The Parksville Quilt House Quilters’ Guild is holding its annual Christmas sale, with plenty of fine work by local quilters, and other crafters, on Nov. 25. — Submitted by Elaine Eddy

Quilt interest grows ahead of annual sale in Qualicum Beach

Quilters to show variety of creations at St. Stephen’s church

The Parksville Quilt House Quilters’ Guild is seeing growth, with membership up to more than 300, and new members ready to take part in the guild’s activities and events.

That includes the guild’s 12th annual Christmas sale, taking place Nov. 25 at St. Stephen’s United Church.

There will be about 25 members taking part in the sale, said guild president Elaine Eddy.

“Some of our members have been in all 12 (sales), and this year there are a number of new contributors,” she said.

The sale will focus on quilts and quilting of various types, ranging from traditional quilts to art quilts meant for hanging on the wall. Most pieces take a number of hours to complete, with many taking days, and sometimes years between starting them and having them done, said Eddy. Sometimes that’s due to how complicated the work is; other times the delay is as simple as getting distracted by other pieces.

“I have stuff in my cupboard that I’d probably had for 10 or 15 years that’s not finished yet,” she said with a laugh.

Some guild members will also include knitting and other crafts for sale.

“Every year, people bring different items… I’ve only been here about four years, and every year I go there are always new and different ideas.”

The sale takes place Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Stephen’s United Church in Qualicum Beach.

While the guild makes about $400 with the event, the main goal is to give local sewers, quilters and crafters an inexpensive place to show and sell their wares, said Eddy.

It’s also a way to introduce the public to the guild, their members and what they can do.

More and more people are becoming acquainted with the guild, as its membership has grown enough for the guild to have to relocate regular activities from the Bradley Centre in Coombs to the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. At meetings, the guild may see as many as 200 people take part, said Eddy.

For more info on the guild, and its June, 2018 show, visit online at www.parksvillequilthousequilters.com/.

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