Call for Quilts: West Van Library

Our guild has a wonderful opportunity to hang a small show at the West Vancouver Library in the New Year. Krista Hennebury and Carol Piercy will coordinate. The theme is “Log Cabin” – traditional, modern, art, variations ….. we hope for a good variety. It can be a new or pre-shown quilt (as long as it is clean and free of stains). The library will support the show with display cases of quilting books and archival photos of log cabin homes in West Van. They are very excited! Here are the details:

  • The show runs Jan 14 – Mar 10, 2015.
  • Quilts must be completed by December 1 as we need a firm inventory list with Artist, Title, Price (if it is for sale), Size and Medium info by then.
  • Quilts need to be hung on a dowel with a screw eye in either end (dowel supplied by you – we’ll get some screw eyes so we all aren’t getting a package).
  • Sleeve does not have to be 4”
  • We’ll all share the small cost of other hanging equipment.
  • Quilts can be offered for sale by the owner, the library takes a 15% commission and will coordinate buyer and artist to communicate directly with each other.
  • As you can see below, there is lots of available space, but nothing for a bed quilt length. A bed quilt could perhaps be hung sideways though…
  • If you’d like to see the space, just go visit the West Van library.
  • If you have not already let us know you are interested in participating, please let us know now. We will open up space for other guilds if we don’t have enough LGQG participants by October 1.
  • We’d appreciate a photo of your quilt(s) and sizes whenever you have them or an idea of what you are making and how it’s going so that we can pre-plan hanging the show.

Sizes of available spaces:

  1. 8’4” x 48” – main floor, north wall west, near circulation desk
  2. 6’7” x 78” – main floor, north wall center
  3. 11’4” x 78” – main floor, north wall east near reading room
  4. 11’8” x 78” – main floor, south wall
  5. 4 areas on walls by stairwells – about 40” x 48”
  6. 11’5” x 48” – lower floor behind information desk
  7. 2’ x 78” – lower floor, north wall west of info desk
  8. 3’1” x 78” – lower floor, north wall center
  9. 9’3” x 48” – lower floor, east alcove
  10. 9’ x 48” – lower floor, west alcove
  11. 11’7” x 48” – lower floor, south wall
  12. Possibility to hang quilts on slatted wall as well (12’) – lower floor

If we have too many quilts, obviously not all will be able to be hung. Bear in mind that they will be handled, and not with white gloves. Thanks so much – here’s hoping for a good turnout!

Please contact Krista or Carol through the guild membership list if you have any questions.

Spring Retreat 2014

Friday Feb. 28 – Sunday March 2, OR
Thursday Feb. 27 to Sunday March 2
Edenvale Retreat Centre, Aldergrove B.C. WWW.EDENVALERETREAT.CA

Arrival time Friday 9:00am. Must check out of rooms by 11:00am Sunday and leave premises by 3:00pm. Early Bird Option: Arrival is approximately 2:00pm Thursday.

Meals Included:
Friday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sunday: Light Breakfast, then Brunch at 11:00

The Pricing schedule has changed a bit. It will now be either 2 nights or 3 nights. If you come for 3 nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) you will just pay for 3 nights & Dinner is included.

Sharing 2 nights: $275.00
Sharing 3 nights: $395.00
Private 2 nights: $320.00
Private 3 nights: $450.00

All Meals are included for all days you are attending!!

Deposit of $150 due at registration; balance due at end of December. Cash or cheque made out to LGQG. A post-dated cheque for balance will be accepted at the September, October and November guild meetings. If you will not be attending the meetings, you can mail your cheque to Marg Marlow, made out to LGQG.

Please Indicate if you are arriving on Thursday or Friday, and your choice of private or shared room.

Bus Tour: La Conner Quilt Festival

Friday, October 4 2013
La Connor Quilt Festival – $99

Travel to the seaside town of La Conner for The 2013 Quilt Festival held October 4 – 6. This year’s festival features an exhibition of Juried & Judged quilts and fiber art in Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club including many exhibits, workshops, specialty vendors and a silent auction. Valid passport, enhanced drivers license, Nexus pass or enhanced BCID required.


