Pub­lic to de­cide where Canada 150 quilt should be put on dis­play

The Daily Courier - - LIFE & ARTS -

The Or­chard Val­ley Quil­ters Guild is ask­ing the pub­lic to help it de­cide where a new work of art should be placed.

The guild has com­pleted a Canada 150 quilt and has a cou­ple pos­si­ble lo­ca­tions where it could go.

The new In­te­rior Health build­ing, which has many art dis­plays, and UBC Okana­gan, in­clud­ing the women’s stud­ies area, are pos­si­ble lo­ca­tions for the quilt.

The pub­lic will be asked to vote at a show the guild is putting on Sept. 23-24 at the Okana­gan Mis­sion Com­mu­nity Hall, 4409 Lakeshore Rd.

The show is ti­tled Bind­ing Canada To­gether: One Quilt at a Time

The Canada 150 quilt, de­signed and cre­ated by mem­bers of the guild, high­lights women who have made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to our na­tion in var­i­ous fields.

Also at the show, which the guild holds every two years, tra­di­tional quilts, ap­plique work, fi­bre art and wall hang­ings will be fea­tured.

A mer­chant mall will have nu­mer­ous items cre­ated by mem­bers for sale at $20 and un­der. There will be a demon­stra­tion area,

Sev­eral Cana­dian themed projects will be dis­played. Nine guild mem­bers are cre­at­ing Rock on Canada, projects de­pict­ing the min­er­als of Canada, while nine oth­ers are de­pict­ing Na­ture from Coast to Coast. These art pieces will use nu­mer­ous in­no­va­tive tech­niques in­clud­ing rusted fab­ric, Tyvek, gems, em­bel­lish­ments, painted and dyed fab­rics.

Show­times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Satur­day and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun­day. Ad­mis­sion is $5.

Photo con­trib­uted

See the Or­chard Val­ley Quil­ters’ Guild’s Canada 150 quilt at a show Sept. 23-24 at the Okana­gan Mis­sion Com­mu­nity Hall.

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