Monday, May 18, 2015

The province abounds with exciting show opportinities and the weekends are filled with QUILTS, FIBRE ART and many amazing art pieces just waiting for you to see and enjoy!

May 18-May 23rd
Ailsa Craig Recreation Centre
155 Annie Ada Shipley Street
Ailsa Craig
Admission $12
Merchants Mall, Café, Workshops

The Thousand Islands Quilter Guild presents it's
WATERWAYS Quilt Show and Sale
May 22nd - 24th
at the Brockville Memorial  Centre,
Magedoma Drive off Parkdale Ave.

Friday May 22, Noon-6pm
Saturday May 23, 9am-5pm
Sunday May 24, 10am-4pm
Admission $6
Free Parking • Buses Welcome
More than 200 pieced & appliquéd bed quilts, art quilts, wall hangings, décor items.
Quilt construction techniques, tools & gadgets

QUILTS KINGSTON 2015 is fast approaching and I have been very happily working with Heather Buchan to let everyone know about the Show and what we have to share! We have been busy doing outreach and Publicity - contacting the many players that will help to make this the BEST EVER Show for the Kingston Heirloom Quilters and Limestone Quilters Guild members.

Over 250 beautiful quilts and wall quilts will be on display, along with several very special exhibits including the Guild's Challenge project "Sir John A/Sir John, eh?" exhibit and "Quilts by Children". We will also share displays by the 'Limestone Loopers' Rug Hooking group and the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts (Kingston Embroidery Guild).

The Show floor at the Royal Kingston Curling Club will also be home for the many exciting Vendors from across Ontario, and some special theme areas for the delight of the visitors to the Show.

Parking is FREE, we will have an awesome TEA ROOM for our visitors and we have collected hundreds of exciting handmade items for our  Members Boutique... a very popular spot for shopping at the Show!

Admission is just $6 - so mark your Calendar and join us for the Show JUNE 12-14, 2015!

More information at and

The call to create YOUR Art is open... Start Now!
Maybe you have a favourite memory of girlfriends in High School... or a trip on your honeymoon. Perhaps a favourite vista as you traveled to a very special destination with Art friends. Perhaps it is a magical painting or a corridor that you walked through. It could have been a "light bulb" moment when a new technique clicked and you created your BEST EVER piece of art!
THREADWORKS  is a project of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers and the amazing exhibition opportunity offered to ALL Canadian Fibre Artists to participate and see their work hanging at the Opening Event at the Wellington County Museum and Archives Gallery! The actual online entry for the show will be in early April 2016... so the clock is ticking.
Hoping YOU will be creating your art around a "FLASHBACK" moment in your life, or the event that sparked a whole new path in your creative pass time - FABRIC and STITCH!

And, for the first time, the jurying process will be online ... the art will be considered TWO phases:
- preliminary selection online by the Jury
- a final jurying, on site at the Wellington County Museum and Archives by the three jurors
                                JANE DAMS, LORRAINE ROY and DICK MARVIN
(you can read about the three jurors at the Threadworks website)  

and your summer is not over until you visit the two Kingston Fibre Artists Shows:

Hanging By A Thread is open NOW at the Window Art Gallery, corner of Victoria and Princess Streets in downtown Kingston... and the door is on Victoria Street... look for the red awning! The show is there for you to visit until May 31st.  Please take friends and enjoy the al through the many amazing works hanging there just for you!

And, mark your calendar now for the Opening of the Kingston Fibre Artists wonderful retrospective exhibition of their beautiful work in Almonte on August 1st. Sixteen Artists sharing their stunnig fibr art pieces in the Norah Rosamond Hughes Gallery on the main floor.

Do plan to join us to meet the artists and enjoy their work and some treats too!

Mississippi Mills Textile Museum
July 28-September 5, 2015
2:00-4:00 pm