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Tuesday, August 16, 2011


The amazing and visually so beautiful THREADWORKS 2010 Exhibition which includes the work of Fibre Artists from across Canada arrives at the ARTHUR CHILD HERITAGE CENTRE for an opening on August 21st and running through September 30th.

THREADWORKS 2010 includes the work of embroiderers, quilters, fibre artists and surface design professionals who have created a breathtaking variety of stitched works around the theme "TREES". The Call to Entry went out in 2009 for submissions, and several  hundred artists sent their beautiful work for Jurying. The approximately 70 selected pieces included in the Threadworks Show were unveiled at the Exhibition Opening at the Wellington County Museum in Fergus in April of 2010. Since that time, the Exhibition has travelled to venues all across Ontario, offering residents in the receiving communities the opportunity to be exposed to the beauty and sensuous quality of the hand and machine stitch, painted and manipulated fabric and surface design techniques that fascinate the viewer.

Please plan to visit the THREADWORKS Exhibition beginning August 21st and running through September 30th in the Arthur Child Heritage Centre Museum Gallery located on the waterfront in Gananoque. Call ahead to check the hours of the gallery  before driving down and perhaps plan to take a lovely St. Lawrence River tour on the terrific Gananoque Boat Lines while there, with stops at the Boldt Castle on the three hour tour. Gananoque offers a lovely waterfront collection of small shops, great eateries and walking tours. The Gananoque Inn is a  lovely place to stay in case you would like to make a mini-vacation part of your visit! Be sure to take friends, share the news of the exhibition and visit often.

Local artists with work in the Threadworks 2010 Exhibition include Phillida Hargreaves, Robin Laws Field, Frankie Lemonde-Meunier, Bethany Garner, Maureen Byer and Elizabeth Vandenberg.

Some of the pieces are actually offered for sale though the individual artists. Catalogues available or visit http://www.onnguilds.ca/ for a pre-visit view of the catalogue. Click on THREADWORKS 2010 in the sidebar for links to the online exhibit.

The Arthur Child Heritage Centre and Gallery is located just south of the 401 along the St. Lawrence River. Contact:

125 Water Street
Gananoque, Ontario K7G 3E3

Sunday, August 14, 2011

SAQA Central Canada Exhibit at Perth Quilt Show WONDERFUL!

Please make sure today to take a drive to Perth and the St. John's High School where you will find a beautiful and prolific display of Quilts and Wall Hangings as well as lovely displays of memorable accessories and small quilted objects in QUILTS ON THE TAY 2011, the bi-annual Quilt Show of the Lanark Quilters Guild, Perth and area.

Included in this wonderful show is a special exhibit organized by Helga Zimmerly, long time member of LQG and now of the SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Associates) Central Canada Group. Helga put out a call for quilts for a Special Exhibit to fellow SAQA members and the resulting donations of beautiful art work have made a spectacular and very worthy exhibition of member's work. One large room simply resonates with colour, texture and stitch as many pieces including LAURENTIAN HILLS, the amazing twenty member collaborative piece created last year by SAQA Central Canada members calls viewers close for an inspection of design, technique and beautiful hand and machine stitching. Please don't miss this exhibit.

The Show also includes a wonderful Merchants Mall and Members Boutique. Of special note were the booths of Nina Stahlschmidt of Jordon, Ontario with her beautiful Feed Sack Quilts and accessories and the booth of Betty Ives, an amazing Art Quilter and founding member of the Canadian Quilters Association. Both offered viewers a wonderful walk down memory lane and huge opportunities for educational information about quilts and quiltmaking.

The TEAROOM is a special treat as well. Make time today to be there and see old and new friends, some really spectacular quilts and the QUILT CAR just outside the School entrance. A DVD of the entire Show is available for sharing at only $10 and a great investment.Great job ladies!