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APRIL 2017 ...

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 or contact Joan Hug-Valeriote email: cdnartquilts at


MAY 2017

May 1 - Aug 4, 2017: Fibre Arts Show by Phillida Hargreaves
Phillida Hargreaves is having a Fibre Arts Show at Grace Arts Centre, 4295 Stage Coach Road, Sydenham, ON, May 1 to August 4, Monday - Friday from 1-4pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit:

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 Civic Centre, Magedoma Drive, Brockville, ON. For more information, visit

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 or email info at

May 27 - 28, 2017: Quilted Treasures
The Lindsay Creative Quilters' Guild present Quilted Treasures to celebrate their 30th Anniversary and Canada's 150th birthday at the Lindsay Curling Club, 18 Peel Street, Lindsay, ON. May 27-28 from 10am to 4pm. Show features: quilt exhibits, Rea Room, Raffles, Members' Boutique, Vendors, Interactive Demos, Scissors Sharpening, toonie Draws, Door Prizes. For more information:


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

June 3 - 4, 2017: Flying Geese Quilt & Craft Show & Sale
The Upper Canada Quilters' Guild presents Flying Geese Quilt & Crafte Show & Sale at the Gathering House, 2 Water Street, Chesterville, ON on Saturday June 3 & Sunday June 4 from 10am to 4pm. Admission is Good Will Donation. Wheel Chair Accessible. Show features: Quilts, Members' Boutique, Raffles, Door Prizes. Refreshments available at the Gathering House Cafe. For more information: call Debbie 613-543-3369.

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 for more information.

June 8 - 11, 2017: Canada 150, A Celebration of Art through Fibre
Come see "Canada 150, A Celebration of Art through Fibre" featuring SAQA's "My Corner of the World", Art Quilts from across Canada, showcasing local and regional quilts and fibre art. There is a cafe, vendors, demonstrations, in 3 venues. Open 10am to 5 pm daily at the Ailsa Craig Recreation Centre, 155 Annie Ada Shipley Street, Ailsa Craig, Ontario. Admission is $10, Youth (13-21 years) $5, Children free. For more information visit

June 10 - 11, 2017: Stitching Among Friends
The Quilting Corners Guild presents Stitching Among Friends, Alliston Curling Rink, 52 Albert St W., Alliston, ON. Admission $6. Show features: Quilts, Wall Hangings, Quilted Apparel, Mini Auction, Quilt Raffle, Merchant Mall, Bed Turning, Tea Room. For more information, visit:

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 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 or visit us on Facebook

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 for more information. Click here for their flyer.

June 24- July 5, 2017: Quilt of Belonging @ Ottawa, ON
If you missed the Quilt of Belonging when it was in Kingston in June 2016, you have three chances to see it in Ontario. This is the first opportunity: at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, each day from 9am to 7pm. For information on the Quilt, visit


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 three chances to see it in Ontario. This is the second opportunity: at the Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton, ON. For information on the Quilt, visit and for information about the Cotton Factory visit

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

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 for more information.



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 three chances to see it in Ontario. This is the third opportunity: at the Toronto CNE. For information on the Quilt, visit and for information about the CNE visit



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

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.

Sept 30, 2017: 2017 Needle Arts Fair
The Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts (CGNA) is once again hosting their "2017 Needle Arts Fair" on Saturday Sept 30th, from 10am to 4pm at the Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St, Kingston, ON. Admission is $5. The Fair will feature current work and a 15th Anniversary Retrospective from CGNA members, a Canada 150 Challenge open to all textile artists, and a wide selection of retailers and demonstratore. For more information, contact needleartsfair at or visit

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Last modified by dhh: May 28, 2017