The International Plowing Match (IPM) is coming to North Grenville September 20-24, 2022 and will include a Quilting Showcase in our IPM Quilting Lifestyles Tent. The IPM will be located on the former Kemptville College Campus. The IPM Quilting Lifestyles Tent will be a very popular area and of interest to area quilters and quilt enthusiasts who will see submitted quilts, demonstrations and be able shop in the vendor area.
Leading up to the IPM, there will be a few quilt-related activities that quilters and quilt enthusiasts can visit and participate in. Available now is the IPM 2022 Quilt Block Challenge. Participants can purchase a kit and create a quilt block to be included in a beautiful IPM 2022 Quilt. Each kit contains four squares of cotton fabric, contest rules and entry form. Kits are available for $12.00 at different locations, including locally at The Kemptville Fabric Shoppe for pickup. There is also an online order option; for an additional $2, kits can be ordered by email and delivered by Canada Post. Order online and make online payment by e transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
The final completed block submission deadline is October 31, 2021. Winners will be announced by December 24, 2021. The QBC Theme is Home on the Farm: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.
Watch for information to come on the “Home on the Farm Quilt Show” which will take place in North Grenville in August 2022. The “Home on the Farm Quilt Show” will include quilts of different categories that be on display and judged, a vendor mall showcasing items of interest to quilters, a tea room and demonstrations. We look forward to having this quality quilt show in our area. There were many quilts made during the pandemic and we look forward to seeing the completed works.
What is the International Plowing Match & Rural Expo?
The International Plowing Match (IPM) held annually in Ontario is North America’s largest outdoor agricultural and rural expo. It is usually held the third week of September and usually attracts more than 80,000 visitors over the 5-day event. The IPM is organized and run by a local volunteer committee and the Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA).