Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quilts of Denmark - and Workshops - in Ailsa Craig in May

This year, the Ailsa Craig Community Quilt Festival plays host to Quilts of Denmark from May 1st to 5th, 2012. There will be 16 Danish quilters, 100-plus quilts and, we hope, many visitors.  We are at the moment travelling the province doing trunk shows with 8 Danish quilts and samples of the workshops that are being taught.  I have, in fact, had one workshop completely sell out, and we still have at least another 20 trunk shows to go!

We will have 4 Danish teachers, Charlotte Yde, Lisbet Borrgreen, Bettina Andersen and Karin Ostergaard.  All details of the workshops offered can be found on our website.  The cost of all the workshops is $95 plus HST and we have one evening class which is $60 plus HST.

Ailsa Craig is about an hour northwest of London.

I would love to welcome any SAQA member who would like to come, and if anyone would like to volunteer to be a Quilt Angel, we would be delighted to have you. It is Jane's and my wish that the Angels are quilters who understand how to handle quilts and we will not be handing out out white gloves to the general public.

We will be arranging a quilt airing in the town the Sunday before the show opens, and a pot luck supper that evening; all are welcome. There will also be a closing banquet on May 5th after the show closes.

I think that's it! If any further info is needed, please do not hesitate to contact me directly by email or through the website.