Friday, August 2, 2013

Back to Bancroft

Today we're heading back to the cabin, in time for the Bancroft Art and Craft Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday.  I think this will be my fourth year there.  Once again I'll have lots of seconds for sale--imperfect pots, perfect for cottage living!  And a good selection of my "firsts" too.

You can find me at Millenium Park on the main drag through town, Hwy. 62 north.  Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-4.  In addition to the 30+ artists/artisans, there is live music and an impressive quilt show in an adjacent building.  If memory serves, they usually have a draw for some of the quilted items, including a bed quilt.  I've been learning some new quilting techniques in the winter months and have a renewed appreciation for this art.  The Bancroft quilters are truly a talented bunch!

Bancroft's Rockhound Gemboree is held the same week-end--apparently it's Canada's largest gem and mineral show.  I believe they are set up in the town's community centre.  I hear that tours are available to some of the local mine sites.

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