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9th Annual Quilting in the Mountains Festival

Date Jul 19 - 23 2013 
Time See Event Description 
Location     Sun Peaks Resort 
Who Beginners to Advanced Quilters 
Price See Event Description 
Registration     Registration is Required 
Phone 1-800-807-3257 ext 1 

Set amidst the picturesque alpine village of Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, the 9th Annual Quilting in the Mountains Festival is one not to miss!

This years instructor, Kathy K. Wylie is a multiple international-award winning quilter specializing in appliqué techniques in a "contemporary traditional" style. Her quilt Instruments of Praise earned the 2011 Bernina Machine Workmanship Award from the American Quilters Society and now resides in the National Quilt Museum of the United States as part of its permanent collection. She was honored to receive the 2011 Founder's Award from the International Quilt Association for her quilt Flourish on the Vine. Kathy lectures and teaches all over Canada at guilds, shops and quilt shows and is a CQA Certified Quilt Judge. She is the author of Sewflakes: Papercut Appliqué Quilts (C&T Publishing, 2007) and has released other patterns in print and on-line at

Visit Kathy's website HERE

Quilt Shows
This year, we are pleased to offer three separate quilt shows!
The Judged Quilt Show will take place in the Delta Hotel Ballroom CD. This year’s judge is Kathy K. Wylie from Whitby, Ontario. Kathy is a Canadian Quilters Association Certified Judge who herself has won many national and international awards for her beautiful quilts. Kathy will provide written critiques to the makers of all quilts entered in the show. The larger than ever show will feature 100 or more quilts in three categories – Bed Quilts, Wall or Lap Quilts and Art Quilts for which awards will be presented. This is a judged show only, not juried. Acceptance is on a first come basis. To enter your quilts in this show Quilt registration can be completed online HERE or by downloading the Entry Form HERE. Rules and regulations can be downloaded HERE.

As an extra feature, this year’s event will include two travelling quilt shows. Passages, Portals and Beyond by the Fabricators of Grand Forks/Oliver area of BC made its debut at Quilt Canada 2010 in Calgary. This show of over 25 quilts will be in the Hearthstone Lodge. The Fibre Art Network, a group of Canadian quilters from the western provinces, presents their From Away show. The 28 pieces premiered in Halifax at Quilt Canada 2012 and have toured many quilting events since. The show can be seen at Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge.

Show Hours for all 3 shows are:
> Friday, July 19 2 pm – 6 pm
> Saturday, July 20 10 am – 6 pm
> Sunday, July 21 10 am – 4 pm
Admission of $6 allows entry to all three shows.

Merchant Mall
Up to ten merchants will be present at Quilting in the Mountains offering a variety of quilting and related supplies and services. Included on site is a scissors and knife sharpener so be sure to bring your dull tools to the mountain and take them home sharp! Merchants will be located at all show venues and open during show hours.

Welcome Dinner and Trunk Show
Date: Friday July 19
Price: $57.14
Location: Delta Sun Peaks Resort hotel, Alpine Room
Time: Social – 6:00pm | Dinner – 6:30 pm | followed by Trunk Show
Enjoy a delicious Southwestern Barbeque Buffet and social evening with fellow quilters at the Delta Hotel. Dinner will be followed by a trunk show and presentation Beauty is All Around by Kathy K. Wylie. Kathy will be bringing many quilts including some of her outstanding award winning pieces. Here’s a chance to see magnificent work up close and learn some of the secrets of Kathy’s success.

Workshop: Sewflakes: Papercut Appliqué using cutwork appliqué
Date: Saturday July 20
Class Fee: $75
Location: Alpine Room, Delta Sun Peaks Resort hotel
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
As featured in Kathy’s book Sewflakes, papercut appliqué is a technique similar to making paper snowflakes. In this workshop, learn from the author how to design these unique snowflakes for fabric, with an emphasis on incorporating recognizable images into the design. Borrow from cutwork stitching techniques and discover how to appliqué your design by machine with a beautiful satin-stitch finish. Water-soluble stabilizer helps to make this technique easy and successful. Learn how to appliqué complex designs without fusible web! Note: You may also choose to appliqué your unique design by hand. If so, bring hand appliqué tools and freezer paper.


Workshop: Machine Quilting with cut-away trapunto
Date: Sunday July 21
Class Fee: $75
Location: Alpine Room, Delta hotel
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Kathy has won many awards for her outstanding machine quilting and in this workshop you will learn some of the secrets to her success. Starting with an introduction to machine quilting and free-motion stitching, Kathy will then show you how to add marvelous dimension to quilts with embossed designs create with stitching and extra padding. Learn how to create this effect by machine with cut-away trapunto. Discover how to add extraordinary visual texture to your quilts!


Workshop: Border Bonanza
Date: July 22 - 23
Price: $130 for 2-day retreat
Option 2: July 24 and/or July 25, $65 per day
Location: Hearthstone Lodge
By the time the piecing or applique of a quilt top is complete, interest for creating a unique border is waning. So often a border of straight strips is attached just to finish the project. With a little thought and some extra effort, a simple pieced border could often add to the appeal of the quilt.This workshop will enable you to sew samples of various pieced borders, build up a collection of designs suitable for borders, and to learn the basics of sizing, border patterns to fit the body of the quilt. Bring quilt tops that still need borders and raid your stash for fabric to sew samples of various designs.If you don’t have any finished quilt tops, bring whatever you are working on. Enjoy two days of sewing. Knowing that if you run into problems or lack of inspiration, Dianne is ready to help you. This workshop retreat will allow you to start/finish or just learn a new technique.
For more information CLICK HERE

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