Saturday, 27 June 2015

Logo Design Contest

Love to design, draw or sketch?  Here’s your chance to design a logo for Quilt Canada Conference to use on all Quilt Canada advertising and merchandise.  We are offering a Northcott fat quarter bundle, the pattern "Fat Dominos" by Karen Bialik - The Fabric Addict, 
a CQA/ACC Membership and recognition at conference for the chosen logo. 
Guidelines are simple:

       Include the name “CQA/ACC Quilt Canada”.
       Do not include any dates or years. 
       Use your design skills! Think of this as an opportunity to use your quilt design skills – consider line, shape, colour, value and balance.
       Think simple! Don’t add texture or get too detailed – otherwise it won’t work well in all media.
       Be creative! We want your idea to be one of a kind.

The chosen logo will be reviewed, and possibly adapted, by a professional graphic artist to ensure it is reproducible in all media including printing, clothing and digital media. The chosen logo will become the exclusive property of CQA/ACC.

Please photograph or scan your entry and send to by July 1, 2015.

Contest sponsored by Northcott and Canadian Quilters Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

GIVEAWAY on Facebook!

You heard it right!
We are offering up another giveaway on our facebook! Thank you Sulky Threads!

The Lynette Jensen's Thimbleberries "Flying Colors" Designer Thread collection has 10 spools of Sulky 30 Wt. Blendables™ Cotton Thread. This thread collection is great for quilting in the Thimbleberries fabric color palette

Sulky Blendables made from 100% Egyptian Cotton that is grown in Egypt. Most critical to its quality is that it is dyed and finished in Italy, which is why you see “Made in Italy” on the spool.

Head over there now for a chance to win!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

WOW! What a Conference

The show is over, but all the wonderful memories of what went on in Lethbridge, AB this year at Quilt Canada 2015 will live on.
Beach Sculptures by Judy Leslie

A record number of people went through the National Juried Show to see all the exciting quilts. Of course, everyone just had to see the BEST of Show. This quilt, Beach Sculptures, was made by fibre artist, Judy Leslie.

All the winners of the NJS are available to be seen on the CQA/ACC website. There are some amazing quilts there - absolutely stunning - by some talented quilters.

Elaine Quehl

And talking about talented, CQA/ACC Teacher of the Year (or TOY as we call it) was presented at the AGM to Elaine Quehl. Elaine has been a teacher at our Quilt Canada conferences, a quilt artist, designer and is well-known for her fabric dyeing and hostas. Congratulations Elaine!

Presentation of cheque to Children's Wish Foundation

A cheque was presented to Ginny from Children's Wish Foundation (Western Canada) at the final banquet. From all the quilts and cards sold in the travelling show, It's Time for Colour", we were able to present a cheque for $10,000. Amazing! Thanks to all who helped with this show, and in particular, those who purchased the quilts and cards. Good Job!

A big thank you to all the sponsors and quilt guilds who donated prizes and money to this conference. We really appreciate your commitment to quilting and quilters in Canada. 

A special thank you to the LOC (Local Organizing Committee) from Lethbridge, AB. The LOC and all the volunteers helped to make this year's conference a big success. They've been working hard for the last two years to make sure this year was a wonderful show.

A huge thank you to the University of Lethbridge. There were many positive comments about the staff and the facilities.

And finally to all of you who attended, in being a part of bringing quilters together from all across Canada and beyond, and also for supporting quilting in Canada!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Exciting News!

Due to illness Weeks Ringle has cancelled her travel plans to Quilt Canada.

The good news is that her business partner and husband, Bill Kerr,  has collaborated with her to develop many of the workshops and lectures that they offer. We are pleased that he will step in and present the same workshops and the Friday night lecture "Transforming Traditions: Modernism and Quilts". Bill assures us that participants will be equally pleased with his workshops. We are confident that you will enjoy his style and be satisfied with these changes.

According to one of CQA/ACC's Board members, he is equally creative and an excellent teacher.

At this point there are a few spots available in both the workshops and the lecture.  If you want to jump on this unexpected opportunity, contact Jackie Philpott at

If you would like more details about the classes or the lecture, visit

You may find out more about Weeks and Bill's collaboration at:

Trend Tex Challenge

What a wonderful display of quilts made with this year's challenge Trend-Tex fabrics!

There are over 80 entrants. Thanks to Trend-Tex Inc. for sponsoring this event again this year for the 27th time. 

Stop by to bid on one of these beautiful quilts. (in the 1st Choice Savings Credit building with the other shows)

 Also can be seen on the CQA/ACC website under galleries

These quilts will be up for show until Saturday June 6th at noon. This silent auction will be CQA/ACC's only fundraiser. When the quilts are taken down, winning bidders may pick up these quilts at the CQA/ACC table.


Trend-Tex fabrics