I am very excited to report that I am the Quilt Market Manager for the Christmas Craft Village at Exhibition Park in Halifax mid November. I am working for the Darwin Event Group. They have been doing the Christmas Craft Expo at Acadia University in Wolfville for the past 8 years and are the recent (last year) new owners of the show in Halifax.
They are rebranding and changing a lot of the look and feel of the event plus ensuring that ALL crafts are made in Canada and are hand made. No more 'made elsewhere' and all new contemporary, fresh crafts to offer the buyers at Christmas time. Handmade crafts are once again very popular and in demand all over the world.
Here is the scoop:
Great news for quilters in the Maritimes!
The First Annual Quilt Market
CHRISTMAS CRAFT VILLAGE
@ Exhibition Park, Halifax
November 13, 14, 15 – 2009
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Calling all Quilters
Here is a wonderful opportunity for Maritime quilters to sell their handmade quilts to a large audience – three days, over 12,000 visitors last year.
Christmas Craft Village is creating Quilt Market for Maritime quilt artisans who would otherwise not have a venue to sell their beautiful creations at a time when people are shopping for gifts.
The vendors at Christmas Craft Village (CCV) are known for offering the finest quality made-by-hand art and craft with over 160 booths of Canadian talent. The CCV Quilt Market is looking for a high standard of quilting both traditional & contemporary bed quilts from crib to queen size and everything in between. Art quilts to hang on a wall are also welcome.
Only quilts for sale will be accepted. We are looking for quality and variety with no limit to the number of pieces you enter. All quilts must have a four inch sleeve attached for hanging. The widest width accepted for hanging is 120 inches. Small art quilts will be accepted with a minimum width of 18 inches. The quilts may have both hand and machine stitching.
There is no entry fee but the commission for sold items will be 30%. CCV Quilt Market staff will handle the hanging and the sales. You only need deliver your work to the Halifax Exhibition Park (dates to be confirmed). The application deadline for submissions is October 30th.
If you are interested in submitting your quilt work for sale to the CCV Quilt Market and would like further information or an application form, please email
and put in the subject 'Quilt Market'. Please also indicate a rough idea of the number and type of quilts you would submit.
HO! HO! HO! …. Sew, Sew, Sew!
please note that Darwin Event Group staff are on holidays until Aug 8th.
Toll Free: 1.877.679.7177