Indulge in Creativity at Creativ Festival: Pre-Show Kick Off

Creativ Festival,

Welcome to Creativ Festival. Next Show is April 25 & 26, 2014 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

We can’t wait for spring to be in the air and to open our doors to creativity once again! For 2 days only… April 25 & 26, 2014 join us at Creativ Festival and indulge your creativity with an unbeatable shopping excursion infused with ideas, tips, tools and trends.

Creativ Festival will be back at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. in Mississauga where the parking is free! The show floor will be bursting at the seams with sumptuous fibres, fabrics and yarns; luxurious beads; fabulous papers; intriguing notions; and exciting embellishments. Plus, find stunning patterns and kits; the latest high-tech equipment, handcrafted gifts of distinction, expert advice and sewww much more!

Here you will be able to connect with others passionate about sewing, knitting, felting, quilting, beading, stitching, crocheting, scrapbooking, embellishing, textile, fibre, paper, needle and mixed media arts. From trendy to vintage and fashionable to functional, there’s something for everyone whether beginner or seasoned pro.

Creativ Festival

Show Floor at Creativ Festival. Come celebrate creativity with us.

Get the inside scoop on what’s happening as we start sharing information on our blog with several posts a week throughout February and then more often after our website is relaunched later in the month.

Keep your pulse on creativity with Creativ Festival. Don’t miss out on our information as it is released, SIGN UP now for our newsletters and stay tuned to this blog and our Facebook Fan Page.

Have a ‘creativ’ day!

Rita Gramsch, President & Founder

A Great Notion Sewing Supplies

A Great Notion at Creativ Festival

A Great Notion is back this spring at Creativ Festival. We know our guests look forward to seeing them. They have a substantial size booth bringing in sewing implements and more to our show.

Judi from A Great Notion shares with you what’s new for this spring.

“I’ve been working non-stop, all summer working on our catalogue for our customers. Customers can come to our website and sign up for our newsletters for the latest information we provide on an ongoing basis. Come to our booth #104 at Creativ Festival this spring to see what’s new.”

A Great Notion is ‘another great reason’ to come to Creativ this spring. See you at the show!

Announcing Creativ Festival Spring 2013

Canada Large Craft ShowSpring Launch of Creativ Festival

April 26 & 27, 2013 - International Centre (6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga ON Canada). Check out what’s in store as we offer 2 days of unbeatable shopping infused with hundreds of how-to demos, fun, informative activities and show stopping displays like a trunk show of Amy Butler’s first fashion sewing collection for Rowan. Enjoy guest appearances by celebs like Wendy Russell, Linda MacPhee, Debra Anger, Michael Sellick and Susan Wells — to name only a few. And, remember all seminars, how-to demos, make ‘n takes and interactive activities are free with admission! Start planning your visit now.

Bring a friend and introduce them to THE place for in-the-know tips and fresh, exciting ideas for sewing, knitting, felting, needlework, beading, quilting, spinning, weaving, machine embroidery, scrapbooking, crafting and textile, fibre and paper arts.

Our online show brochure and previews of what to expect is now available.

We have asked our exhibitors to begin sharing with us highlights from their exhibits. We will pass along the information between now and the opening of the show. Stay tuned for further details.

Course Registration Begins Today

We are now officially booking our conference course programs for October 2012, as highlighted in our Course Conference Brochure. Use this brochure to locate your favourite classes and see course times and dates. Like every Creativ Festival, our phones are going to be extremely busy during the first two weeks as we have over 200 courses offered and limited seating in each. Please be patient. Our registration is open from 9 am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

We have new courses this year in Sugar Arts, we are really excited to be able to offer this. See brochure for further details.

We Are Ready… Download Our Conference Course Brochure

Tonight our website will reset to show you all the courses, activities and new features happening at Creativ Festival in October. Starting Monday at 9am, course registration by phone will begin.

It’s our 25th Anniversary Celebration and this show has a lot of activities and extra giveaways. Our Course Conference Brochure is downloadable for easier viewing. This is a show you will not want to miss.

Welcome Back to our Blog

Designer Style Challenge at Creativ Festival

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge & Awards

Welcome back Creativ Festival guests — visitors, instructors and exhibitors! We are sewww excited to be starting up our blog again as we’ve so much to share about what will be happening at our 25th anniversary celebration. Creativ Festival is returning to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, October 12, 13 and 14, 2012 with Conference workshops running October 10 through 14.

To create a really over the top show for our anniversary, we’ve arranged for lots of new exhibitors, activities and events to inspire creativity in the making.

July 31st is the last day to enter the all new Designer Style Challenge, our search for Canadian talent. By sharing your work with others in Creativ Exhibits throughout the show floor you could be awarded one of 8 – $1,000 cash prizes and SWAROVSKI Crystal Trophies along with other prizes. And, media attention will be the icing on the top. It’s not too late to be part of these prestigious industry awards.

Without spilling too much more, from now through showtime, we’ll be sharing information via this blog and Facebook about our upcoming exhibitors, classes and activities.

Watch our exhibitor list grow as we continue adding profiles about our exhibiting companies. There’s already lots of companies you can check out as some of those who participated last spring have already been linked to the Creativ Festival: Fall 2012 category.

The blog is also where we’ll be releasing info several times a week, before the brochure is printed about a different teacher and their classes to give you a headstart on planning your conference workshops.

Watch for the Creativ Festival brochure coming at the end of July. Be sure to let us know if you need a printed copy by emailing and remember Creativ Festival is earlier in October this year. Stay tuned for our flow of information to stay in the know on what’s happening!

A Huge Creativ Success… Thank You For Supporting Artists & Crafting Retailers

Designer Style Challenge at Creativ Festival

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge & Awards

“On behalf of all the vendors, artists and behind the scenes support for Creativ Festival, we thank you for making this Spring’s Creativ Festival a huge triumph of creative success.”

Nearly 6 months of heavy planning goes on behind-the-scenes to bring Creativ Festival together. We had a number of volunteers donate their time in exchange for Volunteer Rewards for future Creativ Festivals. Though we should never admit we are exhausted, two days of heavy duty interactivity takes a lot of work to pull off. Vendors and volunteers are in need of a day of rest today.

We have been actively planning October 2012′s 25th Anniversary Festival since November 2011. To help celebrate this magnificent year, we are presenting the first ever Designer Style Challenge + Awards. This is open only to Canadians, who are looking to be recognized as a designer, to submit their best projects to be named the top designer awards for Canada. Recognition, cash prizes and Swarovski Crystal trophies are being awarded.

The Designer Style Challenge + Awards submissions are already open to apply. Entries must be received by July 31, 2012. There is media coverage and more associated with these awards. If you have never been recognized for your artistic abilities and would like to submit your work for consideration, this is your opportunity to the get the recognition you deserve. This may give you the platform to be noticed by companies and the media for your skills. This could open the doorway to future opportunities that you can only dream about now.

Whether you are a new ambitious artist or a well seasoned artist looking for a challenge, this challenge is open to all. See our website for more details.

Good luck and we hope to get the entries in as soon as possible to begin the social media aspect of this first ever challenge.