And the themes for the new White Point Quilt are….Thank You to everyone who submitted suggestions!
Thursday February 2, 2012 – White Point, Nova Scotia – White Pointers have ‘sewn’ their thoughts together in response to the Resort’s quest to create a new White Point Quilt, replacing the one lost in the Main Lodge fire of Nov. 12/11. With more than 50 suggestions submitted through their Blog, Facebook and Twitter, the Resort thinks they’ve narrowed it down to 13 blocks that will encapsulate what White Point means to people.
The focal point of The White Point Quilt will be a beachstone fireplace anchoring the center of the quilt. Whittling down the extensive list ideas to be captured in the 12 blocks to surround the fireplace was a challenge the Resort and Bev Crouse of The Quilters Net partner in this project, welcomed.
Beach, surf, bunnies, food, sunsets, cottages, old Main Lodge, the suggestions seem endless, yet Crouse is confident she can get it all in, one way or another. Crouse says, after meeting with White Point to review all the suggestions that came in over a 2 week timeframe, the essence of White Point will be captured uniquely in this piece of art.
As the Quilting Parties get rolling this Spring, where White Pointers of all ages will have a chance to put a stitch or two in the quilt, the themes they’ll see take shape include; Bunnies; Beach Fun; Old Main Lodge; Golf; Weddings/Romance/Celebration; Cottages; Pool; Fishing Boats at Sunrise; Food; Lake/Boathouse; Beach Bonfire at Sunset; and Surfing. Serving as an ambassador, Crouse says of course the Nova Scotian and Canadian Flag will find their way into the quilt as well.
The Resort’s Marketing Manager, Donna Hatt, says the enthusiasm and interest in the new Quilt from White Pointers has been energizing. “Following the fire, we had so many offers of help – including picking up hammers and getting to work on the construction of the new Main Lodge. While submitting ideas and picking up a needle may not be as physically demanding, it is symbolic and an incredibly significant contribution, in stitching us together.”
Kicking off the Quilting Parties last Saturday at the Liverpool Firemen’s Breakfast, more than 40 White Pointers, from near and far and of all ages and abilities, with the assistance of Crouse, put their own “running stitches” in the centre block, the fireplace. Hatt says, “Having White Pointers gather and stitch alongside the Firemen that came to our aid during our fire, was a moving experience for all.”
Over the coming months, 6 Quilting Parties will be held between White Point and Halifax in an effort to enable as many people to participate in creating this new Heirloom starting with a March Break event for Children and their families. Regular updates will be posted to www.whitepoint.com/blog.
The White Point Quilt will be completed by Fall of 2012, in time for the re-opening of the Resort.
White Point is a year round-oceanfront beach vacation destination on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. While the 13 vacation homes and cottages remain available for vacationers, the main property is closed during the Main Lodge rebuilding and property wide renovations until Fall 2012.
Media Contact for White Point:
Donna Hatt, Marketing & Product Development Manager
phone: 902.354.2711 ext 369/ Cell: 902.521.7319
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