Fabulous quilts on display in Revelstoke's library

Here are some members of the Mount Revelstoke Quilters' Guild who visited the opening of their show at the Revelstoke branch of the Okanagan Regional Library: From left to right Wendy Topping, Linda Walford, Leslie Savage, Darlene Dabell, Sharon Cain, Wendy Tisdale, Dianne McKay, Jill Leslie, Bev Wiege. Honorary member James Walford is up front. ;) Photo courtesy of the Revelstoke branch of the Okanagan Regional Library
Here are some members of the Mount Revelstoke Quilters’ Guild who visited the opening of their show at the Revelstoke branch of the Okanagan Regional Library: From left to right Wendy Topping, Linda Walford, Leslie Savage, Darlene Dabell, Sharon Cain, Wendy Tisdale, Dianne McKay, Jill Leslie, Bev Wiege. Honorary member James Walford is up front. ūüėČ Photo courtesy of the Revelstoke branch of the Okanagan Regional Library

By Leslie Savage and Linda Walford

Revelstoke Library invited the Mt. Revelstoke Quilters’ Guild to display a number of quilts. You can see them hanging on the walls of the library Our Guild is a small group of dedicated women who love to quilt.¬† Our main purpose is to make and donate quilts to the Revelstoke Hospice Society to provide some comfort for people facing terminal illnesses.¬† We also provide a quilt for the New Year’s Baby and for victims of local catastrophes.

Most of the quilts on display are from our private collections and are not for sale our non-profit group is offering three of our favourite quilts for sale. The proceeds will pay for new materials to make additional quilts.

Today’s quilts are not made from scraps from home-made clothing as most people no longer make their clothes and they are not usually made out of cotton.¬† Quilting fabric costs between¬† $12 to $20 per meter resulting in a total cost of around $300 for one of our small comfort quilts.¬† Add to this the hours of washing, pressing, cutting, sewing, quilting and binding by hand.¬† Most people have no idea what a modern quilt costs to make and the amount of time involved.

Take a trip to the Revelstoke Library for more information and prices on the few that are for sale. The quilters hope library patrons will enjoy looking at their quilts as much as they enjoyed making them.

Many thanks to the Revelstoke Credit Union Community Giving Program for assistance to the Guild.

Here are images from the show:

Quilting at Sisters. Pieced by Jill Leslie. Machine quilted by Chris Leithwood.
Quilting at Sisters. Pieced by Jill Leslie. Machine quilted by Chris Leithwood

Jungle Fun by Eleanor Hills.
Jungle Fun by Eleanor Hills

Joy to the World By Sylvia Munk Machine Quilted by Linda Walford
Joy to the World by Sylvia Munk
Machine Quilted by Linda Walford

Jungle Rain by Dianne McKay. Designed by Karen Montgomery. Machine quilted by Chris Leithwood.
Jungle Rain by Dianne McKay. Designed by Karen Montgomery. Machine quilted by Chris Leithwood

Mystery Maple Leaf Quilt by Jill Leslie.
Mystery Maple Leaf Quilt by Jill Leslie

Christmas Quilt by Bev Weige. Machine quilted by friends of the Guild.
Christmas Quilt by Bev Weige. Machine quilted by friends of the Guild

Citrus Lollipops. By Guild members, machine quilted by Linda Walford.
Citrus Lollipops. By Guild members, machine quilted by Linda Walford

Garden in Blue. By Mt. Revelstoke Quilters' Guild members. Machine quilted by Connie Baker.
Garden in Blue. By Mt. Revelstoke Quilters’ Guild members. Machine quilted by Connie Baker

Fall Splendour by Darlene Dabell. Machine quilted by Connie Baker. (Sorry about the books--it is a library display.)
Fall Splendour by Darlene Dabell. Machine quilted by Connie Baker

Harmonized Convergence. Designed by Ricky Tims, pieced by Dianne McKay, machine quilted by Connie Baker.
Harmonized Convergence. Designed by Ricky Tims, pieced by Dianne McKay, machine quilted by Connie Baker

Starburst by Sharon Cain. Flowers and hummingbirds machine quilted by Linda Walford.
Starburst by Sharon Cain. Flowers and hummingbirds machine quilted by Linda Walford

Chinese Puzzle, pieced and quilted by Bev Weige.
Chinese Puzzle, pieced and quilted by Bev Weige

Viparita Karini by Leslie Savage
Viparita Karini by Leslie Savage

Meter Maid by Wendy Topping. Quilted by Barb Gillespie.
Meter Maid by Wendy Topping. Quilted by Barb Gillespie

Queen Size Sampler Quilt by Wnedy Topping, quilted by Linda Walford.
Queen Size Sampler Quilt by Wnedy Topping, quilted by Linda Walford

Sunny Lanes by Charon Cain
Sunny Lanes by Sharon Cain