Our members will be treated to a trip down memory lane seeing once again quilts created by present and former members for the Orchard Museum, for Kelowna’s Centennial in 2005 and our beautiful Sunsational Orchard Valley guild banner. Our stunning new Canada 150 Quilt: Women Shaping Our Nation will also be on display as well as a selection of traditional, modern and art quilts loaned by current members and other local fabric artists.
Quilts from the museum’s collection — crazy quilts, tobacco silks, red work, log cabins and even a hexagon quilt with the newspaper templates still inside — offer a historical perspective and will interest quilters and non-quilters alike. Explanatory materials and interactive displays are certain to deepen the public’s appreciation of the art of quilting.
I have had great fun working on behalf of the guild to provide background information and helping to identify quilts for inclusion in this beautiful show. Thanks so much to our members for supporting this effort and for your generosity in providing your quilts for display. Thank you also to the museum staff for including us in your plans and so quickly getting a grasp of the Art of Quilting past and present.
I hope all of our members will come out to see the display. In the meantime, we are all invited to the special opening of this show on Thursday, February 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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