2020 Niagara Quilt Show

2020 Visions of Quilts in Niagara Quilt Show & Sale

Meridian Community Centre, 100 Meridian Way, Pelham ON

Friday May 29th 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday May 30th 10 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday May 31st 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Featuring Appraisers on Saturday, Members Boutique, Vendor Mall, Workshops & more!

General Admission $8.00 

Children under 10 years of age FREE

To register for workshops, complete the form below or download the workshop registration form.

Show Your Quilt

To show one of your quilts at the 2020 Visions of Quilts in Niagara, please print and fill out the Quilt Show Submission form. If you are submitting more than one quilt, please fill out a form for each submission.

Quilt Show Rules

To understand what is expected from all Quilt Submissions, please read the Quilt Show Rules.

Day 1 - Friday, May 29, 2020

Fractures by Patti Carey

Location: Accursi Room – 2nd Floor
Time:  9:00am
Skill level:  All
Make: Wall Hanging, Lap or Throw Quilt
Maximum number:  20

Registration:  Available on-line or in person at the workshop table.

Registration for this workshop closes:  April 25, 2020

Notes:  Bring a lunch or purchase a Buffet Lunch for $16.00

 

BIO: Patti is the Vice President – Public Relations for Northcott, where she headed up the marketing/sample department from 1986 to 2012.  This included co-ordinating Northcott’s pattern program to support the new fabric collections, as well as liaising with the various quilting magazines, book publishers and quilt designers to provide current collections of fabric for editorial projects.  Currently she travels to quilts guilds and shops to inspire and educate quilters with interesting and entertaining presentations on how fabric is designed, and how to use it to her best advantage. Her comprehensive line of quilt patterns utilize efficient and timesaving techniques, and are distributed through Quiltwoman.com.  She has also published a book entitled “A Taste of Napa Valley”. She was a regular contributor to The Quilter magazine and continues to contribute to the Fons & Porter group of publications. She has had projects published in several quilting magazines.

Patti is married and has 2 boys, age 26 & 24.  In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, golfing and snowboarding. For more information about Pattie, visit her website;   https://pattispatchwork.com

 

Additional Workshop Information:

You will start with a geometric 24” x 42” panel of your choice (or pre-order one from Patti) or a large geometric print, and fracture it, inserting shards of color to create a jaw-dropping contemporary wall/lap quilt.  This quilt is much easier than it looks!

Pattern fee of $10 and is payable to the instructor in class.

Hawaiian Quilting by Sue Sherman

Location: Accursi Room – 2nd Floor
Time:  9:00am
Skill level: All
Make: Cushion or Wall Hanging

Maximum number: 20

Registration:  Available on-line or in person at the workshop table. Registration for this workshop closes April 25, 2020.

Notes:  Bring a lunch or purchase a Buffet Lunch for $16.00

 

BIO: Sue has been working with fibres and fabric for as long as she can remember: Over the years she has enjoyed designing and creating in most of the established fibre arts: quilting, dressmaking, tailoring, knitting, embroidery, needlepoint, weaving and crochet, and related crafts such as beading and copper wire jewellery. She also loves music, especially singing, and has had the honour of singing with some outstanding choruses including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for nearly 20 years, the Honolulu Opera Theatre, and Tapestry New Opera Works.

For most of her life Sue pursued a career as a mechanical engineer and project manager working for a major consulting firm focusing on transit infrastructure.  Sue loves to travel, especially to places with iconic vistas or interesting wildlife.  She is a concerned nature lover; often featuring endangered or threatened animals in her quilt designs. Sue lived for nearly 2 years in Hawaii where she learned about Hawaiian quilting techniques and traditions.

Her pieces have been juried into the (Canadian) National Juried Show, as well as AQS shows, Fibre Content, and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Her miniature quilt “Plumeria of Koko Crater” won “Excellence in Hand Quilting” at Quilt Canada 2018. She is a member of the Region of York Quilters Guild, as well as CQA, AQS and SAQA.

Visit Sue’s website to learn more: https://sueshermanquilts.com/

 

Additional Workshop Information:  Pattern is free.

Students will learn to cut, baste and appliqué a cushion or wall quilt using traditional Hawaiian quilting techniques, choosing from a variety of authentic patterns.  Sue will also show several quilts, and provide an informative talk about Hawaiian quilting history, traditions and stories she learned during the 2 years she lived, worked and quilted in Honolulu.  Students can expect to complete a significant portion of the appliqué during class time, but will not reach the stage of quilting the project.  Quilting will be demonstrated and students will have the opportunity to practise on a sample piece.  Suggested quilting designs will be discussed for each of the patterns selected by students in the workshop, and printed quilting instructions will be provided.

