The Breton Quilters Guild is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special exhibit at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. Beauty and Function: The Art and Craft of Quilts collects a sample of the work the Guild has produced over the years and gives audiences an introduction to the intricacies of traditional quilt-work.
Beauty and Function opened earlier this week and will have a reception to celebrate the opening on Thursday, January 21 from 4-6pm. Members of the Guild will be on hand offering demonstrations of quilting techniques and providing insight into the projects and history of the Breton Quilters.
The Breton Quilters Guild is a group of enthusiastic quilt makers who meet most Mondays at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design from September to June. They work to preserve the art and heritage of quilt making. This busy group always has a project on the frame, many of which are donated to local groups such as the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
They also have block-of-the-months projects, raffle quilts and all sorts of other activities. Membership in the guild provides an opportunity for quilters to exchange ideas and information and to enjoy the fellowship of quilting together.
Beauty and Function: The Art and Craft of Quilts runs until February 27 in the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design’s main gallery located at 322 Charlotte St. in Sydney.