Named after the distinctive mountain that overlooks Peachland, Pincushion Quilt Guild is beginning its ninth year together. This energetic and talented group of 35 quilters meets almost every Wednesday from September thru June to sew, cut, learn consult and yes, sometimes to just chat. Some of our members have quilted for over twenty years and some are closer to beginners.
Every year we undertake several “community projects”, and have currently designated the Kelowna Women’s Shelter as the recipient of the majority of our donation efforts. This year our efforts produced 37 small quilts to be given to ladies and some children when they arrive at the shelter. The ladies get to keep them, and hopefully they supply some love and comfort to their new owners. We also collected and presented them with sample size toiletries to help them out a bit. Last year we participated in the Angel Tree gifting at Christmas instead of exchanging gifts amongst ourselves.
We are at full membership capacity right now, but you are welcome to add your name to our waiting list if you would like to join our guild. Phone Susan D. at 250-767-3173 to add your name to the list. Until then, feel free to drop in for $5 a visit. We meet from about 9 AM to 4 PM on Wednesdays, and hold a guild meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Bring your sewing machine and equipment or a hand quilting project. We usually have plenty of room where we meet in the Banquet Hall of the Community/Recreation Centre and there is a bit of basic equipment available for people to use. There will always be someone there to answer a question or help solve a problem and we love to make new friends.