Just three weeks to go!

The application deadline has come and gone for submitting quilts to Q@C…it was turned off at midnight July 8th.

There is still room in most of the workshops we are offering, and don’t forget our two for one offer. Sign up for one full day class and take any other free! Or sign a friend up for a class… most of the classes are suitable for beginners, so this might be a great way to introduce a friend to our craft! Check out Cheryl and Tamara’s offerings  and sign up here.

There are so many great Canadian quilters, and it is time we got to know them a bit better! So we invited a small number Canadian quilters across the country to enter quilts at Quilts at the Creek. Their works will be on display in the main building. Be sure to check them out.

Terry Aske: An award-winning art quilter, Terry has been designing and creating quilts since 1998.  Her art quilts have been juried into national and international exhibits, and published in well known magazines.  Terry lives in New Westminster BC, and has contributed two quilts to our show.Here is a brief bio of Terry. Link to her blog.

Colleen Greer: Colleen lives in High Prairie, AB. I saw this quilt in a blog by Ardelle at Quilting from the Heart. She runs a quilt shop in Camrose, and a long-arm quilting business.. check out the close-ups of this quilt.. stunning! Rose City Quilter. I tracked Colleen down, and she agreed to send it to me. Can’t wait to see it live!

Paul Leger: Paul is a former member of Canada’s armed forces He currently lives in Ottawa, and is now a prolific quilter and quilt teacher. Here is a short bio of Paul.. be sure to look for his quilt- he is donating it to Quilts of Valour, and it will be displayed in their area in the park.

Kathy Wylie: Kathy is from Whitby, ON. She is an author, lecturer and teacher best know for her fine applique work. Kathy has won a host of awards for her work .Find her bio here. And link to her blog.

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Sew Very Easy

Do you watch YouTube videos on quilting? If so, you must have encountered Laura Coia, of Sew Very Easy. If not, you need to check her out. Firstly, Laura is Canadian, and lives in Niagara Falls. As of today, Laura has over 100,000 subscribers and almost 10 MILLION views on her YouTube channel, SewVeryEasy. She posts useful quilting tips and projects twice weekly. And she will be holding a Meet and Greet at Quilts at the Creek. Drop by and see what Laura is up to.. Her Glorious and Free quilt (3 part instructions on her site!) will be hanging nearby. You can find Laura at the Town Hall on Saturday July 29th at 1- 2:30 pm. This is Jane, Laura and Valerie standing in front of her quilt, Glorious and Free.

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Quilt Applications

Jane, Shirley and I are so busy at Quilt Canada promoting Quilts at the Creek that we haven’t had a chance to do anything else! That means the deadline for applications for quilts has been extended to June 30th. That gives even US time to enter our quilts! See you all soon!


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Two for One for NOW

Two for one! We are offering two classes for the price of one right now! If you register online for a full day workshop with Cheryl Arkison, you can register for another class absolutely free. Here is how to proceed:

Register for a full day class online here.  Then choose the class you would like for free, and email your choice to Valerie: vrprideaux@gmail.com

You may choose any full or half-day class, or to attend one of the trunk shows by Tamara Kate or Cheryl Arkison.

This offer is on a first-come, first-served basis, and ends when classes are filled- so act quickly to get your freebie! Can you give your freebie to a friend? Yes! Just include their name with your choice of class.

ps… if you are Quilt Canada this week, drop by our booth and say hi! And you can sign up for classes, and buy trunk show tickets there too!

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Sneak peak

Here is a sneak peak at the red and white quilts made by Valerie (left), Shirley (centre) and Jane (right). See them this weekend at CreativFestival- booth 275. Drop by and say hi. Don’t miss Valerie’s slideshow there  11:30-12:30 Friday and Saturday. Sit and relax, and revel in quilts from previous Q@C shows.

Don’t forget to sign up for workshops and trunk shows while you are there!

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Quilts for Q@C 2017

Plans are falling nicely into place, and Q@C is getting closer!

If you are going to be at CreativFestival next weekend, drop by our booth and say hi. We hope to have several sewing machines in our space, and we will be sewing blocks for Quilt Canada’s challenge. And Valerie will be doing a slide show and talking about the evolution of the show in the Discovery Centre both Friday and Saturday 11:30 – 12:30.

Take a workshop: There is a discount on Q@C workshop registrations and trunk shows until the end of April. So book your space with Cheryl Arkison and Tamara Kate now!

Enter a quilt! If you enter a quilt in this show, you are entitled to free admission during the show, and to sell quilt-related items at our marketplace. The postcards we are distributing give one free admission with one paid admission, so bring a gang to enjoy the show! We promise to take good care of your quilts: we hang the quilts every morning, and take them down each evening. And we are speed demons at taking the quilts down if there is even a hint of rain.

Quilt Drop-off/Pick up: Quilts may be dropped off directly at Black Creek Pioneer Village on Friday July 28th, 9 am to 11 am. If you are taking a workshop with Cheryl Wednesday or Thursday, you may bring your quilt(s) at that time. Quilts will be available for pick-up on Sunday July 30th at 6 pm. OR you may drop off your quilt at one of the quilt shops: Ruti’s Needlebed, Sew Sisters, Simcoe Sew and Quilt,  Log Cabin Yardage, or Country Clothesline/Fabric Spark. Shop drop-off: July 17 – July 24 2017. Quilt pick-up at the same location as drop-off from Wed August 2 2017. Be sure to check store hours!

Volunteer!  Volunteers have free entry to Black Creek on the day of their shift. Shifts will be 2 – 3 hours in length. Keep up with the latest information about the show by subscribing to email updates from our blog: QuiltsAtTheCreek.wordpress.com. If you would like to volunteer during the show, please contact Jane: ajanecramer@hotmail.com.

Sell your stuff: Anyone who enters a quilt is able to sell quilt-related items in our marketplace. If selling items here, you are required to volunteer in the marketplace Contact Shirley Dawson: shirleylynndawson@hotmail.com for details.

Stay tuned: Sign up for email notifications. That’s how you will be first to know about some of the invitational quilts you can expect to see at the show. But for now, here is a sneak peek at one of the special quilts, by Colleen Greer from High Prairie, AB and quilted by Ardelle at RoseCityQuilter. I’m sure you can guess this is a Canadian flag quilt, replete with maple leaves, flying geese and more.

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What’s New?

Hey Quilters… we are getting excited! The quilt application forms are up for the 2017 show. Once again you can apply online (please, yes!) or download a form and mail it in.We want 300 quilts on display again this year, so show us what you’ve got. Find the application forms here.

Cheryl (left) Tamara (right)

AND the workshops are now listed on our website. See what Cheryl Arkison (left) and Tamara Kate (right) will be teaching. Our workshop leaders will also be giving trunk shows (note: tickets must be purchased for these trunk shows). These will take place in the main building… air conditioned! Also new this year you will be able to register for all of these online, starting NOW!  Note that there is a 10% discount on early bird registration workshops.. price goes up on May 1st 2017.

You can purchase workshop and trunk show tickets here! This is our first time using online ticket sales. If you have a problem, or just want to comment, email Valerie.


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