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MARCH 2017

March 14 - May 20, 2017: Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches
"A new public image for discarded blankets". This exhibition will be held at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, 3 Rosamond St. E., Almonte, ON. Hours 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. Phone: 613-256-3754 ext 7. Visit http://mvtm.ca/exhibitions/ for more information.

March 18 - Apr 13, 2017: Kingston Fibre Artists' annual show and sale, "Art Threads"
Opening Reception in the Community Gallery at the Tett Centre on Saturday, March 18 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. will showcase new work by the artists, including art created primarily with paper. The Kingston Fibre Artists formed in 1997 to support and encourage creativity and innovation in contemporary fibre arts. Many members have been creating art and exhibiting together for the past 20 years. For more information, including a list of members and examples of their work, please visit http://kingstonfibreartists.ca/. Art Threads is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The lakeside Juniper Café at the Tett Centre is a great place to meet up with friends before or after the show. For directions, parking information and café hours, please visit http://www.tettcentre.org/location.

March 21 - 24, 2017: Retreat in Odessa
Beth A. and sister Barb host their annual retreat at the Odessa fairgrounds. Currently, all spacees are taken, but you can add your name to the waiting list.

March 29 - May 1, 2017: Lancaster Quilt Show @ The Continental Inn
The Lancster Quilters invite you to their Quilt Show at The Continental Inn 2285 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster PA. Hours: Wed - Fri 9am - 6pm; Sat 9am - 4pm. Free Admission, Free Parking. This quilt show features 40 Vendors, Antique Quilt Show, $1200.00 Free Raffle Basket with Vendor donated products. For more information contact Cindy Turnbow or visit their website: www.lancasterquiltweek.com

 

APRIL 2017

April 1, 2, 2017: Celebration of Colour Quilt Show
The Region of York Quilters' Guild invite you to their "Celebration of Colour Quilt Show" at the Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket, Ontario. Hours: Sat April 1 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sun April 2 10:00am - 4:00pm. Admission: $7. Show features Exhibits of Quilts, Charity Raffle Quilt, Vendors and a Tea Room. For more information contact: Sandra Vessel, Email: vese at idirect.com or visit their website: http://www.regionofyorkquiltersguild.ca/

April 2, 2017: Annual Lace Day
The Ottawa Guild of Lacemakers present their annual lace day in the Clarke Room, RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON from noon til 4pm. Exhibitions, demonstrations, vendors, etc. Admission is $5. Children under 12 years are free. Visit http://www.ogl-gdo.ca/ for more information.

April 8 - May 30, 2017: Contempory Canadian Art Quilts
Be part of celebrating Canada's Sesquicentennial Year by submitting photographs of your Contemporary Canadian Art Quilts for inclusion in an exciting multimedia Video and Art Quilt display curated by Joan Hug-Valeriote in the Berlin Tower Artspace, Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St. W., Kitchener, Ontario during April and May 2017. Daily 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Submissions for the show will be accepted until October 24, 2016. For more details, visit http://www.horizonsquilting.ca/call-for-entries.html or contact Joan Hug-Valeriote email: cdnartquilts at orizonsquilting.ca

April 21 - 22, 2017: Quilts on the Seaway 2017
The Cornwall Quilters Guild presents their 2017 Quilts on the Seaway April 21st from 10am to 6pm and April 22nd from 10am to 4pm at Trinity Anglican Church, 105 Second Street West, Cornwall, Ontario. Plenty of parking. Accessible to the Disabled. Admission: $6. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/CornwallQuiltersGuild or contact Sharon Magee Email: tomagee at aol.com

April 22 - 23, 2017: Quilts 2017
The Napanee Heritage Quilters invite you to their "2017 Quilts" at the Strathcona Paper Centre (arena) 16 McPherson Drive, Napanee, ON on Saturday and Sunday, April 22, 23 from 10am to 4pm. Admission $6. Come see their new layout on the second floor (elevator available). Come celebrate their 20th Anniversary. For more information, visit http://napaneeheritagequiltersguild.com/Quilt_Show.html

