CQA Quilt Canada 2019 – Ottawa

Quilt Canada in Ottawa lasted four days. There were several quilt shows, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and an extensive merchant mall. Barbara M and Marilyn C attended from Seymour Guild.

Here is Anne’s guilt for the CQA Quilt Guild Challenge for the theme of “Quilting Goes Viral”.

The Trend Tex Challenge had 90 quilts, the most they have had in the last few years. The theme was #Trending and all the quilts are online on the CQA website. Click on the Galleries menu, then Trend Tex in the dropdown menu, then 2019 Trend Tex Challenge. Here are a few pictures from Ottawa.

On the CQA website if you click on the National Juried Show button you will see all the award winners and there is a link to ALL 2019 National Juried Show Entries.
Here are a few miscellaneous photos from the National Juried Show.

There were other shows including shows from SAQA – Metamorphosis, from the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, and, the Kanata Quilt Guild. There were the CQA Guild Rosette winners, a series Newfoundland quilts in support of Fogo Island, and youth quilts. Here are a few miscellaneous photos.

We particularly enjoyed the booth for the Quilts of Valour. They had machines there for anyone to make the red, white, and yellow blocks. They had a longarm quilting machine in the booth and were quilting quilts. We even saw serving soldiers sewing blocks. We went to a presentation of quilts.


We went to both of the evening lectures.

David Taylor kept us laughing but was serious about fabric. An important point he gave was giving us permission to keep fabric we love but may never put in a quilt.

Libs Elliott made the use of technology more interesting as she explained how she uses code to develop designs. She also reminded us that time is precious and to follow our passion.

Happy quilt exploring, Marilyn C and Barbara M