July 22, 2017
Come spend an afternoon in the quaint countryside gardens of rural Laurel, Ontario, on Saturday July 22. The Quilts in the Garden event will be full of music, refreshments, lucky draws, bake sales and a display of fine quilts in support of Bethell Hospice. Admission to the event is free but donations would be graciously accepted. Any donation over the amount of $20 shall receive a tax receipt from Bethell Hospice.
This inaugural event is being held in memory of the late Pam Neilly who was an avid quilter and member of the Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild. At Pam’s funeral, each person was handed a swath of fabric as they entered. Pam’s brother told a wonderful story about how the people in the church represented such a wide and varied connection to Pam and her extended families….just like a quilt. The fabric was then collected and a number of members from the guild spent many days creating quilts (5 of them in total) as a gesture of friendship and their love of quilting. Four of these quilts (pictured below) are being auctioned off online with the fifth one being reserved for a “live auction” at 1pm on the day of the event.
Please click below to go the auction site.