Quilt show showed off lots of creativity

The Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild of Estevan found a way to a quilt show on Saturday.

More than 100 quilts were on display along Heritage Drive for what they called a Stroll Along Quilt Show. The quilts were draped on fences adjacent to the street, or in front of some of the homes on Heritage.

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Many people turned out to walk by and view the creative efforts of the guild’s 42 members. Each member was asked to supply an “armload” of quilts for the show, president Linda Jones said. 

The quilt show was slated to happen on June 13, but it was pushed back a week since an extreme wind warning was issued for the Estevan area that day. Conditions were much more favourable Saturday.

“We waited an extra week to have it, and it turned out to be a great day. We’re getting lots of people coming, and we’re very happy,” said president Linda Jones.

The guild wanted to have the show so they can create awareness among the people of Estevan about what they do and how they support charitable organizations in the city.

Quilt guild member Eileen McKersie said they knew they would have a lot of quilts on display, but they didn’t expect to have so many people turning out to view them.

This event has been in the works for a few weeks. The guild viewed it as a way for people to get out of their homes after spending so much time in quarantine or isolation. Previous quilt shows have been held indoors, but they went with the outdoor show so that everyone could adhere to social distancing guidelines.

They also hope to attract a few new members through the event.

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