Feature quilters Dorothea Housworth (left) and Janet Jones (right) are seen working on one of the quilts that the Kootenay Quilt Guild made for the Rock Creek fire victims. The guild’s show is next week at the Prestige.

Kootenay Quilters’ Show slated for Oct. 2 & 3

Work by skilled quilters Janet Jones and Dorothea Houseworth will highlight the artistry behind the fabric creations.

Kootenay Quilt Guild members have been honing their artistic skills for the past two years and will present a spectacular quilt show on Friday, Oct. 2 from noon until 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson.

The draw for the raffle quilt Garden Labyrinth will take place at 4 p.m. on Oct. 3. This quilt has elicited great public support and all proceeds from the raffle will go to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation. A Quilt Boutique will feature the works of guild members and a vendor mall will also be on site.

Two highly skilled quilters will serve as feature quilters.

Janet Jones has quilted for 30 years. She takes special pride in a quilt that took first place in an Alberta competition and was subsequently purchased by Canada Packers. The quilt is now part of the textile collection at the University of Alberta. Jones joined Kootenay Quilters in 2013 and she enjoys the companionship and friendship of like-minded quilters.

Dorothea Houseworth expresses her artistic side through quilting. She studied textiles at St. Francis Xavier University and art through outreach courses from Emily Carr. Houseworth quilts so that each of her children will have a piece of her that can flow through the generations. She considers quilting her meditation and contemplates life and the person that the quilt is for with every fine stitch she takes.

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