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The 2022 Mahone Bay Quilt Show and Sale is officially over – and what a show and sale it was! Despite the odds – after two plus years of Covid and an unwelcome visit from Fiona (who invited her anyway!) – the show was a resounding success. Quilts on display clearly showcased the many talents of our Guild members and the Quilt Boutique was a hotspot through the entire weekend. While the final financial results aren’t yet in, there were lots of visitors and lots of sales even though we were all housebound on Saturday as Fiona rampaged through the province.

The October newsletter will give you the lowdown on Show winners – including Viewers Choice! – and all those lucky people who won door prizes and the very fortunate Raffle Quilt winner (hint: he’s the spouse of one of our Members!) Stay tuned to our Flickr feed here for detailed photos of the show (not there just yet but they are coming!). Don’t forget that you can find photos from Flickr on our website home page (scroll way down…) and take a shortcut to our Flickr account just by clicking on a photo.

To whet your appetite, here are a few shots I took while roaming the show. The Best in Show was awarded to Pam Wells for her Winter Wonderland – the beautiful embroidery, meticulous piecing and Pam’s amazing quilting definitely earned this recognition.

Best in Show: Winter Wonderland
Quilter – Pam Wells; Pattern – Crabapple Hill Studio

The Viewers Choice award went to Ruth Grant, featured below. The quilt was stunning, and featured precise piecing, applique and many hours of excellent hand quilting.

Viewers Choice: Stained Glass Dreams
Quilter: Ruth Grant Pattern: Ken Grantham

We hope that you made it to the show while the weather allowed, on Friday and on Sunday. For those who couldn’t get there, we had over 130 quilts on display as well as the Challenge quilts and well-crafted items in the Quilt Boutique too numerous to count. I took a few photos while roaming around that will give you a peek, while you are waiting for the Flickr version.

They say ‘it takes a village’ and of course, it’s true of just about anything that requires significant effort. The many hours of planning under the leadership of Annette Fralic certainly paid off – but the show would not have happened without the invaluable contribution of team leaders and Guild members who volunteered their time (and in some cases, the time of their spouses) to pull this off. I know that the show made me quite proud to be a member of this quilting community – everyone involved deserves a big THANK YOU!