The Albert County Historical Society will hold the 43rd Annual Quilt Show and Sale from July 9-13th. We are inviting area quilters and fiber artists to register articles for sale. We hope to display more than 100 quilts, plus a wide variety of lap quilts, baby quilts and quilt tops. There will be numerous, small, finished articles: everything from pincushions, potholders, hand towels, baby items, purses, scarfs, socks, mitts to wool-hooked rugs. Sewn, knitted, cross-stitched, crocheted, hooked and felted articles are welcomed. If it is made with fibre, you can register the article at our Show and Sale. Registration forms are on the Albert County Museum website www.albertcountymuseum.com/fibreartquiltshow.
Friday’s workshop is Pinless Applique by Lorette Cole. This method uses freezer paper, liquid starch and glue; Lorette says it has changed her life. Lorette, owner of Spruce It Up Quilts and Quilting Services in Port Elgin, has won many ribbons for her beautiful appliqued quilts. The workshop fee of $45 includes your pattern and fabric to complete a cute cat and mouse wall hanging. Other basic supplies will be required. You will have the opportunity to learn how to applique straight lines, inside curves and outside curves, and create smooth corners and points.
Rug hooker Gwen Dixon returns to lead Saturday‘s Rug Hooking & Needle Felting Workshop. Gwen’s work has been published in rug-hooking magazines and displayed in numerous exhibitions. The workshop fee of $75 includes everything including rug hooks and felting needles to complete a proddy bird’s nest on hooked branches with felted eggs and wool applique leaves. You take home a completed project with instruction on four wool-working techniques: rug hooking, proddy, needle felting & wool applique.
For more information, follow us on Facebook @quiltandfibrearts or contact Donna Alward at 882-2949.