Westshore Quilters’ Guild quilts for charity

Visitors will put sole to pedal to sew for the soul at the fourth It Started With a Stitch exhibition in Langford

One of the many quilts on display during the It Started with a Stitch show next weekend in Langford. There will also be a raffle offering three quilts up for grabs.

Visitors will put sole to pedal to sew for the soul at the fourth It Started With a Stitch exhibition by the Westshore Quilters’ Guild.

“We just invite people to come and sit down at machines and do some stitching,” explained organizer Darlene Masson. “It’s nice to have other people involved in some of the other things we do.”

It’s the second time they’ve had show guests participate in the creation of quilts for the guild’s main charity, Cridge Transition House for Women. The goal is to complete at least four quilts.

“If you have participation like that more people want to get involved,” Masson said. “People are more prepared to join in and it lets people know (quilting is) for all ages. This is not just for retirees and grannies that like to sew. We have a lot of younger people involved in the guild.”

It’s also an opportunity to fulfill other charity obligations members of the guild pursue, from creating quilts to replace those at Victoria Hospice to quilts for wounded Canadian Forces members.

“The show is there to let everybody know what the guild is all about and also this is one of the ways we can earn money toward what we do for donations that go out to these places,” Masson said.

The 136 members hail from the West Shore to James Bay to Central Saanich and will come together for the show and sale that will feature a fan favourite vote in each quilt category. A Name That Movie block challenge will test knowledge of popular movies. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt and vendor booths and a guild store will round out the event.

It Started with a Stitch runs March 22 to 24 at Eagle Ridge Community Centre, 1089 Langford Pkwy. Open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., admission is $6 for the weekend.

 

Learn more online at westshorequiltersguild.com.

 

 

Just Posted

West Shore firefighters band together to support men’s health

More than $8,200 raised for Movember campaign

UPDATE: Four vehicle crash on Sooke Road snarls traffic in Colwood

Sooke Road reopens to traffic in both direction

Belmont students, staff reunite family with long-lost war medal

Medal belonged to Sharon Hoover’s great-great uncle

Students learn valuable lessons at the 10,000 Tonight food drive

Leadership students embrace community events at Royal Bay Secondary

Santa hits West Shore streets with local fire departments

Firefighters help to raise food and cash for a worthwhile cause

VIDEO: That’s a wrap: Be a Santa to a Senior packages ready to go out

Program hands out more than 600 gifts to Greater Victoria seniors

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Victoria cycling advocate makes pitch lor lower speeds on local roads

Group points to evidence suggesting 30 km/h speed limit would save money, lives

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

Island entering the peak of flu season

Island Health says flu shots the best prevention against the virus

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

Most Read