Festival of Quilts Information




It is time to mark your 2019 calendars! The dates for the 2019 Festival of Quilts will be June 1st and 2nd. This is the weekend following Heritage Park in Calgary and a couple of weeks prior to Quilt Canada, which is being held in Ottawa.

A look back to books and magazines of 1978 and there are patterns for quilting templates, the use of scissors, and finished quilts with intricate hand-quilting. Today, quilt-makers have rotary cutters in a multitude of designs, acrylic rulers and templates and machine quilting done using domestic machines and long-arms. 2018 has been a year of celebration and reflection on the past 40 years for the members of the Edmonton and District Quilters’ Guild, but in 2019, focus your thoughts to the future….announcing (do you hear the drum roll?) the theme for the EDQG 2019 Festival of Quilts... The Future of Quilting: The Sky’s the Limit! Maybe we can find an app for that!

The show provides an opportunity for guild members to share their work with the public. The quilts on display highlight many different types of quilting - from traditional bed quilts to quilts hung as works of art. There are functional and decorative quilted items, such as table runners, jackets, totes and purses, and bowls.

Members may choose to enter their quilts in judged or non-judged categories, and all quilts are eligible for a
“Viewer’s Choice” award, voted for by those attending the show.

Vendors, specializing in a variety of merchandise designed for quilters, form another aspect of the show and offer demonstrations of new techniques, tools, and other enhancements.

Quilts completed after May 31, 2017 are eligible to enter the 2019 show if they were not entered in the 2017 show.
While it may seem like a long time until the next show, it is not too soon to be considering what you would like to
enter in 2019. Whether you have just begun quilting or you have been working on improving your skills for many
years, there is a place for your entries in the EDQG Festival of Quilts 2019!


Committee Member Welcome
Welcome to the 2019 Quilt Show Committee: Sandra Hamilton, Diane McLellan, Janet Mireault, Myrna Purser, Vicki
Robson, Carolynne Ross, Betty Ryder, Ann Schuler, Joan Smith, Charlotte St. Dennis, Charlene Thompson, and
Linda Thorne.

Volunteers Needed - We still need your help!

Are you an EDQG member who is interested in helping the Quilt Show Committee but would prefer not to attend meetings every month? Here are two opportunities for you!Janet Mireault, the Vendor Coordinator, and Myrna Purser, the Quilt and Textile Boutique Coordinator (isn’t this a more exciting title and name for the “Member Market”?), have provided more information to help you decide.

Janet is looking for a “Vendor Assistant” who can assist during vendor setup, prior to vendor demonstrations, and help with raffle prizes. The person must be available to help from Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd, 2019.
Duties would include the following:
1. Showing vendors where to park and unload as well as booth location.
2. Assuring that proper tables, chairs, name tags, handouts and pipe and drape are put out for vendors.
3. Making sure that safety regulations are followed by the vendors while setting up and during the Quilt Show.
4. Collection and distribution of door prizes.
5. Vendor demonstration assistance as required.
6. Sharing supervision of raffle/ vendor table.
Myrna’s “Quilt & Textile Boutique Assistant” will help prior to the show as well as during the show.
Duties include the following:
1. Review applications of the members who wish to sell items.
2. Assist with data entry of items to be sold and at the show when items are sold.
3. Help to determine the display needs for the boutique prior to the quilt show.
4. Assist with set-up of display of items in the boutique
5. Assist with the sale of items during the quilt show.
6. Prepare cash deposit at the end of each show day
7. Help with return of items to members at the conclusion of the show.
8. Help put the saleroom back in order at the end of the show.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact, Charlotte St. Dennis, Volunteer Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A few ribbon winning quilts from the 2017 show....
  1. Art Quilt Large - Gypsy Summer by Betty Manuel
    Gypsy Summer by Betty Manuel
  2. Modern Large, computer-guided - Chic and Checkered by Laurrie Gerzanich
    Chic and Checkered by Laurrie Gerzanich
  3. Hand quilted - Hawaiian Pillow by Sylvia Courteau
    Hawaiian Pillow by Sylvia Courteau

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