Quilt Show

Scheduled Spring 2023

Fourth Time is the Charm? Looking Ahead to 2023

My first quilt show as Coordinator continues to be quite the adventure.

Quilt Show 2020 bumped up against the Victoria guild’s show on the same weekend, and we struggled to get vendors, but we did eventually manage to sell all of our spots, and then… well, you all know what came along to disrupt those plans.

Then it was Quilt Show 2020+1, but it didn’t look like the restrictions gatherings and events were going to relax any time soon, and as it turns out, we had it right. So we cancelled it altogether.

As we were looking ahead to Quilt Show 2022, along came the Canadian Quilting Association announcing they would be holding their national juried show in Vancouver in the same month – the very situation we faced in 2018, when we last held a quilt show.

So, after careful consideration of the challenges of trying to compete (again!) with a national quilt show, the Quilt Show Committee has decided to move the show to June 2023 and to hold it in the odd years thereafter. We checked the calendars going back several years, and most of the competition seems to happen in the even years. Fingers crossed!

Of course, that means we need to wait a bit before we can book the venue and confirm dates. To be safe, however, mark the first two weekends of June 2023 in your calendars to be sure you’re around to help showcase our guild’s amazing talents.

Volunteer Opportunity: Set Up & Take Down Coordinator

This is a “must fill” coordinator position. Without this essential role filled, we won’t be able to host the show.

We hope the person who volunteers for this role is physically able to be a part of the set up and take down – able to climb a ladder, lift quilts overhead during hanging, etc. While this may seem like a lot of work, we can assure you there are other volunteers to assist. We typically enlist family members and friends who are physically able to help with this vital task.

If this is something that intrigues or interests you, please let me know.

A Thank You to the Committee

Finally, I’d like to say thank you to the volunteers on our committee who have stuck through cancellation of our 2020 show and provided advice and support throughout this adventure we’ve been on together, long past the time some of them had planned to stay on:

Diane Lyons (Treasurer)
Krista Hennebury (Boutique)
Andrea Cowie (Descriptions)
Pat Gormely (Education)
Leslie Rutledge (Vendors)
Paula Bohan (Photography)
Margaret Duckham (Publicity)
Carol Chernov (Quilt Hanging)
JoAnn Lee (Registration)
Leslie Chatelain and Kathleen Cosgrove (Layout/Setup/Takedown)
Sherry John (Tea Room)
Carol Piercy (Volunteers)

Colleen Bell
Quilt Show Coordinator

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2020 Raffle Quilt – Looking Back

The 2020 Lions Gate Quilter’s Guild raffle quilt was based on the Journey pattern in Edyta Sitar’s Patches of Blue book, but has been modified to 6” blocks.

The quilt was 90” by 90”.

The overall effect was very simple and straight forward, blue blocks against a cream background.  On closer inspection you could observe that 14 tone-on-tone stars had been quilted into the upper right quadrant, and 14 trees had been quilted into the lower left quadrant.  The trees are meant to represent our roots, our family, our support as we journey through life.  The stars represent our dreams and ambition.  The centre has a directional compass motif quilted into it.

The hand guided custom longarm work was done by LGQG’s own Carol Chernov of Twin Creek Quilts.  

The backing fabric was a beautiful blue paisley on a cream background, by 3 Sisters for Moda.