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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

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! 

Read Our Blog:  http://stjacobsquiltshows.blogspot.ca/

Header Photo Credit: Quilt created by Ruth Kennedy

2016 Events 

2016 events: admission, locations, hours

Calendar of Events

Brochure Cover Ads

(Listings Under Construction)

 

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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GROUP OF EIGHT

The Group of Eight is 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

http://www.onnguilds.ca/guilds/georgetown/groupof8.html

The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

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CANADIAN EMBROIDERERS GUILD GUELPH

CEGG is a teaching guild open to anyone interested in traditional and/or contemporary forms of embroidery. We meet at Kortright Presbyterian Church, 55 Devere Drive, 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
Photo: After Ski Boots by Kay Boyd

 

39th Annual Open House April 19, 2016  1-5 pm with over 50 embroiderers showing this year’s works. Free Admission

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

www.cegguelph.ca   www.onnguilds.ca

 

The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

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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 St. N. N0B 2N0

www.quiltessentials.ca

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QUILTS FOR THE WORLD

Mennonite Central Committee celebrates 50 years 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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QUILTING CLASSES

Hands-on experiences you will enjoy;
felting, rug hooking, yarn painting  (class descriptions will beposted here soon as a PDF) 
Fees vary from class to class.

Contact: Quilter's Nine Patch, Elmira
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: 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
Featured in an article in Canadian Quilter Magazine, Winter 2015.
• 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

www.quiltessentials.ca

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

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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 for all who love fibre art - a juried showcase of fibre art at its best, Threadworks has been mounted every three years since the 1980s and 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

www.wellington.ca/museum

Wellington County Museum and Archives  
Wellington Road 18 Between Fergus and Elora

T 519.846.0916 X 5221 - Toll Free 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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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 or 1 800 313 6226
www.nhmrs.com

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

www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca

General Admission

Stratford Perth Museum
4275 Huron Rd., Stratford  N5A 6S6
(Just west of Stratford on Hwy #8)
519-393-5311
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

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

KW SEWING MACHINES
STONE CROCK RESTAURANT
HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON WATERLOO ST. JACOBS
The Quilt Place
Creative Sisters 
Quilt Essentials
Judy Lyons, Quilt Appraisals e-mail
Quilters Nine Patch
Quilted Heirlooms

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