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Busy November

As I write, it is December 1, how can that be? November has flown by and this past week has been a busy one for the Guild. The Father Christmas Festival in Mahone Bay is in full swing, we just had a wonderful weekend with the town full of visitors, carollers, wagon rides, Father Christmas wanders the streets delighting young…
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1 December 2014

November 2014 Meeting and Workshops

November just started and already we have had two workshops and a very full meeting! We were very lucky to have Anita Zobens, the Superior Thread rep for Canada and owner of Cotton Mill Threadworks, come to Nova Scotia and teach two workshops and present our November program. What a wealth of information! Everyone learned something and we got to…
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5 November 2014
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October 2014 Meeting

Admiring Isabel Fncy's quilt "Windmills", Viewer's Choice Award winner and CQA ribbon winner. Our October 2014 meeting was the day after our Quilt Show closed, but we still had a great turnout and as always a very interesting program thanks to Bonnie Spinney from Sew With Vision. By all accounts the quilt show was a terrific success, details and a…
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18 October 2014
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The New Year Begins

Here we are again, another new year for the Mahone Bay Quilter's Guild, our 23rd year as a Guild. It is the year of our bi-annual quilt show which is held in conjunction with the Scarecrow Festival in Mahone Bay. The dates for our show are Friday October 3-Sunday October 5. Details can be found here. There will be lots going…
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13 September 2014

Kaffe Fassett Lecture

Jackie adjusts Kaffe's microphone. Almost 60 members of our Guild, along with other quilters and friends from the Mariners Quilt Guild (Dartmouth) and the Mayflower Quilt Guild came together at Saint Mary's University to hear Kaffe Fassett present his lecture  "Glorious Colour" and glorious it was! Many thanks to those who brought their quilts to display in the lecture theatre,…
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21 July 2014

Drumroll Please!!

Anna talks about the 100th Anniversary Quilt for the Mahone Bay School President Cathy D and Anna do the unveiling! There it is - much applause and oohs and awes! With thanks to all the Guild members who helped make the quilt, to Anna who designed it (and made several blocks) and to Lynn Jones who machine quilted it. Be…
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6 June 2014
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End of Another Year

The 100th Anniversary Quilt and 23 of the 40 members who helped to make it. The quilt, designed by Anna Davison, was a gift from our Guild to the old Mahone Bay School which is celebrating their 100th anniversary this summer. Over 400 hours of work went into this quilt which was superbly machine quilted by Lynn Jones. The quilt…
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6 June 2014

May 2014 Meeting

Linda Naugler's piece using hand and machine stitching and techniques she learned from an online course by  Carol Ann Waugh  Where to start? One word to describe the May meeting - colourful? Maybe - exciting? Maybe - inspiring? How about all three? Between show and tell and Tina's trunk show it was quite the evening. Tina Belding brought a wonderful…
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6 May 2014

The 2014 Annual Yard Sale

I guess it is now officially an "annual" yard sale" as this was our second year. The first Saturday in May is known as the "100 Mile Yard Sale" day along the South Shore, with many participating from church and community organizations to individuals to our Guild. We promote it as a "Quilter's Yard Sale" with everything a quilter would…
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5 May 2014