I had a trip planned for Vancouver and made sure my dates corresponded with the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Show! Some of the Vancouver MQG members are on Instagram and I have been following them for a while, so contacted Holly, the founder of the Vancouver MQG, for more information about the quilt show. She was so friendly and helpful and even gave me all the transit routes to take over to North Van. Once again I got to take a ferry like last year when I went from Halifax to Dartmouth for the Maritime MQG meeting. Once off the ferry, I followed the signs to the quilt show!
I knew Holly was volunteering at the show near the entrance, and she was one of the first people I saw upon entering the quilt show. She welcomed me and told me a little about their guild. The Vancouver MQG has just over 100 members and they organized this quilt show in only a few months. They put in long hours setting up the beautiful venue and hanging quilts, and it was obvious that all their hard work paid off- the quilt show was amazing! Here are a few photos of the show and the venue called The Pipe Shop.
Right near the entrance was a display of the guild’s mini quilts. The wall was painted with their guild logo and all the mini quilts hung on this wall.
Beside the mini wall was an activity where quilt show patrons could cut fabric and glue it to paper to create their own improv block, and these blocks were displayed on the nearby beams
Holly introduced me to some of the guild members who were all so excited to tell me about their quilt show, you could tell how proud they were.
The guild was raffling their 2016 QuiltCon Charity quilt to raise money for a local charity called Mom-to-Mom Poverty Initiative. I bought some tickets, but did not win the quilt. One of their members named Nancy Chan won the quilt! Congratulations Nancy!
These are just some of the quilts that were on display at the quilt show.
As you can see, the Vancouver MQG is a busy guild with lots of member participation. I am so glad to have been able to see their quilt show, and meet some of their members. Wonder which quilts will be at QuiltCon East?