilt exhibit presented by the Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild. Held every two years. Over 300 beautiful contemporary and traditional quilts on display. Vendors, charity raffle quilt, door prizes, members’ boutique, small quilt draw, tea room. Accessible. www.wcquiltersguild.on.ca
“CELEBRATE CHANGES OVER TIME”. Featured Quilter: Miriam Pyett. One of the largest quilt shows in Western Canada, with over 450 quilts on display surrounded by vendors from across Canada. Large guild marketplace selling beautifully crafted items. Free demonstrations. Serendipity Quilt display. www.saskatoonquiltersguild.com
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