News & Notes...

  • The April issue of Patchwork is now posted under the Newsletter menu tab. Please note, the sidebar of April Guild Event dates has been removed for this issue, but dates are still posted on the website Calendar.
  • Check out the snaps from the recent UFO Luncheon under Special Events.
  • See photos of some of the recently completed Community Care quilts that will soon be gifted - check Subgroups under the Activities menu.
  • Photos from Linda's Crazy Quilt demonstration of March 5th are available under Special Events.
  • Selected photos from Catherine Nicholls' Trunk Show of February 20th are posted under Special Events.
  • Batch Number 8 (second to last) photos from our fall Quilt Show are posted under Activities/Special Events. Look for the LAST batch in mid-April.

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!


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!