Submitted by Norma Stromberg-Jones
After a three-year break, the Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild will host its quilt show again this year. The show will be held at the Valley Museum and Archives, 521 Main Street, McBride, on Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18 from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is by donation.
The guild has a long history in McBride. “We’ll celebrate our 30th anniversary next year,” guild president Vonda Jacques says. The guild formed on September 13, 1993 led by quilter Sheryl Yakiwchuk.
The Valley Piecemakers is a group of people who love quilts and quilting. The members make quilts to give in response to emergencies such as house fires or slides, and make baby quilts for the public health nurse to give to valley families who have new babies. With proceeds from their raffle, the guild annually gives a bursary to a student graduating from McBride Secondary School, and buys materials to make more quilts.
This year’s raffle quilt is displayed at Scotiabank in McBride. Tickets are available from guild members, and at Whistle Stop Gallery, Welcome Home, Valley Museum, Scotiabank, McBride AG Foods and the McBride and District Public Library. Any tickets that are left will be sold at the quilt show.
From September through May the guild holds monthly quilting weekends where guild members work on shared projects and their own quilts. Occasionally a quilting instructor is invited to present a course.
The guild will reconvene in September and welcomes new members.
Valley Piecemakers would like to thank Bridget Uhl and the Valley Museum and Archives for providing the venue and support for the quilt show.