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Quilters Guild Show features nationally nominated local
The Castlegar Quilters Guild will be hosting their 2012 Quilt Show "Stitches from the Heart" on Oct. 19-21 at the Castlegar Community Complex.
The show will include several quilting displays, demonstrations, raffles, door prizes, and more.
The featured quilters this year are Timmy-Jeane Tack and Linda Cassidy.
Tack has been quilting for six years and has had some national recognition for her work.
"I joined the guilt six years ago and started serious quilting at that time," she said. "I learned the beginner basics and went from that to art quilting. I like to take my own photographs and then make my own patterns and convert that to fabric. I start right from the ground up by dying my own fabrics and making the patterns and quilting them."
Cassidy is known at the club as the embellisher.
"I've been quilting since 1986," she said. "I do beading, ribbons, adding things to them."
both are looking forward to the quilting show at the rec centre.
"People can expect a wide variety of things," said Tack. "Everything from art quilting to tradition to piecing to beading to bags to pillows to table clothes to big queen-sized quilts. There will be vendors there selling products relating to quilting."
The quilting guild meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Kinnaird Church and new members are always welcome.
"The guild just had their 25th anniversary," said Tack. "We're celebrating that."
Tack had a piece about Olympic skier George Gray entered in the National Juried Show in London, Ontario last year.
"I didn't place but it was pretty excited to have been juried in," she said. "That wasn't expected. I just wanted to see what my caliber of quilting was. It set a landmark for what my quilting is. Now I can set new goals."
The times for the quilt show are Friday, Oct. 19 from noon - 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.