We have been moving and grooving all over the store this week. I marked down about 200 bolts of fabric and moved them to the sale corner. We are making room for all sorts of new goodies so I was very busy with my red pen slashing prices all over the place. If you pop in the store be sure to check out the clearance corner for a great selection.
While Ann and the Sandys are hard at work at the shop I am off to St. Jacob's for the weekend. St. Jacob's is the Mennonite and Quilting Hub of Ontario and this weekend there are lots of quilt-related shows and activities. Here is the link to all the goings on but I will summarize them below:
The highlight of the festivities is always the NEW HAMBURG MENNONITE RELIEF SALE & QUILT AUCTION. This is one of Canada's largest quilt auctions but is just part of a bigger auction and sale ... if you have never been it is well worth the trip for a one of a kind experience.
Friday May 29, 2009: Preview 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday May 30, 2009: 7-3
For more information call: 1-800-313-6226 or visit http://www.nhmrs.com/
Where will the Sew Sisters be? At the Merchant Mall of course! Please drop by and visit the booth!
ST. JACOBS MERCHANT MALL Woolwich Community Centre 29 Parkside Drive, St. Jacobs
Thursday May 28 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday May 29-30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
One stop shopping for quilting enthusiasts! Quilter's Cafe on site. FREE ADMISSION
Here is a list of some of the other activities:
ST. JACOBS QUILT GALLERY - Exhibit of work by Leslie Hill
Third Level of The Mill
1441 King St. North, St. Jacobs
QUILTS FOR THE WORLD
At St. Jacobs Mennonite Church
1310 King Street North, St. Jacobs
Tuesday May 26 to Thursday May 28, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday May 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
QUILT APPRAISER Judy Lyons will be on-site during the show. She will be booking appointments in advance so. Call 905-639-2441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre (Main Level) 11 Albert Street, St. Jacobs
Tuesday May 26 to Friday May 29, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday May 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. .
Silo Weavers at the Village Silos
1441 King Street North, St. Jacobs
Tuesday May 26, Wednesday May 27 & Friday May 29 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday May 28 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday May 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
466 Queen Street South, Kitchener.
GRAND NATIONAL QUILT SHOW
May 9 to August 31, 2009Fabulous fabric postcard quilt art - yours!http://www.kwag.on.ca/section/view/index.php?section=8&page=42Artists Reception: May 28, 7-9 p.m.
QUILTING BEE AT JOSEPH SCHNEIDER HAUS: May 23-30
Quilt Block Challenge 'Wash Day Blues'. Vintage quilts with indigo, shown in the historic 'haus'.
HOMER WATSON HOUSE & GALLERY ART OF QUILTING SHOW
May 2 to May 31, 2009
Guest Artist: Susan Norman and the Applique Group
PREVIEW OF QUILTS
May 1 to 27, 2009
Quilts destined for the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale & Quilt Auction.
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Kitchener City Hall Rotunda - open 9-9
Waterloo City Centre Atrium - open 8-5
MCDOUGALL COTTAGE 'WEE' QUILT CHALLENGE
Wednesday May 27, 12-5
Thursday May 28, 12-8
Friday May 29 and Saturday May 30, 12-5
Seventh annual 'Wee' Quilt Challenge - theme is PLAID-VERTISING
Click here for more information about the Museum.
DAVID DURWARD CENTRE QUILTS GALLORE 2009
Wednesday May 27 to Friday May 29, 9-8
Saturday May 30, 8-2
Wonderful old and new quilts by local artists