The pincushion guild!
Meeting Location: Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Avenue, Colwood.
Mailing Address: 510 Mount View Avenue, Victoria, BC, V9B 2B1
Directions: Turn off Sooke Road at the Shell station onto Mount View Avenue. The driveway is immediately past the Shell Station and before Olson’s Gym, on the right hand side.
Meeting Date and Time: Usually, the fourth Thursday of each month. We alternate meeting times, evening 7 PM and morning 9:30 AM except during July and August when the meetings are both at 7 PM. Check our meeting page for changes and more info.
At our monthly meeting we give members and guests an opportunity to meet others who have the same interests. We have open informal meetings where all levels of Quilters are welcome. Our “Show and Share” is very popular. Everyone is welcome to bring a quilt of any size to show other members. Usually there is a story about the creation of the quilt which we all love to share and hear. Coffee/tea provided by the guild and goodies brought by our members are served at our meetings! Yum!
Westshore Charity Quilt Society: Our mandate is to make and donate “Quilts From the Heart” to the Cridge Transition House for Women (Hill House) and their dependent children who are experiencing relationship violence and abuse. Hill House provides safe emergency accommodation for up to 30 days, supportive counseling, information about the dynamics of relationship violence and referrals to community supports. Most importantly, Hill House provides women with an opportunity to support and be supported by other women in the same situation.Once a woman feels confident enough to begin their new life, a quilt is given to them as a gift from our members in the hope that the love that went into making the quilt gives them comfort and hope. The quilts are very much appreciated and have been described as “a hug from a stranger”. Approximately 100 quilts are donated annually.
We also sew wheel chair lap quilts, placemats, etc. for others in need. A Charity quilt sewing day is usually scheduled once a month.
Please see the Charity Quilt page for further information. All members are welcome to attend and work on a charity quilt of their choosing or to help cut, sew, quilt and bind group projects.
Sew Days: Everyone is encouraged to join us at Church of the Advent on a scheduled Thursday and Saturday of each month from 9:30am until 3:00pm to work on your current project. Bring your sewing machine, lunch and a coffee cup. Be sure to check our Sew Days page for dates and more information.
Charity Quilt Sewing Days: are scheduled usually once a month on a Monday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Please check our Charity Sew Days page for dates and more information..
Satellite Groups: Small groups of ladies get together on a regular basis – determined by the group to sew and chat. If you would like to be part of a group contact our Satellite Group coordinator Peggy Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Library: We have a substantial library of quilting magazines and books which are available at the monthly meetings, and sewing days. New books are added monthly.
Come to a meeting, sign in as a guest ($5 fee that is deducted from membership fee), see what we have to offer, and meet a group of great people!