A Visit to Quilt Canada 2016

Quilt Canada 2016
Election Night Euphoria by Helen Fujiki … Best of Show

Seymour Quilters’ Guild member Jenifer B. attended Quilt Canada 2016, the Canadian Quilters’ Association national quilt show held in June in Toronto, Ontario.

Over 400 quilts made by quilters from across Canada were on display, including the National Juried Show in Art, Miniature, Modern, and Traditional categories.  The event featured workshops, lectures, a merchant mall, and daily demos.

CQA president, Linda Schmidt, from Penticton, B.C., was busy meeting and greeting visitors.

Trend-Tex Challenge 2016 entries were on display and included wallhangings made by Seymour Quilters’ Guild members, Yoskyl and Marilyn.

North Vancouver quilter, Krista Hennebury, and Collaborating Artist, Krista Withers, won an award for their quilt called “Orange Grove.”

CQA magazine spring 2016One of the quilts on display was featured on the cover of the Spring 2016 issue of The Canadian Quilter magazine.  It is called “Algonquin” and was made by Joni Newman.

Jenifer noted that many quilters who had entered quilts in the show were in attendance.  She enjoyed talking to them and learning more about their quilts and the stories behind them.  Jenifer said that her friend, Marg, who attended the show with her, was inspired by what she saw to start quilting.

Click on any image to open a carousel of Jenifer’s photos.

To see the winners of the 2016 National Juried Show at Quilt Canada 2016, click here.

To see the winners and all the quilts entered in the Trend-Tex Quilters Challenge 2016, click here.