History stitched into quilts

Learn about Shuswap settlers in Pieces of History Re-Stitched, a day of looking at the area’s past at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum

  • Jun. 18, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Learn about Shuswap settlers in Pieces of History Re-Stitched, a day of looking at the area’s past at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum this Saturday. This unique quilt show is being presented in partnership with Pritchard’s Di-Versity Heritage Quilt Group.

The Heritage Group has a keen interest in pioneer women’s lives and how their experiences relate to women’s lives today. The group started about 10 years ago and the current membership is 24 enthusiastic women.

The show features B.C.’s pioneer women, their stories and quilts created around the interpretation of their pioneer lives.

There will be an array of other heritage reproduction quilts the group members have created over the last two years. A variety of reproduction fabrics, pattern, books and quilt kits will be available for sale.

The Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Guild will also be in attendance, with displays and demonstrations of their art.  With more than 60 members, the guild is dedicated to supporting those involved in the local fibre arts community and promoting these creative skills in the larger community.

The Shuswap Pioneer Collectors club will also have displays throughout the village. The club’s mission is to preserve and share our rich history in order to ignite interest in younger generations and bring back fond memories for those who experienced this history.

Enjoy entertainment from local violinist Emily Wark, who plays traditional fiddle music from Scotland, Ireland, and Canada’s East and West Coasts, as well as pieces that she has composed herself.

Join storyteller, Dianne Jansson in the Mt. Ida Church at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. for stories about the trials of life faced by pioneer women.

Marjorie’s Tea Room host a pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch in the outdoor kitchen. The tea room will be open for a special quilter dinner and refreshments and desserts during the day.

For more information visit www.salmonarmuseum.org or facebook.com/Haneyheritage or call the village at 250-832-5243.