Thursday, 11 June 2015

WOW! What a Conference

The show is over, but all the wonderful memories of what went on in Lethbridge, AB this year at Quilt Canada 2015 will live on.
Beach Sculptures by Judy Leslie

A record number of people went through the National Juried Show to see all the exciting quilts. Of course, everyone just had to see the BEST of Show. This quilt, Beach Sculptures, was made by fibre artist, Judy Leslie.

All the winners of the NJS are available to be seen on the CQA/ACC website. There are some amazing quilts there - absolutely stunning - by some talented quilters.

Elaine Quehl

And talking about talented, CQA/ACC Teacher of the Year (or TOY as we call it) was presented at the AGM to Elaine Quehl. Elaine has been a teacher at our Quilt Canada conferences, a quilt artist, designer and is well-known for her fabric dyeing and hostas. Congratulations Elaine!

Presentation of cheque to Children's Wish Foundation

A cheque was presented to Ginny from Children's Wish Foundation (Western Canada) at the final banquet. From all the quilts and cards sold in the travelling show, It's Time for Colour", we were able to present a cheque for $10,000. Amazing! Thanks to all who helped with this show, and in particular, those who purchased the quilts and cards. Good Job!

A big thank you to all the sponsors and quilt guilds who donated prizes and money to this conference. We really appreciate your commitment to quilting and quilters in Canada. 

A special thank you to the LOC (Local Organizing Committee) from Lethbridge, AB. The LOC and all the volunteers helped to make this year's conference a big success. They've been working hard for the last two years to make sure this year was a wonderful show.

A huge thank you to the University of Lethbridge. There were many positive comments about the staff and the facilities.

And finally to all of you who attended, in being a part of bringing quilters together from all across Canada and beyond, and also for supporting quilting in Canada!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful donation for children. Congratulations ladies.