It Started With A Stitch Quilt Show
Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Fri & Sat 10 - 6 Sun 10 - 4
‘It Started With a Stitch’ is the fourth exciting quilt exhibition presented by the Westshore Quilters’ Guild celebrating the creativity of local quilters. Eagle Ridge Community Centre in Langford will be awash in colour from March 22nd – 24th where examples of quilters’ art, from traditional bed quilts to contemporary wall hangings, will fill the arena. This show reflects guild members’ skill and passion for the ever-evolving art of quilting.
Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 4, the public is invited to enjoy this show at The Eagle Ridge Community Centre, 1089 Langford Parkway. This is a perfect venue to enjoy beautiful displays of quilts. Admission to the show is $6.00 for the weekend and there is lots of free parking at the arena.
At the show visitors are invited to vote for their favorite quilt in each category. A “Name That Movie” Block challenge will test viewers’ knowledge of popular movies. Children can participate in a Scavenger Hunt. Throughout the show, door prizes will be drawn. Vendor Booths and a Guild Store will offer a wide variety of sewing and quilt related items as well as quilts to wearable items for sale.
The public is invited to assist in sewing quilt blocks to create quilts for the Guild’s charity, Cridge Transition House for Women. The goal for this show is to complete at least four quilts for this worthwhile cause.
Raffle quilts made by members of the guild will be on display, and the purchase of tickets for these quilts will continue through Sunday morning. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to purchase materials to complete quilts for Guild charities. The Westshore Quilters’ Guild is a local quilting guild of 135 members. Members gather monthly for meetings to enjoy a speaker, a show and share, social time and many other activities. Twice a month, sewing days are held for members to gather to sew quilts and assist each other with quilt making problems. In addition, members gather regularly for sewing bees to make quilts for charity. Throughout the year the Guild offers workshops conducted by professional teachers where we learn a variety of techniques that add to our quilt-making skills.