Quilt show for Scallop Days in Digby looking for quilts to display

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier jriley@digbycourier.ca
Published on July 12, 2014

Darlene D’Eon, Wanda Elms, Lisa Potter, Gail Hardy, Lydia Stevens and Maia Hardy and the rest of the Fundy Tide quilters are organizing a quilt and rug hooking show for Scallop Days.

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The Fundy Tide Quilters Guild is organizing a quilt and rug hooking show for Scallop Days in the Digby Baptist Church.

“The theme for Scallop Days is back to your roots and we know the quilting and rug hooking traditions run very deep in this area,” says Lisa Potter, president of the guild. “We know there are lots of great quilters with beautiful quilts out there.”

Guild members are submitting some quilts themselves but they’re hoping other local quilters and hookers will also bring in their completed pieces for display.

Potter says they can fit 300 quilts and rugs on the pews of the Digby Baptist Church.

The quilt and rug hooking show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Thursday, Aug 7 and Friday, Aug. 8 and then from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9

The guild will accept items on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 2-6 p.m. and they ask that submitters identify items they wish to sell with the price including the 10 per cent commission.

The Fundy Tide Quilters Guild formed back in 2011 and approximately 20 quilters meet monthly at the Isaiah Wilson Library in Digby. Most every meeting includes a show and tell of recent work or completed pieces.

“It’s a social thing,” says Potter. “We get together and talk and learn from each other, help each other and organize some projects together.”

For example, the Scallop Days quilt show will include several of the mystery quilts the guild has built together.

Guild member Darlene D’Eon planned the mystery quilts and told the women to gather a certain amount of material.

Then every meeting for eight months she would reveal one small part of the pattern for the quilt for them to work on.

One of their mystery quilts includes snowballs, pinwheels, applique feathers, log cabins and piano keyboard patterns.

The guild has made quilts to donate to charities including sponsoring a family at Christmas.