Come and see the Village as you've never seen it before - covered in handmade quilts! Click here to see the full schedule.
Learn how quilts are made and participate in fun quilting activities for the whole family. Find inspiration in the colours, patterns and textures, and visit our Quilter's Marketplace to discover the latest fabrics, patterns and tools. Black Creek Pioneer Village is partnering with the York Heritage Quilters Guild to present this exciting new event.
11 am to 5 pm
Admission to Quilts at the Creek is included with general Village admission. MAP Passes will not be accepted for admission for this event.
Professional Quilt Appraisals Available!
Certified Professional Quilt Appraiser Rosalie I. Tennison will be providing quilt appraisals by appointment during the Quilts at the Creek event. Quilt appraisal appointments are available at 11:00, 11:30, 12:00 and 12:30 on Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th. Depending on demand, appointments may also be available at 4:00 and 4:30 both days.
To book your appointment, please call (416) 667-6295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Appraisals are $65 each and include admission and parking to the Village.
Black Creek Pioneer Village members and current members of the York Heritage Quilters Guild are eligible for the discounted rate of $50 per quilt.
Your appraisal includes a written document that describes the age, identification, construction, workmanship and up-to-date value of your quilt.
Showcase - Pioneer Festival Quilts
Our Half Way House ballroom will showcase hand made quilts donated by various church groups, individuals and organizations that support the Mennonite Central Committee. These quilts will be auctioned to raise funds for MCC relief and development projects during our 56th Annual Pioneer Festival on September 15th, 2012. To learn more about the MCC please visit their website.
Look what I found in Grandma's trunk:
How can an appraiser help you unlock the mysteries of fabric and design when you find a quilt? What about cleaning a quilt? Or, what if it isn't a quilt but a top or a collection of blocks? Learn the answers to some of these questions with Rosalie Tennison, quilt appraiser.
The Steeles Family Textile:
Long thought to be a quilt, this unusual textile is a prized item in the BCPV collection. Come learn about the family and its connection to the museum and hear about the textile item that challenges description. Rosalie Tennison will share her thoughts about this interesting item and place it in the life of its maker and the times in which she lived.
Quilter's Marketplace Vendors
Black Creek Pioneer Village is thrilled to welcome our vendors! Our vendors are not only showcasing their wares, they're helping preserve and restore our quilt collection through their booth fees. Please help us return the favour by supporting their businesses!