The Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild Bi-Annual Show drew crowds to the Gibsons Arena over the Mother’s Day weekend, with its largest-ever display of quilts, fibre and wearable art.
Over 400 pieces draped the arena walls and display racks in vibrant colour and texture, with the public invited to vote for their favourites. The visual feast overwhelmed with the variety, quality, and skills displayed. Essentially, the art of quilting is similar to painting – creating designs and texture with fabric and stitchery rather than paint and canvas.
Event organizer and Guild Past President, Fay Bullock, expects the next show, in 2015, to easily surpass the 2013 show in quantity and quality. New members are always welcome, says Bullock. The Guild meets the last Saturday of each month (except June, July, August and December) at Holy Family Church in West Sechelt. For more information, visit the website: www.scquiltersguild.com
Heather Jeal, Contributing Writer