Virtual Gallery: Osoyoos Quilters Guild opens exhibition at The Art Gallery Osoyoos

This quilt is the grand prize for this year’s raffle. It was sewn by the late Osoyoos Quilter Lorna Fairbanks. It was quilted by another member, Angie Rosin (pictured). (Richard McGuire photo)

The Osoyoos Quilters Guild opened their exhibition, Quilts Etc., at The Art Gallery Osoyoos on Thursday, Feb. 4. The show runs until Saturday, Feb. 27.

The show is open for in-person viewing from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday, however Covid restrictions are in effect. This online “Virtual Gallery” is available with some of the highlights for those who are observing Covid travel restrictions, or otherwise can’t make it to the gallery.

Some of the pieces are for sale, but many are listed as “not for sale,” because the quilters wish to keep them. For purchase inquiries, please contact the gallery during opening hours.

Click on thumbnail images below to see in Virtual Gallery. Use arrow keys to flip through images. Click on images to see title at top.


When you enter the Art Gallery Osoyoos, this is the right wall during the Osoyoos Quilters Guild show that runs from Feb. 4 to 27, 2021. The three largest pieces from left are: Cathedral Window Stars, pieced by Sarita Zugazaga and quilted by Miriam March; Block of the Meeting – “Challenges,” pieced and quilted by Maureen Wood; and Block of the Meeting – Fresh Ideas, was pieced and quilted by Marge Trosky. It was presented to member Sherrill Anderson as individual blocks at meetings – each block using new techniques. (Richard McGuire photo)
At left is Tea Time Quilt, pieced and quilted by Lisa Kearns. Right is Mystery Quilt, pieced by Kathy Burton and quilted by Miriam March. (Richard McGuire photo)
At left is My Mystery Quilt, pieced and quilted by Gloria Keeling, and Zig Zag, pieced and quilted by Pat Schaffer. (Richard McGuire photo)
Floating Stars was designed by Julie Hendricksen, pieced by Vera Appleby, and quilted by Marion Lentz. (Richard McGuire photo)
Hanging at left is Tumbler – with Minky back, pieced by Sarita Zugazaga and quilted by Miriam March. On the right is Fly Away Home, pieced and quilted by Marge Trosky. (Richard McGuire photo)
Pieced and quilted by Elaine Young. (Richard McGuire photo)
In the corner, flanked by large quilts, these smaller items from the Osoyoos Quilters Guild are available. (Richard McGuire photo)
Pat Schaffer got the idea for this quilt many years ago, but she was inspired to finish it more recently. “I challenged myself to finish the quilt for this show,” she said. (Richard McGuire photo)
Pictured here clockwise from left is My Secret Garden, appliqued and quilted by Sherrill Anderson; Owls, pieced and quilted by Marge Trosky; Scrappy Woven Variation, pieced and quilted by Kathy Burton; and Mascot, created and sewn by Regina Puetz, inspired by a floral display in her German hometown of the town’s mascot, an elephant. (Richard McGuire photo)
This quilt was a mystery block of the month, appliqued and quilted by Sherrill Anderson. (Richard McGuire photo)
This vase of blossoms gives Gloria Keeling, who pieced and quilted it, “a feeling of warmth on a dreary day.” (Richard McGuire photo)
Lyn Silverthorne pieced and quilted this hand-appliqued quilt based on a pattern. To the right is Selvage Vest sewn by MaryAnn Faltinson. (Richard McGuire photo)
Sherrill Anderson sewed this for her daughter-in-law in memory of her dog. It was based on a pattern. (Richard McGuire photo)
Sherrill Anderson sewed “these cute little gals” from a pattern. Other figures are behind. “Just imagine the chatter, laughter and friendship going on here,” she said. (Richard McGuire photo)
Marge Trosky started this piece as a wall hanging, but it ended up as a sewing machine cover. (Richard McGuire photo)
Two baby quilts by Sherrill Anderson (left) and Kathy Burton were displayed together near the centre of the first gallery room. Anderson’s is called Babies Love Bears, and was done from a pattern. Burton’s Scrappy Woven was created following a workshop given by Miriam March. (Richard McGuire)

Author: Richard McGuire

Richard McGuire is an Osoyoos photographer who worked at the Osoyoos Times between 2012 and 2018, first as reporter and then as editor. He has a long career in journalism as well as research, communication and management at the House of Commons in Ottawa and in the federal government.