Quilting has been something my grandmother has done for decades. She has passed on this tradition to her eldest daughter but certainly more people could learn this skill. Every night, I enjoy turning in under the handmade quilt that my aunt or grandma made for me. There is something special about things that are handmade, the care and the extra bit of love put into seeing them complete.
On the Great Northern Peninsula there are a number of quilting guilds. Canada Bay Quilters is a new opportuny for those of all ages and all levels of experience to learn the art of foundation paper piecing from beginner to advance.
Joan Penney-Flynn has 40 years of experience and is available to teach others for a fee of $50. After a class, you should have a completed project. Information is listed below, if interest in such workshops.
The Great Northern Peninsula has a long history of making things by hand. Our ancestors who came from England and other parts of Europe brought these handmade traditions and skills with them. Some of these skills were commercialized under the leadership of Sir Dr. Wilfred Grenfell as he created an industrial division that focused on handicrafts and textile products. One of the products made was the hooked rug, which are still practiced and available for sale at Grenfell Heritage Shoppe in St. Anthony as women in the region still make new and traditional rugs.
In Englee, there is a rug hooking exhibition that is open 9-5 on Monday to Friday at the Town Hall. They are also home to Glacier Glass, glass art studio and gift shop as well a space where quilting can take place.
The Great Northern Peninsula is embracing all things handmade and your destination to experience these types of learning vacations, workshops or purchase handmade products.
Live Rural NL –
Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA (The Straits-White Bay North)
Many local people have ideas and skills to provide unique products and services to be offered and sold on the Great Northern Peninsula and the world. Often what is lacking is knowledge and information about running a successful business. It is essential to provide entrepreneurs, local businesses and hobbyists with opportunities to learn. Government agencies, colleges, non-profits and for-profit businesses all offer courses and seminars. CBDC Nortip has arranged to have seminars run in local communities on a regular basis on topics of customer service, marketing, bookkeeping, business planning, social media and accounting.
There is an additional opportunity to attend a Craft Industry Development Workshop – Part II. Please see below:
Nordic Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with CBDC Nortip & INTRD, will be hosting a one day Pricing & Etsy Workshop from 10am-3pm on Wednesday, June 15th at the GNP Crafts in Shoal Cove East!
Everyone is welcome, but space is limited, so please confirm attendance by June 13th to confirm a space for you and/or anyone else you may know that is interested in learning
more about selling their unique craftwork.
Please forward to anyone who may be interested! Have a great day!
Take care,Andre Myers Economic Development Officer Nordic Economic Development Corporation Flower’s Cove, NL P.O. Box 160, A0K 2N0 Ph:(709) 456-2840 Fax: (709) 456-2846 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
If you are a crafter, hobbyist or interested individual come out and participate in this one day workshop.
Live Rural NL –
Christopher C. Mitchelmore