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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gerald Fagan speaks for the LGQG

We were privileged to have Gerald Fagan speaking for us at the February 2011 Guild meeting. Most of us knew him as a wonderful musician and conductor, but most of us did not know that he is also an avid collector of antique textiles. One of the events leading up to the Bach Music Festival in Exeter, ON in July, is a the Heritage Quilt Exhibition which will feature the collection of Gerald and Marlene Fagan as well as other heritage quilts 'with a story'. The Exhibit takes place Friday March 25 from 10 - 8pm and Saturday, March 26 from 10 - 5pm at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, 264 Main St. Exeter, ON. There will be a tea room and a merchant mall. Judy Lyons will be doing a lecture on Friday at 2 pm and will also be available for appraisals.

"Uncle Gerry" is pictured here with his niece, Maureen who is our guild secretary. We found out that she was the flower girl at his wedding as well :-).

A few of the gorgeous quilts from Gerald's personal collection:

To see more pictures of the quilts check out our web album.

Don't forget to sign up for a workshop on Friday, March 11th, Shattered Angles with Susan Purney Mark. This looks like it'll be a great stash buster and great for using up those fat quarters that you bought just because you liked them!

In April, Bev White will be doing a workshop on Crazy quilts. This will be the last workshop of this calendar year for the guild, so take advantage of these great learning opportunities while you can!

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