What a fun day!
July 14th, 2018
The Grimsby Quilters’ Guild brought over 60 quilts to Nelles Manor! The gorgeous quilts were spread throughout the house, and hung outside across our Front Lawn as well. We received visitors from all over Niagara and Southern Ontario, eager to see the work of our local quilters. It was another hot & humid day, but that didn’t keep people from stopping in. Visitors were given a tour, as well as a chance to purchase raffle tickets for a beautiful quilt that the Guild donated to us in June.
In addition to the quilts, we had a display from the Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum. The display included an Adana Table Top Printing Press for demonstrations. Letterpress is the original print methodology and was commercially viable right up to the introduction of digital technology in the late 1970s. The Museum’s Chairman managed the display all day long to chat with guests about historic printing techniques, as well as the Mackenzie Printery building in Queenston which dates back to the early 19th century.
There was popcorn, water, and iced tea available as well. The Happening at the Forty was on this weekend, and people were bustling all throughout Coronation Park and Main Street. We were happy to see so many new faces, and hope to offer an event with the Quilters’ Guild again in the future.
Click here to see the Photos from the day.