Prized Quilts, Heirloom Needlework Exhibit and more …

11 Apr
HeritageQuilt

“Crown of Thorns” quilt from the 1940’s. The pattern symbolizes the cross with the crown of thorns from the crucifixion. Jane Egan, owner of Galt House Antiques in Goderich, said she purchased the quilt as the colours attracted her. “Yellow, orange, and red don’t usually work together, but in this quilt they do because of it’s graphic appeal and unusual pattern” says Jane.

by Diva Trista Russell

The Heritage Quilt Exhibit in support of the Bach Music Festival of Canada is returning this year! Starting this Thursday, April 11thuntil Saturday, April 13th, quilts will be on display at the Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church at 264 Main Street in Exeter. This year features the collection of Jane Egan, owner of Galt House Antiques in Goderich, with fifteen of Ms. Egan’s prized quilts on display along with hundreds of examples of early stitching work from private collectors. Besides the collection of Ms. Egan, the Heritage Quilt Exhibit will also showcase heirloom needlework with hooked rugs and christening dresses. An avid collector, Margot Kearney from London will display some of her selected favourites. A tea room, merchant mall and quilt appraisals will be available throughout the three days. The tea room offers homemade pies, cookies, and muffins as well as chili, soup, salads, and sandwiches. Stop in for lunch and get a reasonably-priced Bach Lunch Combo special! Admission is $6.00. Funds raised support the Bach Music Festival of Canada being held in Exeter on July 14-20, 2013.

Exhibit hours:

10am to 7pm – Thursday, April 11th & Friday, April 12th

and

10am to 5pm – Saturday April 13th

I will be checking out the Quilt Exhibit later this week. Watch for a blog post about my visit!

Photo source: Bach Music Festival of Canada

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