Quilt show at the Art Room opens on July 24

Two Chilliwack guilds, the Quilters’ Guild and PieceMakers' Quilting Guild, have joined forces for the show 'Quilts Quilts Quilts'

This quilt entitled 'Koshka' by Karri Whitehead will be part of the show Quilts Quilts Quilts opening July 24 at the Art Room on Vedder Road

This quilt entitled 'Koshka' by Karri Whitehead will be part of the show Quilts Quilts Quilts opening July 24 at the Art Room on Vedder Road

Quilts, Quilts, Quilts is an upcoming exhibition bringing together the best work by local quilters, presented by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council.

Two Chilliwack guilds, the Quilters’ Guild and PieceMakers’ Quilting Guild, have joined forces creatively to showcase their stunning quilt work in the Art Room, opening on July 24.

The Chilliwack Quilters Guild was formed in 1985, when three women led by Jeanne Harmer, held the first guild meeting at the Chilliwack Arts Centre. It resulted in the birth of Chilliwack Quilters’ Guild.

“Can you believe our fledging group actually managed to have a display at Expo 86? We were impressive with our ‘can do’ attitude and the bar was set high,” said Harmer. The Chilliwack Quilters’ Guild is celebrating a 30-year anniversary this year with an event in October. Please check their website: www.chilliwackquiltersguild.com  for the details.

The Chilliwack PieceMakers’ Guild got a similar start in 1997 with the same thoroughness but they vary from the Quilters’ Guild in that the meetings take place in the evening. The difference was they accommodated quilters who worked during the day. Both Guilds boast memberships of about 90, though many cross over and are members of both guilds.

The Guilds also host a bi-annual Quilt Show fundraiser with portion of the funds going toward the ‘We Care’ and ‘Hospice’ Quilt program benefiting various charities in the Chilliwack area.

Explore the fascinating world of quilts, be part of the quilters’ journey and join them for the opening Reception on July 24 in the Art Room gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Refreshments. Please RSVP to the Art Room for this opening reception event at 604-769-2787. All the pieces on display are by members of the participating guilds. The exhibition runs from July 24 until August 24, 2015 at the Art Room during gallery hours.

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