Quilters, knitters, and others welcome

Pearl Lorentzen
Lakeside Leader

A walk around town will sometimes present interesting things to photograph. Most recently, a chat with a woman with a small dog revealed beautiful quilts at the Pioneer Centre.

Slave Lake has had an unnamed quilt club for years. The quilters meet at Slave Lake Pioneer Centre on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The club used to meet at the fabric shop, but when it closed it moved. They’ve been meeting at the Pioneer Centre for around a year and a half.

Individuals work on their own projects in the company of others. It cost $5 for the day and there is locked storage for sewing machines and projects.

Sewers need to bring their own fabric and machines. The Flipside sells some fabric, High Prairie has a fabric store, and some of the ladies get fabric from thrift stores.

At least one log cabin quilt is being made with scraps of fabric pooled from the group.

Quilt club is open to anyone. The majority of people over the years are sewers, but people have also come to knit, worked on scrap books or read a book.

The Pioneer Centre is all one level so there are no stairs. Often other events happen in adjacent rooms, such as floor curling, pool and people coming to use the centre for various reasons.

People interested text or call Debbie Anderson at 780-849-5215.

A quilt top laid out on a pool table.
Building log cabin quilt blocks out of scraps.
A work in progress.
A pieced gnome quilt for a wedding gift.
An extra long and wide train quilt, to fit on a bunk bed, is for a grandson.

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