30 years ago Donna Pringle, who was already an international award winning quilt artist, put a small classified ad in the Oliver Chronicle asking if anyone was interested in forming a quilting guild. On Oct. 8th, 1987, 11 ladies and 1 man showed up for the first meeting at the Oliver Library reading room. Their first project was a Shoo Fly quilt to be raffled off among members.
Now 30 years and thousands of quilted items later, there are up to 90 members ranging from enthusiastic beginners to international artists meeting weekly from September to May. Along with making personal quilted items, their outreach program creates quilted items from donated fabrics for local victims of disasters, safe houses, community programs and care institutions. Guild member’s work can be found at the local craft sale and their quilt shows every 3 years, and warming hearts and bodies around the area.
Bring your friends and come celebrate with them at the Oliver Community Hall on Oct. 4 from noon to 2 pm. Enjoy free refreshments, door prizes and a quilt display.