Historic monument to host quilts show – news of the area

Beautiful quilts will be on display.

THE Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum is a historic gem of the Nambucca Valley and will soon be hosting an event that is sure to delight local quilters.

President Ms. Leanne Welsh told News of The Area: “We are proud to host a little quilting show for Veranda Post Patch workers on Saturday June 26 and Sunday June 27.”

This fabulous event is not to be missed and will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday.

This is not the usual time for the Quilters to hold their annual show.

Due to the Covid-19 disruptions, the Easter Quilters events have been canceled, meaning no shows have taken place in the past two years.

It is for this reason that the volunteers of Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum kindly offered to organize a small show around the museum buildings in June.

This show will have an entrance fee of $ 5.00, which will include viewing of the quilts exhibit and a museum tour.

The show location includes a cottage replica, a barn with horse-drawn tools, an industrial shed showcasing the timber, beef, banana, and agricultural industries of the Nambucca Valley, as well as an old police cell, a cream shed with daily dairy items, a bark hut showing how the early settlers worked and lived in the bush, not to mention the Ellen Partridge annex full of local artifacts, all located in beautiful gardens.

This entrance fee will also include Devonshire tea in the museum’s beautiful relaxed grounds.

There will be a raffle organized on both days with prizes from the patchwork group.

This is a fabulous opportunity to take some time out, visit the museum, and see the Quilt Show and the amazing things that Mary Boulton’s Pioneer Cottage and Museum has to offer.

The historical museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

It is located 2 km east of the post office along Gumma Road in Macksville.

Please call Leanne Welsh on 0407682179 for more information. You can also find them on Facebook: Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage & Museum.

By Tamara MCWILLIAM


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