Dedicated dealers support  Elora Antique and Vintage show

April 13, 2023   ·   0 Comments

The Elora Antique and Vintage show returns on Saturday, Apr. 15 and Sunday, Apr. 16.

The show has ran for 30 years and a big reason for its success and longevity is the dedicated dealers who sign up year after year.

Karen Poce from Chesley is one of these people.  Her passion is vintage textiles and antique quilts. A gifted seamstress, she keeps busy over the winter repairing and refurbishing quilts, bedspreads and vintage blankets in preparation for the coming show season.

“I believe it was the brilliant pianist Linus who once said ‘Happiness is a warm blanket’.  Words of wisdom indeed! I truly believe that a house is not a home without the inclusion of textiles,” said Poce. “It may be spring but there is nothing like warming ourselves up by wrapping us in tattered wool blankets and frayed family quilts sitting on pillows in front of fireplaces and wood stoves.”

She added, “When you look at an antique Log Cabin quilt you will notice in the center of every block is a small red square. This square represents the hearth and heart of the home. It’s that hearth that warms not only our homes but our hearts. That is why I love textiles so much; it transcends the fabric and transports us from a place from the past and reaches out to us in our hearts and our homes in the present.”

For the show on Apr. 15, Poce will bring linen tea towels, cheery tablecloths, dainty hankies, furry chenilles, sustainable quilting fabric and of course antique quilts.  She’ll join more than 30 other dealers with a wide range of antique and vintage goods for sale.

The antique show is at the Elora Curling Club, 27 David St. W., in Elora. It runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Apr. 15 and Sunday, Apr. 16 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Adult admission is $10.  Kids under 13 are free.  

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