Just yesterday Colin tells me that he made the annual appointment to get our camper road worthy for the summer. I suddenly realized how soon we will be on the road again, and this morning the latest info about “Quilting in the Badlands” Quilt Festival arrived. It brought back wonderful memories about last year’s event – the slide show above is all about last year’s downtown open air display!
Thanks to Linda K. Ames and Tara McMillan from Bit’s & Pieces Keepsake Quilting in Drumheller for inviting me back for the second year. I am posting the info early and encourage the readers of my blog to share this info freely.
Entries for the quilt show are being solicited now, the call for entry closes on May 15th, 2015. Don’t wait too long to check out the website. More info surrounding the festival follows here:
Quilting in the Badlands is an annual quilting show founded by quilters in the Drumheller valley. The festival embraces all quilters and fiber artists and is rapidly becoming the best Central Alberta has to offer. This year we’re ramping up to be the best show yet! Called “The biggest show in the area devoted entirely to quilting” by DrumFM, Quilting in the Badlands kicks off on July 2nd.
In its fifth year, Quilting in the Badlands will again be a four-day festival. It will start with a judged quilt competition. Anna Hergert and Dawn Hunt will be our judges and awarding prizes & ribbons to those quilts submitted that are the best in their craft. The competing quilts will be on exhibit in the Badlands Community Facility . The quilt show will be joined this year by a Vendors’ Marketplace, offering great items and information to the quilting and crafts oriented public.
We begin on Thursday evening by inviting the general public to join organizers at the Badlands Community Facility for a ‘Sneak-a-Peek’ wine and cheese affair. This provides an opportunity to view the quilts and take part in the awards ceremony, meet the vendors, and attend a lecture by Anna Hergert titled ‘Choosing Creativity’ . Tickets are available on-line at www.quiltinginthebadlands.org or at Bits & Pieces Keepsake Quilting in Drumheller.
The judged quilt show and the Vendors’ Marketplace will be open from 10:00am to 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday, then on Sunday from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Workshops conducted by Margie Davidson (Canadian Quilters’ Association’s Teacher of the Year 2013) and Anna Hergert (Canadian Quilters’ Association’s Teacher of the Year 2014) are scheduled for July 2nd, through 4th for those who desire to build on their skills. Seats in the classes for Fabric Painting, Block printing and “Layers of Intrigue”, Anna Hergert’s class on colour, design and cut back appliqué by machine, are still available. Be sure to register as soon as possible as class sizes are limited.
Saturday, July 3rd will revolve around the open air quilt display and sale on Centre Street in downtown Drumheller. A farmers market, live entertainment and much more will draw and engage visitors from near and far.
Quilting in the Badlands offers something for all quilters and fibre artists (and their families) and welcomes everyone interested in the art. Our show profits this year will be going toward healthcare in Drumheller through supporting the Drumheller Area Health Foundation and our hospital’s Operating Room. For more information on our festival, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter or check out our website at www.quiltinginthebadlands.org.
Special note: Mark your calendars now – July 2nd will be here soon enough! Camping options are great (from wilderness settings to more luxurious settings near the Hoodoos), and Drumheller offers a range of hotels for those not interested in exploring the local campgrounds…