November 15, 2008 – March 1, 2009
Wellington County Museum & Archives
RR#1 Fergus, Ontario (Canada)
0536 County Road 18
Township of Centre Wellington
Opening Reception: Friday, November 14, 2008
Discover the beauty and art of quilting in Wellington County. The Grand Quilt Guild of Fergus showcases their most recent work at Wellington County Museum & Archives in "A Few of Our Favourite Things", opening on November 15th, 2008.
This major exhibit reflects the various interests of their members ranging from traditional quilts, using patterns recognizable from the past, to more recent techniques that our quilting mothers and grandmothers would not even recognize. Some are hand quilted with hours of stitching while others are machine quilted in a more modern format.
"As you view the quilting display, we hope that you will see how the roots planted by early quilters continue to weave their magic into the quilts of today providing all who view them with joy and wonder," states Judy Eckhart, member of the Grand Quilt Guild.
Formed in 1996, The Grand Quilt Guild continues to preserve, promote and expand the heritage of quilting within Wellington County through education and intergenerational sharing of ideas, skills and love of the craft.
Please join us at the opening reception, Friday, November 14, 7:30 to 10 pm, at the Wellington County Museum & Archives between Fergus and Elora. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please check our website at http://www.wcm.on.ca/ or phone 519-846-0916.