Quilts of many colours to show at Grace Village

Quilts of many colours to show at Grace Village

By Matthew McCully


The members of the Lennoxville Quilters Guild have settled nicely into the group’s new home base at Grace Village Pavilion. For the past two years they have been meeting weekly from September till June at the home (and then breaking off into smaller groups during the summer months), to work on individual and group projects.

And at the end of the summer (always the weekend after Labour Day) the group hosts a show to display the hard work of its members.

On Sept. 8 and 9, some 72 quilts, large and small, will be on display in the main hall at Grace Village. Some for show, some for sale, and one special feature quilt will be available through a silent auction.

Lennoxville Quilters Guild President Rosanne Toohey explained that the event serves as a fundraiser to help cover the cost of workshops, community projects and visits from guest quilters.

Now, if you are wondering what the group is doing all year, it’s not as simple as piecing together a few throws to keep one’s feet warm while watching Netflix.

Toohey, a member of the guild for the last 41 years, said that in addition to their own quilts, the members also work on community projects and participate in challenges to keep things interesting.

This year, the group made 21 lap quilts designed especially for people in wheelchairs.

During the weekend of the show, the guild will also be presenting two ‘Quilts of Valour’ to local veterans, a program they have been involved with for years.

There was also a log cabin challenge, Toohey said. Members were required to create a piece that could not exceed 100 square inches, using the traditional log cabin motif in some way to come up with a unique design.

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