Upcoming Events


Bringing you up to date for 2019!
Each year the tiny village of Ailsa Craig, Ontario hosts an internationally recognized Quilt Festival. The Festival features an exhibition of over 100 quilts and fibre artworks from our guest country, workshops taught by visiting teachers, the gourmet Quilt Café, vendors and demonstrations. Past countries hosted include Russia, Ireland, Great Britain, Africa, France, Israel, Denmark, Holland, Latvia an Iceland. In 2017 the Festival hosted Canada 150 to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial.

In 2019 we welcome New Zealand! We hope you join us from May 20th-25th, and don’t forget to say “Kia Ora” as you join in the fun!

The Canadian Fibre Art Challenge “New Zealand Through Our Eyes”, is a special opportunity for quilters and fibre artists in Canada to be a part of this year’s Festival. We welcome your creations. For entry details and rules visit the Challenge page on our website.

Canadian Fibre Art Challenge
“New Zealand Through Our Eyes”
Quilters and fibre artists in Canada!
You are invited to participate in a challenge celebrating the culture flora, fauna, culture history and geography of New Zealand. You may quilt, embroider, rug hook, weave, spin, knit your piece, or embellish to your hearts content. Each entry MUST have a design feature or concept related to New Zealand.

Workshops & Talks

The Festivals 2019 Workshops will be announced in the next few weeks!
Talented fibre artists from New Zealand will be teaching workshops on a variety of subjects and using many different techniques. Some of the intriguing titles are:
Aotearoa Applique
New Zealand Birds and Botanicals
Raranga-Harakeke – New Zealand Flax Weaving
Modern “Wagga”
Taaniko Weaving
Moeraki Landscape

And as every year, our Festival guests will present talks about the history and culture of their country.



Stay tuned for other regional events as they arise.