The Osoyoos Quilters Guild was formed in 1986 with a mandate to provide comfort quilts to any member of the community in need.
Activities such as classes, demos, and show and tell provide inspiration to all Guild members for both personal and community projects.
The Guild meets every Tuesday, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
at the Elks Hall, 8506 – 92nd Avenue, Osoyoos
The evening group meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
(*3rd and 5th Monday in January)
at the Elks Hall 6:30 – 8:30 pm
The meetings are yearly from September to May.
Visitors, new members and quilters of all levels are always welcome. We encourage Snowbirds to join us for the time they are able to spend in Osoyoos.
Beginners come out to learn the basics
Expert quilters come out and share expertise and ideas
OSOYOOS QUILTERS GUILD
Sept. 5/17 – 1st Mtg. – planning
Click on Highlighted text to download the supply list for each project.
Sept. 19/17 – demo by Chris Liebel on making guild name tags (paper piecing)
Oct. 3/17 – Block of the Meeting by Sherrill Anderson & demo on making labels with your printer by MaryAnn V. Molson ( Highland Stitchers) visiting us today & staying for lunch.
Oct. 17/17 – Block of the Meeting#2 & Miriam March visiting us to bring samples & supply lists for her class on Bargello on Oct. 31/17
Oct. 31/17 – this is a 5th Tuesday in the month, there will not be a meeting & the Bargello class by Miriam March will be held for those who have signed up Time of class 9:30-3:30
Nov. 7-8/17 – There will be a brief meeting to cover any business that may need to be taken care of. Retreat at the Elks Hall- members will need to sign up & more details to follow
Nov. 21/17 Block of the Meeting #3 -Demo on sewing machine maintenance by Wayne Petersen
Dec. 5/17 Block of the Meeting #4 -Demo on folded ornaments by Joyce Callison
Dec. 19/17 Christmas Party – details to follow
Jan 2/18 – Block of the Meeting #5 jan2018shadowboxinfor5colours information sheet
Jan 16/18 – Block of the meeting #6 Block of the Meeting 6
Jan. 30/18 – This is a 5th. Tuesday & no meeting. hollow boxes info information sheet – $10 fee – Snowbirds welcome!
Feb. 6/18 – Block of the Meeting # 7 – Flying Geese demo by Pat S. & Work on Roots of Empathy quilts
Feb. 12 & 13 /18 – Retreat at the Elks Hall – contact us for more info
Feb. 20/18 – Block of the Meeting #8 & Quilting Bee to finish up some care
quilt tops on hand; pinners , pressers & quilters will all be needed to help.
March 6/18 – Block of the Meeting # 9
March 20/18 – Block of the Meeting #10 & Members sale of fabric & misc. sewing supplies.
April 3/18 – Block of the Meeting # 11 & Tips & Tools
April 17/18 – Block of the Meeting # 12
May 1/18 Block of the Meeting – Discussion & help with layouts of blocks
May 15/18 – Windup Party
Updated January 19, 2018
Raffle – Quilts Etc. – Quilt Show – Osoyoos Art Gallery
February 4 to 25, 2017
First Prize – BC Shine Quilt – Left to Right – Winner – Liz Galton – Joyce Callison – maker of the quilt
2nd Prize – Star Block Lap Quilt – Right to left – Winner – Cheryl Sorensen
Vice President, Donna Chura; Maker of the quilt, Lorna Fairbanks.
Viewers Choice Winner
Right – Joyce Callison , winner of the Canadian Quilters Association Viewers Choice ribbon.
This ribbon was awarded for the piece that received the most votes from the viewers (visitors) at the Quilts Etc show held at the Osoyoos Art Gallery, Feb. 4-25, 2017.
Left, Donna Chura , Vice President of the Osoyoos Quilters Guild
Community Charity Project
Donation of baby quilts to the Neonatal nursery at Kelowna Hospital – 2017
Community Charity Project
Association of Community Living – sew and donate 26 quilts 2016-2017
Country Squire – ongoing donation of quilts
Roots of Empathy Project – donate baby quilt to volunteer family
Care Blankets – Fire Department – donate to victims of fire and disaster
Partial Quilt show proceeds contributed to a Bursary for the Osoyoos Coyotes Hockey Club
Annual donation to the Osoyoos Food Bank of $200
Helping Hands Quilt program run by Poppins Parlour Penticton,where tops are donated, the store owner then donates the batting and backing and volunteer quilters quilt and bind them.
These quilts are gifted to children and young adults who are coming out of our Social
Show and Tell 2018
Kitty pillows made to donate to the shelter
Baby Quilts for the NICU in Kelowna
Piece Work step by step sample