What a party we had. At the Commons on Saturday, August 1st, over 100 quilt squares were painted by enthusiastic members of the Gabriola Community. There were tiny children along side elders, all splashing, scribbling, drawing, or painting with slow exquisite care.

Siki helped many of us to make our squares with a method called sun-printing, and the results were a delightful surprise.

Kirsten Miller assisted others of us who were inclined to dabble with real (and messy) fabric paint with brushes, and the rest of us drew or coloured with a wide variety of fabric felts.

Strengthened by cold drinks and homemade cookies, many people stayed for hours, working with great concentration. Some enjoyed it so much they made several squares.