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 Our Guild year is going by far to quickly! It seems like September was just a few weeks ago. We still have several major events coming up. Our 16th Annual Dessert Party with an Extraordinary Quilter is on May 11th followed by 3 days of workshops with Katie Pasquini Masopust from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

For nearly 30 years Katie Pasquini Masopust has produced high quality contemporary art quilts that have been coveted and collected by a broad range of admirers. From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quilt making, her work has evolved from structured Mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to very painterly landscapes and abstracts executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques.

Katie’s easy, energetic manner has made her a very popular teacher and lecturer. When not in residence at her studio in Santa Fe she travels the world presenting her contemporary quilting theories and techniques to classes; not only in North America, but in Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Awards and accolades have been numerous for Katie, culminating with her 2005 induction into a very select group of art quilt professionals who have earned the Silver Star Award presented by Houston Quilt Festival.

A prolific author, Katie shares her enthusiasm for the art of creative quilting through her numerous books, her many classes, and now as a member of the Experius Academy Advisory Council as they work to develop the art mission for the new Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado – a destination resort for quilting enthusiasts and fiber artists: also host of Katie’s Alegre Retreats.

As busy as she is, her love of the art and support of her family give her tireless energy. Look for many exciting new works to come from Katie in the next year.

We are so lucky to have Katie in Nova Scotia!

Then is June we are officially celebrating 25 years as a quilt guild with a wonderful celebration dinner. many thanks to Anna and her committee for organizing the evening. Can't wait to see what they have planned for us.


Cathie's quilt for show and tell.


Pam's quilt for a friend's baby. Pam regaled us with her adventures in stain removal!

Our May meeting was full of quilts from show and tell to member Heather Rafuse's beautiful trunk show of her quilts to the bonus showing of the SAQA Atlantic (be sure and follow the link to their blog, lots of great art quilts and information) quilts from their "Structures" show which just finished traveling to various venues. Such wonderful, creative art quilts. Congratulations to our member Linda Finley on winning the Best in Show Award for her entry below.


Linda's piece for the SAQA Atlantic show "Structures"


Susan Tilsley Manley's piece from the show.

There are lots more pictures of show and tell, Heather's quilts and the "Structures" quilt show on our Flickr pages here.