OH! CANADA – 2017 Grand National Quilt Show
Sunday May 7 – Sunday September 3, 2017
Wed – Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5 | July & Aug open Mon & Tue 10-5
Oh! Canada, the Grand National’s Quilt Show, challenged quilters to create works of art that express reasons we all should be celebrating 150 years of our glorious country in 2017. The quilts have arrived from across the country and they are truly wonderful textile tributes to each artist’s part of Canada. Come, enjoy this colourful convergence of quilt art and learn about our proud nation – its geography, its history, its cultural diversity, its traditions.
Address: 466 Queen St S., Kitchener, ON, N2G 1W7
Phone: 519 – 742 – 7752
Quilts on the Wall Exhibit
Date & Time
Friday June 2 – Thursday June 29, 2017
Mon–Fri. 9 am–8:30 pm; Sat 9 am–5 pm; Sun. 1:30 am–5 pm
From June 2nd to June 29th Quilts on the Wall is pleased to present “Connections”, a celebration of sewn art. Quilts on the Wall are: Catherine Clarke, Helen Garland and Doris Lovadina-Lee. The group was formed in 2015 and this is their first joint exhibit, presenting art quilts.
Catherine Clarke is an experienced quilter and member of the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild (TMQG) and Yorkshire Rose Quilters’ Guild of Toronto (YRQGT). She explores new expressions of quilting traditions. The theme allowed Catherine to pursue the emergence of secondary patterns through colour placement and simple graphic designs that express our connections to ideas and language.
Helen Garland is a member of the YRQGT. She started making quilts as a serious art form 8 years ago creating complex-pieced designs representing the world around us. For this exhibit Helen investigated the ‘perception’ of connectedness.
Doris Lovadina-Lee has been an avid quilter for 15 years and is a member of the TMQG and YRQGT. Doris hand-dyes much of the fabric used in her more recent quilts and enjoys exploring traditional quilt block forms over the course of a series. She used “Connections” to focus on mosaic pieces that reference the past while looking toward the pixilation found in digital formats.
See examples of the artists’ work on Instagram feeds:
Helen @piece_by_piece, and
The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours, admission is free.
Join the artists at the opening reception of the exhibit on Friday, June 9th 2017, from 5:30 pm–8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Address: S. Walter Stewart Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave, Toronto, Ontario
Admission: Free admission
Contact: Helen Garland
Sew Much to Celebrate, Eh
Date: Friday June 23 – Saturday June 24, 2017
Time: June 23, 2017 – 10 am to 6 pm June 24, 2017 – 10 am to 4 pm
Queen’s Bush Quilters 2017 Quilt Show with Rug Hooking Show by Grey Highlands Hooking Craft Guild. Tearoom, merchant mall, raffle, demos. Buses welcome, ample parking, wheelchair access, elevator.
Address: Markdale Centre Grey Arena,Markdale, Ontario
Hawberry Quilt Show
Date: Saturday July 15 – Sunday July 16, 2017
Time: Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16 from 10am to 4pm
Canada’s 150 quilt show & Summer Festival
Address: Park Centre, Kagawong, ON on Manitoulin Island
Contact Info for Island Quilters Guild & Happy Quilters
An outdoor quilt show hosted by Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto and presented by the Quilts at the Creek Collective. Over 300 quilts on display, workshops
Saturday 29 July 2017Black Creek Pioneer Village1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
North York, Ontario M3J 2P3
St Marys, Ontario
Date & Time
Friday September 15 – Saturday September 16, 2017
Friday 10a – 4p Saturday 10a – 4p
New ideas, new samples, new techniques. Meet the owners, meet your friends, make new ones. 2017 Feature Artist: Sherri Hisey from Border Creek Station.
Lectures, demos, workshop, vendors and more.
Address: Pyramid Recreation Centre, St. Marys ON
Contact Info for hyggeligt
Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild 2017 Quilt Exhibit
Date: October 13 & 14, 2017
Time: 10am to 5pm
Location: Forbes Family Hall at RIM Park Manulife Financial Sportplex
2001 University Ave. E., Waterloo, Ontario
Quilt displays, door prizes, members’ boutique, small quilt draw, and vendors