Quilters are up to the challenge

Quilters are up to the challenge

Armstrong Quilters draw a crowd to their first show, with more than 50 quilts on display

  • Nov. 26, 2017 10:30 a.m.

When the Armstrong Quilters hosted their first quilt show, they probably had no idea of the level of enthusiasm that existed in the small city in the Spallumcheen Valley.

But at their recent show, more than 300 people cast ballots to vote for their favourite quilts on display — more than 50 of them on show at the Armstrong Towne Centre Mall.

“The first quilt show of the Armstrong Quilters was very successful,” said Susan Wilson, with the group. “Our thanks go out to mall owner Dave ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Foster, the tenants and Klia Cawston of Pleasant Valley Quilting for facilitating the use of the space.”

About 350 people cast a ballot for their favourite quilt. The winner of the Canadian Quilters Association’s Ribbon for Viewer’s Choice is Points and Peaks made by Yvette Richoux.

“Along with the general show, we had two separate challenges and voting for your favourite was by coin, with all proceeds going to charity,” said Wilson. “Congratulations to both winners — the Canada 150 Challenge was won by Lyn Longair and the Cheese Challenge by Sharon Eby. The true winner for these challenges, however, is Armstrong/Spallumcheen Food Bank. Through the coin voting we donated $233.21 to the food bank.

“We look forward to holding another quilt show in two or three years. Thanks to all that attended and made the day so rewarding.”

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The Armstrong Quilters meet the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church hall on Patterson Avenue. New members are welcome. For more information, please call Susan at 250-308-6635.