Quilts of many colours: Alice Phillips poses with some of the many quilts that will be on display this weekend.

Quilts of many colours: Alice Phillips poses with some of the many quilts that will be on display this weekend.

Talent and care sewn into quilts

Shuswap Quilters’ Guild members add a richness to the tapestry of life in Salmon Arm.

Shuswap Quilters’ Guild members add a richness to the tapestry of life in Salmon Arm.

The group is very involved in the community, providing quilts for the S.A.F.E.  house, helping women to set up new households with the gift of a quilt.

They also make baby quilts for 60 babies a year born to mothers participating in the Healthiest Babies Possible pregnancy outreach program at the Family Resource Centre.

Quilters also provide their fabulous quilts to those in palliative care, as well as wheelchair quilts for the hospital.

“We have now also started doing quilts for the Syrian refugees,” says guild member Alice Phillips. “It is believed by some quilters that the energy and spirit they put into the quilts goes on to the recipient and may provide them with some comfort as they face their challenges.”

Once again, guild members will display their talent in a wide selection of quilts in an exhibition on June 3 and 4 at Hucul Pond in the Shaw Centre.

“The theme this year is ‘Traditional to Modern’ and will include a huge variety in keeping with current trends in quilting,” says Phillips, noting there will be a daily door prize, an on-site tearoom and a boutique with small quilted items for sale.

The quilt show runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4.

Admission to the show is $6 at the door.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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