Photos are here..

I have uploaded my photos from Quilts at the Creek 2018 to

 Flickr.. click here to check them out!

Feel free to post your favourites to Instagram as #QuiltsAtTheCreek2018.. can’t wait to see them.

Here are a few on my personal favourites, forgive me if yours isn’t there, there were SO many amazing quilts this year!

I would like to extend a special thanks to all those shops that act as drop-off points for us. It makes it so much easier for quilters from outside Toronto to participate.. they just have to show up and enjoy the show, knowing their quilts are transported to and from the show for them- one trip instead of 2 or 3. Thanks again!

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It’s a Wrap!

Here are two photos- one taken at start of set-up on Saturday, and the other at start of take-down on Sunday. Photos from the show itself will be uploaded in the next few days.

Meanwhile, a big thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this a success, and to everyone who made their way to Black Creek Pioneer Village to see the show.

We dodged many potential rain storms all weekend, but a sprinkling of rain that started at 4 pm on Sunday made us whip through the park taking quilts down. Our team had much help, and they were down in ten minutes.. unbelievably fast! Many quilts are now safely home, and the others will be returned shortly to their drop off points. Again, thanks for sharing your quilts, thanks for participating, and thanks for attending!

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Perfect Weekend for a Quilt show!

Wow, you couldn’t ask for better weather for an outdoor  quilt show!

The quilts have arrived- over 300 of them! and the weather forecast is perfect. Lots to see and do- and buy! Be sure to check out the Shop ‘Round the Corner and our vendor area. Two food trucks plus the ice cream truck and a water fountain near the vendor area, so plan to be there all day!

See you there!

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Dates to Know

Taking TTC? Please note the subway will have a scheduled maintenance shut down July 28 & 29 2018, and will NOT be running between Finch West and Lawrence West on Saturday and Sunday during our show. It is open for business on Friday for quilt drop offs at Black Creek.

Wow, time sure flies when you are trying to finish a quilt for Quilts at the Creek!  Luckily applications are being accepted… the final date for applications has been adjusted to July 7th (ignore any others!), so if you are still quilting that quilt and are not sure you will finish, you have LOTS of time! You know you can always fill in the entry form while you are still sewing on that binding, nothing like a deadline to get things done!

If you submit a quilt to Quilts at the Creek, you can also sell items in our Shop ‘Round the Corner. Every year the diversity and talent that is on display-and for sale- in the shop is SO impressive.  You can find all the details on how to apply, how to prepare, etc here..
Shop ‘Round the corner 2018 PDF. 

Download and complete the Labels and Inventory List 2018, and email it to Shirley Dawson. Deadline for submission of this list is July 15th 2018.

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Are you being Challenged?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words… so here are 4000 words!

Here are some samples of what you can do for our BIG /small challenge. ..a big quilt, with one BIG star. Special thanks to Shirley and Fabric Spark/ Country Clothesline who are now selling this as a kit!

… and here is another version: a big quilt with a small star.

If you want to take part in the 12 x 12″ portion of this challenge, here is a 12″ quilt- a small quilt with a big message. Thanks, Ann!

First the small version so you can see it IS small, then a close up so you can see her work.


Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Note: Interested in taking a workshop? Sign up before June 1st, and you may win 2 tickets to Leni’ Levenson Wiener’s trunk show on Saturday July 28th. Quilt application forms are now available online, so enter soon and enter often!


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Planning Begins for 2018

Yes, as the leaves fall from the trees and we quilters hunker down for a winter in our sewing spaces, thoughts turn to next summer’s Quilts at the Creek. We love -and display- all kinds of quilts at our show. But some people like a challenge, and we are always happy to oblige. What is next year’s challenge? Who is teaching workshops? What shall I make?

Our challenge this year is BIG / small. Interpret this as you wish- What??
Some suggestions:

  • A small quilt, with a big message (world peace?) This should be a 12 x 12″ quilt, and we will hang them together.
  • A large quilt with small blocks. Or one big block. Your choice!
  • Big and small in one quilt.. hmmmmm need to think about this one.

Our workshops this summer will be led by Leni Levenson Wiener. I LOVE her work, and can’t wait to meet her in person, see her work and attend her trunk show. Sneak peak of her work can be seen here. Details and online sign ups available in early January.

Do you have a dream teacher you would like to take a workshop with? Workshop instructors are booked years ahead, but we are always interested in your input- you never know, they just might be available and fit into our schedule! Or do you have favourite local quilter that you would like to see give a trunk show at Quilts at the Creek? Click here to send us an email with your suggestions!. Or leave a comment in the box below.

