News & Notes...

  • Batch Number 3 from our amazing recent Quilt Show is now posted under Activities/Special Events. Look for more photos which will be appearing over the next several weeks - next batch expected early December.
  • Show & Tell photos from November 7 are available under the Sharing menu.
  • Don't forget Special Events photos: photos from Sharon's demo of the Checkered Tree Skirt - check under the Activities menu. Looking for her pattern? It's been added to Demos under Sharing.
  • Check Patterns under Sharing for the new Quilts of Valour Canada Block Challenge. Make one, make a few, make a whole quilt!
  • Up for a challenge? President's Challenge: make a tree ornament (or more than one, any medium) put in a brown bag with your name and bring it to the members' Potluck Luncheon on December 12 for an exchange of ideas and a get-to-know another member opportunity.

VSSQ 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!


Meetings

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!