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Extraordinary Quilter 2016

Well, our 16th Extraordinary Quilter event is done for another year. We followed our usual format with the Dessert Party on Wed. night followed by a one day workshop and then a two day workshop, all with extraordinary quilter Katie Pasquini Masopust from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Not only was Katie "extraordinary" but so were our desserts! Many thanks to our members who really do make this event with their amazing contributions.


The tables were filled to overflowing!


Suzanne, Diane and Lynn on kitchen duty.

Thanks to Ann P and her committee, to the Mahone Bay Legion for the great space, to Cathy and Barb's husbands Bryan and Peter who once again helped to show the quilts, thanks to all our non-members who came (many from quite a distance) and to our very generous donors who provided some terrific door prizes (see the list here). Also a huge thank you to our members and friends who answered the call for quilts to be sent to Fort McMurray. We gathered 71 quilts which will soon be on their way. Thank you all and to Valerie L who suggested we do this.

Some of the 71 quilts donated to send to Fort McMurray.


The workshops were a beehive of activity! On Thursday the workshop was "Composition".


Working hard on their "compositions".

The second workshop was a two day workshop "From Watercolour to Quilt". I think many of the designs will become quilts, they were really outstanding.


The workshop room was a busy place.


Susan working on her fabric placement.


Katie took pictures of everyone with their WIP, Helene came from Cape Breton for the workshops.

Thanks again everyone, can't wait to post the finished quilts! Be sure and check out or Flickr pages for lots more pictures – the Dessert Party here, the Composition workshop here and the Watercolour to Quilt here.


I completely forgot to post the names of the winners of all our wonderful door prizes! We are so very grateful to all our donors.

*Suttles and Seawinds – Diane MacMillan, Bonnie Spinney, Trish Dodge & Wanda Taylor

*Avonport Discount Fabrics – Noreen Brownrigg

*Sew With Vision – Ruth Chisholm

*Amos Pewter – Cathy Berry, Daphne Strowbridge

*Oh My Cod – Denise Perry

*Have a Yarn – Heather Rafuse

*Patch Halifax – Lucy Neatby

*Atlantic Fabrics – Rose Starzomski

*MBQG – Valerie Hearder, Shirley Crouse

*Lynn's Quilting Studio – Ann Steadman

*Katie Pasquini Masopust – Johanna Lowman

Congratualtions and thanks again to our donors!