With the summer weather finally here, cozying up in a quilt may be the last thing on your mind, but quilts are a hot commodity at the Albert County Museum right now as one of its major fundraisers gets underway.
Be sure to check out the "Appliqué Through the Ages" exhibit in the Courthouse. Also, a Appliqué demonstration will be held on July 11th from 2pm to 4pm. New this year, a Merchants Mall on Saturday July 14th from 10am to 5pm.
This year the Show and Sale is also offering a very special event. The "Rug Hooking Proddy Hydrangea Workshop," hosted by Gwen Dixon, will take place on July 13th from 10am to 4pm at the Museum's Courthouse. Hook Proddy
Hydrangea Flowers, in a ready-to-hang loop, is an easy and fun technique that uses a rug hook and hand-dyed wool to create a beautiful artistic keepsake.
Register early with Gwen Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 506-378-8292.
"The quilt show is the biggest fundraiser of the year for us,” said museum curator Dan Ross. “We really appreciate the support from everyone who attends the Show and Sale." Ross added, "This event would not be possible but for the wonderful volunteers who plan, organize and run the show. We are very thankful for their hard work."
This year there are more than 100 unique quilts for sale by a number of local quilters. In addition to the quilts, there are quilt tops, youth, crib & lap quilts, afghans and other sewn articles available.
The show will once again include a raffle for one of the quilts. Tickets can be purchased throughout the summer and the quilt, which features the design ‘Dolly's Log Cabin’ can be shipped anywhere in North America.
The Quilt and Fibre Art Show & Sale is open each day during the museum’s regular hours, from 9:30am to 5:30pm.
The museum is located at 3940 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB.
Admission to the quilt show is just $3 per person.