Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Quilt Canada - Nearly here!

Quilt Canada 2015 is rapidly approaching.  In less than a week, the LOC will begin to hang the quilts in anticipation of an amazing show that will leave you Blown Away!  But there are some practical matters that I should address here.  In order to enjoy the show, you have to get to the show.  
Time for some directions!

The University of Lethbridge is in West Lethbridge, and it is quite easy to get to.  If you are coming from the Lethbridge Airport, you can take a taxi to the University. As mentioned in a previous post, Royal Taxi is offering a special flat rate of $30 for the trip.  You have to specifically mention that you are in town for Quilt Canada to get this special rate.  

If you are driving in from out of town, whether you're coming from Calgary or Saskatchewan or Southern BC, you will be coming into Lethbridge on Hwy 3.  You will need to take the exit for 'West Lethbridge' and head South.  This will take you onto University Drive.  Continue South on Univesity Drive for roughly 5 km until you reach Valley Road W, and then turn left into the University.  

Head for Lot E (marked on the map in light blue).  There is free parking here for those attending the quilt show!  The building marked in green, the First Choice Savings Centre for Sports and Wellness, is where Registration, the NJS show, merchant mall, and Weeks Ringle lecture are.  The Closing Banquet is in the Student's Union Building, marked in pink.  The building you are in for workshops will depend on which workshop you are taking.  I recommend printing out the MAP, which you can find in this link, and taking it with you.  

For those are staying overnight at the University of Lethbridge, you will be staying at Mount Blakiston Residence, marked on the map in tan.  To get from the Residence to the show, you will need to walk along the path marked in blue.  It will take you approximately 7 minutes to walk to the First Choice Savings and Wellness Centre where the quilts are being displayed.  

We, the LOC, hope you are Blown Away by the beauty of both the University and its setting in the coulees, as well as the quilts that will be on display.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Only 8 more days!

Shena Boes

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