Stitching White Point back Together Again
Thursday January 12, 2012 – White Point, Nova Scotia - White Point’s Main Lodge rebuild, following the devastating fire of Nov. 12/11 involves much more than just ‘bricks and mortar’. The sense of place, history and character it enjoyed was due to the pictures, painting and tapestries that conveyed White Point’s 83 year old story. One of the most treasured pieces lost was the White Point Quilt. On the 2nd month anniversary of the fire, White Pointers are now being asked to help create and stitch a new one for resorts Fall re-opening.
Quilts are treasured heirlooms, conjuring up feelings of warmth, love, comfort, care, tradition and beauty. That’s exactly what the White Point Quilt conveyed for guests at the Lodge and at trade shows where it hung proudly, says Donna Hatt, the Resorts Marketing Manager. “The White Point Quilt, created and stitched together by the Mill Village Anglican Church Guild Auxiliary many years ago, encapsulated the essence of White Point through a series of 17 folksy, stitched images”, says Hatt adding that was the perfect backdrop at travel shows, as well as a wall hanging in the Main Lodge.
Within days of the fire, images of the fireplaces and the quilt came streaming in from guests on the Resorts Facebook Page. Creating an opportunity for White Pointers to get involved in the rebuilding structurally isn’t possible, but anyone can share their ideas for what images should be included. There will be opportunities to actually put a stitch in the new White Point Quilt, says Bev Crouse, owner of www.quiltersnet.ca, a quilter and champion for The White Point Quilt – Stitching White Pointers Together project.
As a long time guest, quilt enthusiast and artist, Bev says, she was honoured to be asked by White Point to help with this project. “Having hosted quilting parties and shows at White Point for guests in the past, as a resident of the area and a guest on many occasions, I am a White Pointer” says Crouse. “Creating and working with fellow White Pointers to stitch together a new quilt will be an amazing experience.”
White Pointers are being invited not only to offer their ideas and suggestions, but to thread a needle help stitch it up too. The focal point of The White Point Quilt will be a beachstone fireplace anchoring the center of the quilt, surrounding it will be 12 blocks. Hatt says, White Pointers have 2 weeks to submit their ideas for these 12 blocks online. On February 2, the themes for the 12 blocks will be announced along with 6 White Point Quilting Parties scheduled between March – June where White Pointers will gather to ‘stitch’ White Point together again with the team from White Point and under the watchful eye of Crouse.
The White Point Quilt – Stitching White Pointers Together, will be created over the next 10 months mirroring the Main Lodge rebuild. Ideas for the quilt are being accepted until January 26th at www.whitepoint.com/blog .
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.
a) SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS for the Quilt in the “Comments” field below!
b) Watch the introduction of The White Point Quilt – Stitching White Pointers Together produced with The Picture House
Media Contact for White Point:
Donna Hatt, Marketing & Product Development Manager
phone: 902.354.2711 ext 369/ Cell: 902.521.7319
Media Contact for The Quilters Net:
Bev Crouse, Owner/Quilter
phone: 902.354.3996 / Cell:902-350-6105
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