Event Description

Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Quilt Show

Grab your family and join us for the Best. Festival of Quilts. Ever. For two days explore the Historical Village and admire hundreds of colourful quilts on display. And of course the Historical Village is open with all your favourites so you can experience the sights, smells and sounds of living history spanning from the 1880s to the 1950s! Get your tickets today!

Displays

It’s never too late to start a new quilt, large or small! The Park’s annual quilt collection is contributed by local quilters like you, creating a non-judged exhibition for enthusiasts to showcase their latest creations. All quilts, with a minimum perimeter size of 60 inches are welcome. We ask that you exclude delicate embellishments that are easily damaged. The Festival committee makes display decisions based on safety and style, with a limit of five quilts per participant across General, Group, and Special Displays. Join us in sharing your quilting artistry and contributing to a vibrant community event. Scroll down to learn about the different quilt categories and submit your quilt entry!

Group Displays:

These are like a build-your-own Special Display. These displays are by a small group of at least 3-10 members, so choose a pattern or theme and be excited to see your quilts displayed together.  

There is a limit of 10 groups with a maximum of 10 quilts per group, first-come first-served!

House quilts:

For this year’s block competition, show us your houses! We would like to see your schoolhouses, tiny houses, and any recognizable dwelling. 

This excludes the traditional “log cabin” blocks unless it has a roof. Your house(s) needs to cover the majority of the quilt.

Diamond quilts:

Bring out your gems! 2024 is the Diamond Jubilee (60th Anniversary) of Heritage Park.  Let’s help with the celebration by showing our most sparkling, multi-faceted diamond quilts.  

Diamond quilts are all about angles.  We are not looking for square blocks on point, but the more pointy kind of diamonds.

Creative Kids quilts:

Go kids go! Young quilters (16 years old and younger) who create a quilt  with a little help from a friend are invited to display their quilt(s) at the Festival. Don’t forget the outer perimeter must be a minimum of 60 inches.

Special Displays:

House quilts, Diamond quilts and Creative Kids make up our Special Displays for 2024.

Submit a Quilt Entry

Submit A Group Display – Digital

Submit A Group Display – Print

Quilter of Distinction 2024

In honor of Heritage Park’s 60th anniversary, the Festival of Quilts recognizes the dedicated service of its committee members. Instead of an individual Quilter of Distinction, this year celebrates the collective contributions of hard-working women who have volunteered over 40,000 hours in 25 years. The exhibit highlights each member’s passion for quilting and their volunteer achievements. Members will choose a symbolic quilt representing their identity and achievements, showcasing the power of a united group with a shared passion. The park expresses gratitude to all committee members for personifying the spirit of the Quilter of Distinction, with the traditional process resuming in 2025.

Heritage Park Block Competition and Raffle

The 2024 Block Competition will be “Trains” and the cost for a kit will be $7.00.  Get yours at the Information Booth in the Celebration Tent.

All contributors’ blocks, including the winners, go on display at Heritage Park during the Once Upon A Christmas event. The blocks will then be assembled into a beautiful quilt ready to be raffled at a future Festival. 

Thanks to all contributors of blocks for the 2023 “Birds and their Houses” block competition, and congratulations to the winners!

Merchant Mall

What is a quilt show without shopping? The Festival of Quilts is accepting applications for vendors! This year we are offering special Diamond anniversary pricing and expect to fill the Celebration tent with a superb offering of quilting goods and services. Apply to become a vendor today!

Apply to Become a Vendor

Volunteers Needed

Volunteer applications are now being accepted for the Festival. If you are not currently a Heritage Park volunteer, in order to be contacted please apply through our volunteer portal below. If you are a current accepted volunteer with Heritage Park you do not need to fill out this application. Applicants will be contacted by a Park representative within 2 weeks and be guided through the next steps. Once approved, volunteers will receive their schedule and orientation materials. Festival of Quilt volunteers must complete a Police Check provided through Heritage Park, complete a brief training module, and undergo a phone interview prior to volunteering.

Shifts each day are 4 or 8 hours and involve standing for periods of time on uneven ground. All Festival of Quilt volunteers will get complimentary lunch and access to the event, and full day volunteers will receive a Festival Pass to enjoy their off day at the show as a guest. For more information, please email quilts@heritagepark.ca.

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*We will not be hosting weekday workshops, or an evening trunk show this year as we are focusing on the Festival weekend and bringing you the best show possible in celebration of Heritage Park’s 60th anniversary year.