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Georgian Quilters Guild celebrate 10th anniversary with show & sale (Posted On: Tuesday, May 02, 2006)

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Fabric Fantasies , an exhibition of the artwork of the Georgian Quilters Guild opens at the Leonard E. Shore Memorial Library Gallery on May 6th, 2006. A reception, with the artists in attendance, will take place from 2pm - 4pm.

The Georgian Quilters Guild has been in existence for 10 years, and it is time to celebrate their accomplishments. The Guild was founded by Betty McKenzie in 1996 and since that time, the group has expanded to 55 members from across Grey County. Besides creating beautiful works of art, the members of the Georgian Quilters Guild also participate in many community outreach programs. They have produced over 75 comfort quilts for Project Smile, (children with cancer) and the London Health Services Pediatric Oncology Department. More quilts have been donated to auctions such as Tim Hortons Send a Kid to Camp and “The Quilt” for Breast Cancer research. Their signature quilt fundraiser for Meaford Hall raised over $5,000.

The members of the Georgian Quilters Guild will be celebrating their 10th anniversary with a showcase and sale of some of their recent creations. A unique feature to this exhibition will be the results of the Guild’s “tin challenge”, in which members were inspired to create a miniature quilt consisting of only three fabrics. Each fabric choice was to reflect the member’s own interpretation of the ‘colour of tin’. Another feature entitled, “The President’s Post”, will be a display of works from the Guild’s five presidents; Betty McKenzie, Jean Leishman, Irma Shortt, Joanne Inglis and Gudrun Biemann. In addition, the show will feature a “Buyers Boutique” in which members of the public can purchase a number of quilted items from pot holders to quilts and many other interesting applications. There will be two T.V. quilts for door prizes, as well as a chance for the public to choose their favorite quilt.

The L.E. Shore Memorial Library Gallery in Thornbury is a lovely, vaulted exhibition space that hosts monthly exhibits by both individuals and groups within the community. Exhibit proposals are reviewed and selected by a volunteer Arts Advisory Council and proposals are always welcome.

Fabric Fantasies is on exhibit from May 6th through May 30th, during regular library hours. Admission is free. The Library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11am until 8 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am until 5 pm and Sundays from 1pm until 4pm. For more information about the exhibit, please contact the L.E. Shore Memorial Library in Thornbury at 519-599-3681 or by email at

News Release contact:
Suzanne Ferri
Library Clerk
Leonard E. Shore Memorial Library
519-599-3681 tel
Digital images of artwork available upon request.



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