FOR BROADCAST: Nova Scotians will learn about one of the oldest quilting techniques at an exhibit this summer. A private collection of star-themed quilts will be on display at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton from Wednesday (July 1st) to September 7th. The exhibit opens to the public at 2 P-M on Wednesday (July 1st). Admission to the museum is free on Canada Day. -30- Nova Scotians will learn about one of the oldest quilting techniques at an exhibition this summer. A Century of Stars, a private collection owned by Diane MacLeod Shink, is an exhibit of antique and vintage quilts on display at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, from Wednesday, July 1 to Monday, Sept. 7. Ms. MacLeod Shink is a well-known lecturer, certified appraiser and co-author of Canadian Heritage Quilting — Quick Creative Designs. She will be at the opening reception on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Admission to the museum will be free to mark Canada Day. Stars, the oldest of quilt motifs, come in many sizes and have been a favorite of many quilters for centuries. The exhibit displays a variety of quilts from the past 150 years with unique fabrics that often reflect the personality of their makers. The Nova Scotia Silk Star quilt is one of the most vibrant in the collection. Made in Halifax in the late 19th century, the six-pointed-star pattern is composed of multicolored silks using a paper-piecing method. Jenny’s Star, locally made in River John in the late 1950’s, is a Lemoyne star quilt made from cotton print purchased at a local store. The stars were hand-appliquéd onto their backing of bleached sugar bags. More information about the exhibit is available on the Museum of Industry website at museum.gov.ns.ca/moi or by contacting Denise Taylor at 902-755-5425 or [email protected] .