Minto Arts Council presents Miniature Quilts and Wall Hangings

The Minto Arts Council is presenting Miniature Quilts and Wall Hangings by the Four Corners Quilters’ Guild at the Minto Heri­tage Gallery from Jan. 11 to Feb. 17, with the official opening from 7 to 9pm.
Members of the guild are from Mount Forest, Conn, Har­riston, Hanover, and surround­ing areas. Their handmade works include wall hangings, runners, and miniature quilts. The miniature quilts replicate a full size quilt on a reduced scale.
Generally, the scale is 12 to 1, but miniature quilts come in varying sizes. One of the quilts on display measures 4 ½- by 7-inches. Any quilt pattern can be modified to make a miniature quilt. Miniature quilts have a couple of advantages over reg­u­lar-sized ones; namely, they use less fabric and time to sew and they can be displayed as wall hangings.
This exhibit is a treat for quilters and a learning experi­ence for non-quilters who en­joy seeing other artistic talents. There are a variety of tech­niques used for construction of the articles on display such as: paper piecing, pieced blocks, appliqué blocks, hand quilting, and machine quilting.
The exhibit is a preview of the coming Fireworks Festival quilt show, to be held at the Mount Forest curling club July 17 to 19.
The show will feature over 300 quilted items, in­cluding full size quilts, mini­atures, wall hangings and a special exhibit of landscape quilts from a workshop taught by renowned artist Renske Helmuth, from Moorefield.
The Minto Heritage Gallery is located on the upper floor of the Harriston public library and the hours of operation are Tuesday from 7 to 9pm Thurs­day and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7-9pm and Saturdays from 11am to 1pm.