Thursday, 18 September 2014


The town of Amherst comes alive during the week of the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival and the many shops and businesses which populate our downtown join in on the fibre celebration.  One of Amherst's largest and oldest shops is dayle's Department Store on Victoria Street.  Every year dayle's offer a variety of daily specials and demonstrations in the Dry Goods department and this year they've got a great line-up!

At the top of this page under the orange heading, you will see a list of light grey tabs;  click on the one which reads "daily events" to see some of the demonstrations offered this year - everything from beautiful "Belgium Bobbin" Lace to the intriguing "Poetry Mittens!" Not to be missed is a showcase of Deb Plestid's incredible work in the large front windows. The always-lively Market on Saturday will have a special focus on fibre arts.  

One of the most popular events is the quilt block contest and this year the theme is star blocks. Click the pictures below to enlarge:

By entering one block you may win 20 back - enough to make an entire quilt- or the Viewer's Choice which is a basket filled with quilting supplies.

The blocks entered are on display in Dry Goods on the 2nd floor;  it's so fun to see the different blocks and try to pick your favourite.

They're all so lovely it's hard to choose just one!

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