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Quilt-In and Show

April 20, 2024 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

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Event Details

Cost: Free

Trent University

Tel: 7058757490

Great Hall, Champlain College, Trent University

1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, K9L 0G2 Canada
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After record-breaking attendance in 2023, the Trent Evening Quilters invite community members with a love of art and quilting back to join them for a sewing bee and quilt show on April 20-21. The quilt-in is an annual show that arises from Curve Lake artist Alice Williams’ residency at Champlain College 25 years ago.

This quilt group began in 1999, so working women could participate, learn and grow their art of quilting. Previously, all quilt guilds in the region met during the day. In 2001, the Quilters started hosting a quilt-in at Champlain College’s Great Hall where visitors can see them working on current projects and ask questions about quilt arts. The event has become a popular attraction for other quilters, aspiring quilters and people interested in how quilts are made.

“This event reflects our long-standing relationship with Trent University,” says Barb Dummitt, one of the founding members. “We welcome students and adults with an interest in reusing materials to create new pieces of art. Ultimately, we invite people to come see how we create our artwork so they can make their own.”

The celebration runs on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 11 from 10 am to 3 pm on both days. Admission is free and birthday cake is served on the Saturday. The Quilters’ Bolt will have a booth at the event to sell colourful supplies. Everyone is welcome to drop in to visit over the two days.