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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! To list your event in this space call 1.866.969.2678. July 18 - 22, 2018 Embroiderers’ Association of Canada Seminar & Exhibition BRIDGING STITCHES Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Registration closes March 1, 2018. 25+ classes, challenges, exhibition, prizes, shopping, banquet & more! Join us, the Members' Exhibition is open to the public. Details: eac.ca/seminar2018 Contact: seminar2018@eac.ca September 28-30, 2018 Fall Knitting Retreat St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan Imagine being able to knit without interruption? Share the enthusiasm with other knitters, be inspired, discover new techniques, get fresh ideas and knit, knit, and knit some more! Forms and details at www.hausofstitches.ca or call 1.800.344.6024. Saturday October 13, 2018, 9am to 5pm Woodstock Fleece Festival! The Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 4C6 This is the 10th year for the festival and we are inviting everyone who enjoys all fibre products to come check us out! This festival incorporates over 90 vendors who sell everything from raw fibre to quality finished products, workshops and demonstrations. We showcase dyeing, felting, knitting, rug hooking, spinning and weaving. Workshops are by pre-registration on the website, www.fleecefestival.com, as well as a vendor profile on all vendors are listed on the website. Admission: Adults $8, 12 & under Free. For more info visit the website, email: fleecefestival@gmail.com or Jane Elliott at 519-437-1644. Creativ Festival Since 1988, Creativ Festival is Canada’s largest diy consumer show dedicated to the creative arts of sewing, knitting, beading, spinning, weaving, felting, quilting, crocheting, stitching, scrapbooking, crafting & other fibre, textile, needle & paper arts. Offering up-close-and-personal hands-on instruction

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at conference classes and an exhibit hall bursting with creativity. Whether newbie or seasoned pro, join others who share your creative passions at this exceptional interactive experience like no other where you can discover, learn, try and buy! Edmonton: Sep 7-8, 2018, Millennium Place, Sherwood Park Calgary: Sep 21-22, 2018, Spruce Meadows Equiplex Toronto: Oct 11-13, 2018, The International Centre Victoria: March 8-9, 2019 Abbotsford: Mar 22-23, 2019, TRADEX More info: www.creativfestival.ca or 1.855.723.1156. April 13-14, 2019 Reflections of Georgian Bay Quilt Show Presented by Georgian Bay Quilters Guild (Midland ON) Tiny Township Community Centre 91 Concession Rd East, Tiny, Ontario L0L 2J0 Sat: 10am-5pm and Sun: 10am-4pm. Admission $5.00 and men $2.00. Quilted exhibits, tea room, vendors, door prizes, demonstrations. Plenty of free parking, Handicapped access. The location will be well signed. For more information email us at GeorgianBayQuiltersGuild@gmail.com or online at www.gbqg.ca or on Facebook. May 30 - June 8, 2019 Saskatchewan Stitches Conference St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan The Saskatchewan Stitches Conference offers creative classes with renowned fibre and needle work artists and attracts participants from across Canada who love to sew, knit, quilt and rughook. Forms and details at www.saskstitches.ca or call 1.800.344.6024. Show Guide Unlimited, the 2018 edition of the Ontario Show Directory is now available! An extensive listing of the years best shows including art and craft (juried and non-juried), needlework, woodworking, festivals and bazaars throughout Ontario; also craft show tips, etiquette and useful planning calendar; available at $24.99 plus $5.00 S&H. For more info or to order online visit www.ontarioshowguide.com, or call 1.800.671.2272.


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Chakras, mandalas, meditation are the topics for Issue 47. Take a journey to self-discovery through the meditative world of the needle arts....

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