Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Call For Quilt Instructors

Here is a call for instructors that was sent to us. If interested and you can't read this please email and I will email you the PDF. 

Monday, 17 August 2015


This giveaway is super fab!  It is up on our facebook here. 

Gütermann Thread – Canada’s Thread of Choice!

Gütermann 100% Cotton Machine Quilting Thread
Fine but strong, with a silk-like luster for those who prefer to sew with natural cotton. Gütermann natural cotton thread is a 100% longstaple Egyptian cotton sewing thread. Suitable for hand and machine sewing. This thread come in 6 convenient sizes to accommodate your quilting projects.  Cones sizes are excellent for long arm quilting machines.

Check it out and enter to win. Super easy and oohh... that thread is calling your name!

Monday, 10 August 2015

August Bulletin

We are trying out something new here. Below is our bulletin that our members get monthly. It gives them a chance to see what is going on in our national organization, and what is new and fun to participate in!

Take a look and see what you want to explore further!  

Youth Challenge 2016

Complete a quilt based on the theme "My Favourite Game or Sport" sponsored by Cantik Batiks.  This quilt must include all or part of a fabric square you will receive from our Youth Coordinator Volunteer, Rolanda Tovey.  CQA/ACC members may sponsor more than on entry.  Details found here.

Le défi Cantik Batiks pour les jeunes – 2016

Le défi Cantik Batiks pour les jeunes 2016 « Mon jeu ou sport favori » est disponible ici.

Quilt Canada 2016

Mark your calendars! Quilt Canada 2016 will be held June 15-18, 2016 at the International Centre, Toronto, Ontario.  We are pleased to be able to offer18 teachers and 50 workshops and lectures for you to choose from.  For more information or to volunteer for this exciting event contact Linda Schmidt at:

NEW NJS Categories for Quilt Canada 2016

New NJS Categories - for a full description of each category please go here.

Call for Nominations-Autumn 2015

We're looking for you!  Join the Board of Directors and help shape the future of the CQA/ACC.
The position of Membership Director is open for nominations for the term commencing immediately.

Nominations are being accepted for Regional Representatives for the following provinces with the term commencing immediately:
New Brunswick 
Nova Scotia 
Prince Edward Island 

For more information on the positions above and nomination/appointment forms, please visit our website: or contact Leslie Whitby at:

Monday, 3 August 2015

We Want You to Volunteer With Us!


is coming to Toronto.  Be part of the Organizing Team!

Venue:  The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON
Dates:  June 15 – 18, 2016
For Quilt Canada 2016, the Board decided to take a new approach to planning this national event.  We hired a Conference Coordinator to manage the logistics of securing adequate space in Toronto, near the airport, booking the workshop teachers and the vendors for the merchant mall.  Now comes the most important part -- organizing the quilts and all the other details!
We are looking for your assistance in filling the very important roles listed below.  You will become part of the Organizing Committee who, along with the Board of Directors, will be Hosts of the Conference.  Please consider being part of the committee to make Quilt Canada 2016 the BEST CONFERENCE EVER!
We need strong candidates for these Key Positions: 
National Juried Show Coordinator                           Concurrent Shows Coordinator
 Volunteer Coordinator                                               Publicity Coordinator
Workshop Coordinator Assistant                                            Merchant Mall Coordinator Assistant
Logistics Coordinator                                                   Signage Coordinator
Tours and Events Coordinator

Job Descriptions:  Are available on the CQA/ACC website under Events.  You can participate in the Organizing Committee via email and electronic conferencing but will be needed on site for the conference.  (Accommodation will be available when necessary.) The time commitment for each position varies and is listed in the descriptions.

The CQA Conference Coordinator, Liz Thompson will work with all Coordinators and Assistants to make this one of the best Quilt Canada Conferences yet! 

To indicate your interest please complete the form below and send with:
1. A letter outlining your previous volunteer positions held in quilting and non-quilting organizations; your skills and abilities applicable to this position; and the reasons you are interested in this position.
2. The name, phone number and e-mail (if available), of two work or volunteer experience references that would be able to confirm your skills in relation to the position requested.

Name ________________________________________________
Town/City_______________________ Province______ Postal Code____________
Phone ______________________________ E-mail_____________________________________
Are you a CQA/ACC Member:  yes_______  no  _______.
Do you belong to a Guild):  yes__________  no  _______
Position requested ______________________________

Send by Sept 30, 2015 to: or Linda Schmidt, 802-2275 Atkinson St., Penticton, BC V2A 8R7