Looking for a little colour to get you through the last long days of winter? Head down to the Vermilion Public Library and spend some time appreciating some quilt work that is on display for the month of February.
The Vermilion Quilters Guild has several items on display throughout the library for community members to admire. The guild, which is a nonprofit organization that has been around since 1997, meets twice a month at Red Feather Ridge for a day of camaraderie and sewing. In the past, the guild has donated several items to charities in need, including the Cross Cancer Hospital, The Lloydminster Interval Home, the Stollery Children’s Hospital and Quilts of Valour.
This year, one of the featured items is a glued collage piece constructed by Sue Kylm, which was accepted into the Quilt Canada National Juried Quilt Show for 2021. Kylm took almost two years to create the artistic quilt, spending weekends, winters and holidays working on it. Each goose is made from tiny bits of fabric, and then covered in matching tulle to add texture and make the sewing easier.