Happy quilting, and don’t forget to mark your calendar for next summer: July 28 & 29, 2018.

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Quilt Show photos

Did you miss Quilts at the Creek last weekend? Or do you just want to sigh over all those wonderful quilts one last time? Wait no longer, see photos here.

And here are some of my favourites from the show…

Want to find out more about next year’s show? Sign up by clicking on the button to your right: “Sign Up Here for Updates”.

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Ready for Red?

Well, the show is over for another year, and we are all in recovery mode. But meanwhile I thought you might like a peak at the quilts celebrating Canada, and all the red and white quilts that we had on display (OK, I hope I didn’t miss any!). Click on the first one for a slideshow.

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What are you doing this weekend?

If you have never been to Quilts at the Creek, this is the year to be there! The weather promises us sunny skies this Saturday and Sunday. There will be hundreds of quilts throughout the park, vendors selling fabric and quilt kits, hand quilting demos (check out the group of Afghani children working on their hand work!). There are lots of places to wander and check out the historic buildings, farm animals to pet, and food trucks: Gourmet Gringos selling tacos and another selling ice cream. There are trunks shows you can attend*, and Laura Coia (Canadian Youtube sensation of SewVeryEasy) doing a meet and greet from 1 – 2:30 pm.

*Saturday’s trunk shows by our guest workshop leaders Cheryl Arkison of Calgary and Tamara Kate of Montreal are $10 each, and Sunday’s workshops are by local up-and-coming quilt designer/artists are free. Details here..


Park hours 11 am to 5 pm…see you there!

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Wow, eleven days to go…

If this is your first time attending this show, you are in for a treat! You will see hundreds of quilts displayed throughout the park, contributed by quilters from all across GTA and the province, as well as a sprinkling from further away too! There are trunk shows to attend, vendors and a marketplace to tempt you, and this year we will have a food truck from The Gourmet Gringos, as well as an ice cream truck to help keep you cool. AND tomorrow we can all start checking the long range weather forecast.. fingers crossed!

Jane, Shirley, Judy and Valerie are BUSY behind the scenes getting everything ready for the show- thanks to all of you who have volunteered to help at the show, and those who have submitted quilts. What would we do without those quilts?? And this is one corner of my office.. overflowing with forms, bags, labels, quilts, and all the other things we need to make this show happen.

Workshops: Have you signed up for a workshop yet? There is still time, so clear some space in your calendar and sign up today! We are still honouring the 2 for 1, so if you sign up for one full day class you can then sign a friend up for free, or yourself for a second class. Email Valerie with the info for the free class, as you cannot do that online. Sign up for classes and/or trunk shows here.

If you have signed up for a class (or two!) you can find the class requirements online:
Cheryl Arkison: class descriptions and supply list  here.
Tamara Kate: class description and supply list here.

Saturday Trunk shows: Tickets for trunk shows on Saturday with Tamara Kate (11:00 am) and Cheryl Arkison (3:30 pm) are $10- each online here.
IF there is space remaining on Saturday, you may purchase a ticket at the door.

Sunday Trunk shows: We have some wonderful presentations for you on Sunday:
11:30 am: Bill Stearman
Bill started sewing- and making quilts- when he was laid up with a serious leg injury and needed something to distract himself from the pain. He never stopped and now has close to 70 quilts under his belt.His quilts tell a story- part of his own personal life story.
Bill is one busy man- he continues to learn, play and work on his craft, he takes a wide variety of workshops, gives presentations and is a member of numerous guilds and quilt groups. His quilts have been exhibited in juried and non-juried shows in both Canada and the USA. Don’t miss his talk- he is a very enthusiastic and outgoing quilter with a great story to tell.

11:30 am: Ana Paula Brasil
Ana Paula is a professional visual artist. She graduated in fine arts studio and photography in Brazil, and has a passion for the arts, textile art, art quilts and handcrafts. Currently, she’s working with textile arts to express the happiness of life. She has been teaching and lecturing since 1988. In the early 90’s her art work could be found in magazines and on TV in Brazil.
Currently living in Canada, Ana Paula exhibits her work here and abroad, sharing her art knowledge and love of craft. This year there are 20 quilts made by Ana’s students on display as part of Quilts at the Creek.

Note: All trunk shows take place at theTown Hall, which is located facing on the village green.

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