I’m pleased to tell you that our annual quilt show and sale in Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia now has a dedicated and permanent website thanks to my daughter’s generosity in doing the “techie” stuff. It will be a community service site and to cover the costs of domain name and hosting will carry google adsense ads.
Check out http://quiltsattheharbour.com/ for news leading up to the event this year, and afterwards for lots of pictures of the show itself – I will make sure to bring along my digital as will friends and other participants and hope to make it feel like you are there.
The picture above is of a vintage 1920’s or 30’s hooked rug which was probably hooked on a Garrett’s printed burlap – these were sold throughout Canada via Eaton’s catalogue and also by mail order through Garret’s offices in New Glasgow, Halifax and Boston. Spruce Top Rugs in Mahone Bay have copies of the definitive work on Garrett Rugs, showing all the variations and styles which were offered.
A firm in New Glasgow has purchased all the old patterns which were warehoused there for many years – they are now re-publishing the patterns.
http://www.ragstorugs.com/ is where you can look at these old patterns.
All for now, folks. Please contact me either through comments or email me at: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information.
In addition, there will be several other vintage hooked rugs for sale in addition to quilts, and quilty things.