Quilt Shows & Events

Information about quilting events, quilt shows and calls for entry. If any members have information they would like to see displayed about quilt shows or quilt related events please email us. Thank you.

Publicity Chairperson - Nancy Chan

Upcoming Events and Shows

Patchwork Nation
Patchwork Nation

A Message from our Show Chairpersons Dianne Stevenson and Trish Poehnell

Plan to come early and stay late to be able to enjoy all our show has to offer.

Our beautiful "Northern Lights" king size quilt is the first prize for our raffle ticket sales. Second prize is an impressive " All things Canadian" in a basket. All profits from our raffle tickets go to support our charity "Aunt Leah's".

Be dazzled by a plethora of quilts, the pride and joy of our members. We are proud to showcase the work of our Feature Artists: Wilma Brock and Donna Mae Whitmore.

Take time to explore the "Heritage" room with the focus on Canada's history in textiles and changing styles in quilting. Visit the "Bed Turning" that happens twice a day. A bed turning highlights a selection of carefully chosen quilts that will be showcased with a commentary.

Take a breather and visit in the Maple Key Café serving a selection of Canadian treats.

Add to your "fabric library" when you nab an armful of packages from the over 700 Grab Bags and bundles that contain textile treasures. The Member's Market promises unique handmade items for yourself or as gifts.

The "Last Chance Corner" is new to our show and it has been embraced with great enthusiasm. Stop by to check out the textile/craft yard sale, you never know what you will find.

A full Merchants Mall with a baker's dozen of vendors will be well stocked to tempt you. Cherry Tree Quilts, Summerland (cherrytreequilts.ca) Hamels Fabrics and Quilting, Chilliwack (hamelsfabrics.com) Needle and I Quilt Shop, Burnaby (theneedleandiquiltshop.com) Quilter's Dream Fabrics, Vancouver (quiltersdreamfabrics.com) The Steam Trunk Craftworks (thesteamtrunk.com) Miley's Discount Crafts (mileysdiscountcrafts.com) Maureen Wood for Quiltworx, Rosedale Quilted Treasures, Coquitlam (quiltedtreasures.ca) Fibre Expressions Quilt Shop, Sechelt (fibreexpressions.com) Carola's Thread Company, Gibsons (carolasquiltshop.com) The Quilted Bear, Ladner (quiltedbear.ca) Personal Travel Management, Burnaby (personaltravel.ca) Tom's Sewing Center, Surrey (klssewing.ca)

Botanical Reflections Show and Sale
January 27 - March 15, 2017
Vandusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver

Free parking and entry to the show. Check Garden Hours for viewing.

Presented by FAN (Fibre Arts Network - organization of fibre artists living in Western Canada)

Sewing and Stitchery Expo
March 2 - 5, 2017
Washington State Fair Events Centre
Puyallup, WA

866-554-8559 or www.sewexpo.com

Pacific Spirit Quilters’ Guild Quilt Expo
Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Edmonds Community Centre
7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby

Free admission. Display of recent quilts, demonstrations of various forms of quilting and several hands-on sewing activities for adults and children.

CREATIV FESTIVAL 2017 ABBOTSFORD
Friday March 24 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday March 25 9 am - 5 pm
Tradex
1190 Cornell Street
Abbotsford

Canada's Big Quilt Bee sponsored by Canadian Quilters’ Association

Please continue bringing in your blocks until the March meeting. We will send just the blocks or tops to Toronto by the end of May. Completed quilts will be kept in BC and distributed to local Ronald McDonald Houses.

If you wish to makes blocks after our Guild deadline, please mail them directly to Leslie Whitby, 2895 Almonte Road, Carp, ON K0A 1L0. Most will fit into regular envelopes or 9 x 12 brown envelopes to reduce postage costs. Please avoid boxes as they are priced according to total dimensions and are more expensive.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nancy by phone 604-325-4104 or email n_chan@telus.net

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
Please support one of the few Museums dedicated to the art of quilting, founded in 1997! Hours: Wed – Sun, 11am – 5pm, Mon & Tues by appointment only. Closed major holidays. Admission $7.00, members & children under 12 are free. 703 South 2nd St., La Conner, Washington 360-466-4288. Please check their website for a constantly changing variety of shows, displays, lectures, challenges etc. www.laconnerquilts.org

WANTED: QUILTERS!

Are you a quilter looking for a meaningful project to pour your creative juices into? We are seeking donations of unique handmade quilts to gift each of the 50 children we will be accepting into the Somos Children’s Village in Guatemala.

Quilt Specifications: Size 57”x75”: 100% cotton top and flannel back. Batting – “Warm & Natural”, cotton or bamboo (no poly or wool please). Please attach your label to the back. Quilts need to be put in a plastic zipped up bag for storage (until presentation to the child). For more information visit www.projectsomos.org or call 612-284-4533. I will also have information at the publicity table.

Event Submissions

To submit information to Guild Publicity please e-mail us.

 

National Quilting Organization

Canadian Quilters Association (CQA)

www.canadianquilter.com

 

Canadian Quilt Content

Canadians want Canadian quilt magazines with Canadian content. That means your local quilt shop needs to stock The Canadian Quilter magazine. They need a CQA/ACC shop membership to receive 5 copies of each issue of The Canadian Quilter to sell in their shop – which in turn pays for their membership. Win-win-win. Take your copy to your local shop and explain the benefits.

CQA/ACC would like to compile a more complete list of quilt shops in Canada. Please ask your local shop to send their name and location to our Facebook page Canadian Quilters Association. Perhaps your shop would like to join our ‘Lollygagging to Lethbridge’ quilt shop stops!