Vernon Silver Star Quilters members Nonie Davies (left) and Debbie Giles finish up their projects for the Legacy of Quilts VIII Show

Quilters work to leave a ‘Legacy’

Legacy of Quilts VIII Show begins Sept. 27 and runs to Sept. 28 at the Vernon Recreation Centre

Vernon Silver Star Quilters is a diverse group of women, (and one guy) coming from all parts of the world, with a common interest in quilting and fabric.

The guild’s main focus is to promote quilting through literature, workshops, seminars, demonstrations and quilt shows. Meetings are a great time to catch up with friends, make new friends and learn new things. The guild meets twice a month on the first and third Thursday mornings. Besides business and announcements, we all enjoy workshops, trunk shows, demonstrations, and especially our regular show and tell.

The guild also offers guest speakers/teachers, and two retreats a year. We have a library with a great selection of quilting books, patterns, rulers and magazines, all of which may be borrowed. There are also social days, road trips, pot lucks and several subgroups.

Every third year the guild hosts their tri-ennual quilt show (undoubtedly one of the biggest and best around),  and VSSQ members — more than 130 of them — have been very busy this year preparing for their Legacy of Quilts V111 Show. This show-stopper features more than 250 quilts on display, as well as a tea room ($3 per person), a merchants’ mall, a raffle for amazing quilts, demos, and a gift shop.

Funds raised from this tri-ennual event are used for providing materials for quilts which are donated to a number of community services. In the past three years, hundreds of quilts were gifted to organizations that work with marginalized children, victims of fire, crime and accidents, disaster relief  and preemies in hospitals. Funds are also donated to charities as their need is dictated, and the remainder covers operational overhead for the next three years.

This year’s show runs today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation Centre. Everyone is welcome and note: husbands get in for free! For everyone else, admission is $6. Be inspired, while supporting local charities!

Cathi Litzenberger is a member of Vernon Silver Star Quilters  and food columnist at The Morning Star.


Just Posted

Sagmoen’s arrest was valid, Vernon RCMP officers say

Curtis Sagmoen saga continued Tuesday with defence counsel questioning validity of warrant

Tax increase allows for more firefighters in Vernon

City of Vernon councillors approved a 4.91 per cent tax increase in 2020

Truck fire spreads to property in gated Vernon community

A loud bang rang out as flames spread to the grass

RCMP traffic services moves to Falkland to slow down speeders

Falkland detachment to serve as new HQ for RCMP’s North Okanagan Traffic Services

Mr. Mikes Vernon to recognize local charities with $500

Restaurant looking for Deeds Well Done in 7th annual holiday campaign

B.C. woman charged in connection to stolen vehicle smash-up in Kamloops

Kersten Ina Peters was arrested in the Fraser Valley on Friday, Dec. 6

VIDEO: Harbour Air makes history with first electric aircraft test flight

Successful flight marks first of its kind in the world

The Grinch who Stole a Hedge: Security camera captures Chilliwack tree theft

RCMP arrives as person calmly walks away with tree in downtown area

Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to rodents and snakes

92 cases of salmonella across six provinces, including B.C.

Meng Wanzhou wins right to more documents involving arrest at Vancouver airport

Defence lawyers allege the Huawei executive was unlawfully detained, searched and interrogated

Truck with body inside found at bottom of lake near Kootenay ferry

Investigators believe no foul play is expected but are unsure how the vehicle ended up in the Arrow Lakes

VIDEO: Calgary man narrowly escapes from avalanche while running at Lake Louise

Bryon Howard caught the entire wild experience on camera

Former Summerland lifeguard to be sentenced in January

Edward Casavant has pleaded guilty to child assault and pornography charges

Most Read