The long-awaited "It's Time for Colour" travelling quilt show is now officially on tour across Canada. A total of 36 quilts have been split up and half has gone to the Northwest Territories and the rest to Manitoba (see below for a specific schedule).
Although many of these gems have been sold, they remain on display with the tour, along with cards of these amazing quilts that are also for sale.
Isla Marsh, CQA/ACC Regional Rep for Manitoba, is really excited about the arrival of the quilts in Manitoba.
She's says "I'm beginning to feel like some sort of a celebrity - whenever I show up, people get so excited! Okay it's not me. It's the quilts they're excited about. And everyone raves about the quilts."
Turn out to see the display has so far surpassed expectations and there have been lots of good comments.
Isla seems to think that the little "blue suitcase (that the quilts arrived in) needs a name. When I opened the door to find the little suitcase standing there, with no one in sight, it looked like a little orphan. Made me thing of the little robot that hitch-hiked across Canada last summer".
Or perhaps another "Flat Stanley"??
The other half of this show is currently up north in the Northwest Territories (see also their schedule below). Of course, here's a picture of the “little blue suitcase” that arrived for Shona Barbour, their CQA/ACC Regional Representative.
Sounds like a show not to be missed when it comes to a location near you. Keep posted. There will be a monthly schedule here, and of course, a full schedule.
Schedule for Manitoba:
December 30 - small group, Winnipeg - for visiting embroiderer from Ottawa
January 7 - Anglican-Lutheran Centre - Winnipeg
January 9-11- St Benedict's Retreat Centre - Middlechurch
January 12 - Kenora Quilters - Kenora Ontario
January 13 - Frayed Edges quilt group, Winnipeg
January 19 - Country Lane Quilters Guild - Portage la Prairie
January 22 - Manitoba Prairie Quilters - Winnipeg
January 27 - Little Britain Quilting group - Little Britain
January 28 - Nifty Needlers quilt group, Brandon Embroiderers group - Brandon
January 29 - February 1 - Quilting Jewels retreat - Winkler
February 2 - Barnswallows - members only meeting - Morden
February 4 - Barnswallows open house - Morden
February 5 - Winnipeg Embroiderers Guild - Winnipeg
Schedule for Northwest Territories:
Inuvik - Jan 16-18 - Centennial Library
Yellowknife Javaroma - Jan 23-25