Festival of Quilts

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Festival of Quilts

Festival Dates: May 25 – 26, 2024
Location: Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW)

Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Quilt Show

Grab your family and join us for the Best. Festival of Quilts. Ever. For two days explore the Historical Village and admire hundreds of colourful quilts on display. And of course the Historical Village is open with all your favourites so you can experience the sights, smells and sounds of living history spanning from the 1880s to the 1950s! Get your tickets today!


It’s never too late to start a new quilt, large or small! The Park’s annual quilt collection is contributed by local quilters like you, creating a non-judged exhibition for enthusiasts to showcase their latest creations. All quilts, with a minimum perimeter size of 60 inches are welcome. We ask that you exclude delicate embellishments that are easily damaged. The Festival committee makes display decisions based on safety and style, with a limit of five quilts per participant across General, Group, and Special Displays. Join us in sharing your quilting artistry and contributing to a vibrant community event.

Scroll down to learn about the different quilt categories and submit your quilt entry!

  • Group Displays

These are like a build-your-own Special Display. These displays are by a small group of at least 3-10 members, so choose a pattern or theme and be excited to see your quilts displayed together.

There is a limit of 10 groups with a maximum of 10 quilts per group, first-come first-served!

  • House Quilts

For this year’s block competition, show us your houses! We would like to see your schoolhouses, tiny houses, and any recognizable dwelling.

This excludes the traditional log cabin blocks unless it has a roof. Your house(s) needs to cover the majority of the quilt.

  • Diamond Quilts

Bring out your gems! 2024 is the Diamond Jubilee (60th Anniversary) of Heritage Park. Let’s help with the celebration by showing our most sparkling, multi-faceted diamond quilts.

Diamond quilts are all about angles. We are not looking for square blocks on point, but the more pointy kind of diamonds.

  • Creative Kids Quilts

Go kids go! Young quilters (16 years old and younger) who create a quilt with a little help from a friend are invited to display their quilt(s) at the Festival. Don’t forget the outer perimeter must be a minimum of 60 inches.

  • Special Displays 

House quilts, Diamond quilts and Creative Kids make up our Special Displays for 2024.

For full details and to submit quilts, visit Festival of Quilts Calgary | Heritage Park.

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