westshore’s weekend show
By Patricia Belyea
COLWOOD BC What does it take to put on a successful quilt show? The answer: endless volunteer hours, talented quilters, and happy visitors.
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Westshore Quilters Guild is presenting its biennial show. The show hits all the high notes perfectly.
The parking lot at Eagle Ridge Community Centre in Langford BC was packed when the show opened. My mother and I had to park down by a soccer field and walk a ways to get to the hall.
The show’s focus is a display of members’ work. There are also vendors along the perimeter of the Centre with exceptionally priced fat quarters and other goodies. Demos, an area for making charity quilts and a guild store round out the event.
Many of the quilts are top notch in design and craftsmanship. Others aren’t quite as polished but I salute the courage it takes to hang one’s first or fourth quilt in public.
Mom and I shopped in the guild store where Mom bought a little girl’s dress. For $20, it’s adorable in yellow with mid-blue polka dots. Of course it will go to Mom’s newest great-grandchild in New Zealand. Although Flora is less than two months old, she will have a dress ready for when she’s a toddler.