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Lethbridge Festival of Quilts

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 15, 2019

The Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild is excited to be hosting their fifth biennial quilt show, The Festival of
Quilts 2019, in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium at the Lethbridge College. The show will be open on Friday, June
14th, from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm, and on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. This event is an
opportunity for quilters from southern Alberta to display their work, and for other quilters, crafts people, and
artists to be inspired, or for people to simply enjoy the colour, design, and workmanship. Approximately 200 quilts
will fill the college gymnasium spanning the range from functional traditional quilts to contemporary art quilts.
Two special events will be returning to this Quilt Show, the “Featured Quilter” and a “Bed Turning”.
This year, we will be honouring two “Featured Quilters” – Effie Brandt and Bev MacTavish, both long time
members of the Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild. A variety of Effie and Bev’s award winning quilts will be on
display depicting their unique quilting journeys through the years. The quilting and embellishment detail on their
fibre art pieces are truly amazing and must be seen to appreciate the workmanship. Both Effie and Bev will be on
hand to visit and discuss their quilting journeys and encourage others to try something new or take a class.
Behind every quilt, there is story. For this reason, the Festival of Quilts is proud to offer the second “Bed Turning”
organized by LCQG member, Wendy Benoit. As each quilt is “turned”, the story behind the many cherished
antique and special newer quilts will be revealed.
A special exhibit from FAN (Fibre Arts Network) will be on display at the Quilt Show. 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.
As well as the display of quilts there will be a Merchant Mall with approximately 20 vendors from Alberta and BC
whose merchandise will include fabric, embellishments, books, fibre art supplies, and domestic & long arm sewing
machines. Demonstrations by our vendors will be offered throughout the Show. Two lucky people will be winners
of one of two beautiful raffle quilts made by members of the guild. Daily admission is $8.00, with free entry for
everyone under the age of 18. Anyone wanting more information may visit the Lethbridge Centennial Quilters
Guild website at www.lethbridgequilters.ca


June 14
10:00 am - 7:00 pm


Lethbridge College
3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 1L6 Canada
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