Guild History

Since its inception in 1994, the Campbell River Friendship Quilters Guild has grown from 23 members to a current membership of 65 (and counting). As the name implies, the founding members envisioned a group built on friendship as well as on a love of quilting. The carefully chosen name remains true to the hope and vision of these original quilters.

guild members hold the quilt made up of members friendship star blocks

All members are encouraged to sew a friendship star that is added to the guild's Member Quilt. Members sign their name and the year they joined on their quilt squares.

Friendship has expanded to other quilting guilds along the West Coast. The guild is yearly involved with Hands Across the Water, a day or two event aimed at celebrating, studying and learning the art of quilting.

Over the years, the guild has had a strong interest in donating quilted items to various community organizations and we continue that tradition.

Besides having regular displays of our ongoing work at local venues (the museum, the art gallery, the Tidemark Theatre), the guild has hosted several very successful quilt shows.

Education has been a priority for the guild, hosting many workshops with talented instructors from many corners of the world.

heart shaped logo with hands in center

Ever since a guild member designed the very distinctive logo, many adaptations have been created. This versatile logo now appears on guild pins, on pottery mugs made by a talented guild member and embroidered onto various clothing items. Imagination will continue to find exciting ways to communicate quilting at it's finest.

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