Festival of Quilts 2021
May 29 & 30
The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority, and we will be adhering to all current Alberta Health Services guidelines to ensure a safe experience.
Hundreds of stunning handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will once again adorn Heritage Park. Whether you’re an avid quilter or simply enjoy viewing the beautiful work, there is quilting fun to be had all over the Park.
To Submit a Quilt
To register as a group, please complete the Group Registration Form and submit to email@example.com.
Festival of Quilts Workshops
Wednesday, May 26th: From Past to Present Workshop with Cheryl Arkison 9:00am - 4:00pm
Heritage Park has a number of hidden treasures that only the astute quilter probably notices. Textiles and quilts are in place in the homes across the Park but don’t garner the attention of the horses, rides and the bakery. In this workshop, we will take a beloved quilt from the Heritage Park collection and work on a modern interpretation of its design. This will include playing with colour, scale and even improvisational techniques. Each quilter will leave with their own unique interpretation and either a small quilt top or the start of something grand!
$75* per person
Thursday, May 27th: Hex Trade Workshop with Janet Barker 9:00am - 4:00pm
Using simple strip piecing techniques and a 60⁰ ruler (or your favourite triangular ruler), join Janet to explore the many possible block variations in this hexagon sampler quilt. Triangles are cut and traded to create new patch combinations such as spinning stars, baby blocks, pinwheels, hexagonal wagon wheels and pieced triangle variations. Note that there are no Y-seams involved! Janet will also dip into her extensive collection of hexie samples to show alternate sizes and settings, demonstrating that a wide variety of projects can be made using your Hex Trade block designs. The required pattern is included in the course fee.
$75* per person.
Friday, May 28th: Spectacular Zinnia Quilt Workshop with Stacey Day 9:00am - 4:00pm
In this class, students will learn how to make Stacey Day's most popular quilt, Zinnia. The quilt is cut using paper templates, no need for fancy rulers! Suitable for conﬁdent beginners and intermediate quilters. Techniques include template piecing, curve piecing, and set-in circles. Zinnia is suitable for any fabrics, from solids to large scale prints. Stacey will guide you through the process, share her expertise, help you master some special techniques to cut and piece this beautiful quilt, and you will be well on your way to completing your Spectacular Zinnia! Pattern and templates will be provided for this class and are included in the workshop fee.
$125* per person
An optional lunch can be pre-ordered for $12 person.
Choice of Railway Café Artisan Sandwiches on Multi Grain Alberta Bakery Bread
Sliced Roast Beef
Grainy Mustard and Mayonnaise
Sliced Roast Turkey
Cranberry Sauce and Mayonnaise
Assorted Garden Vegetable Sticks and Hummus
Alberta Bakery Butter Tart
Choice of Canned Soft Drink or Bottled Juice
Evening lecture and trunk show
We could not be more excited to bring you Stacey Day as our guest speaker for an evening lecture and trunk show on Saturday May 29.
"A Quilter's Journey” - Stacey will share her story about getting started as a quilt designer, and give a presentation of the wonderful quilts in her collection, from the very beginning to her latest published works. Full of beautiful quilts and amusing anecdotes for each, be sure to join us for this entertaining lecture and trunk show!
$25* per person.