Local Events

Note: this page is sorted by date, with permanent events at the end.

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Wellington Fibres (an Angora Goat farm and yarn maker) is holding their Open House on April 22 from 10-4. Check out their website for other info about what they do.

The Halton Quilters Guild is celebrating 40 years of Quilting and Friendship, as they host their biennial Quilt Show April 22 & 23. Check out the details here.

The Toronto Spring Show of the CreativFestival is scheduled for April 28 & 29 at the International Centre on Airport Road. They’ll be bursting at the seams with sumptuous fibres, fabrics and yarns; luxurious beads; fabulous papers, notions and embellishments; trend-setting patterns and kits; high-tech equipment, handcrafted gifts of distinction and more!

RETIREMENT SALE .. The Needle Gnome, 43 Mill St. East, Acton. Open 10-6 daily during sales dates: May 1-7 (10% discount), May 8-14 (20%), May 15-21 (30%), May 23-28 (40%), May 29-June 4 (50%). Discounts on regularly priced stock.

St. Jacob’s will be home to the Quilt & Fibre Art Festival on May 23 to 27. Communities come together to host a dazzling variety of events in celebration of Waterloo Region’s quilting and fibre arts heritage and culture. Plan to stay for more than a day and see all that the Festival has to offer!

The Big Quilt Bee will be held June 14-17 at Quilt Canada 2017 in Toronto. They’ll have sewing machines, long arms and an army of volunteers ready to work on quilt tops and stacks of slabs made by hundreds of Canadian quilters. Their goal is to make and donate 1,000 quilts for kids at Ronald Macdonald Houses across Canada!

This year’s KW Guild Knitter’s Fair will be held at the Kitchener Auditorium on Saturday, September 9. For more information about their Guild visit their website.

The 4Gs are planning another sale! The Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy will be held Saturday, October 21 from 9.am. to 2 p.m. at Dublin Street United Church. Check out the GoGo Grandmothers at www.gggg.ca in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.




The Fashion History Museum now has a permanent space in the Southworks Mall in Cambridge. It was founded in 2004 to create exhibitions that travel throughout Canada and abroad. The collection consists of over 8,000 garments and accessories dating from the 1660s to the present. Alongside historical dress, the museum is building a contemporary Canadian designer collection as well as a comprehensive library and archives of fashion related publications and documents.

Threadworks mandate is to mount, every three years (2010, 2013, 2016), a juried show of exceptional creative needlework stitched by artists from across Canada. The show opens at the WCM&A and then travels to a number of museums and galleries across Ontario during the next two years. This year’s deadline to enter your artwork is March 1st. See their website for locations: http://www.threadworks.ca.