Photos from the 45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration

Our 45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration was great fun for everyone!  We had lots of visitors who came to see our beautiful sapphire quilts that will be donated to the Surrey Pediatric Emergency Ward. They bought a few mug rugs, shopped at our members boutique and member vendors tables, and got a chance to stop for coffee and a cupcake and spend time visiting with friends they hadn’t seen for over 2 years!

Thanks to all our volunteers for making this such a successful event.

Connected Project

Our Connected Project quilt is on display in the lobby at the Museum of Surrey at 17710-56A Ave, Surrey, BC from May 10/22 to August 22/22, along with four preemies or Surrey peds quilts specifically chosen to go with the large quilt.  The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm and Sunday 12noon to 5pm.  Admission is free.

As you may recall, the Connected Project was done early in the pandemic and involved members who each created 8 of the same simple paper pieced blocks.  They then mailed off 7 of the blocks to members in their group and received back 7 other blocks in their colours from the other group members.  The guild managed to gather 48 members to work together on the project and had volunteers to assemble, bind and quilt it.  The quilt ended up being 96” x 96” and is spectacular!  If you haven’t seen it yet (or even if you have) drop by the Museum of Surrey to have a look.

As an added incentive, there is a large textile display and activation in the Feature Gallery of the museum called Untangling Textiles from May 10/22 to July 31/22.

45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration

Join us for our open house
May 28, 2022
1 PM – 4 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church
11040 River Road, Delta, BC

Sapphire quilts display
Member vendors
Quilt books and magazine sale
Tea corner
Raffles/prizes and much more!

Existing COVID protocols will be in effect.


Next Upcoming Event
14 February 2023
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Shop your Stash with Cheryl Arkison

A 2 – 3 hour lecture and demo on building, storing, and using your stash.

Not every stash is the same, of course. Not to mention, we all make different quilts. Taking a thoughtful approach to buying fabric means that you are likely to have what you need on hand, no matter what the need is. Always have what you need on hand, no matter what the need is. Choosing what to get is only half the battle though, storing your fabric to be accessible and visible while keeping it safe is just as important. The lecture will include lessons on value and colour as well as a fun challenge with fabrics of your own.

Comfy chair, your favourite quilt, a cup of tea or bourbon, and a view of your stash fabrics of your own.
Oh, and bring that one piece of fabric that you just can’t figure out how to use!

Members: $50 / Non-Members $55

Pre-registration is required. Go to to register.

March 9th Evening Presentation: Living Lyrically

Take a lighthearted journey with Lyric along her circuitous and unexpected path towards life as a quilt artist. Laugh along as she juggles fabric and family and deals with both duties and dreams. See her first quilts, current work, and a lot of the stuff in between, both the good and the embarrassingly bad.

But this lecture isn’t really about Lyric, it’s about YOU. Learn that where you are right now is the best place to start. Lyric will give you a a quick peek at the various studios she has inhabited and practical tips for how to carve out your own space. She will show you where to find the time to follow your creative passion. If she can do it with five kids and while running a business, you can find time to make a quilt. (You choose whether she is still sane or not!)

Come away fired up, ready to get out there and learn new things, do the hard work necessary and to be fearless enough to create your very own kind beauty.

About Lyric
Lyric Montgomery Kinard is an award winning artist with a passion for sparking the creativity that she knows each of her students posses. With playful support and gentle encouragement she will take you through your first steps on a new path, seeing the world through the eyes of an artist. As an artist, author, and educator she transforms cloth into art in her studio and timid spirits into confident creatives in the classroom.

Lyric was recognized for her talents as the 2011 International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the Year and is the author of the book Art + Quilt: design principles and creativity exercises. She has written extensively for Quilting Arts Magazine, appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and The Quilt Show. In her past life she was a musician, earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah and has also formally studied architecture. She currently lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and some of their five children.

You can read about Lyric and see her artwork at