It has been a busy summer for the Boundary Bay Quilters Guild.
Guild members have participated in many community events: Canada Day at Kirkland House, North Delta Family Day, Tsawwassen Sun Festival and the Ladner Legion Quilt and Car Show.
The Guild has enjoyed six “Funday Monday” sewing days in July and August at the Douglas Husband Discovery Centre. In partnership with the City of Delta, more than 100 unique tote bags were created from “upcycled” nylon street banners to keep textiles out of the landfill. A selection of these bags will be available for sale at the preview.
One more special event is scheduled before the start of the regular Guild year.
The Guild’s Fall Preview and Showcase” is this Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Benediction Lutheran Church Hall in Tsawwassen.
This event is open to all who are interested in quilts and quilting and who would like to see some fall quilts, have a cup of coffee and maybe win one of many door prizes on offer.
There will also be displays of quilts made through Guild workshops, information about upcoming workshops and speakers, as well as other Guild activities such as retreats, bus trips and charity quilts. This year the Guild is putting a new spin on the traditional block of the month program. Free patterns and kits will be available to anyone who would like to participate. The completed blocks will be made into quilts donated to the Irene Thomas Hospice.
Shopping is also on the agenda as “Dragonfly Quilting and Gifts” will have a pop-up store. If you know “Dragonfly” you know that there’s always good deals and if you haven’t shopped there before, you’re in for a treat.
The first regular Guild meeting will take place on Sept. 19 at KinVillage Community Centre starting at 6:30 p.m.