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Threads of Our Yukon River – Kluane Quilter’s Guild/Yukon Transportation Museum

April 3-December 31, 2017

Location

Yukon Transportation Museum
30 Electra Crescent (next to the Whitehorse Int'l Airport)
Whitehorse, YUKON (next to Alaska)

Hours

Mid May - August 10-6 Everyday, September to mid-May Sundays and Mondays 12-5

Admission

$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, Group Rates Available

Details

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

Coastal Colours & Connections – Strathcona Stitches

April 28-April 30, 2017

Location

Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex
Campbell River, BC

Details

Welcome to the Strathcona Stitches 1st annual Quilting Conference & Juried Quilt Show.  Our theme this year is Coastal Colours & Connections.  This three day event is organized by the Strathcona Regional District and will take place at the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex in Campbell River, BC.  We have a great lineup of West Coast instructors, lecturers and merchants and expect a large turnout for our first conference.
For more information or to download fillable PDF forms please visit website at: www.strathconard.ca/strathconastitches

Superior Quilt Show – Thunder Bay Quilters’ Guild

April 28-April 30, 2017

Location

CLE Coliseum Building
425 Northern Ave
Thunder Bay, ON

Hours

Fri 12-9; Sat 10-4; Sun 10-3

Admission

$5; children under 12 free

Details

The Superior Quilt Show features a display of over 100 new quilts created by Guild members; a Canada 150 Northcott Quilt Challenge; live demonstrations; vendors from across Northwestern Ontario; and workshops from Mary Elizabeth Kinch.
http://thunderbayquilters.org

The Barnswallow Quilt Show – The Barnswallow Quilters

May 5-May 8, 2017

Location

2nd & Gilmour Street
Morden, MB

Hours

Fri 10-8; Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5

Admission

$5

Details

This is our 29th annual show. The theme is celebrating Canada’s 150 years. This year we are featuring Jeanie Zacharias and Marie Newfeld as guest quilters. There is also a Merchants Mall, Guild Boutique, Demos, and Rainbow Auction in support of Sount Central Cancer Resource and BTHC Women’s Health.
barnswallowquilters.wordpress.com

Oh, Canada

May 6-May 27, 2017

Location

Quesnel Art Gallery, 500 North Star Rd (in the Recreation Center).

Hours

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm

Admission

Free

OVQG Festival of Quilts 2017 – Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild

May 12-May 14, 2017

Location

RA Centre Curling Rink
2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON

Hours

Fri & Sat 10-5; Sun 10-4

Admission

Adults 10$; Children FREE; Wknd Pass 15$

Details

The Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild (OVQG) proudly presents its “Festival of Quilts 2017” May 12-14, with a special challenge celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday! OVQG is also excited to continue inspiring the next generation by once again showcasing youth quilts.

In addition, OVQG will show hundreds of incredible quilts and quilted wearables. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourites, and participate in the “Visitor’s Challenge”. Our Members Boutique will have quilted items for sale, and over 20 vendors will be participating in the merchant mall. Door prizes will be handed out each day, there will also be raffle quilts supporting local charities, and even a scavenger hunt for kids!

This will be a great opportunity to plan a trip to visit Ottawa, as the Canada 150 celebrations will be in full swing, and while you are in Ottawa for the show you can also visit the annual Tulip Festival!

More information about OVQG and the “Festival of Quilts 2017” can be found on the web at www.ottawavalleyquiltersguild.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ottawaquilts and on Twitter @ottawaquilts.

Muskoka Quilts!…From the heart – Pine Tree Quilters Guild of Muskoka

June 2-June 3, 2017

Location

Bracebridge Memorial Arena
169 James St
Bracebride, ON

Hours

Fri 10-5; Sat 10-4

Admission

$7

Details

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

Sesquicenteenial Quilt Show & Sale – Westmount Congregation

June 2-June 3, 2017

Location

Westmount Congregation
23 Westmount Dr. S.
Orillia, ON

Hours

Fri 4-8; Sat 9-4

Admission

$6.00

Details

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.

Genesse Valley Quiltfest – Genesee Valley Quilt Club

June 2-June 4, 2017

Location

Rochester Institute of Technology
Gordon Field House
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY
 

Hours

Fri & Sat 9-5; Sun 10-4

Admission

$10 per day, $20 weekend pass; Senior Citizens and Students with ID: $8 per day $16 weekend pass; Children 12 and under FREE

Details

Pre-show Workshops Thursday, June 1, 9am – 4pm
Other workshops Fri and Sat.
Air Conditioned and Handicap Accessible.   
Admission tickets available online.
http://geneseevalleyquiltfest.com

Quilts on the Wall Show – Quilts on the Wall

June 2-June 29, 2017

Location

S. Walter Stewart Public Library,
170 Memorial Park Avenue,
Toronto. Ontario
The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours:

Hours

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; Sun 1:30-5

Admission

Free

Details

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.

Edmonton Festival of Quilts

June 3-June 4, 2017

Location

Central Lions Senior Centre
11113 - 113St NW
Edmonton, Alberta

Contact

Hours

10am - 5pm Sat, 10am - 4pm Sunday

Admission

$8

Canada 150- A Celebration of Art Through Fibre

June 8-June 11, 2017

Location

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.

Hours

10:00- 5:00 pm

Admission

$10 Adult, $5.00 Youth & Children under 12 free

Reflections of Canada – County Quilters

June 9-June 10, 2017

Location

Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum
5120 41 Avenue
Stony Plain, AB

Hours

Fri 10-7; Sat 10-4

Admission

$5, children under 12 free

Details

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

Stitching Among Friends – Quilting Corners Quilt Guild

June 10-June 11, 2017

Location

Alliston Curling Rink
52 Albert Street West
Alliston, ON

Hours

10-4

Admission

$6.00

Details

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

Sew Much to Celebrate, Eh!! – Queen’s Bush Quilters

June 23-June 24, 2017

Location

Markdale Center Grey Arena
Markdale, ON

Hours

Fri 10-6; Sat 10-4

Admission

$8 at the door

Details

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!