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Quilt expo underway in Saulnierville


Saulnierville, N.S The 14th annual “Expo-Couvertes” or quilt expo was on display at the historic Sacred Heart (Sacre Coeur) church in Saulnierville from July 23-27.

Over 200 new and old quilts lined the church pews.

A special quilt was made by members of the Guilde Acadienne de Clare to celebrate Clare’s 250 anniversary.

Each member of the guild stitched a square to add to the quilt.

“It was our special project this year,” said Joan Tufts, a member of the guild.

Members started the project in early April and finished in June.

A lot of the quilts are made by members of the guild, but a few do come from the public.

“We love it because it brings people together and it inspires them to create their own art,” she said.

Tufts was impressed with the variety of quilts on display this year.

Some of the quilts were made just for the show. But some quilts were made decades ago and used to showcase the traditional styles of quilting and how it has changed over the years.

“It’s not the same as it used to be. It’s an art now and there are a lot of younger people interested in it.”

The Expo Couvertes is organized and sponsored by the Guilde Acadienne de Clare.

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