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Quilt & Fibre Art Festival

Waterloo Region & Beyond

Tuesday May 22 to Saturday May 26, 2018

 

Each year in late May, communities come together to host a dazzling variety of events in celebration of Waterloo Region’s quilting and fibre arts heritage and culture. While you are here enjoy the shopping, attractions and dining for which this area is renowned. Plan to stay for more than a day and see all that the Festival has to offer! Read our Quilt Shows blog

Header Image Credit: The quilt “Three Pieces In A Pod”  is the  Featured Quilt at  the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale & Quilt Auction 2018.

Click here for the story of the quilt.

St. Jacobs:

CONTEMPORARY FIBRE ART

COLLECTED THREADS
Opening early - MAY 19 for the long weekend

This exhibition will feature past and current work of previous guest artists.

 Viewers will enjoy comparing changes, techniques and end results.

Guest Artists:

1998-1999 Lesley Wilson, 2002 Kitt  Fisher,  2003 Maggie Vanderweit,

2004 Helen Benninger, 2009 Janet Rhind, 2010 Helen Hughes, 2011 Sharon Begg, 2012 Chris Kummer, 2013 Jax Rula, 2015 Tracey Lawko,
2016 Kathi White,  2017 Diane Stewart  
Images representing each artists by year 


Village Silos, at The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs
elsa@siloweavers.ca

Pictured: Vibrant Blossoms by Kathi White

GRAND GUILD OF FIBRE ARTISTS

View the work by artists who use fibre as their medium: dyeing, painting, cutting, stamping, fusing, quilting & embellishing it, learning from & supporting each other while creating gallery ready art pieces.

Admission FREE

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St. Jacobs Mennonite Church basement
1310 King Street, St. Jacobs

Pictured: 'Sinchies' - a group project

CANADIAN EMBROIDERERS GUILD GUELPH

See samples of traditional and contemporary forms of embroidery and perhaps learn something new.  Annual Open House April 24, 2018  1-5 pm with over 50 embroiderers exhibiting. Visit www.cegguelph.ca for information about Open House and what we teach.
Admission FREE


St. Jacobs Mennonite Church basement

1310 King Street, St. Jacobs

Pictured: Mountain by Anne Peters

Mountain_Anne Peters

MYSTERY BUS TOUR

One Day Only: Tuesday May 22, 2018   9:30 am to 5 pm
Experience Mennonite country with lunch, storytelling and crafts. 
Tickets go fast so book early!
Advance Tickets $60.00 per person
Contact Salome 519 664 2060 or
salome@quiltessentials.ca
Bus Pick-Up behind St. Jacobs Mennonite Church
1310 King Street, St. Jacobs
www.quiltessentials.ca

QUILTS FOR THE WORLD

Guest Artist: Bonnie Murdoch Creative traditional quilts
Guest Artist: Katie Carden Thompson  Student UWO

Preview many of the quilts destined for the
New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale & Quilt Auction.
Admission $5.00


St. Jacobs Mennonite Church
1310 King Street, St. Jacobs
Pictured: Quilt by Bonnie Murdoch 

QUILT APPRAISALS

Judy Lyons (AQS Certified, ISA AM)
Judy will be on-site at the Quilt Festival this year at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church. You can make an appointment with Judy any time by phone or email. Appraisal fee is quoted at time of booking.
905-639-2441
judy.lyons@sympatico.ca
St. Jacobs Mennonite Church
1310 King Street, St. Jacobs

QUILTING SEMINAR & DEMONSTRATION

QUILTING SEMINAR & DEMO

Thursday May 24  11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Featuring 4 Guest Artists: 1 hour in length
Audrey Vrooman ‘Practically Invisible’ binding by machine
Trish Lockie ‘Painting with Wool’ wet and needle felting
to enhance landscapes    
Chantal Lynch ‘Paperless Paper Piecing’
Eleanor Petrie ‘Slice and Insert Technique’

Admission $10 at the door

519-291-4709

 

