Sew Magic! WQG 2023 Quilt Show
Sew Magic 2023! was held at Eagle Ridge Community Centre, Langford, BC October 13th and 14th, 2023. It was attended by 955 guests. Over 200 quilts were featured as well as several guild challenges and games. The quilt show also featured many vendors, a guild boutique, concession, silent auction and community sewing area. Our invited guests were MQG and VQG, with displays from Welcome Quilts and Quilts for Residential School Survivors.
Please find below a slide show of our wonderful quilts. Enjoy!!
Since the Guild began sixteen years ago, we have hosted a biennial quilt show at Eagle Ridge Community Centre in Langford. The purpose of the quilt show is to showcase our Guild and the talents of the guild to our community and beyond.
We start each quilt show with a Gala. The day of the set up, we have an invitation only gala evening with refreshments and live music. The idea is for people to enjoy a less crowded, more intimate quilt show before the crowds rush in the next day. The vendors are open and the Guild hosts a boutique of handcrafted and quilted items for shopping pleasure.
Then the doors open for a two day quilt show. We usually have about 250 quilts on display, with a wide variety of categories including large, and medium quilts, and small/wallhangings, Art quilts. Wearables. A sponsored Youth category and our new but popular UFO category (members must commit to finishing a project or two that have been languishing for sometime.
We normally have a merchant mall of about 25-30 vendors. A Demonstrations area. Guild Challenges. Silent auction. Quilt Raffle. Guild Boutique. A Rest Area. Voting for Viewer's Choice on the Gala night and the first day of the quilt show by the public, and voting by category by the Guild members.