Public to decide where Canada 150 quilt should be put on display
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.
See the Orchard Valley Quilters’ Guild’s Canada 150 quilt at a show Sept. 23-24 at the Okanagan Mission Community Hall.