Guild drapes Pearkes in comfort

The 15th biennial Adventures in Quilting kicks off today in Saanich

Pearkes recreation is covered in quilted comfort today to kick off the 15th biennial Adventures in Quilting this weekend.

“It’s really to showcase all our members’ work. There’s everything from small art quilts to large bed quilts and everything in between,” said Susan Pfeifer, convenor of the quilt show.

More than 250 quilts will be on display from small to large, novelty quilted items, art quilts and a new category of modern quilts at the Victoria Quilters’ Guild event for the public to peruse, and purchase.

About 25 vendors will be on hand hailing from the Island to as far off as Saskatchewan.

“A lot of people come just to shop,” Pfeifer said.

This year the theme of the VQG show is ‘Adventures in Quilting’ with members participating on a challenge to create an ‘Adventure Bag’. A host of wildly creative bags will be on display.

The show runs every second year because the sewers themselves keep busy on a regular basis, for example making 400 to 500 baby quilts a year.

“We make baby quilts for the neonatal unit at Victoria General Hospital. It’s our charitable cause,” Pfeifer said. “They use the quilts to cover the incubators that the babies are in to darken the space, then the family gets to take the quilt home with them.”

The Cridge Centre and patients in cancer clinics are all recipients of the quilters’ work.

“This year, the group that does the Quilts for Cancer is holding the raffle (at Adventures in Quilting), the money goes back to buy material to make more quilts,” Pfeifer said.

The Victoria Quilters’ Guild (VQG) returns to Pearkes  3100 Tillicum Rd. May 2 to 4 on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for a weekend pass.

 

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