Quilt & Fibre Art Festival  Waterloo Region & Beyond

Quilt & Fibre Art Festival Waterloo Region & Beyond

PLAN TO ATTEND!

Tuesday May 26 to Saturday May 30, 2015

Once 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! 

 

2015 Events Calendar

See 2015 events including admission, location, hours, in the Calendar of Events Brochure:

Calendar of Events

Brochure Cover

 

2015 St. Jacobs Quilt Shows 

 

EXHIBITS  AT THE MILL

CONTEMPORARY FIBRE ART

Guest Artist: Sue Firkser of Dundas Ontario
Sue has experimented in a variety of mediums but it is felting that has really captured her heart.  Various natural fibres are used such as silk chiffon, merino and corriedale wool tops, sari silk threads.  As in  watercolour painting, colours blend and shift in the felting process with exciting results!
Photo: Neptune by Sue Firkser

Admission Free

www.suefirkser.ca

Silo Weavers
Second Level of The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs
519 664 2421

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THE GRAND GUILD OF FIBRE ARTISTS

The Guild creates fibre art for residential, corporate and public settings. Members work in a wide variety of media and techniques to create decorative and functional pieces. Photo: Starry Blues by Judy Gascho-Jutzi  Information: www.grandguild.ca 

The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

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CANADIAN EMBROIDERERS GUILD GUELPH

The CEGG is a teaching guild open to anyone interested in traditional and contemporary forms of embroidery, providing a setting for all members to stitch, share ideas, enjoy the companionship of kindred spirits while honing our embroidery and fiber art skills.
Donations appreciated.
 

Member of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers (ONN)

38th Annual Open House April 14, 2015  1-5 pm

Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild Guelph
Box 1782 Guelph, ON. N1H 7A1
canembguildguelph@gmail.com

www.guelpharts.ca   www.onnguilds.ca

The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

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QUILT GALLERY

The Gallery showcases exciting examples of quilting excellence, with shows changing every few months. Open year round.

Guest Artist: Kathy Langill
Read Kathy's story.

Admission by donation.

The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

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MYSTERY BUS TOUR
One Day Only: Tuesday May 26,
10 am to 4 pm

Experience the local culture and flavor. 
Tickets go fast so book early!

Bus Pick-Up Behind the Mennonite Church
1310 King St. North, St. Jacobs

Contact Salome Bauman, Quilt Essentials in St. Jacobs
519-664-2060

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QUILTS FOR THE WORLD

Guest Artists:  Esther Reesor and other quilters from York Region
Local quilts, hand quilting demos, boutique and Relief Sale Quilts. All proceeds to Mennonite Central Committee world relief. Special display by Flag Wavers of Waterloo Region! Quilt: Chief's Head Dress by Esther Reesor

Admission $5.00

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

 

QUILT APPRAISALS
Judy Lyons (AQS Certified, ISA AM) On-site Tuesday to Thursday 10 am to 6 pm during the Festival!  Book appointments in advance - walk ins are welcome too!
Appraisal fee quoted at time of booking.

905 639 2441
judy.lyons@sympatico.ca

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

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QUILTING CLASSES

1.5 hr. Quilt classes -  beginners to advanced, traditional to contemporary hand and machine quilting.
CLASSES  TUES   WED   THURS:
2 times daily at  10:30 am and  1:30 pm

Fee $25.00 per class

Contact Quilter's Nine Patch, Elmira
mailto:quiltersninepatch@gmail.com
519-669-9511
www.quiltersninepatch.ca

St. Jacobs Mennonite Church
1310 King St. N, St. Jacobs  N0B 2N0

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TRUNK SHOW

Guest Artist: Elizabeth de Boer

Elizabeth is a self-taught piecer with a love for unique quilt designs. With twelve years of piecing experience, each of her quilts tells a different story. Using a blend of high contrast fabrics, her designs range from traditional to contemporary.  Quilt: Filmstrip by Elizabeth de Boer

Tickets $5.00 per person. 
Order in advance, by calling  519 291 4709  (also available at the door)

St. James Lutheran Church
1407 King Street North, St. Jacobs

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A SAMPLING, UFOs & TEA

Guest Artist: Judy Pearce  Click here to read Judy's Bio
• 2015 Quilt Block Challenge Quilt Theme: Canada – What It Means To Me   
• Treasures & Tea on lower level
Quilt by Judy Pearce
 

Admission $6.00 includes tea

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse 
11 Albert Street, St Jacobs

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ST. JACOBS MERCHANT MALL

A variety of vendors for all your quilting needs. Fabric, patterns, books, notions. Quilter’s Café, door prizes, demos.  
Admission Free

St. James Lutheran Church
1407 King St. N, St. Jacobs, N0B 2N0

Kathy: 519-746-0476
email ronlangill@sympatico.ca

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Cambridge Quilt Show

 

MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
'WEE' QUILT CHALLENGE

The 13th annual 2015 theme is Gardens and the Grand. Submissions must be received by March 27, 2015 and they will be on display April 10 - June 28.
Admission by donation

Quilt Artists' Reception May 27, 4-6 p.m.

McDougall Cottage
89 Grand Avenue S., Cambridge
519 624 8250
email McDougall@regionofwaterloo.ca

Kitchener Waterloo

 

GRAND NATIONAL SHOW

CONNECTIONS 2015 thematic exhibition.
May 10 - September 27, 2015

Quilters are challenged to capture in their quilt art some design that suggests the theme of “Connections”. Think patterns... wires... iPhones .... trains....DNA....or Proust’s famous Madeleine cookie.

Admission Free with general admission to Joseph Schneider Haus Museum.  Donations to the Grand National are appreciated.

www.grandnationalquiltshow.ca

Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
466 Queen Street South, Kitchener
519-743-7752
email jsh@regionofwaterloo.ca

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JOSEPH SCHNEIDER HAUS

The 2015 Quilt Block Challenge theme is Vibrant Violaceous. Submissions must be received by April 16, 2015. Preview of quilts for the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale and Quilt Auction, May 6-29, 2015. Grand National Quilt show on display May 10 to Sept. 27. Quilting Bee! 

General Admission

Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
466 Queen Street South, Kitchener
519-743-7752
email jsh@regionofwaterloo.ca

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New Hamburg, Shakespeare

NEW HAMBURG MENNONITE RELIEF SALE & QUILT AUCTION

One of Canada’s largest quilt auctions

Preview Friday evening prior 5:30 pm-9:30 pm.
Sale Held the last Saturday in May annually 7am-4pm.

519  745 8458 or 1 800 313 6226
www.nhmrs.com

New Hamburg Fairgrounds
251 Jacobs Street, New Hamburg

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THE QUILT PLACE

May 15 to June 14 - “Mighty Small” by Quilt Artist Henny Bremer - Meet Henny Sunday June 7, 1-3 pm.

Also “Enjoy The Process” by Shakespeare Quilt Club

Admission Free

The Quilt Place
3991 Perth Road 107, Shakespeare
519 625 8435 or 1 888 457 7077
heather@thequiltplace.ca

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