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Saturday, March 16, was International Quilt Day, better known in this Quilt Guild, as our annual Cuddle Quilt Day!

Guild members and members of the public gathered together at the church hall and enjoyed a busy day putting the finishing touches on a colourful array of donated quilts.  On-site sewing, quilting, binding, adding Guild labels and more took place through the day thanks to our team of volunteers, led this year by Betty L. 

The end result was a church full of quilts destined for those groups that our Guild supports with quilt donations  each year, made possible through the continued generosity of our members. Check out the full album of Cuddle Quilt Day photos here.

March is ticking away – days are getting longer (Yay!) and every so slightly warmer. Easter is almost here and very shortly after, our Afternoon Tea by the Sea, introducing our Extraordinary Quilter (EQ) teacher for this year, Melissa Marginet.  If you haven’t picked up a ticket, please do so. This is a rare opportunity to be entertained with a trunk show by a well known Canadian quilter. If you’re not a member of the Guild, no problem. Just drop an email to and we can make sure there is a ticket waiting for you at the door. Tickets for members are $10 and for non-members $25.  The three days of workshops following the tea are almost full – space is only available for the April 12 workshop, the Zen Tree project. You can register at

The next Guild meeting is Monday, April 8. Note that we move back to evening meetings in April so doors open at 6:30 for a 7:00 pm start. The program that evening will feature Lynn Jones of Lynn’s Quilting Studio in Bridgewater and I hear there will be a pop-up shop!

Plans for the Spring Retreat from May 7th to 9th are coming together. This will be a first for the Guild and there is a growing number of members signing up. If you’re not on the list already, there is certainly room for more. The deadline for sign-ups is April 13th – you can pay your $10 at the April meeting or by e-transfer to Krista G. – check her email address on the member list. More information will be coming soon!

See you there. And for those with a touch of the Irish in them (like me!), Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!