Laura McEachern working on her quilt

Kootenay Quilters Guild presents ‘Quilted Treasures’

The event will feature an eclectic mix of full sized quilts, Quilt Challenge Table Runners and more

Feature quilters, Bonnie Chalmers and Laura McEachern found a quilting home with the Kootenay Quilters Guild in spite of divergent backgrounds in which they honed their skills.

Chalmers’s journey has been one of trial and error, playing with colour and applying techniques learned in Guild workshops. McEachern’s interest in fabrics began when she studied for two years with a Vancouver couturier. The evolution from clothing construction to quilting provided an artistic outlet that has no boundaries.

Both will have their work on display in the Quilted Treasures show next weekend. The event will also feature an eclectic mix of full sized quilts, Quilt Challenge Table Runners, and displays of delightful pieces made by the recently created Art Quilt Group. Kootenay Applique Society members will display some of their delicate work, including Dawn Fox-Cooper whose award-wining work has been shown in several shows in the USA.

The Guild continues to serve the needs of all levels of quilters. Workshops are held according to the quilter’s interest. The Quilters enjoy donating quilts to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary store, the Transition House, Rotaplast, Quilts of Valour, Malambo Women’s Group and the New Year’s Baby Quilt for a baby born at KLDH or at home.

Quilted Treasures runs Friday, October 4 from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prestige. The Quilt Raffle will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Vendors will be present and there is a Guild Boutique.

For more information visit the Kootenay Quilters Guild on Facebook.

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