Quilt Show in Barriere

Museum filled with colourful works made by talented quilters

Museum summer student

Museum summer student

You still have time to visit the Barriere Annual Quilt Show at the North Thompson Museum, which is open to visitors from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday, until Aug. 16.

Kassie Gilbert is this year’s summer   student,  working for the Barriere and District Heritage Society at the museum  and  keeping busy attending to visitors at the annual Quilt show.

Kassie says, “We have a large number of entries this year, and the workmanship is excellent – they are all simply beautiful.”

Many quilts have been made by members of the Barriere Quilters Club, others have come from outlying areas and were created by women who enjoy this traditional craft.

Several quilts are hand quilted, others were pieced in Barriere and sent to California for quilting. The reason for this process is that the newest machines for the job are there, and the cost for the process is reasonable.

Visitors to the show can vote for their choice of ‘best quilt’ by entering its display number on a ballot. At the closing of the show the winner of ‘best quilt’ will be announced.

One visitor to the quilt show said, “It’s really tough to pick just one out of all these lovely entries.”

Cassie commented that this year’s visitor attendance has been good, “Sometimes we have had two or three groups at one time, and we still have room left for more people to come and enjoy the quilt display.”

Make sure you stop in to check out the quilts before the final judging this Saturday.