NEW DATES August 21-22
We want to make this year’s Festival of Quilts as great as it can be… SEW we’ve moved the Festival to August!
Hundreds of stunning homemade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will blanket Heritage Park in a beautiful array of colour and pattern!
Enjoy quilt displays, a Merchant’s Mall and workshops all under the summer skies!
NEW Quilt Intake Day: Monday, August 16 and quilt return, Monday, August 23
If you had previously signed up for a workshop or submitted a quilt and have not yet been contacted by Heritage Park, or you have additional questions, please contact Guest Services at 403-268-8500.
The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. Heritage Park will be adhering to all current Alberta Health Services guidelines to ensure a safe experience. This includes enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the Park, additional hand sanitizing stations, reduced capacity for workshops and indoor spaces, and mandatory mask wearing in all indoor locations and outdoors where physical distancing is not possible.
Festival of Quilts Workshops
Wednesday, August 18th: 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, August 19th: 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.