  • Admission to La Connor Quilt Show
  • 4 hours free time
  • Haggen morning stop for coffee
  • Dinner at the Outback Steakhouse
  • All fees and taxes

Oakridge 7:30am
Brentwood 8:15am
Guildford 8:45am

Brenda Sangster

Upcoming Bus Trips

March 1 Sew Expo, Puyallup, WA
1 Day $ 99.00

March 1&2 Sew Expo, Puyallup, WA
2 days 1 night $259.00 Per Person Double occupancy

May 16-18 Canadian Quilters Juried Show
3 days 2 nights $499.00 Per Person Double occupancy

July 11-15 Sisters Outdoor Show
5 days 4 nights $599.00 Per Person Double occupancy

August 24 Pacific West Quilt Show
1 day $ 99.00

October 4 La Connor Quilt Festival
1 day $ 99.00

Trip descriptions will be available at the meetings or contact Brenda Sangster for more information.

Spring Retreat 2013

Friday March 1 – Sunday March 3 (early bird option arrive Thursday Feb 28)
Edenvale Retreat Centre, Aldergrove

Arrival time Friday 9:00am. Must check out of rooms by 11:00am Sunday & leave premises by 3:00pm. Early Bird Option: Arrival is between 2-3pm Thursday.

Meals Included:
Friday: Lunch and Dinner
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sunday: Light Breakfast, then Brunch at 11:00

Sharing 2 nights: $267.00
Sharing 3 nights: $323.00
Private 2 nights: $312.00
Private 3 nights: $368.00

Deposit of $150 due at registration; balance due at November meeting. Cash or cheque made out to LGQG. A post-dated cheque for the balance will be accepted at either the September or October meeting.

Please indicate if you are arriving on Thursday or Friday, and your choice of private or shared room.

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

After much anticipation the day had finally come, we were off to Sisters. On the first day with little delay at the border our first stop was at Haggen’s for coffee and “refreshments” to enjoy along the way. Lunch at Red Lobster was a real treat and then it was off to Fabric Depot in Portland. This store is huge! Imagine walking into Costco and all you can see is fabric and notions. With a 35% discount we managed to fill our bags and then some. After a night at the Hilton and a wonderful breakfast we headed out to the Pine Needle in Lake Oswego. They graciously open at 8:30am and we returned the favour by almost clearing their table of Take 5 kits and more. Then it was off to Greenbaums Quilted Forest in Salem. The store was literally filled to the rafters with beautiful quilts and unique fabric. After lunch it was time to head out for a scenic drive to Redmond and an unscheduled roadside stop. The bus got a little overheated and needed a rest on the long mountain climb. Maybe it was all the extra weight we had been adding along the way.

At last it’s Saturday the day we have all been waiting for. The day started out bright and sunny with everyone on the bus by 8:00am. After a quick ride we were at Sisters by 8:30am and the race was on to see the 1300 quilts on display and what a display it was. There were quilts everywhere you could imagine, on the side of buildings, hanging from balconies, on fences, clothes lines and more difficult places that involved help from the fire truck’s ladder. The quits were amazing! It didn’t matter what style you preferred it was on display for your enjoyment.

Alas all good things must come to end and after five amazing hours it was time to head for the bus and a first in the history of the show. It started to rain, just a few drops as we boarded and then the rain hit along with thunder and lightening. As we sat in traffic heading out of town the volunteers were frantically taking down the quilts. For the first time in the history of the show it closed early at 3:00 pm due to rain.

It was a long drive home on Sunday but not a dull one. There wasn’t a silent moment on the bus, everyone chatted about the show and experiences along the way and enjoyed some “refreshments” as well.

Thank you to all the guild and non-guild members that blended together to make this a memorable trip.