Calvary United Church
48 Hawkesville Road, St. Jacobs 

Pictured: Slice And Insert Sample

TRUNK SHOW

One day only, Thursday May 24: Two shows - 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Guest Artist: Marilyn Farquhar
An exploration of machine quilting and technology in quilting -
‘Quilt Your Desire’.  Draw prizes from Village merchants!  
Tickets $5.00,  available at the door or
phone 519-291-4709 to reserve

 

Calvary United Church
48 Hawkesville Road, St. Jacobs 
 

A SAMPLING, UFOs & TEA

Guest Artist: Pix Martin of Epix Studio, St. Jacobs  Website
Tea & treats on lower level. New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Featured Quilt is on display Wed. May 23  - 1pm to Fri. May 25 -  3pm


• The Schoolhouse display includes traditional and modern quilts made by local quilters.
Admission $6.00, includes tea

 

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse 
11 Albert Street, St Jacobs

Pictured: “Three Pieces In A Pod” - Featured Quilt at  the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale & Quilt Auction 2018. Read the story of the quilt.

MARBLE ART QUILT

Sponsored by the St. Jacobs Quilt Board - visit year 'round.

 

Located at the Health Valley Walking Trail entrance
Back of the public parking lot on Albert St., St. Jacobs

Cambridge:

MCDOUGALL COTTAGE

Auld Lang Syne - 16th Wee Quilt Challenge 2018   April 13 to June 23, 2018
McDougall Cottage challenges quilt artists across Canada and Scotland to create a miniature quilt that evokes the spirit of the
much loved song, Auld Lang Syne.

 

McDougall Cottage

89 Grand Avenue South, Kitchener, Ontario
McDougall@regionofwaterloo.ca
www.mcdougallcottage.ca

 

Kitchener-Waterloo:

SCHNEIDER HAUS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Mennonite Quilting Bee May 19, 10 am to 4 pm. Announcement of winners for “There’s a whole in my basket” Quilt Block Contest  at 4 pm

Quilting Demonstrations May 23 to May 25,  10 am to 5 pm
Waterloo County Quilters Guild quilt throughout the day.

Costumed Staff demonstrate quilting bonnets and petticoats.

Preview of Quilts for New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale
See a selection of the auction quilts May 2 to May 24, 2018.

General Admission

519-743-7752

 

Schneider Haus National Historic Site

466 Queen Street South, Kitchener
email jsh@regionofwaterloo.ca
www.schneiderhaus.ca

 

Shakespeare:

QUILT EXHIBITS AT THE QUILT PLACE

May 18 to June 18,  Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm:

Sew Little, Sew Much   Henny Bremer's little quilts with big impact!
A Personal Touch  A diverse display by the talented members of the Shakespeare Quilt Club.

Admission FREE

 

The Quilt Place
3991 Perth Rd. 107, Shakespeare

519-625-8435 or 1-888-457-7077

www.thequiltplace.ca

New Hamburg:

NEW HAMBURG MENNONITE
RELIEF SALE & QUILT AUCTION

May 25-26, 2018

One of Canada’s largest quilt auctions held annually.
Preview Friday evening May 25, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm. 
Sale Saturday May 26, 7 am - 4 pm.

519-745-8458
1-800-313-6226

 

New Hamburg Fairgrounds
251 Jacobs Street, New Hamburg

www.nhmrs.com

QUILT FESTIVAL SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE

Homewood Suites By Hilton Waterloo / St. Jacobs
Throughout the Quilt Festival

Receive overnight accommodations in either or King Studio or 1 Bdrm Suites. Full Hot Breakfast is provided daily, and a light evening social will be provided between (Monday-Thursday). Receive an information tote, with local deals/coupons, information on the event, and also small memorabilia token of the area (subject to change)

$159.00 Rates Overnight


For more information, contact Vittoria: 519-514-0088 ext. 5507
vittoria.trinchi3@hilton.com

 

Homewood Suites By Hilton Waterloo / St. Jacobs

45 Benjamin Road, Waterloo , ON

www.homewoodsuites.com

 

 

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