We sent out a press release awhile back...here's a little more info...
8th Annual Quilt Show is being held once again at St.David’s Historic
Church at the entrance to Cape Breton Island, Port Hastings, in conjunction
with the Canso Causeway Celebrations being held on August 13th . The
quilt show starts on Thursday August 8th and continues until the
following Thursday, August 15th . Open hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm each day.
Quilts made by quilters from around the Island will
be on display and for sale in the church.
Traditional and modern quilts, from baby size to king size, will be
available, along with smaller quilted items such as wall hangings, table
runners, and more.
Local quilter, Barb MacIntyre, anticipates that local people and many others will be travelling from around the province to view the quilts. MacIntyre says “In the past people have visited the church from across Canada, California, Germany, England, Poland, Israel, New Zealand and the Netherlands. While in the area, visitors are thrilled to discover a quilt show that highlights the expertise of hand-quilting, machine-quilting, appliqué and piecing techniques by our local artisans. Tea and oatcakes will be offered in the church hall during the quilt show. The Strait Area Quilters will be demonstrating quilting on a traditional wooden frame as they work to complete a quilt that will be donated to charity.
The Quilt Show is hosted by the Ocean Waves Quilt Society of Cape Breton. It is expected that over 100 quilts will be on display and for sale. Admission is by a small donation with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of the 127 year old St. David’s United Church.
If you're in the area, drop by...if you live far away, why not plan to visit Cape Breton next summer!
It's a great day for quilting!