HANDI QUILTER WORKSHOP - Stepping Stones to Quilting Your First Quilt

MAY 29, 2020 Day 1 am

This class is for everyone – whether you’ve never quilted and want to learn, or if you already quilt. You will learn how to prepare the quilt top, resize and apply designs, select batting and backings, baste, and all about threads, needles and tension. Bring a finished top, if desired, to discuss ideas and approaches to finishing your quilt.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• How to prepare the quilt top and backing for quilting

  • Threads, needles and tension
    • How to select, resize, audition and apply quilt designs
  • Batting and basting basics
    • Stitch-in-the-ditch and meander quilting


Adam Rateliff

Adam Rateliff grew up in a family full of fiber artists. His grandmother could create anything with a needle and embroidery floss; his mother was a very talented sewest, especially with garments and costumes. He remembers, at a young age, sitting and watching his mother create, and one day asked her to teach him how to sew. He has retained those skills and built on them throughout his life, knowing he could make anything he might need on a sewing machine.

Adam began quilting in 2012, and as a beginner, he was in awe of long arm quilting machines, imagining what it would be like to have the freedom of finishing his quilting projects himself, and the creativity it would inspire. After much thought, and some good friends for support, he purchased a HQ Infinity® with pro Stitcher®, and has been quilting ever since.

Adam enjoys teaching quilting classes at local shops, guilds, and in his home studio. His passion is paper piercing and he enjoys seeing others get excited about it along with him. He also spends time helping and encouraging other long arm owners to step out of their comfort zone, whether it be rulers, free motion quilting or creatively blending Pro Stitcher designs with free motion work. He loves to show other hand Quilters owners how to navigate around their machines and help them build confidence in their adventure. Adam is also a member of the Handi Quilter Inspiration Squad.

A native of California, he currently resides in Oregon with his family and their dogs. He loves the beauty and inspiration the Pacific northwest provides on a daily basis.

You can view Adam’s work at www.coveredwagonquilting.com. You can also find him on Facebook as Covered Wagon Quilting, and as @jadm22 on Instagram.

HANDI QUILTER WORKSHOP - Stand-up Longer Machine Quilting Basics

MAY 29, 2020 Day 1 pm

Does long arm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just want a review of long arm basics? This class removes the mystery of long arm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, and vital facts about thread, needles and tension. Handi Quilter long arm and frame systems come in various sizes for every budget are user-friendly because they are designed by a quilter, for quilters – just like you!

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Basic machine and frame elements and features
• Bobbins, tension, needles, and thread
• How to load a quilt onto a frame
• Quilting with Groovy Boards and pantographs
• Rulers, Micro Handles, and basic free motion

Adam Rateliff

Adam Rateliff grew up in a family full of fiber artists. His grandmother could create anything with a needle and embroidery floss; his mother was a very talented sewest, especially with garments and costumes. He remembers, at a young age, sitting and watching his mother create, and one day asked her to teach him how to sew. He has retained those skills and built on them throughout his life, knowing he could make anything he might need on a sewing machine.

Adam began quilting in 2012, and as a beginner, he was in awe of long arm quilting machines, imagining what it would be like to have the freedom of finishing his quilting projects himself, and the creativity it would inspire. After much thought, and some good friends for support, he purchased a HQ Infinity® with pro Stitcher®, and has been quilting ever since.

Adam enjoys teaching quilting classes at local shops, guilds, and in his home studio. His passion is paper piercing and he enjoys seeing others get excited about it along with him. He also spends time helping and encouraging other long arm owners to step out of their comfort zone, whether it be rulers, free motion quilting or creatively blending Pro Stitcher designs with free motion work. He loves to show other hand Quilters owners how to navigate around their machines and help them build confidence in their adventure. Adam is also a member of the Handi Quilter Inspiration Squad.

A native of California, he currently resides in Oregon with his family and their dogs. He loves the beauty and inspiration the Pacific northwest provides on a daily basis.

You can view Adam’s work at www.coveredwagonquilting.com. You can also find him on Facebook as Covered Wagon Quilting, and as @jadm22 on Instagram.

Day 2 - Saturday, May 30, 2020

Altered Panels by Al Cote

Location:  Accursi  Room –  2nd Floor

Time:  9:00am

Skill Level:  All

Make: One of a kind Art Wall Hanging

Registration:  Available on-line or in person at the workshop table.

