Friday, January 30, 2015

QUILTS KINGSTON 2015 Update: News and links to Entry Forms for our upcoming Show...

Quilts Kingston 2015
Friday, June 12 10 am – 7 pm,
Saturday June 13 10 am – 6 pm Sunday June 14 10 am – 4 pm
Royal Kingston Curling Club, 130 Days Road Kingston ON
For more information, please check out our Web page:
Quilts Kingston 2015 registration forms are ready. Please note the deadline for submission is March 4, 2015! Here are the links to the form and related documents.

o Registration Forms

o Form Check List

Awards and Categories



The organizing team of Quilts Kingston 2015 would like to bring Judy Lyons, a qualified quilt appraiser to the show. The cost of an appraisal is $60 for a written appraisal with photo and $25 for a verbal consultation. Please note: If you are having your quilt appraised for insurance purposes, a written report is required.

In order to make this service feasible we require at least ten written appraisal requests on both June 12th and 13th. If you are interested in having a quilt or quilts appraised please complete the form below and submit by the first meeting in May.

A ten dollar ($10) NON REFUNDABLE deposit is required (cheque to Quilts Kingston ) or cash for each quilt to be appraised. This deposit will be applied to the cost of your appraisal. Place in an envelope, seal and label for Claire Westendorp (Limestone). A receipt will be issued and an appointment will be made for you. It is not a problem if your quilt is hanging in the show.

Name: (print)_________________________________________

Signature: _________________________________________

Quilt Name & Size: ________________________________________
List other quilts below and include $10 for each additional appraisal



The "Sir John A. / Sir John, Eh?" Challenge
Refer to our web site for information on the entry requirements.

Using Photographs on Your 'Sir John A, Eh' Challenge
and Your Anniversary Challenge


I know many people are having difficulty coming up with ideas for their Challenge pieces this year. Just a few minutes at a computer will solve your problems.

1. Find some pictures you wish to use in your quilt. For Sir John A pictures, Google Sir John A McDonald images and cartoons. There are hundreds to choose from. Either right click on the picture and save or use the snipping tool and save. (**please make sure the photos are in the public domain or plan to mention/provide website/blog link to the original artists to avoid any copyright issues)

2. Open the pictures you wish to print. Check the size and adjust if necessary.

3. Test print picture on paper.

4. Put Inkjet Fabric Sheet in your printer. In my printer it goes Fabric side down but you should check yours. Print.

Unfortunately, neither Stitch by Stitch nor Garden Thyme have the Inkjet Fabric Sheets in stock at the moment but Stitch by Stitch will order them for you and they can be here in a few days. If you need help, please give me a call after February 16th. I would be more than happy to help you print a few pictures. Mary and I are off to the sunny south until then.

Ann Oastler 613 389-7002

Quilt Entries by Children

Refer to the web site for details:


NOTE: Special thanks to our NEWSLETTER staff and contributing members for information provided here.

Questions about QUILTS KINGSTON 2015 may be directed to

Anne Dickson: Conveanor, Limestone Guild
Margaret Henshaw: Conveanor, Kingston Heirloom Quilters


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Kingston Heirloom Quilters at St. John's Church 10-3 pm (Church St., Portsmouth Village)

Wednesday, February,4th

Limestone Guild at Srs. Assn. Centre 6:30-9 pm  56 Francis Street off Mowat Ave.