You don’t have to be a quilter to enjoy the vast array of shows, exhibits and events that make the St. Jacobs Quilt & Fibre Art Festival so vibrant and inspiring!
Held the last week of May each year in four communities across Waterloo Region, it celebrates the best work of quilters and fibre artists, both from the past and the present.
Many of the festival’s thirteen collective events take place in St. Jacobs, a village of Mennonite and pioneering heritage where quilting and needlework played such an important role – for both practicality and beauty.
During the Festival, visitors can expect to see a variety of exhibits and shows featuring everything from historic collections, to the work of contemporary guest artists and guilds. Quilting and needlework may be inspired by contemporary or traditional patterns, be hand-stitched or machine quilted with free motion, linear and digital designs, or it may be experimental using new techniques and trends for remarkable outcomes.
The Festival also provides an opportunity to attend a “trunk show”, enjoy afternoon tea, chat with an artist, watch a demonstration, sign up for a workshop, take a mystery bus excursion into the St. Jacobs countryside, or shop at a merchant mall.
Consider creating a getaway around the Festival and book an overnight stay at a hotel in St. Jacobs Country; take in the shops and attractions as well at the nearby St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market.
For full details and information, see the Quilt & Fibre Art Festival page on the Village of St. Jacobs website.