Scallop Days Quilt Show at Digby Baptist Church

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Published on August 11, 2014

Wanda Elms proudly displays one of her quilts at the Quilt and Hooked Rug Show and Sale.

Published on August 11, 2014

Nicola McCarthy, left along with Eleanor Willett and Jane Hitchman from Wales take time to stop by and admire the many quilts and rugs on display at the Digby Baptist Church.

Published on August 11, 2014

Deanna Frost stands in the middle of a church full of quilts and hooked rugs during the Quilt and Hooked Rug Show and Sale.

Published on August 11, 2014

The Fundy Quilters Guild filled all the pews and then some when they revived the Scallop Days quilting show at the Baptist Church.

Published on August 11, 2014

Taking a close look at the stitching on display at the Scallop Days quilt show.

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The pews of the Digby Baptist Church were filled with all sorts of colours and patterns.

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Fine flowery embroidery.

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A fancy flowery quilt.

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Some of the quilts for sale at the show at the Digby Baptist Church for Scallop Days.

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The Digby Scallop Days quilt show.

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A sheepy quilt.

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A colourful hooked rug.

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Quilt at the Scallop Days show.

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A church full of quilts.

Published on August 11, 2014

A church full of quilts.

By Karla Kelly and Jonathan Riley FOR THE DIGBY COURIER

The Fundy Tide Quilters Guild have revived an old Digby Scallop Days tradition.

They filled the Digby Baptist Church with quilts and hooked rugs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Scallop Days.

“I’ve had several women come up to me and say how wonderful we are doing this again,” said Wanda Elms. “So I guess I’m not the only one who remembers the quilt shows.”

[Related: Scallop Days quilt show looking quilts and hooked rugs, July 12 ]

The quilters were worried early on that they wouldn’t get enough quilts, but soon the pews were all filled and they had to fold some in half to get two on a pew, then they were putting three on a pew.

Elms says they got the word out to the rug hooking community a little late and so they had a few but not many rugs.

“They told us they need to know by the fall so they can plan for it,” she said. “And we need to figure out just how to display them too.”

Dorothy Tidd and Deanna Frost from the Fundy Tide Quilters Guild said there were over 80 handmade quilts and many hooked rugs on display.

 “There are so many locally talented quilters and rug hookers and this was a great opportunity for them to show off their creativity,” said Frost.

Over 200 visitors had signed the guest book some as far away as Wales.

Nicola McCarthy from Cardiff, Wales along with Eleanor Willett and Jane Hitchman from Hastings, Wales stopped in to admire the quilt and rugs.

“We are from Wales but summering in Bridgetown and we were delighted to take in the show and sale while in Digby for Scallop Days,” said McCarthy.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

 

Organizations: Digby Baptist Church

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