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Quilt Festival Springs into Action, May 21 - 25, in St. Jacobs

After a long and grey winter season, the many colourful and eye-popping artistic delights that a quilt festival delivers couldn't be more welcome!

Mark your calendars for the Quilt & Fibre Arts Festival taking place May 21 - May 25, 2019 in the village of St. Jacobs and throughout Waterloo region.  Quilters, crafters, and others of all ages can enjoy amazing exhibits and take part in a variety of activities that have made this event one of the year's most anticipated. 

 

Whereas traditional quiltmaking offered an artistic outlet in the local community over past generations - with 'quilting bees' providing social connection - it was done primarily out of practical necessity.  Today's event organizers work hard to showcase a fresh and ever-expanding repertoire of modern fibre arts too, underscoring how textiles continue to take their place among contemporary craft and design.

 

With that said, read on to take a look at what's ahead in St. Jacobs during the Festival, then click on the link to view the full Calendar of Events (2 pages) for details of events across the region including ticket and admission information.

 

tea cup and snacks, quilts


1.  Fashion Shows.  Pix Martin and Nancy Binkle are bringing back the Fashion Shows, a ticketed event featuring wearable art fashion; held at beautiful Cellar 52 in downtown St. Jacobs.

 

2.  "A Sampling" at The St. Jacobs Shoolhouse featuring guest artist and Tea Room.

A perennial favourite, this show at the historic St. Jacobs Schoolhouse venue features hand-made quilts and needlework by guest artist Helen Martin, as well as quilts from her vintage collection.  Admission includes tea & treats, with festive hats welcomed! Also featured at this exhibit:

  • display of the ‘Rising Star’ quilt designed by Don Doan, and pieced by members and friends of the St. Jacobs Quilt Shows board for the MCC Relief Sale Quilt Auction

3.  "Quilts for the World" Exhibit at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church (SJMC).

View an expansive display of newly created quilts and other items donated for the Ontario Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Relief Sale & Quilt Auction, as well as collections and special exhibits including:

  • demonstrations of traditional lacemaking by the Avon Lacemakers
  • a showcase of work by The Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild Guelph, and the Grand Guild of Fibre Artists

4.  Fibre Fashions at the Village Silos
Be sure to see Sonja Fijn’s interesting and unusual fibre fashions inside the St. Jacobs Village Silos, including a copper dress (pictured below).

 

images of quilted items

5.  Seminars and Deminars abound!
Register for some creative workshops and demonstrations to be held at Calvary United Church, including: 

  • Audrey Vrooman, 'Thread Magic'.  Tips on using different threads and stitches that will take your quilting to new heights
  • Ruth Hilderly, Needlepunch - 'Painting with Threads'
  • Judy Martin, How to create a 'Theme Quilt'
  • Cathy Jacobs, Learn to make a 'Jelly Roll Rug', start to finish

6.  Trunk Show with Robin Bogaert — 'My Quilt Journey'
Experience a creative journey featuring many styles of quilting including free motion,
ruler work, thread painting, and traditional.

 

Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to stay a day or two to see all the shows, plus enjoy some stellar dining and boutique shopping in the village of St. Jacobs too!

 

 

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Quilt Festival Springs into Action, May 21 - 25, in St. Jacobs

QUILT FESTIVAL SPRINGS INTO ACTION, MAY 21 to 25, 2019!

After a long and grey winter season, the many colourful and eye-popping artistic delights that a quilt festival delivers couldn't be more welcome!

Mark your calendars for the Quilt & Fibre Arts Festival taking place May 21 - May 25, 2019 in the village of St. Jacobs and throughout Waterloo region.  Quilters, crafters, and others of all ages can enjoy amazing exhibits and take part in a variety of activities that have made this event one of the year's most anticipated. 

 

Whereas traditional quiltmaking offered an artistic outlet in the local community over past generations - with 'quilting bees' providing social connection - it was done primarily out of practical necessity.  Today's event organizers work hard to showcase a fresh and ever-expanding repertoire of modern fibre arts too, underscoring how textiles continue to take their place among contemporary craft and design.

 

With that said, read on to take a look at what's ahead in St. Jacobs during the Festival, then click on the link to view the full Calendar of Events (2 pages) for details of events across the region including ticket or admission information .

 

tea cup and snacks, quilts

1.  Fashion Shows.  Pix Martin and Nancy Binkle are bringing back the Fashion Shows, a ticketed event featuring wearable art fashion; held at beautiful Cellar 52 in downtown St. Jacobs.

 

2.  "A Sampling" at The St. Jacobs Shoolhouse featuring guest artist and Tea Room.

A perennial favourite, this show at the historic St. Jacobs Schoolhouse venue features hand-made quilts and needlework by guest artist Helen Martin, as well as quilts from her vintage collection.  Admission includes tea & treats, with festive hats are welcomed! Also featured at this exhibit:

3.  "Quilts for the World" Exhibit at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church (SJMC).

View an expansive display of newly created quilts and other items donated for the Ontario Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Relief Sale & Quilt Auction, as well as collections and special exhibits including:

4.  Fibre Fashions at the Village Silos
Be sure to see Sonja Fijn’s interesting and unusual fibre fashions inside the St. Jacobs Village Silos, including a copper dress!

 

images of quilted items

5.  Seminars and Deminars abound!
Register for some creative workshops and demonstrations to be held at Calvary United Church, including: 

6.  Trunk Show with Robin Bogaert — 'My Quilt Journey'
Experience a creative journey featuring many styles of quilting including free motion,
ruler work, thread painting, and traditional.

 

Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to stay a day or two to see all the shows, plus enjoy some stellar dining and boutique shopping in the village of St. Jacobs too!

 

 


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