Sunshine Quilters Guild

We started off the 2013-2014 Season with our Quilt Show on the September long weekend. It was considered our best by far and brought

visitors as far south as Tennessee USA.

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Our feature quilter, Shirley Franz, who is also one of founding members.

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Steph gave us a challenge to make a quilt with the Roaring 20s theme. Fourteen members worked hard to fulfill the requirements and in the process learned a lot of history of that period.

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Hilda McDaniels’ American Beauty style quilt won 2 awards for her outstanding quilt.  Pam McAuliffe of Malo WA did the machine quilting.

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Patti Bevilaqua was thrilled to have won for best wall hanging.



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Liz worked hard to set up our Christmas corner

LauraJean & Gary

Laura Jean and hubby Gary serenaded those who ventured into our Tea Room

Lucille Naaykens' big wins

Lucille Naakens won big with 3 awards in original design.

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Our raffle quilt was a resounding success and in October we presented the Grand Forks Women’s Institute with a Cheque of $2500 for their literacy program from the raffle proceeds.

Winner Laurie Edeburn

Laurie Edeburn of Grand Forks was very happy to be the winner of the quilt.

Laurie Turik trunk show

In October Laurie Turik from Kelowna came to instruct the members on Mary Ellen Hopkins course, “It’s OK to sit on my Quilt”. The first night she wowed us with a trunk show of her quilts  and over the weekend the members enjoyed her instruction.

Laurie helping Sharon with colour choices

Laurie is helping Sharon with fabric choices.

Rhonda with Laurie on Friday night

Member Rhonda with Laurie at the dinner Friday night.



Update: April 5, 2013

Recently we had a guest speaker from the Boundary Women’s Shelter and Support  Services. We committed to selecting 9 quilts of various sizes to donate to their cause.

transistionAbove is a photo Rae, Shirley and Lesley as they are packing them up to be cherished by someone in need of a warm and cozy “hug”.

This fall is our big 3 day Quilt Show and we are getting very excited as the date approaches. Lots of work to do still, but the two pillow shams are almost ready and the king size raffle quilt is at the “shop” being quilted.

sneak preview

Pictured above are Lesley and Diane holding up the shams for our ooh’s and ahh’s.

Quilters never let December only decide that Christmas quilts can be worked on!!!

diane's snowman

January was  the stained glass snowman instructed by Rae.


In February it will be the lovely paper pieced trees instructed by Mariette and she says it is addicting!

sally's I Spy

Some grandchildren are luckier than others and won’t Sally’s be excited to receive the I Spy Quilt. Sally is even playing the game…no peeking….I spy an animal that lives in the water…..


Another busy Tuesday at the guild brought Gayle from Christina Lake to pass on her pattern for making reversible aprons for our quilt show sale table.  So……look out Grand Forks……we’ll be showing off proudly in September at the show!!!!

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The Sunshine Quilters Guild of Grand Forks (established 1999) is a group of quilters who gather to share their skills and promote the quilting arts.  We meet every Tuesday at the Focus on Fibre Association building (8120B Donaldson Dr. Grand Forks BC)  to quilt, hold in-guild classes and socialize.  The Sunshine Quilters provide community services in the way of quilt donations for charity and comfort also an annual scholarship to a Grand Forks Secondary School student, a bi-annual raffle quilt event benefiting a local charity, and donations to the local Christmas Hamper Fund and Food Bank.

Quitled Charm Bags

Quitled Charm Bags

The Guild holds a bi-annual, three-day quilt show locally (next show Labour Day weekend, August 30,31 & September 1, 2013), as well as other smaller occasional events such as open houses.  We are active supporters of local businesses, and members of the Focus on Fibre Association, the Boundary District Arts Council, Gallery 2, and the Canadian Quilting Association.


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Quilted Bees

Bees (finger pin cushions)