News & Notes...

  • The June issue of Patchwork newsletter is now available.
  • Library Updates: Check under the Library menu for updated listings by Author, Category and Title.
  • President's Challenge: click here for description and rules of the Safe At Home ''Value of Friendship" challenge.
  • News from CQA
    ''We regretfully announce our decision to cancel Quilt Canada 2020 in Edmonton. We will be working behind the scenes in the coming weeks to see how we might share the wonderful quilts that were to be displayed at Quilt Canada on our website in a virtual quilt show. Please stay tuned for more information about our new website, launching this summer, showcasing Canadian quilting and quilters and some aspects of Quilt Canada 2020 in a virtual manner. We look forward to presenting a wonderful conference and celebration next year at Quilt Canada 2021, which is CQA/ACC’s fortieth anniversary year. We hope you can join us for the party in Toronto June 15-19, 2021.'' 

  • The last batch of photos from the VSSQ fall Quilt Show are posted under Activities/Special Events.
  • Photos from Linda's Crazy Quilt demonstration of March 5th are available under Special Events.

Our History

VSSQ began in 1986 as a group called Silver Star Quilting Squares after a quilting enthusiast put an ad in the local paper asking if anyone was interested in quilting.  From an initial handful, we have grown to nearly 200 members.  In 1999 the name of the group changed to Vernon Silver Star Quilters

Our Focus

The guild's main focus is to promote quilting through literature, workshops, seminars, demonstrations and quilt shows.  We also provide community services by donations of quilts, donations to other charities, and by arranging requested displays. We are a diverse group, coming from all parts of the world, with a common interest in quilting and fabric!


Vernon Silver Star Quilters meet from September through June on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00 at Grace Bible Church, 5661 Silver Star Road.  Current annual membership is $30.00. Meetings are a great time to catch up with friends, make new ones and learn new things.  The first meeting of the month is our business meeting, with a break for coffee, goodies and visiting, followed by members' Show and Tell.  The second meeting is more informal and is generally a few announcements, coffee and then a trunk show or workshop or demonstration, followed by Show and Tell. 

Guild Attractions

VSSQ offers its members various workshops, guest speakers, teachers, trunk shows, demos and two retreats each year.  We have a lending library with a great selection of books, patterns, rulers and magazines.  There are social days, road trips, pot lucks and a variety of subgroups.

Some years ago the guild instituted a very successful initiative called Newcomers. New members are assigned a Member of Long Standing (MLS'r) who helps the newcomer feel comfortable in our large group and who answers any questions about the functioning of the guild.  The Newcomers group is very active and has several functions throughout the guild year.

Every third year the full guild hosts a large quilt show. Legacy of Quilts X was held September 27th and 28th, 2019 at the Vernon Recreation Centre. Thank you to all our visitors, members, merchants, and guest singer Jana Seale, for helping to make this Quilt Show so spectacular! We look forward to putting together the next show in September of 2022. See you there!