Members of the Mt. Revelstoke Quilters’ Guild had no idea what they might be getting themselves into when they reached into a bag of donated fabrics.
It was a challenge they gave themselves. Each guild member selected a swatch from the bag of donated fabrics and then had to use it in the quilts they made.
“You couldn’t see what you were picking, you just had to reach in and grab it,” said Darlene Dabel.
The results are outstanding, and are currently on display at the Revelstoke library.
The display also features quilts that will be donated to the Revelstoke Hospice Society and the New Year’s baby.
The Mt. Revelstoke Quilters Guild is a non-profit group of women who love to sew and quilt. The group currently has 20 members, 13 of who have quilts on display at the library.
“Today’s quilts are not usually made from homemade clothing like in the early years. Although some of us have made quilts from old denim jeans, flannel shirts, and T-shirts,” reads a statement from the guild.
The quilts are on display at the Revelstoke library until the end of August.