“Quilts of COVID” History Lecture, January 28th, 1:30 p.m.

The Clyde River History Society is reminding our audience about the first history lecture on the “Quilts of COVID” this coming Saturday, January 28th at 1:30 p.m. So far, it looks like it will be a sunny weekend, but if the weather is stormy, please check this page or our Clyde River Facebook page for updates. We space the lectures two weeks apart to allow for postponed lectures to take place on the following Saturday. The location of these events is the Riverview Community Centre at 718 Clyde River Road. All are welcome. We also invite visitors to tour our museum of artefacts and historic photos.

There will be refreshments and a time to socialize following the lecture. If you have any specific questions about the lecture series, please email vivian@eastlink.ca.

Marg Weeks – “Quilts of COVID” – January 28th, 2023, 1:30 p.m.

Marg Weeks (credit: Saltwire)

During the pandemic, some PEI quilters took fabric that they already had stashed around the house and created quilts. Marg will tell the story of how this pandemic project progressed and will bring along a few of the quilts.

Available for sale at event

The resulting book features photos of 70 quilts from 27 quilters. Some of them are machine quilted and others are hand-quilted works of art and museum quality. A glossary of quilting terms is included for non-quilters. The book helps to spread the joy of quilting and gives these creations a place in the pages of Island history.

Margaret (Marg) Weeks was born and raised on a dairy farm near Picton, Ontario, in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She graduated from MacDonald College, McGill, in Montreal with a Bachelor of Food Science in 1972. In that same year, she accepted a position with the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and moved to the Island. She worked with the 4-H program across the Province in Home Economics skill development and rural leadership enhancement and later with UPEI managing Profit Learn PEI.

Aside from her professional career, she built skills in many areas through volunteer activities with the PEI Women in Agriculture, 4-H, Missions Thrift Store, her Church family and, of course, the Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild. Her interest in writing, as well as fabric and design, has led to her leadership in the production of “Quilts of Covid”.

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