Quilt Canada 2017
June 14 - 17, 2017
Toronto, Ontario
The International Centre


Quilt Canada 2016 in Toronto Ontario


Tour the National Juried Show!

Join a small group on a walk through the National Juried Show. Get the inside scoop on the NJS. Hear how a quilt gets in, how the judges choose the winners and many more fun and exciting details about this show that features the best of the best in Canada and beyond! The tour guides will share tidbits about the artists and their quilts on this fun and informative adventure.  (45 minutes)

Tickets: $10 online, $15 at event

Schedule for Tours:
Wednesday, June 14 13:30 pm and 15:00 pm
Thursday, June 15 11:00 am, noon, 13:30 pm and 15:00 pm
Friday, June 16: 11:00 am, noon, 13:30 pm and 15:00 pm
Saturday, June 17: 11:00 am, noon.

Quilt Canada 2017 Lectures

Elaine Theriault Lectures

Elaine's Faculty Bio

1031 - Modern: The Evolution of Quilting Tradition

1031 - Modern: The Evolution of Quilting Tradition
Two Hour Lecture
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
Cost: $40.00

If you think modern quilting is new - think again. Modern quilting has been around for a long time and its' roots lie deep within the traditional quilt world.
Learn the fascinating truth about the modern quilt trend. The modern quilt myths will be exposed and you'll go home with a very clear understanding of what a modern quilt is.

You certainly don’t have to be a modern quilter to attend this informative and fun lecture!

1031 is a lecture - no supply list

1032 - You made that from a panel?

1032 - You made that from a panel?
Two Hour Lecture
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: $40.00

There are so many neat panels on the market. They come in different sizes and styles. We’re going to learn the basics of working with panels – how to square them up. Then we’ll figure out what a coping border is and how to use one. Then we’re going crazy. Adding borders, slicing and dicing – you’ll never look at panels the same way again!

1032 is a lecture - no supply list

4032 - Are you up for a challenge?

4031 - Are you up for a challenge?
Two-Hour Lecture
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 09:00 - 11:00
Cost: $40.00

Have you seen a quilt challenge that you'd love to participate in, but no idea where to start? This interactive lecture is going to give you some inspiration on how to approach a challenge and actually get it finished on time! The first part of the lecture is a trunk show where you'll see various challenge pieces, hear the story of their creation and learn some great techniques. The second half is pure fun and inspiration! You'll be given a small challenge and as a group, we're going to walk through the steps on how to generate ideas and how to turn that idea into a quilt. If you're creative and especially if you're not, this is a safe way to take on a challenge. Promises to be lots of laughs, lots of inspiration and just like a real challenge, there will be prizes.

4031 is a lecture - no supply list but bring pencil and notebook


Hollis Chatelain Lectures

Hollis' Faculty Bio

2042 - Studio Secrets: Hollis Reveals her Creative Process

2041 - Studio Secrets: Hollis Reveals her Creative Process
One Half Day Seminar (3 hrs)
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 08:30 - 11:30
Cost: $80.00

Come to a "private view" of how Hollis demonstrates her unique techniques in painting and quilting. As you watch on a large screen, she will dye-paint and quilt a small piece while discussing design, composition, colour and how to bring across emotion. You don't need to bring any supplies, just participate with your eyes. Hollis will be answering your questions through demonstration.

Supply List: Note book and pencil

2041 - An Artist's Journey Lecture

2042 - An Artist's Journey Lecture
One Hour Lecture
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Cost: $55.00

The journey of an artist is full of twists and turns. Techniques and styles change through inspiration, influence, and experience. I will be speaking about this process and showing images portraying the evolution of various artists careers.

No supply list but bring notebook & pen. 


Jackie White Lecture

Jackie's Faculty Bio

3111 - Things I Learned On The Internet

3112 - Things I Learned On The Internet
One Hour Lecture
Friday, June 16, 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Cost: $40.00

Learn the ins and outs of different social media platforms and how to use each one of them effectively with quilting! Find out where you can get inspiration and ideas, where to look for free tutorials, or how to find classes and patterns.

Discover how to connect with other quilters across the nation and globe! Find out how easy it is with just the touch of your device. 45 minute lecture with a 15 minute Q&A.

3112 is a lecture - Pen and paper, but not mandatory as presentation can be emailed to lecture attendees after the show.


Karen Henry Lecture

Karen's Faculty Bio

3051 - Landscape Quilts – Where do I start?

3051 - Landscape Quilts – Where do I start?
Two Hour Lecture
Friday, June 16, 2017, 09:00 - 11:00
Cost: $40.00

A lecture intended for those interested in designing their own landscape quilts but are not sure how to begin. The lecture will cover designing the pattern itself and discuss a variety of enlarging techniques.
Students will learn adding and subtracting from your original idea may improve the overall project:
What should I take out – that awful telephone pole? Will adding or subtracting lines from the piece increase or detract from the main focus of my quilt? The lecture will cover the colour wheel and fabric selection evolving into techniques for creating the actual art quilt – painting, applique, piecing, or embellishing, etc. Attendees will have a basic framework for initiating their own textile piece. Handouts included in lecture. 

No supply list needed.


Sue Patten Lecture

Sue's Faculty Bio

409A - Trunk Show and Presentation

4092 - Trunk Show and Presentation
Two Hour Lecture
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 13:00 - 15:00
Cost: $40.00

Get ready to have your socks knocked off! Sue Patten does
things with thread and a longarm machine that no one else
does. Sue is not your typical quilter. Her high energy and
innovative designs and techniques tip you off to expect the unexpected!

Sue started her quilt journey twenty-four years ago and has gone from self-taught, closet hand quilter to award winning, internationally acclaimed longarm quilter, instructor, designer and author.

She has traveled around the world teaching the art of longarm quilting. Her trunk show offers a variety of quilting styles as she makes her way through the years, culminates in her amazing embroidered quilts.

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