Registration for this workshop closes:  April 25, 2020

Notes:  Bring a lunch or purchase a Buffet Lunch for $16.00

 

BIO: Albert was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts and Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Education. While pursuing a very successful visual arts career he also owned and operated a successful hair salon for 36 years. After his wife Debbie retired from teaching, they opened a Quilt Store in Niagara Falls. Albert soon got “hooked” on fabric and combined his visual arts with his quilting arts. Al soon retired to quilt full time. Al’s very creative and innovative classes soon saw him travelling all across Ontario and the U.S. giving trunk shows and workshops. In 2012, he was honoured to participate in “Culture Canada” and his very large piece which was created with fellow artists’ Irma Bull and Suzi Dwor, hangs in the Regional offices in St. Catharines, Ont. He has many commissioned pieces throughout the area including seven pieces at Hospice Niagara.​

Since closing their store, Debbie and Al teach privately in their home studios. Al hosts a Fibre Art Retreat twice a year, in the spring and fall. Al has had many pieces travel in shows through SAQA. Recently he and Debbie have had pieces accepted into the Houston Quilt Market in 2017 along with other Canadian Quilters who represented Canada’s 150th Birthday. These pieces are now part of a travelling exhibit, which will be displayed at many Canadian Embassies around the world. Al also has many pieces throughout the area including 7 pieces for The Stabler Centre in St. Catharine’s. In the summer of 2017, he taught at The Haliburton School Art and Design for the first time and will return in 2018 for two weeks.

Read more about Al at his website: https://www.imaginationtextile.com/

 

Additional Workshop Information:

Using at least two identical panels and at least three and up to five coordinating fabrics, you will create a one of a kind art wall hanging.

Al will teach you special “tricks” for piecing with left and right handed mitres as well as unique stripping methods.

Make it Your Own by Joanne Misener

Location:  Accursi Room – 2nd Floor

Time:  9:00am

Skill Level:  All

Make:  Own Fabric

Registration: Available on-line or in person at the workshop table. Registration for this workshop closes: April 25, 2020.

Notes:  Bring a lunch or purchase a Buffet Lunch for $16.00

 

BIO: Joanne is the former owner of Gone Quilting in Huntsville. She began quilting and teaching in Whitby in 1991. Since, she has taught for the Durham Region School Board. In the summer, in Haliburton and numerous quilt guilds. Joanne’s journey as an art quilter began in 2000 with a passion for creating her own fabric.

 

Additional Workshop Information:

Students will create their own fabric using a variety of monoprinting techniques. This will include gelli printing, Color Vie for custom designs, stenciling and stamping.

 

Please purchase your kit in class for $40.00

HANDI QUILTER WORKSHOP - Fast, Fun and Fabulous Free Motion Quilting

MAY 30, 2019 Day 2 am

Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free motion quilting, and how to create stunning designs.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • How to develop an inventory of free motion designs
  •  Proper scaling and spacing of design elements
  • Edge to edge free motion quilting
  • Adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs
  • Using Micro Handles for free-motion control

picture of Adam RateliffAdam Rateliff

Adam Rateliff grew up in a family full of fiber artists. His grandmother could create anything with a needle and embroidery floss; his mother was a very talented sewest, especially with garments and costumes. He remembers, at a young age, sitting and watching his mother create, and one day asked her to teach him how to sew. He has retained those skills and built on them throughout his life, knowing he could make anything he might need on a sewing machine.

Adam began quilting in 2012, and as a beginner, he was in awe of long arm quilting machines, imagining what it would be like to have the freedom of finishing his quilting projects himself, and the creativity it would inspire. After much thought, and some good friends for support, he purchased a HQ Infinity® with pro Stitcher®, and has been quilting ever since.

Adam enjoys teaching quilting classes at local shops, guilds, and in his home studio. His passion is paper piercing and he enjoys seeing others get excited about it along with him. He also spends time helping and encouraging other long arm owners to step out of their comfort zone, whether it be rulers, free motion quilting or creatively blending Pro Stitcher designs with free motion work. He loves to show other hand Quilters owners how to navigate around their machines and help them build confidence in their adventure. Adam is also a member of the Handi Quilter Inspiration Squad.

A native of California, he currently resides in Oregon with his family and their dogs. He loves the beauty and inspiration the Pacific northwest provides on a daily basis.

You can view Adam’s work at www.coveredwagonquilting.com. You can also find him on Facebook as Covered Wagon Quilting, and as @jadm22 on Instagram.

