Yesterday, Amherst and area quilt lovers were treated to a fabulous showing of works from award winning Canadian quilters. Dorinda McCully, the CQA representative for Nova Scotia, arrived bright and early at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium to set up the exhibit. Dorinda was accompanied by helper Simone Cooper, who is no stranger to Amherst, having attended our Fibre Arts Festival for many years. The show was entitled, "It's Time For Colour" and the pieces carried the theme well.
The pieces were of varied techniques -patchwork, appliqué, thread work, painting - and each expertly crafted.
There were note cards available for purchase as well.
You can visit the the CQA site for more details on these pieces, including the names of their makers.
Dorinda and Simone travelled from Antigonish to bring the show to Amherst, on the road before 6 a.m. and not back home until early evening. Even after the long day of driving, standing and talking, their smiles and enthusiasm remained intact (although I don't think they were too thrilled about the snow on the Cobequid Pass!!) Thank you, Dorinda and Simone, for sharing these world-class works of art with us.