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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Visit to the Glengarry Pioneer Museum

Glengarry Pioneer Museum


By Linda Henderson


June 28 & 29, 2014  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  

Quilts, needlework, rug hooking, spinning, weaving and anything related to the textile arts will be the theme of the weekend. Examples from the Museum's collection, as well as rarely seen pieces from the trunks of community members will bring warmth and colour to the Museum grounds. Demonstrations of wool dying, hand quilting, rug hooking, spinning and weaving will all take place with hands-on activities and potential workshops still in the works. Textile vendors, food and refreshments will be available both days.

This is the ad posted by the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan in Eastern Ontario that attracted BHCG members, Dawna Matthew, Linda Henderson, Claire and Candace Fradette, and Jacquie Tseng who attended this wonderful event.  Quilts and hooked rugs were on display both outdoors and throughout the pioneer buildings on the site.  A number of vendors, including our friend Loretta Moore, were on site with wonderful wares to tempt  BHCG members as well as those from the St. Henri group who visited.  Also tempting were the items included in the raffle. Linda Henderson was delighted to win the wonderfully generous basket supplied by the Martintown Wild and Wooly Rug Hookers.  The Martintown group's display of hooked rugs as well as their demonstration rug drew lots of attention.  The Martintown Wild and Wooly Rug Hookers have regular hooking get-togethers on the grounds of the Museum throughout the summer.  The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is a special place and we all came away with a special reverence for all these pioneer crafts that sustained our ancestors and made their homes functional, comfortable and beautiful.  It is an honour to continue in their footsteps.  



Museum Website: Glengarrypioneermuseum.ca



Rug Hooking - Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Loyal Orange Lodge (1867) : Glengarry Pioneer Museum gift

Rug Hooking - Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Bedroom: Star Inn (1840s): Glengarry Pioneer Museum

Rug Hooking - Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Child's Room:  Star Inn (1840s): Glengarry Pioneer Museum

Rug Hooking - Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Kitchen: Star Inn (1840s): Glengarry Pioneer Museum

Rug Hooking - Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Martintown Wild and Wooly Rug Hookers