KEMPTVILLE – The IPM 2022 Quilt Competition sees highest number of entries, with 180 quilts being entered, as far away as Montana and North Bay area. It is a great opportunity to get out to
see the work put in with every quilt telling a different story, with two new categories were added this year, Pandemic Projects and Quarantine Quilts.
These two categories were added because due to these challenging time many people did not go shopping and made do with supplies they already had. For some it could have been a project
they bought supplies for and never got around to or a project they started and did not complete or like many quilters did in early days – repurposing fabric to make a quilt. Most quilters had
plenty of supplies and found quilting a way to pass the time throughout the pandemic. Some quilts get made as memory quilts – repurposing special clothing items to celebrate the life of a
loved one, a family history or an event.
Quilters adapted to technology and embraced Zoom which allowed many to take classes from teachers and presenters from around the world and quilt guilds adapted and met online.
While you are visiting the IPM, be sure to make a stop at the Quilt tent to see the hard work and dedication put into the quilts. There will also be demonstrations, bed turning, entries that were at
Quilt Canada 2022 in Vancouver, a wide variety of vendors and a British Tea Room.
Be sure to stop by the booth for Stitch by Stitch in Kingston, at the Home on the Farm Quilt Show or the IPM Quilt Tent to fill out a ballot for a chance to win a brother SE600 Sewing,
Quilting and Embroidery machine. The draw for this machine will be Saturday, September 24.
There will also be a draw on Saturday, August 20 for those who entered a quilt into the IPM 2022 Quilt competition.