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WI Roses on the Trent

Trent Valley Area WI, Ontario hold Quilting Bee

With great participation there were 20 Home and Country Rose Quilt Blocks created by members of the Trent Valley Area which includes the 2nd place winner. FWIO Past Presidents Donna Russett and Evelyn Peck proceeded assemble the quilt top and purchase the batting, backing, and sashing.

Donna was able to provide a location for it to be set up on it’s stretcher until completed at the Wellman’s WI Hall in Hastings District.

On July 8th WI members from Prince Edward and Hastings Districts assembled to begin the hand quilting of this wonderful quilt. Lunch was served by Cecelia Maines and Jane Schuell, Hastings District President.

On July 22nd members from the two branches in Northumberland District joined the Hastings and Prince Edward members to continue with this labour of love. Colleen Stickle, Area Chair and Mary Shortt provided lunch to the industrious women

More days like this will be needed and members are encouraged to come and enjoy the camaraderie of a Quilting Bee as we put stitches into this memorable quilt on our 125th anniversary year.

It will be completed and on display at the International Plowing Match in September along with quilts from Northern, Central, & Grey-Bruce WI Areas in Ontario.

Submitted by Mary Shortt, Community York Road WI, Ontario

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