Archive for September, 2010

Quilts at the Harbour 12th Annual Show and Sale next weekend!

It’s hard to believe the summer is long gone and the annual quilt show and sale in Hall’s Harbour is fast approaching.

The show – Quilts at the Harbour 12th Annual Show and Sale will be taking place next weekend at the West Hall’s Harbour United Baptist Church at 885 West Hall’s Harbour Road. Enter Hall’s Harbour via Highway 359 and follow the road past the wharf and around past the Lobster Pound and stay on the paved road, travelling about 2 km until you see the small white church on your right, facing the sideroad, Sullivan Road – that comes in from the west.

The show will be Saturday Sept 25 from 10 until 5PM and on Sunday from Noon until 5PM. There will be, as always, a wonderful display of quilts, many of which will be for sale; and in addition in the fellowship room there will be tables of quilters’ gently used items as well as a bake table and delicious refreshments. A freewill offering is encouraged. Twenty percent of all proceeds from the sale of items at the show will be  going to the church, as will the proceeeds from the bake sale and freewill offering.

This is also a wonderful opportunity to view this lovingly maintained heritage church dating to the 1840’s with original furnishings, and if it’s a nice day many will also stroll in the cemetery and visit the graves of the early settlers who are buried here.

Come out and meet a group of friendly welcoming people who are keen to talk quilts, sustainable communities and heritage sites  - it’s always nice to see what other people are doing in the way of quiltmaking – lots of ideas, books, patterns, fabric and other notions too!

See you there!

That’s it for now

Yoyo Quilt for Sale

I was recently asked by the owner if I would consider offering this vintage yoyo quilt for sale. Although I don’t usually sell quilts on consignment, vintage yoyo’s in good condition are hard to find these days, so I was more than willing to give it a try.

Yoyo quilts can be found arranged completely randomly and also can be found arranged in patterns similar to some of the simpler, but beloved patterns, such as this 25 patch.

In my opinion, the patterned ones are more appealing, but the random ones are sweet too.

The fabrics used to make these yoyos appear to be drawn from prints popular during the 30’s and 40’s and are typical of what might be found in any thrifty homemaker’s scrap bag. The yellow is a lovely sunshine yellow setting off the slightly darker prints. This was a great take along sewing project – could be done listening to the radio in the evening, visiting on the front porch with friends or while waiting in the doctor’s office. Nothing much has changed, has it?

At 53 by 86 inches, this one is sized to fit the top of a double or queen sized mattress perfectly. It would be best displayed with a solid coloured cotton bedspread underneath  which includes a full skirt. Perhaps in one of the lovely strong pastels so popular in the 30’s and 40’s – jade or nile green, bubblegum pink, lilac or sky blue are all possibilities.

This quilt is clean, crisp and in excellent condition. No tears or breaks, and no yoyo’s coming ungathered. It’s ready for display in your romantic or cottage style home!

To purchase, contact me

PRICE $325 USD + $20 USD SHIPPING = $345 USD  Personal Cheque


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