Friday, June 12, 2015

Here we are at Quilt Show Weekend and the show is AMAZING... Please don't miss this opportunity to walk through the hundres of quilts and many exhibits to please!!!


SAQA's 25th Anniversary ART QUILT TRUNK SHOW "E" is on display

Kingston Limestone Loopers
Cataraqui Guild of Needlearts

As you tour the Show Floor you will find spectacular hand and machine quilted Quilts... over 300 actually! The Show has a lovely MERCHANTS MALL with  favourite Quilt and Specialty shops and OUTSTANDING specials on Sewing machines including JANOME and BABYLOCK, BERNINA. Special theme areas include Miniatures, Postcard Quilts, Children's Quilts , Members Boutique, demonstrations of quilt assembly, hand quilting and great TEA ROOM... Free Parking, Accessible.

Follow Sir John A Boulevard off the 401, driving straight through to King Street at the Kingston Penitentary, turn right onto King Street and drive along past St. Lawrence College and the Dupont Plant. Watch for the lights at DAYS ROAD and turn right onto Days. The Royal Kingston Curling Club Arena will be on the right...COME JOIN IN ON THE FUN!

Friday June 12, 2015 - 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday, June 13 - 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, June 14th - 10 am - 4 pm
See you at the Show!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Please copy this poster and share with ALL of your friends and businesses...

Hoping each of you will share the news of our upcoming
Quilt Show and Sale
June 12-14, 2015
Royal Canadian Curling Club
130 Days Road
(off Front Road or Bath Road, Kingston's west end)
Friday June 12, 2015  - 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10 am - 6pm
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 10 am - 4 pm
(just click on the photo and save as a jpeg in your computer photos organizer)
Attach to all of your emails, post to your Facebook Page and share widely!
Many Thanks!!!
If you need promotional materials,
 please contact Bethany Garner 613-376-6150
or Heather Buchan 613-549-3076
See you at the show!
Tickets available at Stitch by Stitch, Days Road, Kingston
 or at the displays of the Organ Transplant Assn. around the area before the Show.
Tickets will also be available at the Quilt Show
Draw on Sunday, June 14th at Quilts Kingston venue.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Th very popular QUILT SHOW PHOTO CD will be offered to our visitors to purchase at the QK 2015 Show in June... Here is your invitation to make sure you your your best quilt photo taken for the CD!

This year, we are planning to take as many quilt pictures in advance of the set-up day.  As the show will be opening earlier on Friday than previous shows, it limits the amount of time it takes to photograph, edit and produce the CD’s in time for the opening.
It is also difficult to get quality pictures at the venue, due to lighting, placement etc.
We will be holding 4 different photography sessions in May. 
If your quilts are finished, you can book an appointment at the most convenient time and place for you.  Although appointments are not necessary, and you can just drop in during the sessions, those with appointments will have priority.
Any quilts that are not available to be photographed at these times, will still be photographed on set-up day! 
We will do our best to get good quality pictures of every quilt.
Two sessions will be held at St. Johns Anglican Church,
41 Church St., Kingston  
Thursday May 14 from 10am - 4pm
Wednesday May 27 from 6:30 - 9 pm
Two sessions will be held at St. Peters Anglican Church,
4333 Bath Rd., Amherstview.
Thursday May 21 from 6:30 - 9pm
Friday May 22 from 10 - 4pm
Please contact Susan Torrens to book your appointment.

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Quilts have been submitted to the Show Committee and the excitement begins...the countdown is on to Quilt Show Weekend June 12-14, 2015

Just a few examples of the beautiful Quilts and Wall Hangings that will be at the show!


The Show Committees are hard at work making sure that each quilter is well represented, that the themed areas are  planned to entice all of the visitors and yes, the TEA ROOM will be an important part of your visit! Plenty of free parking, too!
You will NOT want to miss the opportunity to see the hundreds of beautiful quilts as you walk the Show floor, and meet our quilters as we guide you through the quilt isles. Enjoy stunning traditional, hand made quilts, others that are beautifully machine stitched and thread painted, several exciting appliqued samplers, MANY amazing wall quilts and a selection of Art Quilts.
Special treats will include the "Sir John A/ Sir John, Eh?" Challenge exhibit, the Quilts By Children display, the outstanding Members Boutique and our ever popular Merchants Mall. Demonstrations by both the Kingston Heirloom Quilters and the Limestone Quilters Guild members will be ongoing throughout the weekend.
You will also find our ever popular Care and Repair display, Quilt Appraisals by Judy Lyons, a beautiful display by the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts and our friends the Limestone Loopers (Rug Hooking) Group.
Please tune in often here at the blog for all the news and updates as Quilt Show Weekend approaches... MARK YOUR CALENDAR and tell all of your friends and neighbors.
The place to be is the Royal Kingston Curling Club, 130 Days Road, Friday through Sunday, June 12-14th. See you soon!!!
Hours: Fri June 12th, 10 am - 7 pm, Sat, June 13th 10 am - 6 pm and Sun. June 14th 10 am - 4 pm

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.



Monday, January 26, 2015

Have you always dreamed of going to the BIG Quilt Show in Paducah, KY... well here is your opportunity! Register right away to be included!!!

The Limestone Quilters Guild is once again sponsoring a QUILTERS BUS TRIP to the American Quilters Society 's "QUILT WEEK IN PADUCAH" this spring April 20-27th.

It is one amazing trip, and a very reasonable alternative to driving yourself, booking all of your own hotels and being on your own. Who wouldn't want to be among a group of great quilters and seeing the sights, touring the Quilt Shows, visiting the National Quilt Museum and so much more. Seats are available now!!!

And you be back well before the QUILTS KINGSTON 2015 Show... make this your reward for getting your entries in right away!

Contact Susan Clarke at:  for all of the details and be a part of all of the fun!

Susan can email you a larger copy of the details sheet below...don't wait. Seats are filling fast!