Lighting the Past
Judy Leslie, Coquitlam, BC
Grand Prize Winner of the Grand National Quilt Show
“The Point Prim Lighthouse represents my paternal family connections. In 1803 my forebears sailed with a group of Lord Selkirk’s Scottish Settlers to homestead on the Point Prim peninsula, Prince Edward Island.
Later on, my great-grandfather, John Gillis, was keeper of the Point Prim Lighthouse from 1897 until 1909. One hundred years after his death, my sister and I climbed worn steps up to the lantern room for the first time. As we viewed the surrounding area, we reflected on how our predecessors had so courageously journeyed to and settled on the red clay soils of this ‘bonny’ island.”
Judy Leslie spent several hundred hours creating this beautiful quilt that depicts the beloved Point Prim Lighthouse. And a heartfelt “thank you” to Judy for donating her prize winnings to the lighthouse society, as well!
For those of you interested, here is the link to the Grand National Quilt Show: