Thursday, 24 March 2016

Mobile App for Quilt Canada 2016 Tutorial

CQA/ACC is proud to present a mobile app for Quilt Canada 2016! We have created a tutorial to help you through the steps of downloading it.

It has everything a show guide would have in it, but better!  (Don't worry we are printing show guides, but they simply aren't able to contain all the information we crammed into our mobile app in an easy, user friendly way) Here are some of the perks to having a mobile app:

  • Everything is at your fingertips.
  • There is a daily schedule and times of every show and event happening.
  • You can get instant notifications, for door prize winners, demo schedules, last minute changes, etc.
  • The activity stream is for you to see what everyone else is doing at Quilt Canada and for you to add in your comments and pics!
  • There is a map of the Merchant Mall with all of the vendors hilited at the touch of your finger.
  • List of all vendors, workshops, speakers, and sponsors!
  • You can connect and make new friends on the app.
One of the best parts about it, is if you are unable to go, you can download the app and look at all the quilts on the activity stream so you can see the talent and creativity of Canadian quilters!


Go to your App Store on your device, or may be called Google Play as well.

Click on it and hit the search button at the bottom, looks like a magnifying glass. Some devices the search button may be at the top.

Once you click on that, you will get your keyboard and a bar at the top, type in 'Quilt Canada'.

You will see a search engine bring up Quilt Canada 2016. Click on that. 
You will be brought to a screen that looks like this, click on the little cloud with the arrow to download the app. Other devices may just 'install'.

Our app works on iPad. While searching for the app on your iPad, make sure to switch to "iPhone only" mode in the App Store as shown on the screenshots below

Once it finishes downloading, it will say 'Open'. Click on that and it will take you right into the app. Or on some devices it may just be in your app list, so just select Quilt Canada.

When you are done playing in the app, you will always be able to go back by finding the icon on your desktop or front of your device, as shown below. Or on some devices it may just be in your app list, so just select Quilt Canada.

When you get into the app, you can see the menu with all the different options. You can create a profile so you can add pics and comments, but you don't have to in order to use the app.

There is a daily schedule so you can see what events are on that day, what time shows open and close at and much more. 

Here is the list of sponsors, and by clicking on one, it will take you to their profile, to tell you where they are in the Merchant Mall, and their website. 

There is a map of the Merchant Mall and by clicking on a block you can see where the vendor is in the Mall. There is also a list of vendors with their booth numbers attached. 

All our speakers and their topics are covered too!

Don't wait!  Download the app today!  Let us show YOU what is happening at Quilt Canada 2016 this June 15-18th!


  1. What a great idea! Unfortunately, when I do my search, and Quilt Canada 2016 pops up and I select it, I'm getting a "no results available for Quilt Canada 2016". I'm trying on my iPad mini. Any suggestions?

  2. Glad to hear! You are fast, I was just getting the instructions tested=) LOL

  3. I have had the same experience Jackie...not being found on iPad mobile apps. Any suggestions?