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2020 Quilt Show

The Common Thread Quilt Guild will present its biennial quilt show in May 2020.

When: May 8 & 9, 2020

  • Fri, May 8th 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sat, May 9th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: City View Curling Club, 50 Capilano Drive, Ottawa (Google Maps)

  • We will be offering the opportunity for members to have their quilts judged! We have arranged for an apprentice judge to assist in this regard. She will provide written comments on judged quilts. Members may submit any or all of their show quilts for judging.
    There will be a modest fee of $10/quilt for these quilts to offset the cost of the honorarium paid to the
    apprentice judge.
  • And speaking of quilts, here are the details as to what can be submitted! Members may submit up to
    four quilts. In order to take into consideration comments from the last show that quilts were placed too close together, members may submit one quilt in each of the Large Bed, Medium Bed and Modern categories. This limitation should allow us to expand the space in between rows, and giving viewers a better opportunity to admire the quilts. Quilts can be submitted in the following categories (dimensions and criteria for each are provided).

Large Bed – Perimeter of 350” or more

Medium Bed – Perimeter of 349” or less

Children’s Theme/Crib – the intended use would be for a child’s room, either as a wall hanging or a small bed quilt. Any technique may be used.

Wall hanging – A quit that is designed to be hung for decorative purposes. New this year – there is one category for wall quilts regardless of the technique(s) used.

Miniature – Perimeter of 96” or less. If blocks are used, they must be 4” or less. A bound full-sized block is not considered a miniature, nor is a hexie quilt made of pieces of ½” or greater. The overall pattern must show a miniaturization of a quilt.

Modern – Modern quilters embrace functionality, simplicity and minimalism. Characteristics might
include use of bold colours and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid colours, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive use of negative space and alternate grid work.

Assorted Quilted Items – This category includes quilted clothing, placemats and runners, pillows, bags, etc. Note that two items submitted in this category are considered one entry for the show.


Stay tuned for additional information regarding the show, including how to submit your quilts.

Common Thread Quilt Guild