A beau­ti­ful sight

Cen­tre­ville quilt show presents gor­geous cre­ations

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS - CEN­TRE­VILLE

Or­ga­niz­ers of the eighth an­nual Cen­tre­ville Quilt and Rug Hooking Show re­cently had to find spa­ces for about 500 col­or­ful hand­made crafts.

Linda Cowan’s quilt, A Year in My Life, at­tracted a lot of at­ten­tion. She pieced 365 blocks to­gether and Leah Min­tis quilted it.

A keen crafter, Min­tis pointed out a room full of com­fort quilts, which are do­nated to lo­cal char­i­ties, and an­other room lined with Bri­gadoon quilts.

“They go to the grad­u­at­ing chil­dren at 16 or 17,” she said. “They’re do­nated by the Peace­mak­ers (in Cen­tre­ville). They’re all a large lap quilt or a twin (size).”

The Cam­bridge res­i­dent added all the ma­te­rial for the quilts is do­nated, in ad­di­tion to the time that it takes to make them.

Min­tis ex­plained the Peace­mak­ers quilt­ing group meets the com­mu­nity’s Bap­tist church, while the Pins and Nee­dles group gath­ers on Thurs­days in the Cen­tre­ville hall.

Sharon Manzer noted the an­nual dis­play takes con­sid­er­able or­ga­ni­za­tion now. One day is de­voted to set up, then an­other to regis­tra­tion. On the Thurs­day be­fore­hand the men of the con­gre­ga­tion come in to help hang the quilts.

Pro­ceeds from the show, Manzer said, have aided in the re­pairs and ren­o­va­tions at the church.

The town and Coun­try Quilt Guild from Port Wil­liams cel­e­brated their 15th an­niver­sary with a dis­play fea­tur­ing the guild’s 30 mem­bers.

Min­tis said the Canada 150 theme this year was fea­tured by sev­eral quilters. One of them is be­ing do­nated to Ron­ald Mcdon­ald House in Hal­i­fax.

The late rug hooker Ada Foote Mac­duff was hon­oured among a num­ber of fine rugs. In ad­di­tion, Bill and Ollee Tup­per con­trib­uted a to­tal of 45 rugs.

Vis­i­tors to the Bap­tist Church in the vil­lage made it a busy place all day – even the gym in the base­ment fea­tured five craft busi­nesses.

WENDY EL­LIOTT

Linda Cowan’s year-long quilt project was among the most strik­ing of the sev­eral hun­dred quilts dis­played on May 13 in Cen­tre­ville.

WENDY EL­LIOTT

Young Mad­dox Eye of Cen­tre­ville got a kick out of all the an­i­mals cov­er­ing what was Jes­sica Gil­lis’ first quilt.

WENDY EL­LIOTT

Two-year-old Is­abelle Gold­schlager of Hal­i­fax was vis­it­ing her grand­mother and the quilt show in Cen­tre­ville when she was cap­ti­vated by a pen­guin de­sign.

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