2020 Conference - Saturday Tours
On Saturday afternoon, you can opt to visit Kitchener, Ontario to view the Canadian regional exhibition "Colour with a U". Or, sign up for a special presentation at the nearby Textile Museum.
Note that each has a separate charge which will be added to the base price for the conference registration. You can select these events when you register for the conference.
If you have already registered but didn't sign up for these options, you can use our add-on form. No refunds/changes will be made after February 1st.
Saturday, March 21: 12:30 PM - 5:45 PM
This bus tour thorugh the scenic region will include a visit to the historic Homer Watson House and Gallery in Kitchener, Ontario to view SAQA Canada's new juried exhibit on the theme of diversity and inclusion: "Colour With a U." Canadian members: call for entry details »
After a comfortable journey by bus of approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, you'll arrive at the Homer Watson House and have two hours to enjoy the fiber art and other exhibits. The buses will depart at 4:15pm and be back at the Hilton by 5:45pm, in time for you to get ready for the big banquet and Spotlight Auction.
This trip will be limited to 112 participants. This special trip will add $40 USD to your basic registration and will include a box lunch. You will assigned to a 12:30pm or 12:45pm departure from the Hilton.
Note: Those volunteering to assist in setting up the Spotlight Auction should not sign up for this trip.
Saturday, March 21: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
After lunch on your own, come for a special visit to the Textile Museum of Canada. This world-class museum is within an easy walk of the hotel.
This lecture will begin at 1:15pm and conclude at 2:30pm, and is limited to 70 participants. There will then be time to view the exhibits and check out the gift shop. This special lecture will incur a $15 USD charge added to your basic registration fee. ** TOUR IS FULL
Curator of Education Susan Fohr will provide an introduction to the museum's permanent collection through an illustrated talk in the museum's auditorium, including but not limited to the Inuit printed textiles featured in the current exhibit.
Note: All conference attendees will receive free admission to the museum during the conference period.