After 15 years, the Nanaimo Quilters' Guild is moving to larger premises for their meetings and quilt shows.
The Guild, which has approximately 200 members and has been operating in the city for 29 years, will hold their first meeting of the year on Wednesday in the Nanaimo Curling Club on Wall Street.
"It's very exciting to be moving to this larger location which will give us a lot more space for our shows, our meetings and other events," says the guild's publicity officer Gail Lambourne.
The group's function, Lambourne said, is to promote the art of quilting and their meetings often include demonstrations of various techniques, members' show and tell of their most recent work and guest speakers.
They also have an extensive library for members' use.
The guild also collects food donations at each meeting for the Loaves and Fishes food bank, arranges an annual major quilt show and donates a bursary for a fabric arts student each year.
"The new location offers some better amenities but also much more space, more room for our group to grow," Lambourne said.
The Guild meets on the third Wednesday of each month and has meetings at 1 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. on each meeting day.
At the October meeting there will be a 'garage sale' of quilting materials and supplies from many of the members.
Anyone interested in learning more about quilting and fabric arts is welcome to drop by any of the meetings, said Lambourne.
"We welcome newcomers with any level of experience including complete beginners or those who are just interesting in learning about it," she said.
"We're a very friendly group."
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