Quilting Bee

Sooke's quilters guild is stitching up a storm with fabrics

Sooke quilters make beautiful quilts for the community.

Sooke quilters make beautiful quilts for the community.

Here are the lovely ladies of the Sooke Quilters Guild, sewing up a storm of beautiful quilts for the Sooke Family Resource Center and Sooke Hospice.

A very good friend of mine was a recipient of one of their fine quilts last year, while under the care of hospice. She was so pleased with her quilt as she had never had a quilt of her own. She was so touched.

These ladies are dedicated and love their work. There is quite a beehive of activity with sewing machines humming and the smell of fabric being ironed into place.

These ladies also make the Sooke Fall Fair quilt and have done so for many years. Each year the Sooke Fall Fair holds a raffle  with the quilt always being the centre of the focus with second and third and sometimes fourth prizes as well. This is the case this year. This year’s quilt has a value of between $2,000 and $3,000. It is not quite ready for it’s debut, but it is absolutely lovely. Sales will be brisk this year as I really would like this quilt so will need to increase my chances.

We hope to have the quilt debut at the Rotary Spring Fair and the tickets ready for sale. Whenever you see any of the Sooke Quilters’ quilts in the community, know that a lot of planning and care went into their creation.

I grew up in a family of quilters and totally appreciate the work that goes into the creation of these beautiful  works of art. The Sooke Quilters work under the guidance of Pat Kryer and there is always room for more folks to join up and learn the art. They meet at the Knox Church, downstairs.

See you at the raffle tables which will be manned by our volunteers around Sooke. The monies from this raffle helps to keep our local fall fair in business. Regards,

Ellen Lewers

President Sooke Fall Fair

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