Doongalik Studios is pleased to announce the Opening of the Sew ‘N Sews Quilt Exhibition on Tuesday, November 15 from 6-9pm. This will thegroup’s second showing at the gallery since 2013, and patrons can look forward to another beautiful array of products ranging from bed quilts, wall hangings, baby quilts and Christmas tree skirts that demonstrate various quilting styles and methods.
The exhibition will also feature the ‘Christmas Room’ just in time for the upcoming festive season with holiday-inspired quilts as well as Christmas tree decorations. Proceeds from the sale of the tree decorations will be donated to the Art Supply Drive which annually provides three selected public schools including one from the Family Islands, with much-needed art supplies. ASD’s organizer, Orchid Burnside, expressed her thanks to the quilters for their continued support of the project.
This year’s quilt exhibition is lovingly dedicated to Gill Scates, an avid quilter who recently passed away after a brief illness. Gill was a founding member of the Sew N’ Sews quilting group and over the years she produced quilts in all shapes, sizes…and especially colours!
Recently retired from teaching, Gill was enjoying more time with her four grandchildren, whom she adored. Needless to say quilts were being produced for each one of them! Group member, Anne Lever, stated: “Gill will be greatly missed by us all. Always willing to share her mathematical skills with fellow quilters, she ensured that our quilts were all ‘proportionally correct’! But more importantly, we will miss her kind and generous nature, her charm and wit, and above all, her unconditional friendship. It is said that friends are like quilts…they give comfort when needed. That indeed was Gill.”
Gallery hours are Monday to Wednesday 10am – 4pm and the Exhibition will remain on display until Wednesday, January 18, 2017. For more information contact the gallery at 394-1886 or by email at pam.burnside@doongalik .com.