Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Heritage Quilt Guild!

The Cowichan Valley Heritage Quilters' Guild turned twenty-five years old this year... SEW...of course we had to celebrate!  We had an old fashion tea party complete with china tea cups, fancy sandwiches and dainties!  An invitation was posted in the local paper inviting any past members or interested parties to come and help us celebrate!  Of course quilts were hanging...mostly heritage quilts... and historical displays and photo albums were everywhere!  It was a walk down memory lane and we all loved it!

So here are a few of those wonderful old quilts...

This quilt hangs whenever we want to advertise who we are!!

Loved this old shirt quilt...complete with worn patches.  That obviously means that it is well loved and a family favourite!

I also loved this faded beauty!  So soft and wonderful!

Put the teacup DOWN before taking a picture!!

There were also a few signature quilts made many years ago.


 There was a special tribute to this incredible quilter!  Gladys' exquisite hand quilting still lives on in her magnificent quilts!

Check out Gladys' Whole Cloth quilt...AMAZING!!  This is not a stamped piece of fabric...Gladys drew her own design onto the fabric and then hand stitched it with the smallest most precise stitches!

 This is another of Gladys' quilts!  Is it any wonder that every year Heritage gives out a special award at the Cowichan Exhibition for Excellence in Hand Quilting in Gladys' honour!  It's called the Glady Shumka Award!
 This year there was a quilting Challenge put out to the Heritage members...They were asked to make a small quilt commemorating Heritage's birthday...and it had to have something SILVER on it!
 Aren't they wonderful!  All so different and unique!

 I forgot to take pictures of the food tables but as you probably already know...we quilters DO know how to EAT, drink and be merry!!  A good time was DEFINITELY had by all!  Here's to the next twenty-five years!!  Oh...the quilts that will be stitched!

Have a wicked Wednesday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Very fun Paulette! What a great celebration.:) Thanks for sharing. The whole cloth quilt is amazing!

  2. All the right elements for a celebration! Congrats to having the guild continuing to be such a strong and vibrant group.

  3. sounds like a good time you had at the ;party and good to see so many quilts. Here is a wish for another 25 years to be as productive