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: