Sunday, April 10, 2016

Please plan to join the Artists and Organizers of THREADWORKS 2016 at their Opening Reception, Sunday April 17, 2016 at the Wellington County Museum and Archives

Artwork by Micaela Fitzsimmons


April 17-May 29, 2016 

Wellington County Museum and Archives

Opening : April 17th, 2:00 pm

Please join us at the opening reception on Sunday, April 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Threadworks returns for its final year at Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) with this year’s theme, ‘Flashback’. Organized by the Threadworks Committee, you will not want to miss this spectacular display, showcasing a delightful variety of fibre art from across Canada.
The mandate of Threadworks has been to mount, every three years, a juried exhibition of exceptional creative needlework stitched by artists from across Canada. Since its inception in 1987, Threadworks has been sponsored by the Wellington County Museum and Archives. After an inaugural exhibition at the WCMA, the show travels the Province of Ontario for up to three years and is exhibited in many museums and galleries.

The 2016 entries are now closed. 
A big thank you to all the artists who submitted their work! This exhibition promises to be truly beautiful and representative of the talent of Canadian Artists from provinces across this great country.
image of Wellington County Museum and Archives 
Directions, How to Get Here
  • Our civic address is 0536 Wellington Road 18, located between Fergus and Elora
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  • Open year round Monday to Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
  • Victoria Day, Monday, May 23 - Closed.
  • Combine your visit to the Museum with a weekend or day trip to Fergus or Elora. Click here for local tourism information
Admission Fees:    General admission to the Museum and Archives is by donation
 The 2016 theme for the artwork submitted was FLASHBACK

What does that word bring to your imagination? Just how far back does it take you? Whether it’s to your own youth, your Grandmother’s time or pre-history, anything other than this minute or tomorrow qualifies. Here are a few suggestions: Fashion, Art Deco, Architecture, Environment/Nature/Fossils, Summer Camp, Holidays, Music (e.g. song titles), War, Hippies, Home, Death, Grandma’s influence/Ancestors, Weddings, Babies...
Come see how the artists have interpreted their memories and "flashbacks" in all new work for Threadworks 2016. 

So many thanks to the Show Co-ordinators are Elizabeth Duggan Litch and Sharron Begg, and the
Jury liaison for the 2016 Exhibition was Kathleen Bissett.