All things bright and beautiful


A three day event has been designed for quilters and lovers of quilts.

Workshops, challenges, guest speakers, vendors market and sewing time with friends all lead to a fabulous exhibition of quilts set against the beautiful stained glass of our local Westport churches. You are welcome to submit your own quilts… both new and vintage… to be on display.


Thursday September 29, 9am-4pm

Choose from five separate workshops. There is something for all levels of quilters – from beginners to advanced.  Refine a traditional skill, or try your hand at a contemporary piece.  We are very pleased to have many talented women leading these workshops so come and have fun!

Friday September 30, 9am-4pm

Quilter’s Café Day!  Come and drink coffee while you sew and visit with friends.  We are offering a Block Challenge this day. You will receive a package of fabric to sew/design a 12” block. These blocks will be on display on October 1 and will then be made into a quilt for Canada’s Sesquicentennial year. Bring your creativity with you!

Fall Luncheon at The Cove. We are pleased to welcome Carol Darou from the Lanark Quilt Guild as our guest speaker over lunch.  All are welcome to hear Carol’s story and enjoy a time with friends. Contact Mary Anne Bishop at thepamperedladybug @ if you wish to attend only the lunch.

Saturday October 1, 10am-3pm

Quilt Celebration Tour: Saturday will be the ultimate celebration of quilts – both old and new.  As you travel to the village churches you will appreciate these works of art as they are mingled with church stained glass and architecture.  Throughout the day, oral quilting stories will take place.


To register for all or individual events, please process payment through PayPal. If you are registering for more than one item, you can select the “continue shopping” button in PayPal to add additional items to your transaction. For detailed information about each day’s events, click to see the brochure. To register your quilts for the Special Quilts Show, please complete the registration form and email it to us by 1 September, 2016.


Date :
September 29 to October 1, 2016


Event location :
Westport, ON


Contact :

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Explore Westport Ontario

Westport Ontario is one of the most beautiful towns in Ontario. This heart warming village has kept its charm and quaint feel for the past 50 years! There is so much to do as well as natural beauty. The fishing is great. Westport is surrounded by lakes and is linked to the Rideau Canal so your options for fishing, boating and water sports are limitless.

If you enjoy shopping, Westport has always been known as a shopping destination. The downtown area of Westport is filled with unique shops and fun boutiques. There are several great restaurants in Westport that have delicious menus. Westport constantly has festivals and events taking place so any time you visit you are sure to be entertained.

Westport is a landmark between Kingston and Ottawa, so it's the perfect escape. With several accommodations and bed and breakfasts, you can make Westport a weekend vacation or enjoy an expended stay. There are several Cottage rentals as well.

Of course while you are in Westport you must go up to Foley Mountain and catch the famous view from Spy Rock. There are also several trails and sights to see at the Foley Mountain Conservation Area.

Some common attractions are the Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport Music Festival, Antique Show, Fall Studio Tours, Blues on the Rideau, July 1st Celebration and the Westport Heritage Festival.

There are so many local artisans and you can view a lot of their work at the local Art Gallery - Artemisia. We could go on and on about how wonderful Westport Ontario is, but you will have to come visit it yourself!

If you have never been to Westport or you are a returning visitor and would like to find out about places to stay, stores to shop at and things to do, visit our Business Directory.

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