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Our Extraordinary Quilter 2017 – Krista Hennebury

We have just had a very successful 17th Annual Dessert Party and workshops with Krista Hennebury.

EQ'17-01Before the quilters (and desserts!) arrived!

EQ'17-08Almost ready!

The Mahone Bay Legion was packed with quilters and friends from the Valley, from HRM and from the South Shore. the desserts were amazing, once again our members out did themselves with an amazing array of delicious desserts and treats. Thanks to our Guild members for supporting the dessert party!


The Cove Quilters, one of several bees in our Guild.


One of Krista's miniature quilts.

Krista brought 75 pounds of quilts with her! I didn't count them but it was a lot and we all enjoyed seeing them so much. Krista describes herself as "A traditionally-informed Modern quilter, someone who learned traditional techniques and now applies them to contemporary designs". The quote is from a guest blog post on the PEI Modern Quilt Guild's blog here. Be sure and check our Flickr pages for lots more pictures here.


EQ'17-29Blackbirds Fly

EQ'17-33Cutting Garden, one of the two workshops.

EQ'17-43Round Peg, Square Hole

EQ'17-46Temperature Check the Structural Improv workshop inspiration.

Many thanks to the organizing committee and special thanks to 3 of our husbands, Mike, Peter and Tim who volunteered to hold up the quilts so we could all enjoy seeing them.

Detail of the Cutting Garden


This scissor fabric was perfect for the Cutting Garden!

EQ'17CG-15Colleen accomplished a lot.


We all accomplished a lot!

Krista taught 2 workshops, her one day Cutting Garden and her 2 day Structural Improv. Both were terrific and full of lots of tips and tricks. I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilts come in to our show and tell at our meetings. We had to do a lot of cutting at home before the workshop but it was sure worth it. We had our sewing machines running in the first 15 minutes and we all accomplished a lot.

Linda is well on her way!


Krista helps with Sheila's design.


Christine really got a lot done. Can't wait to see these pieces finished.

We visited Michele Stevens Sail Loft while Krista was here, Michele is a founding member of our Guild and she is also a very proud fourth generation sail maker, working out of her Great Grandfather's sail loft in Second Peninsula.



Many of the sails are sewn on the floor with the sewer in "the pit". Great system.


Krista is trying out the luff on a new sail.


Yes, we managed to eat some lobster!