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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Busy, busy

Jane has been busy making red and white blocks for our Red and White Challenge, which is a part of our 2017 show.. how are your blocks coming along? Feel free to email me photos if you’d like to share!

 

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What’s New with You?


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We have a new sponsor this year, thanks to Kathy Doughty! Free Spirit Fabrics is the company that manufactures fabric designed by Kathy, and they are donating some of this luscious fabric to us. How can you get your hands on this? Well, if you enter a quilt in our show, your name will go into a draw. And yes, more quilts entered means more chances to win! Other ways you can win:  sign up for a workshop, and/or volunteer at the show. These are separate draws, so lots of chances to add this to your stash.

In case you need a refresher on how joyous and colourful her fabrics are, check out these photos of her recent work… and just think, it can be yours!

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8 months to go!

Yes, it is just about 8 months until our 6th annual Quilts at the Creek show. Hope you are all busy making quilts with your red and white fabric, donated by Northcott, or “using up your stash”. Wish I had a quarter for each time I have heard someone say that.

Details about Cheryl Arkison’s workshops will be posted shortly. We will be testing online registration this year, so stay tuned!

At York Heritage Quilters Guild last night, during our Show and tell session, one of our members showed off her recently completed quilts. She had taken Kathy Doughty’s Love Birds class, and what a stunner! Ann has re-named her version as Bill and Coo. As you can see, she put two birds in each of her bird blocks, so everyone has a partner. Too cute!

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And here is Kathy Doughty’s version… love them both!

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Have you been working on a quilt from a workshop last summer? If yes, feel free to share, we’d love to have a preview. Looks like next summer will be GREAT!

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