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.