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About us

The Grand National Exhibition Association Board: 


Carol Seeley, Exhibition Coordinator, Campbell River, BC 

Kathy Tidswell, Assistant Exhibition Coordinator, Fredericton, NB

Krista Zeghers, Sponsorship Coordinator, Treherne, MB 

Vicki Gray, Director-at-Large, Heffley Creek, BC 

Jaynie Himsl, Marketing Coordinator, Weyburn, SK

Thelma Newbury, Treasurer, Surrey, BC



Grand National Exhibition Committee members:



Michele Craigen, Guild Sponsorship, Weyburn, SK 

Linda Ingham, White Rock, BC

Yvonne Carlson, Winnipeg, MB

Karen Menzies, Oshawa, ON
Lee McLean, NB

The Grand National committee is looking for interested parties from all across the country.  Since we are national, we would like at least one committee member from each Province and Territory.  If you can donate some time please join us. To inquire about joining us as an active committee member for future Grand National Exhibitions contact Carol Seeley at

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Legacy Fund


The Grand National Quilt Show was inaugurated in 2003 to encourage and showcase the work of quilters and fibre artists, both traditional and innovative, across Canada. The Grand National Quilt Show volunteer committee at its heart, is determined that this fine tradition should continue. The Committee has established The Grand National Legacy Fund within the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation that will, beginning in 2018, award annually a grant of $1000 to an organization that presents a public exhibition or event that highlights the textile arts in Canada.

Applications for the 2021 grant have closed.

Applications for the 2022 grant will be open January 1 - March 1, 2022. The grant will be awarded in April 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Sarah Witmer at


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