The combinaton of stunning gardens and brilliant quilts highlight the 2016 Quadra Island Quilt and Garden Tour this weekend.

The art of the garden and the quilt on display in Quadra tour

The 2016 Quilt and Garden Tour is Saturday and Sunday and features five gardens in central Quadra and seven in Granite Bay.

The gardens vary in style and structure, including Japanese, a stone folly, driftwood fences and an Inca style terraced garden. Several gardens are located on heritage properties first occupied in the early 1900’s, others are newly developed. If your garden is too wet, dry, rocky, sandy, shady or hot someone on the tour has successfully tackled the same problem.

Like icing on the cake every garden will be decorated with quilts. Quilters do more than cut large pieces of fabric into little pieces and sew them back together. There is skill in the choice of fabric, design, colour and thread to create the final artistic piece. Quilts you will see range from full size bed quilts to lap or crib size to journal quilts that tell a story. Also included will be many of the comfort quilts made by members to be donated for charity.

Tickets are $15 and good for both days. They can be purchased at the Campbell River Art Gallery, Works of H’Art in Heriot Bay and Inspirations in Quathiaski Cove. They are also available on tour days at the Quadra Tourist Information Booth.

Money raised supports the Quadra Recreation children’s programmes and the Quadra Quilter’s annual marathon. Marathon quilts are donated to our community, B.C. Childrens Hospital and Ronald Macdonald House.

Buy your ticket, follow the map (centre of the ticket), support your community and enjoy the quilts and gardens of Quadra.

 

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