The 2019 Grand National Fibre Art & Quilt Exhibition
The Grand National Fibre Art and Quilt Exhibition has been revamped and expanded and is being hosted outside of Ontario for the first time.
The Grand National Fibre Art and Quilt Exhibition first started as the Grand National Quilt Show in 2003 in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. However in 2017, it was announced that the show would stop running. A group of western Canadian fibre artists decided to carry on the show. The show is now called The Grand National Fibre Art & Quilt Exhibition, which opens up the competition to other forms of fibre art while still maintaining a strong component of quilt art.
The name of this year’s exhibition is ‘Still’ to reflect that the exhibition is still going to continue. In addition, this stunning exhibit will feature works that explore the concept of what it means to be “still”. The exhibition features the work of the finalists who had to compete to be in this exhibition.
On Saturday, July 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be an opening reception and awards ceremony. You will hear from some of the Grand National committee members as well as artists whose works are included in the fabulous display. Then on Sunday, July 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a digital ‘Trunk Show’ by textile artist, Kathy Tidswell of New Brunswick.
These events are free and open to the public.