HANDI QUILTER WORKSHOP - Ruler Essentials

MAY 30, 2020 Day 2 pm

If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base and Sure Foot, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Handle rulers safely
  • Understand and use ruler markings for precision and accuracy
  • Use piecing lines and marking tools to build ruler design confidence
  • Versa tool quilting: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs
  • Apply binding with the HQ VersaTool®

picture of Adam RateliffAdam Rateliff

Adam Rateliff grew up in a family full of fiber artists. His grandmother could create anything with a needle and embroidery floss; his mother was a very talented sewest, especially with garments and costumes. He remembers, at a young age, sitting and watching his mother create, and one day asked her to teach him how to sew. He has retained those skills and built on them throughout his life, knowing he could make anything he might need on a sewing machine.

Adam began quilting in 2012, and as a beginner, he was in awe of long arm quilting machines, imagining what it would be like to have the freedom of finishing his quilting projects himself, and the creativity it would inspire. After much thought, and some good friends for support, he purchased a HQ Infinity® with pro Stitcher®, and has been quilting ever since.

Adam enjoys teaching quilting classes at local shops, guilds, and in his home studio. His passion is paper piercing and he enjoys seeing others get excited about it along with him. He also spends time helping and encouraging other long arm owners to step out of their comfort zone, whether it be rulers, free motion quilting or creatively blending Pro Stitcher designs with free motion work. He loves to show other hand Quilters owners how to navigate around their machines and help them build confidence in their adventure. Adam is also a member of the Handi Quilter Inspiration Squad.

A native of California, he currently resides in Oregon with his family and their dogs. He loves the beauty and inspiration the Pacific northwest provides on a daily basis.

You can view Adam’s work at www.coveredwagonquilting.com. You can also find him on Facebook as Covered Wagon Quilting, and as @jadm22 on Instagram.

Day 3 - Sunday, May 31, 2020

Introduction to Sashiko by Renske Helmuth

Location: Accursi Room – 2nd Floor

Time: 9:00am

Skill Level:  All

Make:  Four 6” blocks which can be combined into an 18 “ pillow or small wall handing.

Registration:  Available on-line or in person at the workshop table.

Registration for this workshop closes:  April 25, 2020

Notes:  Bring a lunch or purchase a Buffet Lunch for $16.00

 

BIO: Renske was born in Friesland, in the north of Holland on a dairy farm. After high school, she went to teacher’s college for 5 years, where – among other things – she had to study Home Economics. They were given extensive instruction in needlework, knitting, and crocheting.

Renske took special classes in art and art history, which would enable her to teach at a high school level. After teaching in a small rural school for two years, she immigrated to Canada.

In 1972, Renske married and moved to Moorefield Ontario and in 1975 Laurence and Renske took over the family dairy farm. Her mother-in-law taught Renske to piece quilts, and over the years she pieced several. But it was not until she learned about appliqué quilts that Renske discovered her true passion.

In 1994, she took a 10-month class from Rosemary Makhan and she has never looked back!

Renske’s first appliquéd quilt was a traditional Baltimore album. Since that time she has made traditional as well as more modern pieces. Renske enjoys working with shaded, wired ribbon and experimenting with different flower shapes.  Her interest in gardening and flowers has served her well!

Over the years Renske has taught many classes, first in wheat-weaving and now in appliqué — something she thoroughly enjoys.

Visit Renske’s blogspot at: https://renskehelmuth.blogspot.com/

 

Additional Workshop Information:

Using 4 traditional Japanese designs, we will learn the running stitch used by the Japanese to create beautiful Sashiko designs. Sashiko is a beautiful complement to traditional quilting! The four 6″ blocks created in the workshop can be combined into an 18″ pillow or small wall hanging.
There are so many ways to use Sashiko in your projects: let this workshop inspire you!

 

Kit purchase in class. Cost $15.00

Summerhill by Mary Elizabeth Kinch

Location:   Accursi Room

Time: 9:00am

Skill level: All

Make:  Sampler

Registration: Available on-line or in person at the workshop table.

Registration for this workshop closes: March 31, 2020

Notes:  Bring a lunch or purchase a Buffet Lunch for $16.00

 

BIO:  A professional quilt maker, fabric designer, teacher, and speaker, Mary Elizabeth Kinch is also co-author of two best-selling books, Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts and Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts. She has been a featured guest on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. And her work has been shown at international quilt shows and featured in many international quilting publications.

She actively teaches and lectures internationally at museums, conferences, retreats, guilds, and shops.  Mary Elizabeth Kinch strives to inspire, engage and empower quilters through excellent communication of ideas and information.  She provides positive, non-judgmental learning environments that strengthen knowledge and promote personal growth and development of her students.  Mary Elizabeth Kinch creates success for her students by combining well-developed intuitive abilities, a caring nature and a respect for individual needs with clear logical instructions.

