The Langley Quilters Guild will be serving tea at their upcoming show of their handcrafted quilts. From left are members

The Langley Quilters Guild will be serving tea at their upcoming show of their handcrafted quilts. From left are members

Quilters’ guild hosts ‘teapot caper’

The Langley Quilters Guild will be serving tea at their upcoming show of their handcrafted quilts.

It all started over a conversation between two Langley Quilters’ Guild members, discussing the tea room for their upcoming quilt show.

Shelley Gawley, who is in charge of the tea room, was describing how she likes to use old teapots as planters. Eileen Leahy, who had most of her things in storage, offered up her teapots, to Shelley’s delight.

Eileen searched her crowded storage locker and was dismayed to not be able to find them. Embarrassed, but undaunted and determined, she decided to haunt local Langley thrift stores and second hand stores to find some, but came up with only three.

Dismayed after her promise to Shelley, Eileen decided it was time to call in her “posse.”

“I made phone calls to my friends, and when I explained my dilemma (no one was surprised), the hunt was on from Cloverdale to Fort Langley to Abbotsford.”

The Tea Pot Caper was a success, however, as Eileen was able to present Shelley and the Langley Quilters’ Guild with 14 teapots.

Eileen began quilting about six years ago, inspired by a quilting friend. She has instead inspired Guild members, with her generosity of spirit and determination and kindness.

The Langley Quilters’ Guild is presenting their 2012 Quilt Show, The Threads That Bind Us, on Friday, May 11 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday May 12 from 9a.m. to 5 pm. Come enjoy the over 300 quilts, from traditional to art quilts, a gift shop, a merchant mall, a quilt raffle, a quilt challenge, a door prize of a sewing machine, and of course… The Tea Room.

The show is held at the George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 – 42 Ave., Langley. Admission is $5, with ample parking, and is wheelchair accessible.

For information contact Barbara Bettles, Langley Quilters’ Guild, 604-857-5300, or www.langleyquiltersguild.com or barbaraannebettles@hotmail.com