Penticton quilters put works on display

Quilt show runs Friday and Saturday at Penticton Trade and Convention Centre

A harvest of quilts are created for a special show that only occurs every three years in Penticton.

“Quilting has evolved over the years and this exhibit will take you on a journey from traditional hand quilting to magnificent art pieces,” said Linda Schmidt, current Penticton Quilters’ Guild president.

The show runs Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

Quilt show categories include first time quilters, beds, wall, art, wearable art and novelty items. The guild challenge this year is Christmas stockings which will all be filled and donated to charity for the holiday season. Annually, the guild offers quilted items to Meals on Wheels, Penticton and District Hospice Society and seniors’ facilities.

The show will feature a boutique offering many quilted and hand-crafted items for sale. Merchants including Batik Korner, The Book Shop, Cherry Tree Quilts, Fabricland, Heart n’ Sole Quilts, Linda’s Quilt Shoppe, Pleasant Valley Quilting and Tyjo’s Fabrics will also have booths set up at the show. Several of the merchants will also be hosting free demos over the two days including fibre art technique, wool appliqué and more.

For more information about the show contact quiltshow@pentictonquilters.com or visit www.pentictonquilters.com. Admission to the show is $6, cash only, at the door.

The Penticton Quilters Guild strives to provide a forum for quilters to meet, learn and exchange ideas and donate quilting projects to community organizations. The guild meets every second Wednesday from September to May at 9:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army Church at 2469 Main St. S.

 

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