Friday, October 6, 2017

A CANADIAN NINE PATCH CELEBRATING CANADA’S 150TH BIRTHDAY
Sponsored by Edward Jones
Organized by Leslie Prokop and Shelley DeHay-Turner
This exhibit is inspired by Canada’s sesquicentennial. The quilts represent Canada’s history, geography, and culture
as expressed by each artist. And each work showcases a diversity of quilting styles as well as a variety of mediums
and techniques.
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I (Jo-Anne)  am part of this exhibit that will be at Houston Market and Festival this fall. This exhibit has 27 quilts from traditional to Fibre Art works. 

The organizers Leslie and Shelley are not members of SAQA but there are a number of members from the Niagara SAQA pod involved. 

Leslie and Shelley had a dream to exhibit a special exhibition and thought that the 15O anniversary of Canada was just the right time. 

We signed an agreement that none of the quilts could be seen on social media until the Festival start. As a result we can’t show any pictures right now but there will be an article in the CQA magazine winter edition as well as a afternoon  for viewing  the quilts when the quilts return from Houston. This will include the quilts and a slide show of our experience. 

The information regarding the Canadian showing of the quilts is as follows:

Tuesday December 5th from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Brant Hills Community Centre
2255 Brant St,
Burlington, ON
We will be presenting our Canadian Nine Patch Quilt exhibit at the Brant Hills Community Centre
once our Quilts are sent back to Canada from Houston. 

We will be hosting a one afternoon event to share our quilts and their stories with our community.

I don’t have a list of the any other of the potential SAQA members outside the Niagara Pod but will try to obtain that information. 

The artists involved from the Niagara Pod are as follows. 

Al Cote - Niagara Falls
Karen Sirianni - Niagara Falls
Harriet Rynberk- Vineland
Jo-Anne Vandermey - Beamsville (Anne Vandermey - not a member of SAQA but my daughter) 
Dorothy Holdenmeyer - Beamsville
June Robertson - Grimsby

Al Cote’s wife Debbie McInnes was also in the exhibit but I don’t think she is a member of SAQA

It was an “little engine that could” type of dream. Leslie and Shelley recruited  us and gave us this wonderful opportunity! And Houston accepted. 

Please let me know if you would like further information. And for sure I would love to have the information of the event on the blog. 

Thank you for making the blog happen! 

Jo-Anne Vandermey
SAQA
Niagara Pod