History

Formed in 1993, we are a group of approximately 45 women who meet in Whistler twice a month during the non-summer months to share our love of quilting and fibre arts and to continue the long tradition of quilting in Canada.

We hold a quilt show every three years or so to showcase our skills and to raise money.  Money from the quilt shows has been donated to various community organizations, such as WASP, Whistler Search and Rescue, Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, Whistler and Pemberton Public Libraries, Whistler Healthcare Foundation and the Howe Sound Women’s Shelter.

We also have an ongoing community quilt program that provides quilts for babies, adults and families in need.  Quilts have been donated locally and as far away as Washington State, New Orleans, Kelowna, Japan, Fort McMurray, and Lesotho, Africa.

A quilt, named “Transitions”, depicting Whistler in the summer, was designed and made by our members and donated to Whistler’s beautiful public Library where it hangs above the fireplace in the Joan Richoz Room.  As well, during the 2010 Olympics, one of our members designed and donated a quilt made of Olympic colours to the Athlete’s Centre in the Athlete’s Village where it now hangs.  It has been signed by many of the participating Olympians.

 

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