Quilters showcased at Hope Arts Gallery

The opening reception for the new back room exhibit is June 8

Sara Lesztak

Contributor

Fifteen quilters are preparing to delight visitors to the Hope Arts Gallery this June.

Hand-sewn and machine-sewn quilts will be featured in the back room exhibit, which runs June 1-28. Be prepared for magic: artistic compositions, scenes of animals and birds and the beauty of Hope’s outdoors among designs of charming traditional patterns.

Each quilt artist has a special talent and interest. A variety of techniques are used to create these scenes including paper piercing, raw edge appliqué, and needle-turn appliqué. Cotton and batik fabrics are used, with works ranging in size from table runners to bed quilts.

The Hope Quilters meet twice a month between September and May to learn a new project. These projects support one charity chosen for the year. These charities have included the hospital auxiliary, Hope Search and Rescue, Hope & Area Transition Society and Fraser Canyon Hospice Society.

For more information about The Hope Quilters, contact Eva Andrews at 604-869-5863 or Phyllis Evanson at 604-869-9941.

The opening reception will be on June 8, from noon to 4 p.m., at Hope Arts Gallery (349 Fort St.) Refreshments will be served.