Quilt & Fibre Art Festival  Waterloo Region & Beyond

Quilt & Fibre Art Festival Waterloo Region & Beyond

PLAN TO ATTEND!

Tuesday May 27 to Saturday May 31, 2014

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 hospitality for which this area is renowned.  

2014 Events Calendar

For all 2014 events including admission, location, hours, please refer to the Calendar of Events Brochure:

Calendar of Events

Brochure Cover

 

St. Jacobs Quilt Shows

EXHIBITS  AT THE MILL

CONTEMPORARY FIBRE ART

Guest Artist Tracey Lawko: Landscape and still-life in thread.  Tracey is an award winning quilter, embroiderer, longarmer and textile artist. She creates finely stitched landscapes of the Ontario countryside and dimensional still-life of local plants.  Photo: Spring Thaw

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

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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. Quilt shown by Member, Dawn LaBelle. Information: www.grandguild.ca  Donation appreciated.

 

The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

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CANADIAN EMBROIDERERS GUILD GUELPH

This year CEGG celebrates 35 years of teaching hand embroidery! The Guild began with 5 ladies and has grown to over 80 members. CEGG offers classes during fall and a spring terms with meetings on alternate Tuesdays. New members are welcome!  Donation appreciated.

Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild Guelph
Box 1782 Guelph, ON. N1H 7A1
 www.guelpharts.ca   www.onnguilds.ca

The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

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GROUP OF EIGHT FIBRE ARTISTS GUILD

The Guild consists of 11 artists with individual views, materials and methods, running the gamut of art quilting, felting, metal, encaustic, and paper arts, incorporating machine, hand stitching and beading. Donation appreciated.

Blog: http://goegeorgetown.blogspot.com/

The Mill
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

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Group of Eight Guild

QUILT GALLERY

Guest Artist: Elizabeth de Boer: Elizabeth loves the whole process of creating a quilt - starting with an idea, picking out fabric, cutting yards of fabric into small size bits, then carefully selecting the proper placement of each one. Each quilt is unique and holds within the stitches and fabric a story all of its own.  Wander through the collection and get a sense of the joy and beauty this old time craft brings. Donation appreciated.

The Mill, 3rd Floor
1441 King Street, St. Jacobs

QUILTS FOR THE WORLD

Guest Artists: Needle Sisters Quilt Guild of Elmira also local quilts, hand quilting demos, boutique and Relief Sale Quilts. All proceeds to Mennonite Central Committee world relief. Admission $5.00

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

QUILT APPRAISALS
Judy Lyons (AQS Certified, ISA AM) On-site 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.
International Guest Teacher: Chantal Guillermet, France
CLASSES  TUES   WED   THURS: 3 times daily at  10:30,  1:30,   5:00.

Fee: $25.00 per class 

Class Descriptions - PDF

Teacher Biographies - PDF

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

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

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TRUNK SHOW

Guest Artist: Chantal Lynch, owner of Hyggeligt Fabrics. London Ontario.  Chantal's education started with Fashion & Design at college back in the 70’s. Inspired by the colours and quilts of Kaffe Fassett, Chantal's quilting journey began about 8 years ago and she has several samples of quilts and will share those, the fabrics and new treasures.

 

Enjoy – make your eyes happy!  www.hyggeligt.ca

Photos:Top - Brandon Mably, Chantal Lynch and Kaffe Fassett, Below - Chantal Lynch

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: Martha Wiens of Leamington Ontario.
• 2014 Quilt Block Challenge Quilt 
• Treasures & Tea on lower level

Admission: $6.00 includes tea

 

2014 Quilt Block Challenge Quilt:
Theme: Home Hardware's 50th Anniversary
This quilt honours co-founder Mr. Walter Hachborn with in incorporation of his signature fashion accessory....BOWTIES!  Read the story of this unique quilt creation here.

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse 
11 Albert Street, St Jacobs

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ST. JACOBS MERCHANT MALL

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

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

Wee Quilt Challenge  ‘Bards & Ballads’ theme for the 12th annual challenge! April to Labour Day 2014.

Scottish Tea Artists' Reception: May 28, 4-6 pm 

McDougall Cottage
89 Grand Avenue S., Cambridge
519 624 8250

 

 

 

Kitchener Waterloo Quilt Shows

JOSEPH SCHNEIDER HAUS

 ‘Out Of This World’ theme for the 2014 Quilt Block Challenge. May 7-30, 2014. 
Preview of quilts for  the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale and Quilt Auction.

Admission: Adults $2.25, Seniors/Students $1.50, Children $1.25, Family $5

Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
466 Queen Street South, Kitchener
519-743-7752

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Shakespeare, Stratford, New Hamburg

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

Quilt Exhibits May 21 to June 15.  Mini Marvels' by Quilt Artist Henny Bremer, plus 'Practice Makes Perfect' by Shakespeare Quilt Club. Meet Henny Sunday June 1, 1-3 pm.

THE PLACE to purchase quality cottons, including 1930s, Asian, batiks, civil war, black & whites. Hundreds of books and patterns, tools and classes.

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

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