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Memories of Spring, Summer and Fall – made by Sandra Roch, from a Becky Goldsmith design – how fitting for these times!

Well, we proved it could be done! This time last year, most of us would not have imagined holding a virtual Guild meeting but that seems a very long time ago. Zoom  has now become a way of life for many and the evening of September 14th showed just how much fun we could have as more than forty of us joined the meeting from our respective houses.  Lucky for us, several of our Members were prepared to test the limits of Zoom and were able to entertain us with slide presentations.

This meeting was our first with Krista Garber as our new President and she did a great job coping with the challenges of a virtual meeting. Response to the recent survey about in-person versus virtual meetings was high at 71%. Over 60% of us opted for virtual meetings for now but expect similar surveys in future. For now, you should likely plan on Zoom as the best way for us to get together.

Alicia and Tara have been busy. Alicia gave us an outline of workshops planned for October, November and January – one upside of Covid is the availability of on-line workshops from teachers around the world. The October workshop features Lisa Walton of Australia, to be followed by a workshop on string quilting in November with Heather Kojan and on flying geese variations in January with Diane Harris. Check out the workshop page for details for October; details on November and January will be forthcoming.

Ideas for the Guild newsletter should be sent to Gail at and if you have ideas for the Guild web site, please send them to   Annette Fralic is looking for volunteers to help with planning for next year’s Quilt Show. There are still a few Challenge kits available. Annette also updated us on CQA news. Check out their new web site at     There are some projects there even for non-members. Somemething to look forward to – the 2023 Quilt Canada will be held here in Halifax. Yay!

The fall retreat is moving full speed ahead. Details can be found on the workshop page or by contacting Pam Wells at

The Cuddle Quilt Challenge resulted in 116 cuddle quilts, made by 37 members. Christine Bell is the lucky winner of the draw. Stay tuned for information at the October meeting on how the Guild will remotely manage Cuddle Quilt donations.

Pies and Tarts, made by Barb Robson – lots of hours paper piecing at The Biscuit Eater

As usual, the stars of the show at the Guild meeting were the quilts submitted for Sew and Tell. Thanks to Barb who posted the photos to Instagram and to Jill who imported the photos  into Zoom so we could browse together, we had a stunning array of eye candy to feast on. There weren’t a lot of projects on display for this first meeting, but now we know that this portion of the meeting works really well.

Lazy Days by Heather Stewart – a free Tilda design

So, start gathering up those projects you’ve been working on and give us a peek at the October meeting. October’s meeting is scheduled for October 5th at 7pm.  The program will be a trunk show by Bev Crouse. You should expect a Zoom get together – details will follow.