Lions Gate Quilters Guild – Grouse Mountain Day Quilters Guild – Seymour Quilters Guild – Pacific Spirit Quilters Guild – Blue Mountain Quilters Guild – Fraser Valley Quilters Guild – Yuma Quilters Guild – Mollie Nye Quilters Group and The Ladies of New Westminster.

Brenda Sangster

Bus Tour: GVRD Shop Hop

Thursday November 1, 2012

Join the fun and excitement as we explore Quilt Shops in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley on our first of many trips to come.

On our first trip we will visit Granville Island and stop by The Cloth Shop at their new location for a fabulous selection of quilting fabrics and kits. Granville Island is also the home of Maiwa Handprints for a wonderful assortment of clothing, fabric, buttons, natural dyes and fabric stamps.

The Quilted Bear in the Ladner Village will be another impressive stop along the way. Matt Wheeler purchased the shop in 2011 and his quilts will amaze you.

If you haven’t been to Fabricana in Richmond you are in for a real treat. The store has a wonderful selection of fabric in a bright and airy showroom.


Fabricana Richmond
Quilted Bear, Delta
Cloth Shop, Granville Island
Maiwa Handprints, Granville Island

Pick-up Times TBA Guildford, Brentwood, Oakridge

Bus Tour: La Conner Quilt Museum

Saturday October 6, 2012
Museum of Quilts, La Conner WA


Pick up Points and times
7:00 am Karen Magnussen Rec Centre, North Vancouver
7:30 am Brentwood Shopping Centre, Burnaby
8:15 am Campbell River Store, Surrey

8:30 am USA Border

10:00 am Coffee & Washroom stop at Haggens (30 minutes)

11:30 am Arrive at Quilt Show

4:30 pm Depart from LaConnor

5:30 pm Dinner at Outback Steak House in Burlington

7:45 pm Canadian Border

8:15 pm Campbell River Store

9:00 pm Brentwood Shopping Mall

9:15 pm Karen Magnussen Rec Centre, North Vancouver

Bus Tour: Sisters, OR Outdoor Quilt Show

JULY 12 – 15 (4 Days / 3 Nights)

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is one of those ‘must see’ events for anyone who makes quilts or dreams of doing so. The largest outdoor quilt show in the world is a chance to experience the true ‘sisterhood’ of quilting, with classes, a grand picnic and a fantastic outdoor display of over 1200 quilts which festoon the buildings of the town in a dazzling pageant of colour. The 37th Annual Outdoor Quilt Show is the main event however you’ll have an opportunity to sample Oregon’s spectacular scenery including stops at landmark viewpoints and the best quilting shops along the way.

DAY 1: Red Lobster lunch, Double Tree Hotel Portland
DAY 2: Quilted Forest Salem, Best Western Plus Rama Inn Redmond, social hour, dinner
DAY 3: 37th Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, sightseeing
DAY 4: Fabric Depot, Lloyd Centre Mall Portland, dinner Outback Steakhouse

PACKAGE INCLUDES: 2 nights accommodation Best Western Plus Rama Inn Redmond, 1 night accommodation Double Tree Hotel Portland, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, social hour, all fees and taxes

7:00am North Van (Karen Magnussen Centre)
7:45am Campbell River Store (176th & 8th ave, Surrey)

$449 dbl (per person), $619 single
(Triple and Quad rates available on request)

Spring Retreat: February 17-19, 2012

WHERE: Edenvale Retreat Centre

Registration will begin at the October meeting. Early Bird arrival will be Thursday February 16th.


PAYMENTS: If you can pay the total amount, that is welcome. Deposit of $150 required to reserve your spot; balance due end of December. Cash, cheque, (post dated cheque for balance).

If you have never been to a retreat, or haven`t been for a few years, check out Edenvale’s website. Home style cooking at its best! A large sewing room, private, or sharing rooms are spotless, not to mention your fellow quilters’ camaraderie!

Marg Marlow
Retreat Coordinator