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Quilt & Fibre Art Festival  Waterloo Region & Beyond

Quilt & Fibre Art Festival Waterloo Region & Beyond

PLAN TO ATTEND IN 2016!

Tuesday May 24 to Saturday May 28, 2016

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: http://stjacobsquiltshows.blogspot.ca/
Header Photo Credit: Quilt created by Ruth Kennedy

2016 Events

Calendar of Events

Brochure Cover Ads

Special Quilt & Fibre Art
Festival
Hotel Rates

at Homewood Suites By
Hilton Waterloo/St. Jacobs

 

ST. JACOBS

 

EXHIBITS  AT THE MILL

CONTEMPORARY FIBRE ART

Guest Artist: Kathy White of Stratford

Kathy's exhibit of yarn paintings is influenced by traditional needlecraft and historic floral imagery. Kathy is motivated to use both the materials and skills that have been passed to her by previous generations of women.
Photo: Kathy White

www.kathywhiteart.com/

Admission Free

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

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GRAND GUILD OF FIBRE ARTISTS

See work by artists of the Grand Guild who use fibre as their medium: dyeing, painting, cutting, tearing, stamping, fusing & embellishing it, learning from and supporting each other while creating gallery-ready art pieces.
Photo: Bloomingdale Garden by Dawn Labelle

The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

www.GrandGuild.ca

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GROUP OF EIGHT

See work by The Group of Eight, a collaboration of fibre artists with diverse styles and favourite mediums from felt to quilts to mixed media, including the results of some annual challenges.
Photo: Felted Vase by Jane Altobelli

The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

Group of Eight Website

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CANADIAN EMBROIDERERS GUILD GUELPH

See an exhibit by CEGG members, a teaching guild open to anyone interested in traditional and/or contemporary forms of embroidery. CEGG meets at Kortright Presbyterian Church in Guelph. The camaraderie is great, no matter how you approach it. Member of the Ontario Network of Needle Workers (ONN)
Photo: House on the Bay by Sue Ronchka

The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

Plan to attend the 39th Annual CEGG Open House, April 19, 2016. 1-5 pm
Over 50 embroiderers showing this year’s works. Free Admission
Information: Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild Guelph
cegguelph@gmail.com
www.cegguelph.ca   www.onnguilds.ca

Photo: After Ski Boots by Kay Boyd

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MYSTERY BUS TOUR

One Day Only: Tuesday May 24
9:30 am to 5 pm
Experience Mennonite country with lunch, story telling and crafts. Tickets go fast so book early!

Advance Tickets $50.00 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

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QUILTS FOR THE WORLD

In celebration of the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale's 50th anniversary, come see many quilts that were bought at the Sale's Quilt Auction over the past 50 years, which owners are lending out for this spectacular display.

Photo: Cobblestones, pieced by Elizabeth Rudy, quilted by First Mennonite,
bought in 2011 by Ella Brubacher at NHMRSars of New Hamburg Relief Sale quilts
.

Admission $5.00

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

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QUILT APPRAISALS

Judy Lyons (AQS Certified, ISA AM)
Judy will not be on-site at the Quilt Festival this year but 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

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CLASSES TO ENJOY!

Hands-on experiences you will enjoy during the Quilt Festival;
Felting, rug hooking, yarn painting (Classes for 2016) .
Fees include materials. Registration is limited so book your spot early.
Photo: Sample of Yarn Painting

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

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

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TRUNK SHOW

Guest Artist: Sharon Fisher of Mount Forest
Thursday, May 26  2:30 and 7:30

Sharon Fisher's trunk is filled with delightful treasures! She combines her love of texture and colour with traditional, primitive and whimsical themes. Sharon is an instructor at Creekbank Sewing/Conn.

Tickets $5.00
Advance tickets- Phone 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 Artists: Grand River Mod Squad

The Grand River Mod Group will showcase examples of modern quilting in the delightful setting of the historic St. Jacobs Schoolhouse.
Photo credit- Marilyn Farquhar - Yoshiko 11

• The Schoolhouse display includes traditional and modern quilts made by local quilters. Each quilt tells a story.
• Tea & treats on lower level
2016 Quilt Block Challenge: A Square In A Square

Admission $6.00 includes tea

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse 
11 Albert Street, St Jacobs

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MERCHANT MARKET

NEW VENUE A variety of vendors hosted by Quilt Essentials. Market behind store; park on Princess St.
Admission: Free

Contact salome@quiltessentials.ca

Quilt Essentials
1340 King St. N, St. Jacobs N0B 2N0

www.quiltessentials.ca

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CAMBRIDGE

 

MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
'WEE' QUILT CHALLENGE

The Myth and Majesty of Scotland 14th annual Wee Quilt Challenge theme.
On display from March 3 to July 3.

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

FERGUS

 

WELLINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM

Threadworks 2016: Flashback! April 16-May 29
A must-see juiried showcase of fibre art at its best, Threadworks has been mounted every 3 years since the 1980s; this will be its final exhibition.

Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Admission by donation

Wellington County Museum and Archives  
0536 Wellington Rd 18 between Fergus & Elora
www.wellington.ca/museum
519 846 0916 x 5221
1 800 663 0750 x 5221

KITCHENER WATERLOO

 

JOSEPH SCHNEIDER HAUS

May 4 – May 29 Clearly Canadian - 2016 theme for Quilt Block Challenge. Submissions due April 8. Preview of quilts for New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale (until May 26) & Auction. Quilting activities and a quilting bee!

General Admission

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

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CREATIVE SISTERS

Fusible projects as well as paper piecing, modern to traditional quilts made by staff, students and friends, this is a display that is sure to inspire you!  Over 150 - 108" wide backings available to choose from. Located just 5 minutes from St. Jacobs. See our ad on the 2016 Quilt & Fibre Art brochure
Photo: Ed's Dragon

Admission Free

Creative Sisters,
321 Lancaster St.W, Kitchener N2H 4V4
519 584 2130

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NEW HAMBURG & SHAKESPEARE

NEW HAMBURG MENNONITE
RELIEF SALE & QUILT AUCTION

50TH ANNUAL QUILT SALE One of Canada’s largest quilt auctions. Preview Friday evening prior 5:30 pm-9:30 pm.. Sale held the last Saturday in May, 7am-4pm.

519 745 8458
1 800 313 6226
Click here to see Website

New Hamburg Fairgrounds
251 Jacobs Street, New Hamburg

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STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM

“My Corner of the World” 80-piece show from Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA). Canadian & International artists interpret their "corner of the world”.
Photo: A Fall Day in Westport by Joan Reive
General Admission

Stratford Perth Museum
4275 Huron Rd., Stratford  N5A 6S6
519 393 5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
Micaela@stratfordperthmuseum.ca

THE QUILT PLACE

May 20 - June 20
Small Feats by Quilt Artist Henny Bremer.  Meet Henny Bremer Sunday June 5, 1-3 pm
Pleasures & Treasures 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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SPONSORS LINKS

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON
WATERLOO / ST. JACOBS
 
Special room rates for the Quilt Festival May 24-28, 2016.  Book now!

KW SEWING MACHINES
STONE CROCK RESTAURANTClick
The Quilt Place
Creative Sisters 
Quilt Essentials
Judy Lyons, Quilt Appraisals e-mail
Quilters Nine Patch
Quilted Heirlooms

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