“Our Memories of Newfoundland’ Quilted - Bartlett Auctions Inc.
“Our Memories of Newfoundland’ Quilted
Lot Number:85
Start Time:11/30/2023 7:30:00 PM
End Time:12/4/2023 10:59:48 PM
Bid Count:52
High Bidder:805
Opening Bid (CDN):$5.00
Bid Increment:$50.00
Current Bid:$1,600.00
Bidding complete

An outstanding custom quilt measuring 6.6 ft by 8 ft.

A panel on the back of this quilt tells the story of how this quilt came about, see below:

 “God bless your cotton socks” beautiful Trinity for welcoming a group of quilting ladies (and three men) from all over Canada (and two from the United States) that were travelling through Newfoundland with Quilt Tours International (Q.T.I.) in June 2023.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time as we strolled, and we appreciated the beauty, the uniqueness, and the hospitality of your lovely village. We bought beautifully knitted items, enjoyed delicious chocolate, marvelled at the sea urchin shells, drank in the scenery, and appreciated the history and heritage of your very special corner of the world.

Two of our quilters, Mary Ellen Murphy, and Judi Bouman, had a chance meeting with Chris O’Dea on June 9, 2023, as he was working on the restoration of Forge on Dandy in Trinity. Chris introduced them to the Trinity Historical Society (THS).  A society with a mission to preserve, present, and promote the heritage of their wonderful community of Trinity and surrounding area.  Mary Ellen, Judi, and Chris discussed the society and the fundraising options and auction events. An idea was born! 

Mary Ellen and Judi returned to the tour bus, picked up the microphone, and asked if any of our quilters would be interested in contributing a square for a quilt that would be auctioned off in November by THS. Proceeds would support Trinity. The response was fast, furious, and enthusiastic. The decided quilt theme was a house/structure that you saw during your travels through Newfoundland. 

So, Trinity…. these “Come From Aways” are pleased to donate “Our Memories of NFLD” quilt in support and recognition of your beautiful village and in appreciation for the Trinity hospitality that we enjoyed in June 2023.

Viewers may recognize the historic Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinity, The Green Family Forge and a few blocks influenced by other Trinity architecture.

Thanks to Peter Jackson of The Telegram for also completing an article regarding this piece. It can be found at this link  - https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/ask-and-ye-shall-receive-tourists-pay-back-newfoundland-town-with-breathtaking-quilt-100915160/

Thanks to Anthony Germain, host of CBC NL program On the Go for an interview as well. Please take a listen to learn more about how this fantastic quilt came about: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-47-on-the-go/clip/16026874-trinity-quilt

No donations for this lot

Auction Terms

Thank you for supporting the Trinity Historical Society. Bidding for this auction will begin at approximately 4pm Thursday November 30, 2023. Items will start to close at 7 pm Monday, December 4th, 2023.

For fairness and ease of bid management, this auction features a Staggered, Soft-Close.

  • STAGGERED - for example on Monday, December 4th - Lot #1 will close at 7 pm, all subsequent lots will close twenty seconds apart until done.
  • SOFT-CLOSE - If a bid is received in the final 45 seconds before a lot closes, the countdown will reset to 45 seconds for that lot only. The lot will finally close when no bids are received in the final 45 seconds. No other scheduled closing times are affected, only the active lot.

Auction will end when last item closes and invoices will be automatically sent to the email on file. Please check your Junk Mail if you do not receive the invoice or, go to your Account on the main page of the auction website to click and pay from the credit card you have on file or another card. Those pledging a cash donation will be receipted separately from the auction activity.

This is a complimentary community service provided by Bartlett Auctions. No HST applicable and no Buyer's Premium, your bid is the only amount invoiced. We thank you for your kind support.

Newfoundland and Labrador

 Auction Removal Times

Successful bidders can pick up their items from 221 Duckworth St, St. John's Tuesday, December 5th from 12-6 pm.

If the successful bidder is unable to pick up an item on Tuesday, other arrangements can be accommodated. Please contact Jim Miller at ths@trinityhistoricalsociety.com or 709-464-3599


If arrangements are not completed within a week for pick-up, item will default to next highest bidder.

Welcome to the Trinity Historical Society Online Auction! 

Founded nearly sixty years ago in 1964, the Trinity Historical Society has grown to operate a system of historic sites in the town of Trinity, NL; maintains an archival collection that dates to the 1740’s and continues to be true in protecting and preserving our unique heritage. To learn more about us and our work check us out at www.trinityhistoricalsociety.com

Thanks to our many generous donors, we have assembled a wonderful selection of unique items that include; fun stay & play packages, amazing experiences, inspiring artwork, fine wines, unique handcrafted items and so much more! We have lots of items that would make ideal Christmas gifts for family and friends or just that special treat for you. We have something for everyone!

Funds raised from this auction will be used to continue the development and offering of new educational programs both at our sites and digitally.

Artwork and other items will be displayed at the South Beach Building, 221 Duckworth Street, St. John’s

Hours for preview will be from 12 noon to 6:00 pm on Saturday, December 2nd, 12 noon to 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 3rd and 4 – 7 pm on Monday, December 4th.

We encourage you to check back often on your bids throughout the coming days, remember bidding begins to close at 7 PM on December 4th, 2023!