Quilt show winners announced
By Sue Tiffin
Published Oct. 5, 2017
Kathy Brock, who is from Kingston but bought her raffle ticket from a quilter in Kennisis Lake, is the lucky winner of a quilt raffled off at Canada Rocks, the Haliburton Highlands Quilt Guild show.
The show was held over Sept. 9 and 10 at the Minden Community Centre.
“It was a great success,” said Judith Cole, president of the guild. “We were very happy with the turnout, and the venue went well. We had a lot of talented quilters, artisans and fibre artists in our group.”
Cole said some of the quilts in the show were sold, including Garden Path, a quilt so popular that Cole said, “I could have sold it twice.”
Garden Path, created by Janet Sheehey, won the viewers’ choice award at the show.
“There were so many amazing quilts, I am sure it was a hard pick,” wrote Sheehey, announcing the news on her Janknit’s Studio and Sewing Centre social media page. “I am thrilled.”
Sheehey will receive a rosette from the Canadian Quilters’ Association for her accomplishment later this year.
Funds raised at the show, which included quilt displays and an artisans’ shop, are distributed back into admin costs of the club, and into material that goes into quilts created by the club for local causes. The guild supports fire victims, people in need, long-term care homes and local veterans in the county with quilts, as well as charities like the Ronald McDonald House.