FESTIVAL of QUILTS 2019

Where:
The festival is at the Lethbridge College Gymnasium located at

3000 College Drive South in Lethbridge, AB.

When:

The Festival will be held on
Friday, June 14   –   10 am to 7 pm
Saturday, June 15   –   10 am to 5 pm

Read the News Release

See the poster  Festival of Quilts Poster 2019

Featured Quilters:  This year our featured Quilters are Effie Brandt and Bev MacTavish  (Click the name to see their bios)

*******  Thank you for your quilt entries.  The Call for Entry is now closed.  You must have a Quilt Sleeve (please follow these directions if you need help)   ********

FESTIVAL OF QUILTS – Charity POSTCARD Challenge:

The Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild is raising money for charity by selling postcard size quilts at our Festival of Quilts June 14 and 15, 2019.   All proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation. Everyone is welcome to contribute using fabric from your own stash.  This is an excellent way to use up scraps, orphan blocks and other odd bits!  Fabric postcard ideas abound online.

If you would like to participate, here are the rules:

  1. Each postcard must be 4” x 6”.
  2. Each postcard must have three layers – top, filler and backing. The top can be any design you choose. The back should be plain so that it can be written on. The filler can be any type (batting, interfacing, etc.) but a relatively firm filler is best.
  3. Bind by stitching the 3 layers together with a satin stitch or by using a traditional binding.
  4. Drop off your finished postcards at Fabric Fusion or Lethbridge Sewing Centre before June 10.

All postcards will be sold for $5.00 each at the Festival of Quilts.  Have fun and thank you for your donation!

Postcard update:

Quilted Postcards are Piling Up!

Members of the Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild are busy making Quilted Postcards as a fundraiser for the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation. Quilted Postcards may be dropped off at Lethbridge Sewing Centre, Fabric Fusion or at the monthly Quilt Guild meeting at CASA on the 4th Tuesday of the month. To date over 200 different Postcards have been received!

The 4 x 6 inch Quilted Postcards will be For SALE at the Lethbridge Festival of Quilts 2019, held on June 14 & 15 at Lethbridge College Gym. These artistic Postcards will be sold for $5.00 each, with proceeds going to the CRH Foundation. Directions on how to make a Quilted Postcard, may be found above. All are welcome to come out to the Festival of Quilts 2019 this June!

FAN (Fibre Arts Network):   

A special exhibit from FAN (Fibre Arts Network) will be on display at the Festival of Quilts 2019 on June 14 &15 at the Lethbridge College Gym.  The “From a Tiny Seed” exhibition consists of 66 – 8.5 x 11 inch pieces. Each piece is a personal interpretation of the theme, “From a Tiny Seed”, based on the artist’s vision.  FAN is a co-operative of self defined artists based in Western Canada. More information regarding FAN (Fibre Art Network) may be found on their website: www.fibreartnetwork.com