Welcome to Whistler Valley Quilters’ Guild!
Whistler Village is located in the spectacular Coast Mountains, only 40 kilometres inland from the Pacific Ocean and 120 kilometres north from Vancouver, one of Canada’s largest and most beautiful urban centres.
We have snowy winters with moderate temperatures and beautiful sunny summers. There are unlimited outdoor activities here including over 8,000 acres of world class skiing and boarding, miles and miles of Nordic trails, snowshoeing, golfing, hiking, biking, and also a quaint pedestrian-only village with more than 200 shops, 90 restaurants and bars, spas, galleries, and accommodations galore.
Whistler’s permanent resident population is just under 10,000, yet we have an annual visitation of over two million people. All this leads to a unique small-town feel with big-city amenities.
The Whistler Valley Quilters’ Guild meets the first and third Tuesday of the month (except June, July & August) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Maury Young Arts Centre (4335 Blackcomb Way) in the Multi-Purpose room (click here for map). We are an active but relatively small sized guild of just over 40 women. When we’re not enjoying outdoor pursuits, we are cosy inside with our projects–particularly in the snowy season!
There is something for beginners and experts—and those in between. We have programs for new quilters including experienced members who are very generous with their expertise. We arrange workshops on various techniques, bring in guests to present trunk shows, hold 1-day ‘mini retreats’, coordinate an annual 4 or 5-day quilting retreat, have an active community quilts program, and, of course, there is the opportunity for wonderful show and tell sessions at all our meetings. We have a lending library, a members’ only area on our web page that contains tips and tricks, patterns, and other useful information, a regular newsletter, and two fabulous pot luck dinners every year.
Membership is only $45 per year. The first meeting of the month is usually a business meeting and “work on your own project” time; the second meeting is usually a mini-workshop or technique class or time to work on community quilts.
Watch our new Community Quilts Quilting Bee You Tube video here. With a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Whistler in May 2013, we were able to make 47 community quilts that will be donated to members of our community that are experiencing difficult times.
We welcome guests to our meetings–remember to bring your tea mug and a project to work on! Meeting are on the first and third Tuesday of the month (except June, July, August, and a break over Christmas) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Maury Young Arts Centre (4335 Blackcomb Way) in the basement Multi-Purpose room (click here for map).