Min­udie host­ing quilt show and fam­ily reunion

Quilt show fea­tures work by Shirley Brown, who passed away in May


Min­udie is pre­par­ing for a busy week­end as it hosts its fifth an­nual quilt show and an Aca­dian fam­ily reunion.

“Min­udie will be cel­e­brat­ing its wide his­tory,” said Sharon Gould, Min­udie Her­itage As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent and Ter­rio de­scen­dant. “From the quilt show at the Sea­man United Church, to the Ter­rios com­ing back to re­con­nect and ex­plore their roots and the bless­ing of the crops.”

The quilt show will be dis­played Aug. 12 and 13 at the his­toric King Sea­man Church from 10 a.m. un­til 6 p.m. each day. The fee is $2, with pro­ceeds sup­port­ing the church.

The show, which is grow­ing ev­ery year, will fea­ture con­tri­bu­tions from the area. Some are hand-sewn and some are his­toric.

Linda Boyd will be show­cas­ing quilts sewn by her mother, Shirley Brown, who passed away in May.

Known for her pre­ci­sion, de­tail and pa­tience, Brown started mak­ing quilts about 25 years ago af­ter re­tir­ing from her job. Since then quilt­ing has been passed down three gen­er­a­tions, to Boyd and Brown’s grand­daugh­ter Heather.

“Ev­ery one of us got one,” said Boyd. “Ev­ery child, grand­child. When I look at this, she’s very close to me.”

Also in Min­udie that week­end will be the Ter­rio fam­ily reunion, which will see descen­dants of Louis Ter­rio and Jen­nie Des­bar­res visit from across the Mar­itimes, Man­i­toba and Al­berta.

On Satur­day there will be day ac­tiv­i­ties in Min­udie and evening ac­tiv­i­ties in Jog­gins.

On Sun­day the reunion will par­tic­i­pate in the bless­ing of the crops ser­vice at St. De­nis Ro­man Catholic Church with mass at 2 p.m. and a con­cert at 6 p.m. In be­tween there will be a re­cep­tion at St. Thomas Aquinas in Jog­gins. The bless­ing of the crops is an an­nual Aca­dian tra­di­tion of giv­ing thanks for good har­vest.

Linda Boyd (left) and Sharon Gould (right) hold up the “Bal­ti­more,” a quilt made by Boyd’s mother Shirley Brown, who passed away in May. Min­udie will be host­ing a quilt show this week­end and the Ter­rio fam­ily reunion.

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