Andrea Shaw claims Centennial Quilt just in time for Christmas

Andrea Shaw with her new Centennial Quilt.

We have a winner!
The Stanley Bridge Centre’s (SBC) Centennial Quilt, designed and crafted by a talented group of quilters in Charlottetown in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, was won by Andrea Shaw of Covehead.

Shaw was joined by her husband David and one of their two daughters, 11-year-old Ashlyn, at the Stanley Bridge Centre on Saturday, Dec 16, to claim her prize.

“I never win anything,” said a delighted Andrea.

Her lucky ticket was one of approximately 700 purchased during the spring and summer months at the SBC’s farmer’s market. Money from ticket sales will go towards renovations at the SBC.

Quilt tickets, at five dollars each and three for $10, drew an enthusiastic response, with many purchased by visitors travelling to Stanley Bridge from as far away as the United States, China, the United Kingdom, several European countries, Japan and Australia.


From left Eliza MacEwen, a member of the Stanley Bridge Centre’s board of directors and Helen MacEwen, the SBC’s president, presented the Centennial Quilt to Covehead resident Andrea Shaw, right. One side of the quilt is filled with cascading maple leaves while the reverse side features a giant maple leaf.

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Stanley Bridge gets early glimpse of Christmas spirit

It was festive time in Stanley Bridge Saturday, Dec 2, when the Sterling Women’s Institute (Stanley Bridge Hall) threw open its doors for the hall’s annual Christmas craft fair. It was a chance for Islanders from near and afar to shop for the perfect Christmas gift, to support local artisans and to greet dear friends. Bracing weather helped draw a strong turnout to this much-anticipated event on the holiday calendar.
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