Out of fabric and soil comes art

Quilting and gardening combine in the Quadra Island Garden Tour June 22-23. - Photo submitted
Quilting and gardening combine in the Quadra Island Garden Tour June 22-23.
— image credit: Photo submitted

On Saturday June 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., come and see what Quadra Islanders have created from fabric in soil.

The Quadra Island Garden Tour is unique in that over 70 quilts will be displayed in the majority of the gardens. Quilts range from traditional to modern and include small journal quilts, lap quilts, bed quilts, wall hangings and quilted jackets.

This year along with the many colourful flower gardens that reflect individual style and character we are including some of the Quadra farms that harvest a wide variety of produce. Some also have cattle, sheep, goats or fallow deer. All money raised stays on Quadra Island. The tour is a fundraiser for both the Quadra Island Recreational Society and the Quadra Quilters Guild. The Recreation Society will use funds raised for Children’s programming while the Quilters’ portion goes toward the annual Quilters’ Marathon and community quilts. The Marathon quilts are donated to BC Childrens Hospital to be given to seriously ill children.

The tour is concentrated in the south of the island and could be completed by bike.

Tickets are $15 for both days and are available at Campbell River Tourist Centre, and on Quadra at Inspirations in Quathiaski Cove and Works of H’Art in Heriot Bay. They will also be available on tour days at the Quadra Island Tourist Booth.

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