Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts Upcoming Events


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Jan 6 - August 5, 2018: Log Cabin: A Canadian Quilt
Log Cabin quilts from the Heritage Quilt Collection at the Agnes Etheringon Art Centre, 36 University Ave, Kingston, ON. Visit for more information. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.



Feb 7 - March 7, 2018: Coming Together 2018 Exhibition & Sale
Local artists from the “Friendly Quilters” and the “Quinte Quilters Guild” along with fibre artist Allie Kiry, miniature artist Pan Graham and stained glass artist Esther Noel. Stirling Library Art Gallery, 43 Front Street, Stirling, ON. Opening reception, Wed Feb 7, 5 to 7pm

Feb 7 - May 13, 2018: Artistry in Silk: The Kimono of Itchiku Kubota
The Textile Museum of Canada, (55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, ON) invites you to this exhibition, curated by Jacqueline Marx Atkins. Artistry in Silk celebrates the work of Itchiku Kubota (1917–2003), an innovative artist whose spectacular creations gave new meaning to the art of kimono. He brought new life to a 16th -century decorative technique known as tsujigahana, a combination of resist-dyeing techniques and ink-drawing that was once thought lost forever. In his subsequent production of sumptuously beautiful kimono that featured “Itchiku tsujigahana,” the artist’s adaptation of this art form expanded contemporary ideas of surface design and assured Kubota a legacy as an out-of-the-ordinary artist and artisan whose work stimulated the mind and delighted the eye. For more information, visit

Now - April 8, 2018: Christian Dior - The end of a war. The start of a fashion revolution
The Royal Ontario Museum, (100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON) invites you to this Christian Dior Exhibition. Explore the brilliance behind Christian Dior’s dramatic creations that revived the Paris haute couture industry after the devastation of the Second World War in ROM’s original exhibition, Christian Dior, presented by Holt Renfrew. Senior Curator, Dr. Alexandra Palmer, draws from the ROM’s extensive collection from the first ten years of Christian Dior haute couture, 1947 to 1957, to offer captivating insights into the creative process and mechanics of the fashion industry in Paris during a pivotal time. For more information visit


MARCH 2018

Mar 22, 2018 12:15-1pm: Thursday Tour: The Log Cabin Quilt
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre invites you to a free drop-in tour featuring Log Cabin: A Canadian Quilt

Mar 22, 2018 6:30-8:30pm: Frances K. Smith Public Talks in Canadian Art: The Log Cabin Quilt
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre invites you to a talk on "The Log Cabin Quilt" from 6:30-8:30pm. Three guest speakers share their stories and perspectives on the Log Cabin quilt: Lisa Binkley, Canadian quilt scholar; Shannon Prince, curator of the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, Ontario; and Lyla Rye, Toronto-based installation artist. For more information, visit

Mar 23 - 24, 2018: Quilt Fever 2018
The Etibicoke Quilters' Guild presents "Quilt Fever 2018" at Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Dr, Etobicoke, ON from 10am to 5pm each day. Admission: $8. The show features a Show and Sale, a Tea Room, Merchants Mall, Members' Boutique, Pick-to-Win, Daily Draws and Prizes. Free Parking. Visit for more information.


APRIL 2018

Apr 7 - May 3, 2018: Art Threads 2018
The Kingston Fibre Artists’ 21st annual exhibition, Art Threads 2018, will take place at the Tett Centre’s Community Gallery Saturday, April 7th 2018 through Thursday, May 3rd 2018 in Kingston, ON.. Art Threads 2018 will showcase new work by the Kingston Fibre Artists, including a challenge featuring fibre art using only black, white and one colour. You are invited to meet the artists at the Opening Reception in the Community Gallery on Saturday, April 7 th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Paid parking is available on site. For directions and café hours, please visit For more information, including a list of members and images of their work, please visit

Apr 26 - 28, 2018: Piecemakers Quilt Show 2018
Huron Perth Quilters Guild and Stonetowne Quilters Guild present the Piecemakers Quilt Show at the Pyramid Centre, 317 James St S, St Marys, ON. Hours: Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm. The show features new quilts, merchant’s mall, demonstrations, boutique, luncheon room. There will be more than 300 articles on display. Special feature is Judy Lyons. Admission: $8. For more information, contact the show co-ordinator: Nancy Packhan at email packham at Like and follow the Facebook page "Piecemakers Quilt Show" at


MAY 2018

May 4 - 6, 2018: Feelings in Fabric 2018
The Kawartha Quiltmakers' Guild presents "Feelings in Fabric 2018" at 1545 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, ON. Hours are Friday 4pm to 9pm; Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm. Show features over 100 quilts and merchang mall. Admission: $5. For more information, contact: Cathy Vickers or Faith Van Dam Phone: 705-748-9101 or email cathyvickers at Visit for more information.

May 31 - June 2, 2018: Quilt Canada 2018
Quilt Canada is being held in Vancouver this year at the Vancouver Convention Centre 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC. For more information, visit


JUNE 2018

Jun 1- 2, 2018: Quilts by the Bay 2018
The Bluewater Quilters' Guild presents "Quilts by the Bay 2018" at the Harry Lumley Community Centre, 1900 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON. Hours are Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm. Show features Quilt Displays, Vendors, Boutique, Tea Room, and Demonstrations. Admission: $7. For more information, visit

Jun 8- 10, 2018: Quilts Kingston Show and Sale 2018
The Kingston Heirloom Quilters and Limestone Quilters Guild present "Quilts Kingston Show and Sale 2018" at the Royal Kingston Curling Club, 130 Days Road, Kingston, ON. Hours: Friday 10am to 8pm; Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm. Show features a display of hundreds of traditional and contemporary quilts and wall hangings, a Merchants Mall, Tea Room, and demonstrations. For more information, visit Note that the Log Cabin Quilt Show at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre will still be on during this Show.


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