Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Overall Patterns

Here are a few new patterns I have that will complement your quilt piecing.  Already going to use the Batik pattern next week!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Heritage Quilt Exhibit

The Heritage Quilt Exhibit is returning for 3 days this week! Held at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church in Exeter, Ontario April 11, 12  and 13, this year  features the collection of Jane Egan, owner of Galt House Antiques in Goderich Ontario. The exhibit will have 15 of Jane’s prized quilts on display along with hundreds of examples of early stitching work from regional private collectors.
Besides the collection of Ms Egan, the Heritage Quilt Exhibit will also showcase heirloom needlework with hooked rugs and christening dresses. The heirloom needlework is an added feature this year and samplers from the 1800s, petit point, tatting, and crochet will enhance the  exhibit. An avid collector, Margot Kearney from London will display some of her selected favourites. A tea room, merchant mall and quilt appraisals will be available throughout the three days.
The tea room features home baked pies, cookies, muffins as well as chili, soup, salads and sandwiches! Very reasonably priced with Bach Lunch Combo specials too.
Details of the Heritage Quilt Exhibit including show times, location and the $6 admission are in this poster! See you at the Quilt Exhibit!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Volunteers needed!

Hello to all Ailsa Craig Community Quilt Festival Volunteers

Last year's Festival “Quilts from Denmark” was a great success due to the dedication of many hard working volunteers as well as the support of the public.  Many thanks again to everyone.

Under the Festival's Quilting the Community Grant Programme, cheques totalling $5000 were presented to eight community groups.

This year's Festival : “Quilts of Israel” will be held May 20-25, 2013 and over 100 quilts from Israel will be on display at the Community Centre.  
The Festival opens on the holiday Monday and is open late on Thursday and Friday. 

Lots of volunteer support will be needed again.

Volunteers assist in many ways, for example:

-Quilt Cafe and Kitchen
-White Glove volunteers 
-Parking Support Team  
-Info desk 
-Monitors at workshops
-Monitors at vendor demonstrations. 
-Construction, take down and clean up teams

I'm very much looking forward to seeing you at the Festival in May and hope to hear from you soon. 

Best wishes

Colleen Pavlech
Volunteer Co-ordinator
519 293 3738