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A magical weekend for quilters guild members in Golden

The Mountain Magic Quilters Guild gathered together between Oct. 26 and 28 to hold a weekend-long quilting event in Golden.

The Mountain Magic Quilters Guild gathered together between Oct. 26 and 28 to hold a weekend-long quilting event in Golden.

Irene Gray, president of the guild, said the weekend events are always something the members look forward to.

“We get together to meet up with our friends and quilt. We lock ourselves away from anything else except for our sewing machines and friends,” she said.

The weekend of quilting is held twice a year by the guild members and gives them the chance to work on many different pieces.

“Sometimes everyone is doing their own project. Sometimes, like this week, we have six people doing the same project that one of our members teaches,” Gray said.

Even though it is a great deal of work, Gray explained that it is worth it.

“It is a good time and we do have long days but they are fun days,” she said.

The guild has been in Golden for the past 27 years and the members normally meet once a week at Golden Secondary School.

Gray said she only started quilting once she became a resident of Golden.

“I just like sewing. I have always sewed. I never quilted before I came to Golden. I was a dress maker before, and this is a totally different discipline. You re-learn because the whole thing is different,” she said.

The guild also wanted people to know they are always open to having new members join the group.

“We are always looking for more people. If they want to drop by the high school on a Thursday evening between 7:30 and 9 p.m. or they can contact me at 250-344-0335,” Gray said.

She added people can just drop by and do not have to feel pressure about becoming a member.

“Come see what we do and if you like what you see then you can join