At our Maple Beach Quilt retreat in 2014 we learned that one of us was getting married the following September. When you’re a quilter the first thing that pops to mind is making a quilt to celebrate the occasion. Since we Maple Beach Quilters live in various parts of BC we had to get creative in how to participate in the making of this quilt. Joan and I picked out the pattern, a Fun Easy Designed Double Wedding Ring. We pulled batiks from both our stashes and sew the journey began to make this quilt for our awesome friends, Donna and John. Pat and I live in Nanaimo and were to work the first part of the quilt.
After I finished making and assembling the quilt blocks into a flimsy it made it’s way to Powell River where Wanda attached the borders.
The next stop was to Kathy who was hanging out at Maple Beach in Pt Roberts, her task was the binding.
On September 11th five of us traveled to Vernon to attend the wedding and present this labour of love to Donna and John. As tradition has it, out of town guests are introduced. We weren’t introduced individually but as the Maple Beach Quilters! It was awesome as most everyone there knew how much quilting means to Donna, especially her Maple Beach Quilters.
Happy Quilting…Valerie Raye