Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | April 20, 2017

Canada 150 – Heritage Quilts at 2017 Show

Volunteers have been setting up since 8 a.m. Thursday in anticipation of the largest ever Quilts on the Seaway exhibition, taking place at St. John’s Church in Cornwall (new venue). As seen in this photo, quilts grace most of the pews; additional displays encircle the perimeter of the sanctuary.

Your Cornwall Community Museum is an exhibitor this year with several of our heritage quilts on display in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday; this photo is of our section of the sanctuary. The quilts are amazing. Some of the quilts pre-date Confederation. Please be sure to check us out.

The boutique is greatly expanded this year, with many different types of quilted items, books and supplies available for purchase. An adjacent room features items for baby.

The parish hall is set up with several racks, each one displaying one entire quilt or multiple smaller wall hangings, bags and clothes. The selection includes a number of Canada 150 themed quilts and hangings. Retailers from across the region are also on-site with everything from specialty irons and sewing machines to material and thread (poly and cotton).

The stage showcases an expanded Christmas section this year.

The exhibit is on from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday (April 21, 2017) and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Be sure to vote for your favourites.




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