April 23 - 24, 2017: ARTeFACTS
Connections Fibre Artists "highlight the stories of Wellingston County's past and present", Wellington County Museum, Elora, ON. For more information, visit http://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/artefacts_connections-fibre-artists.asp

April 30 - May 2, 2017: The Canadian Swedish Weaving Convention
The Canadian Swedish Weaving Convention is being held in Kingston ON this year at the Confederation Hotel in downtown. For enrolment forms and more information, please contact Christine - christine at funandfastpatterns.ca or visit https://www.facebook.com/funandfastpatterns/?ref=page_internal

 

MAY 2017

May 6 - 7, 2017: Quinte Quilters Guild Quilt Show
The Quinte Quilters Guild presents their quilt show "Canadian Kaleidoscope, 150 Years in the Making" at the Quinte Curling Club, 246 Bridge St West, Belleville, ON. Hours: Sat May 6, 10am to 5pm and Sun May 7 10am to 4pm. Featured Quilter is Berlinde Bourette. There will be scissors sharpening, Tea Room, Merchants' Mall, Free Parking, and Raffles - drawn 2pm Sunday. Admission $7 per day. For more information visit http://www.quintequiltersguild.ca/

May 6 - 7, 2017: Knowledge & Needles re-opens
Knowledge & Needles, Brighton, ON, reopens for the summer season with an Open House. Ann is bringing new goodies from the Nashville Fair. Come shop, stitch and visit. In the mean time, visit http://knowledgeandneedles.com/

May 12 - 14, 2017: Festival of Quilts 2017
The Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild (OVQG) proudly presents its “Festival of Quilts 2017” with a special challenge celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday! OVQG is excited to inspire the next generation by showcasing youth quilts at the RA Centre Curling Rink, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. Admission $10 | Weekend Pass $15 | Children under 12 FREE.
The Show features hundreds of incredible quilts and quilted wearables. Visitors can vote for their favourites, and participate in the “Visitor’s Challenge”. Our Members Boutique will have quilted items for sale; over 20 vendors will be in the merchant mall; daily door prizes and raffle quilts to support local charities. Plan a trip to visit Ottawa, as the Canada 150 celebrations will be in full swing, and you can also visit the annual Tulip Festival!
Find more information visit www.ottawavalleyquiltersguild.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ottawaquilts and on Twitter @ottawaquilts or contact Janice Henderson
Email: publicity at ottawavalleyquiltersguild.org

May 16 - 21, 2017: Seminar 2017: Rock, Needle, Scissor
The Embroiderers' Association of Canada (EAC) invites you to their annual May Seminar at St. John's, Newfoundland this year. For more information, visit http://eac.ca/eng/seminar

May 26 - 28, 2017: Celebrating Our Canada, Reflections from the 1000 Islands
The Thousand Island Quilters' Guild invite you to their celebration of Our Canada to be held at the Brockville Memorial Centre. For more information, visit http://thousandislandsquiltersguild.com/quiltfest-2015/quiltfest-2017/

May 27, 2017: Prince Edward County Fibre Fest
The 1st annual Prince Edward County Fibre Fest From 9am to 6pm at the Picton Community Centre and Arena, Picton, Ontario. Fibre Fest features dozens of diverse vendors carrying fibre, felted garments, hand dyed wool, fleece, yarns and so much more! Classes in felting, spinning, knitting, button making, and more. Visit fuzzy fibre friends including – alpacas, sheep, and rabbits. Sheep shearing demonstrations. Local food trucks. $5 admission. Children 12 & under free. For more information, visit http://fibrefest.ca/ or email info at fibrefest.ca.

