September 12, 2012….the White Point Quilt has been inspired, designed and stitched together with White Pointers under the watchful and artistic eye of local quilter, Bev Crouse of the Quilters Net. With 12 of the 13 individual panels complete, we thought it was a great time to share with White Pointers an update featuring your collective work to date. We felt it was a fitting way to observe the 10th month anniversary of our re-opening journey. Enjoy: White Point Quilt Vignette
In the days following the devastating fire on Nov. 12/11 that destroyed our historic 1928 Main Lodge, we began to realize the extensive loss of so many artifacts and works of art that adorned the Lodge. One of those items was the 30 year old White Point Quilt that hung with pride in the stairwell.
In January/February White Pointers offered their feedback/suggestions for ideas for the Quilt. In March we started hosting Quilting Parties. Parties were hosted at March Break at White Point, at Firemen’s Breakfasts in Liverpool, at Saltscapes Expo in Halifax and Toronto, at Quilting Guilds, and Arts Shows….literally thousands of stitches have been added to the panels, or blocks, of the White Point Quilt. Collectively, you have all helped to stitch us together again!
And we’re not done!
A series of Quilting Parties will be hosted here, at White Point following our re-opening in November and throughout the Christmas Holidays as guests add their stitches here at home. The final unveiling and hanging of the quilt here at home, at White Point, will in be January 2013.
We also invite you to join us in congratulating Bev who received the Diamond Jubilee Award from Nova Scotia Premier Dexter for her work with this project.
There are many more stitches to collect, but so many have already meant so much to our journey towards re-opening in November 2012.