Mary Elizabeth Kinch believes in “Quilting With Abandon”, stretching traditional boundaries and creating quilts with a subtle salute to the past. She is enthusiastic about the traditions of quilting and the lessons to be learned from the antique quilts she studies and collects. Her recent work examines the interpretation of traditional quilt designs through “gestured appliquéd lines” and the quilting stitch.

For more information on Mary visit her website: http://www.maryelizabethkinch.com

 

Additional Workshop Information: 

Sewing with small pieces is approachable and totally addictive! This delightful sampler will make you look at your piecing in a whole new way, and the skills you acquire will be easily transferred to other projects. The end result will be a stunning example of your stitching prowess for all the world to admire. Join me and have some fun as you create Summerhill!

Finished Size: 30 3⁄4″ x 30 3⁄4

Please pay for your Summerhill pattern in class for $15.00.

HANDI QUILTER WORKSHOP - Introduction to the Pro-stitcher - All Day Class

Morning – Overview
Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter long arm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or considering a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with a Pro-Stitcher. New owners – start here!

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Overview of support resources available on-line
  • Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog
  • Fit a design to a block using Skew and Resize, XForm and Align
  • Demonstration of the Pro-Stitcher Simulator
  • Overview of Art & Stitch

Afternoon – Let’s Quilt
This class moves beginners from overview to quilting applications.
This class of quilting applications is an extension of Part 1 and addresses specific functions and basic techniques a quilter will use on a regular basis to finish quilts with the HQ Pro-Stitcher. Tips and shortcuts for using features of the program are included.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • What’s the difference between Reposition, Nudge and Drag and Drop?
  • The many ways to describe an Area on your quilt
  • Using Skew 1 vs Skew 2
  • Set up, crop, wrap and advance edge-to-edge designs
  • Quilt straight lines the easy way with Move and Channel Locks

picture of Adam RateliffAdam Rateliff

Adam Rateliff grew up in a family full of fiber artists. His grandmother could create anything with a needle and embroidery floss; his mother was a very talented sewest, especially with garments and costumes. He remembers, at a young age, sitting and watching his mother create, and one day asked her to teach him how to sew. He has retained those skills and built on them throughout his life, knowing he could make anything he might need on a sewing machine.

Adam began quilting in 2012, and as a beginner, he was in awe of long arm quilting machines, imagining what it would be like to have the freedom of finishing his quilting projects himself, and the creativity it would inspire. After much thought, and some good friends for support, he purchased a HQ Infinity® with pro Stitcher®, and has been quilting ever since.

Adam enjoys teaching quilting classes at local shops, guilds, and in his home studio. His passion is paper piercing and he enjoys seeing others get excited about it along with him. He also spends time helping and encouraging other long arm owners to step out of their comfort zone, whether it be rulers, free motion quilting or creatively blending Pro Stitcher designs with free motion work. He loves to show other hand Quilters owners how to navigate around their machines and help them build confidence in their adventure. Adam is also a member of the Handi Quilter Inspiration Squad.

A native of California, he currently resides in Oregon with his family and their dogs. He loves the beauty and inspiration the Pacific northwest provides on a daily basis.

You can view Adam’s work at www.coveredwagonquilting.com. You can also find him on Facebook as Covered Wagon Quilting, and as @jadm22 on Instagram.

Ticket Type Price Spaces
A Friday May 29, 2020 - Fractures By Patti Carey $90.00
B Friday May 29, 2020 - Hawaiian Quilting by Sue Sherman $90.00
C Day 1 Buffet Lunch $16.00
D Friday May 29, 2020 HQDay1am – Stepping Stones to Quilting Your First Quilt $100.00
E Friday May 29, 2020 HQDay1pm – Stand-up Longer Machine Quilting Basics $100.00
F Saturday May 30, 2020 - Altered Panels by Al Cote $90.00
G Saturday May 30, 2020 - Make It Your Own by Joanne Misener $90.00
H Day 2 Buffet Lunch $16.00
I Saturday May 30, 2020 - HQDay2am – Fast, Fun and Fabulous Free Motion Quilting $100.00
J Saturday May 30, 2020 - HQDay2pm – Ruler Essentials $100.00
K Sunday May 31, 2020 - Introduction to Sashiko by Renske Helmuth $90.00
L Sunday May 31, 2020 - Summerhill by Mary Elizabeth Kinch $90.00
M Day 3 Buffet Lunch $16.00
N Sunday May 31, 2020 - Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher- All Day Class $250.00