Every third year

Every third year

Quilters put their work on display

Refugees, premature babies and anyone in need have all received quilts generously made and donated by members of the guild

For 30 years, members of the Vernon Silver Star Quilters have been creating hand-crafted quilts for the joy of quilting but also for people in need, from premature babies to refugees from foreign lands.

The guild now has more than 150 members and the list keeps growing. Meetings are the first and third Thursday of each month at St. John’s  Lutheran Church in Vernon.

“We also have sub-groups, such as the Scrappy group, Classics (traditional), Art group (Quartz) and a Star group,” said Betty Carlson, with the guild. “These have fewer members and a more intimate setting where we sew on our preferred projects. We also have sewing days where we make quilts for different charities or special events.”

Every third year, members host a quilt show of their handiwork. This year’s show takes place today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation Complex, 3310 – 37th Ave. There will be a tea room, a merchant mall, quilt raffle and a door prize along with hundreds of quilts to view. Admission is $7.