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March 14 – April 29

An Exhibit of Extraordinary Stitched Textile Art

Threadworks: Flashback is a juried exhibit of stitched textile and is sponsored by the Wellington County Museum and Archives.

When Threadworks began in 1987, stitched textile art was not commonly seen in galleries. The goal of the organizers was to offer fibre artists the opportunity to offer their work to a jury, to see it hung and displayed in a large space, and then to offer the exhibit to galleries at a distance. For 30 years, the Threadworks team has been bringing top-notch fibre art to galleries and museums across Ontario. This year’s exhibit, Flashback, will be the last of their series.

Included in this travelling exhibit are quilts, jewellery, three dimensional works, appliqué, weaving, and clothing – all brilliantly executed with a skill and artistry that will inspire you.

We encourage you to view this exhibit, particularly since it is the last of the Threadworks series. Do not dismay, however, we are partnering with Fibre Content to bring you more juried textile exhibits in the coming year.


January – December 2017

It was in 1867 with the union of Canada (then a province made up of Ontario and Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick that the Dominion of Canada came into being. In the years since then, other jurisdictions have joined, resulting in today’s Canada of ten provinces and three territories. This year we celebrate 150 years of Canada!

The Museum has planned a number of events throughout the year that will highlight Canada’s 150. One of these events is an engagement exhibit where we ask you to contribute your thoughts on Canada. Every six weeks or so, we will pose another question and encourage you to drop by the Museum to have your say. As you contribute, the Celebration “wall” will be papered with your thoughts on a variety of Canadian icons.

You’ll not only want to contribute but we think you’ll be interested to read what everyone else thinks about Canada. Please stop in and keep coming back!

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Do Not Miss

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Common Ground:
A Telling of Our Stories 2017
April 8, 2017
Tickets Now Available
$30 at Museum or Library
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** Please Note **
The Museum will be closed on April 8
as staff attend the Common Ground event
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In Our Temporary Exhibit Gallery

Let's Celebrate
150 years!
Contribute to the Celebration Wall
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A Travelling Exhibit of Stitched Textile Art
March 14 - April 29
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A sampling of exhibits that in the past have been displayed in the museum's temporary exhibit gallery include -- Egypt: Gift of the Nile; W.J. Phillips: At the Lake; Lake of the Woods Quilter's Guild Annual Quilt Show; Threadworks; Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Our History of Bush Plane Flying; Something Old, Something New: Kenora's Wedding Fashions.