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QUILTS AT THE HARBOUR is 15 THIS YEAR!!!
It hardly seems possible that what we started as an experiment so long ago has prospered and grown year by year to a two day show that has brought people from all over North America and from Europe too! Below are some pictures taken mainly at last year’s show, but one or two taken from previous years too. All profits from commission on sales, free will offerings and bake table go to this lovely small heritage church and last year we cleared just over a thousand dollars.
A photo of the lovely heritage church, dating from first settlement of the area – after a few years of worshipping in local homes, the church was built circa 1840
The Sunday School/Fellowship room was built on about 25 years ago, providing a meeting room and washroom facilities. We sell smaller quilted items, knitwear, baked goods and quilters’ gently used items here, and have seating for enjoying chat, light refreshments and a little rest. The sale is staffed by myself, a couple of fellow quilters from the community and several members of the church who run the bake table, serve refreshments and talk about the history of the church and cemetery, and families in the harbour and surrounding area. We are fortunate to have keen historians available during the show, as well as dedicated quiltmakers!
Another view of the Fellowship Room, me watching a customer trying on one of the sweaters for sale last year. Her husband provided several of the photos used in this post – thanks.
A still functioning and very ornate kerosene chandelier at the front of the church. Note too the beautifully handcrafted pews, painted and faux woodgrained with the original numbers. The beautiful wainscotting matches the pews and similar wainscotting is seen in some of the homes in the community that date to first settlement.
The church also preserves the collection box which was sent along the pews on a stick by one of the church officers. Note the original wide plank floors under the carpet runner. The windows are unadorned by stained glass.
An overview of the pews, covered in lovely quilts. The Minister, Mike is checking one of them out. A wonderful assortment, mainly one of a kind, and there were several antique quilts and many vintage quilts for sale too. Also quilts in all sizes from wallhanging, tabletopper, crib and youth bed quilts right up through twin, double/queen and king sized – something for everyone and at reasonable prices with 20% going to the church – a win/win situation.
Mark your calendar now and be sure to attend, and hopefully show some quilts or consign us some of your unused quilting gizmos and goodies. We’re waiting to welcome you and you’ll have a wonderful day out among friendly people in an area of fabulous natural scenery. Visit us!!
To find out more or arrange to enter your quilts and goodies, contact me email@example.com
I’ve noticed people are starting to search for information on the Quilt Show and Sale held each fall in Hall’s Harbour, so decided I’d better post on it in lots of time for people to start making plans to visit that weekend and/or exhibit their quilts.
QUILTS AT THE HARBOUR 13th ANNUAL QUILT SHOW AND SALE:
will be held on Saturday September 24 from 10AM to 5PM and Sunday September 25 from Noon until 5PM
at: Hall’s Harbour United Baptist Church, 885 West Hall’s Harbour Road at the corner of Sullivan Road
Admission by Free Will offering and refreshments are free. There is expected to be a bakesale as well and this is always a crowd pleaser!
For quilters, we always have a “gently used” table full of books, magazines, notions and loads of patterns and fabric – always very tempting!
We welcome quilters to exhibit their items either for sale or for viewing only and we welcome exhibitors from outside our immediate area – the more the merrier!!!
We are expecting lots of quilts and this year there will be some vintage and antique ones for sale as well some vintage embellished bedlinens, both North American and imported from France.
Quilters are already planning and working on quilts that will be on show, so it is expected to be an interesting weekend.
There is ample parking, bus tours are welcome, and the building is wheelchair accessible.
All donations at the door, and a 20% commision on all sales is given to the church and we are usually able to raise between $600 and $700 which helps to support and sustain this lovely small and historic church built in the 1840’s and actively serving the community to this day.
For more information on how to enter your quilts for the show, check my blog: http://www.quiltingwithjanet.blogspot.com
Hoping to see you in September at Quilts at the Harbour 13!!
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
QUILTS AT THE HARBOUR 12 is coming up!! Quilters get ready!!
Announching the dates for Quilts at the Harbour 12
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26 from 10 to 6PM
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27 from NOON to 5PM
drop off quilts after 6PM and before 7:30 PM on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25
pick up after 4:30 on Sunday
viewers will be treated to a great show of quilts of all kinds as well as smaller items for sale such as wallhangings, wearable art and linens
there will be a wonderful and exciting gently used table of yard goods, books, patterns, notions, kits and so on
entrance is by freewill offering and refreshments are free
there will also be a pantry table
come enjoy a day out by the sea and view an historic heritage church and cemetery dating to the 1840’s
you will be greeted by friendly welcoming people who are keen to show you their built heritage and their handwork
Having kicked back for a couple of weeks or so I’ve finally gotten my figures pulled together. I want to thank Linda for her lovely comment about her trip up to Hall’s Harbour for the show – it reflects many comments received at the show by people who came from the Halifax Dartmouth area or from farther afield.
We raised about $750 for the church – our best so far, and also sold three full sized quilts and many smaller quilted items. The money raised will stay within our small community and the interest generated in our tourist destination area and in our local culture, reflects the win/win situation of practicing sustainable rural development.
I want to remind everyone that we will be holding a one day show on Friday July 1, 2010 called Celebrate Canada! in conjunction with the many Canada Day events in the community, and as usual, our two day Quilts at the Harbour 12 Show and Sale will take place on Saturday September 24 and Sunday September 25, 2010 both shows at the United Baptist Church on West Hall’s Harbour Road. Check out http://www.quiltsattheharbour.com/ for more details and regular updates.