Oversized quilts find temporary home in Ladner studio
The annual Quilt Walk and Car Show in Ladner Village has plenty for the quilting enthusiast to admire.
Numerous store windows display fine examples of the work.
But those quilts which require a larger area to be show in all their glory have a special place.
And this year, there is a new venue.
The interior of Open Space Yoga has traditionally been home for this, but reconstruction work to the century old, historically significant building on Delta Street has meant that both the yoga studio and oversize quilt display be move temporarily.
Michael Rudd, owner of Open Space Yoga says that he was fortunate to find room at Freeflight School of Dance (4942 Chisholm St.).
"It's just two blocks away from our regular home and right across from Speed's Pub," Rudd says. "And we have a big space here to hand the oversized quilts."
As well, some of the older, more fragile antique quilts that would not stand up well in the direct sunlight of a storefront window display will be shown at the temporary location.
To help those who may find themselves searching for the bigger quilts at the traditional spot, Rudd says he will have an Open Space Yoga booth outside his business with staff providing directions to the temporary location.
"We'll be set up there, but re-directing people who are used to seeing the quilts in our studio," Rudd says.
In years past Rudd says his studio was able to showcase 15 to 20 of the larger quilts. This time around he is unsure how many will be displayed in the two, temporary studio spaces at his disposal, but is sure they will be impressive and as big an attraction as ever.
"We're usually jam-packed all day long."