CVEx approaches

Once again the Comox Valley Exhibition promises an excellent display of quilting.

QUILTER CINDY KOZLOWSKI was inspired to make Grandpa’s Farm by a 1932 photo of her grandparents' barn on the old homestead in Saskatchewan.

QUILTER CINDY KOZLOWSKI was inspired to make Grandpa’s Farm by a 1932 photo of her grandparents' barn on the old homestead in Saskatchewan.

Once again the Comox Valley Exhibition promises an excellent display of quilting.

Over the past few years the CVEx, in co-operation with the Comox Valley Schoolhouse Quilters’ Guild, has created an excellent opportunity for quilters to enter their articles and for the public to view them.

This year, as evidenced by the number of entries, promises to be no different. All quilters from beginner to advanced, from Parksville to Campbell River, have been encouraged to submit their masterpieces and have them viewed by their peers.

For some it is a hard thing to do but at no time should anyone be intimidated by the skill levels evidenced; always one must remember that everyone starts as a beginner and, to quote our mothers, ‘practice makes perfect,’

There are always the exceptions as evidenced by the

accompanying photo but most quilters fall into the ‘average’ category.

In conjunction with the quilting exhibit, the CVEx has invited Marie Trimmer to be the guest artist at the 2012 event Aug. 24 to 26 at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds in Courtenay.

Marie will have many of the items she has made on display and

will be available to talk to the viewing public for much of the three days of the event.

Also, there is a challenge category within the quilting exhibition.  Quilters were asked to create a quilt of their own choice and design, which integrates the CVEx 2012 theme Boots, Barns and Bandanas.

— Comox Valley Exhibition

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