This weekend is the quilt show at Upper Canada Village. This is one of my favourite shows as I get to enjoy the historical village and see beautiful quilts at the same time. I love watching the old fashioned quilting bee and talking to all the wonderful staff.
The Village’s Family Activity Centre will be transformed into an exhibit area showcasing over 50 different quilts made by members of four eastern Ontario Quilting Guilds: Common Threads Quilters Guild, Cornwall Quilters Guild, Highland Quilt Guild and Thousand Islands Quilters Guild.
Visitors will also be able to view antique and reproduction quilts from Upper Canada Village’s own collection, which will be exhibited at other locations throughout the Village. This year, the exhibit will focus on "wholecloth" quilts.
Visitors will find a Merchants’ Mall selling and displaying related quilting merchandise, including such vendors as Julee’s Homecrafts, Kelly’s Kreations, and the Quilter’s Rack. The Merchants’ Mall will be located inside the Harvest Barn Restaurant.
Crysler Hall will set the stage for two guest speakers at this year’s event. Esther Bryan will be giving a talk at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday about the exciting plans which are ahead for "The Quilt of Belonging: On Tour." On Sunday, Alicia Boutillier will be speaking in Crysler Hall at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. about the history of "The Heritage Quilt Collection" at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
More information is available on the Upper Canada Village web site.
I took the photo above at the show in 2007. It is a Dorothy Baker Design, All About Bears.
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