Wishing everyone the best of Friendship and Festivities
at the closing of 2018,
and every Happiness and good Health for the New Year!

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.

A few years ago a the guild instituted a very successful initiative called Newcomers. New members are assigned a Member of Long Standing 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 IX, held at the Vernon Recreation Centre in 2016, was a very successful show and we are in the planning stages for Legacy of Quilts X to be held September 27th and 28th, 2019. The theme of this quilt show is "The Roaring Twenties".