Winner of the 2013 Williams Lake Harvest Fair needlework, sewing and quilting high point awards was Shirley Pascas, a long-time quilter and member of the Cariboo Piecemakers quilting club.
Pascas says she is an “art quilter” and that her process is a little different from other kinds of quilting.
She adds that some of her pieces are abstract and may have very little symmetry.
“I start with a sort of pattern in my head, working with the fabric itself, putting colours up on the wall to see if they work and changing them around,” Pascas says.
There were 90 quilt entries in the 2013 Williams Lake Harvest Fair, a number higher than last year and more than doubled in the past two years.
Pascas said the youngest quilters this year were under 12 years old.
“I’m so glad to see kids quilting and want to see them carry it on,” Pascas says. “Hopefully they’ll be inspired by what we do, and can inspire us.”
New quilters are always welcome at Cariboo Piecemakers at the Cariboo Arts and Culture Society in Williams Lake (778-412-9044) and Ibea’s Quilting and Crafts Galore (250-392-7748) offers quilting classes to the public.