 

JUNE 2017

June 2- 4, 2017: Genesee Valley Quilt Fest 2017
The Genessee Valley Quilt Club invite you to their quilt show to be held at Gordon Field House on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology which is a short ten minute drive from I-90 exit 46, Rochester, NY.  2017 QuiltFest is an "open" quilt show allowing both GVQC members and non-club members the opportunity to enter their quilts.  For more information, visit http://www.geneseevalleyquiltfest.com/

June 6 - Sept 16, 2017: A Life Inspired - A Retrospective
Beaded portraits and woven tapestries by William Hodge. This exhibition will be held at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, 3 Rosamond St. E., Almonte, ON. Hours 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. Phone: 613-256-3754 ext 7. Visit http://mvtm.ca/exhibitions/ for more information.

June 14 - 17, 2017: Quilt Canada 2017
The Canadian Quilters' Association invites you to Quilt Canada 2017 will be held in Toronto this year, (going to Vancouver next year) at the International Centre. Visit http://canadianquilter.ca/ for more information.

June 23- 24, 2017: Sew Much to Celebrate, Eh! Quilt Show
The Queen's Bush Quilters from Markdale present their "Sew Much to Celebrate, Eh! quilt Show" on Fri June 23 10am - 6pm and Sat June 24 10am - 4pm at the Markdale Arena, Markdale, Grey County, ON. There will be over 100 new quilts, a quilt raffle, draws, tea room, Merchant Mall. Special guests: Grey Highlands Hook Craft Guild. Admission: $8. For more information email the queensbushquilters at gmail.com or visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/QueensBushQuilters/

June 24, 2017: Second Annual Lansdowne Textile Festival
The second annual Lansdowne Textile Festival at 1 Jessie Street, Lansdowne Ontario K0E 1L0, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Canada. Opens at 10am. We hope to have a variety of artists to show a wide spectrum of mediums such as spinning, weaving, quilting, rug making, needle arts and other mediums. We will have demonstrations and vendors at the Festival. Hope to see you there. Visit https://allevents.in/leeds%20and%20grenville%20united%20counties/lansdowne-textiles-festival/1949855595242701# for more information.

 

JULY 2017

July 11 - Aug 16, 2017: Quilt of Belonging @ Hamilton, ON
If you missed the Quilt of Belonging when it was in Kingston in June 2016, you have two chances to see it in Ontario. This is the first opportunity: at the Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton, ON. For information on the Quilt, visit https://www.quiltofbelonging.ca/ and for information about the Cotton Factory visit http://cottonfactory.ca/

July 13 - 16, 2017: Odessa Fair
The Odessa Fair is held at the Odessa Fair Grounds. Quilts and hand crafts are accepted on Thursday July 13. For more information visit their web page http://odessafair.ca/

July 25 and Aug 22, 2017: McPherson House Summer Stitch-ins
Summer Stitch-ins are planned at McPherson House in Napanee from 1 to 4pm. Hope you will be able to join us as we enjoy the house and gardens of this grand old historic site. Visit http://www.lennox-addington.on.ca/macpherson-house.html for more information.

 

AUGUST 2017

Aug 15, 2017: Closing date for entries in Canada 150 Competition with the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts
Closing date for entries in Canada 150 Competition with the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts

Aug 18 - Sept 4, 2017: Quilt of Belonging @ CNE
If you missed the Quilt of Belonging when it was in Kingston in June 2016, you have two chances to see it in Ontario. This is the second opportunity: at the Toronto CNE. For information on the Quilt, visit https://www.quiltofbelonging.ca/ and for information about the CNE visit http://theex.com/

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

Sept 16 - 17, 2017: 2017 Harvest of Quilts, Show & Sale
Newly located this year at: Bobcaygeon Curling Club, 49 Mansfield Street, Bobcaygeon, ON. Hours: Sat 10am - 5pm and Sun 10am - 4pm. Admission $5, Show features: new & heritage quilts, Merchants Mall, Toonie Draw, Demonstrations, Refreshments on site, Members Boutique, Raffle Quilt. For more information visit http://www.settlersvillagequilters.ca/

Sept 14 - 17, 2017: Kingston Fall Fair
The Kingston Fall Fair is at the Memorial Centre Grounds. Quilts and hand crafts are accepted on Thursday Sept 14 by 11am. For more information visit their web page ... currently being updated.

 

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