Bylaws and Forms

VSSQ Bylaws

Cheque Request Form

AGM Report Form

2020-21 Membership Form

2020-2021 VSSQ Executive

President: Kate Bennett
Vice-President: Joan Muller
Secretary: Rose Currie
Treasurer: Debbie MacLeod
Past President: Susan Wilson

Interested in serving as a member of the executive? Don't be shy to express your interest in helping out the Guild, learning a new skill, and enhancing your friendships by serving on the executive or on a committee. Our Bylaws have executive position job descriptions.

2020-2021 VSSQ Committees
and Their Leaders

Advertising: Joanne Gaudet
Archives: (Temporarily Suspended)
Caring: Evelyne Reitsma
Communications: Marlene Lawrence
Community Care Quilts: Maggie Tomich
Equipment Storage: (Temporarily Vacant)
Fat Quarter Draws: (Temporarily Suspended)
Greeters: Val Tucker, Julie Glinsbockel
Grocery Receipts: Shirley Hamilton
Library: Alanna Robson, Julie Glinsbockel
Membership: Linda Kuraoka
Newcomers: Bonnie Burnett
Newsletter: Nancy Bradley
‚ÄčRefreshments: (Temporarily Suspended)
Retreat: Joan Muller
Set-up: Linda Ensing, Sue Beaudry,
Wendi Radies
Show and Tell: Val Tucker, Rhonda Harvey
Social & Special Events: (Temporarily Suspended)
Wheels to Meetings: Jean Donker
Website Manager: Nancy Bradley
Workshop: Susan Wilson, Rhonda Harvey, Anita Reimer



Our Organization...

There are some changes to what is listed below as we observe safety precautions during this time of Covid:

Some Subgroups have suspended meetings for now, with the exception of a planned October 5th meeting of the Scrappy group, and offsite meetings of the Modern and QuArtz groups.

The Community Care group will concentrate on retrieving kits that are currently out in circulation. Kit-making and prep days will be announced as they are confirmed.

You can check our Calendar for confirmed meeting dates.

In addition to our regular twice-monthly Guild meetings, VSSQ has six Subgroups available to members. They each have a different focus and meet as noted in the descriptions below. While these are not teaching situations, many a problem has been solved with a little friendly advice from within the group. Each Subgroup (except the Community Care Group which the Guild supports) must cover the cost of the workspace rental, so a $25.00 fee is charged for the year beyond the Guild membership. Please see the description of each Subgroup below.

Community Care

DATE: Periodic open sewing days during the year - check Calendar for dates.

TIME: 9:00am - 2:30pm | CONTACT: Maggie Tomich

FOCUS: Guild members are welcome to attend a Care Quilt open sewing day, or pick up pre-made kits at Guild meetings to sew at home. We also welcome quilts made with your own fabric. Minimum size 36” x 36” and maximum 48” x 48”. Cozy is best, so if you can please back them with something soft - we have flannel backings. Quilts can be for either gender or gender neutral. Patterns are available and batting is provided. If you prefer, you can cut fabric, quilt a finished top, or put binding on. There is something for everyone's interest.

WHERE DO ALL THESE QUILTS GO? Last year, the VSSQ Community Care quilters donated an incredible total of one hundred and sixty-six quilts to various organizations in the Vernon area, including the North Okanagan Youth and Family Services (NOYFS), Aboriginal Services, the Public Health program for single Moms, the Vernon Regional Hospital and other programs as requested. An average of eight quilts per month went to the hospital for premature babies alone. Many, many people are staying warm and comforted thanks to your hard work and commitment. And the quality of the work is impressive to say the least.

Scrappy Subgroup

DATE: 1st Monday/month | TIME: 9:00am - 2:30pm | CONTACT: Ester Pitt

FOCUS: This group meets to pursue the ever elusive task of trying to reduce a stash! This is the largest of our Subgroups and typically has 30 to 40 members attending. So grab your scraps and give it a try.

Hooked on Classics Subgroup

DATE: 2nd Monday/month | TIME: 9:00am - 2:30pm | CONTACT: Ruth Drennan

FOCUS: The focus for this group is “traditional style” quilts, although we are very accommodating to most projects!

QuArtz Subgroup

DATE: 2nd Tuesday/month | TIME: 9:00am - 12 noon | CONTACT: Jeanette Marten, Christine Trory

FOCUS: This group challenges themselves to try new and different projects. They have even gone on field trips to look for specific shapes in nature on which to base a project. They work with many different techniques using different shapes, a variety of fibers and materials, embellishments, paint, glue - the sky is the limit. Click here to learn more about the group and see some of the innovative work they have done. This group truly is inspirational so if you are looking for a place to let your artistic juices flow, this is for you!

Stars Subgroup

DATE: 4th Monday/month | TIME: 9:00am - 2:30pm | CONTACT: vacant

FOCUS: The focus of this group is friendship while we work with perhaps a project in common, or something with some challenging star points!

Modern Quilts Subgroup

DATE: 3rd Tuesday/month | TIME: 9:00am - 2:30pm | CONTACT: Marven Ecker

FOCUS: The group has decided on a format for exploring the definition of "Modern Quilts" and experimenting with various projects on a monthly basis. There will be a brief introduction or discussion followed by a demo and/or a guided "workshop" designed for the project to be finished during the meeting.


Contact the Vernon Silver Star Quilt Guild at:

Our mailing address is: VSSQ Secretary, #505 7922 Okanagan Landing Rd, Vernon BC, V1H 2K5