Quilt show returns this April

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By Nick Seebruch
Quilt show returns this April
Cornwall Quilters Guild members (from left) Sharon Magee, Denise Labelle-Gelinas and Robynne Dorion.

CORNWALL, Ontario – The fourth annual Quilts of the Seaway Show is returning April 26 at St. John’s Presbyterian Church.

The 2017 edition of the event drew 900 people who viewed the beautifully stitched artwork.

“It was so well-received the last time we had our show,” said Cornwall Quilters Guild President Robynne Dorion, the organization that hosts the event.

Guests come from Ontario, Quebec, New York and as far away as Guelph and the Eastern Townships in Quebec.

Quilting combines an artistic aesthetic with an antique feel, says Denise Labelle-Gelinas.

“It’s like going back in time and looking at the art of what can be created with fabrics,” she said. “There’s kind of a mystery to it all. It’s an art form.”

Quilts of all colours, shapes and sizes will be on display throughout the historical church.

In addition to the quilts there will also be a merchant mall with 10 vendors selling supplies, crafts and gifts for all ages.

“It’s a great opportunity to meet and speak with other quilters and share tips and tricks,” added Mrs. Dorion. “It’s also a perfect way to get an introduction to the world of quilting.”

The Quilts of the Seaway Show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday April 27.

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