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Father Christmas Festival Quilt Show 2016

Look who came to visit! Father Christmas himself!! We did it again! We have a wonderful small quilt show of Christmas and seasonal quilts, wall hangings, Christmas tree skirts, Christmas stockings and more at the official Welcome Centre for the Festival. Come and see us, we can be found in the little yellow building next to Amos Pewter, we will…
Guild Blogger
27 November 2016
CommunityInspiration

Making Do

Making Do is the title of a small exhibition of quilts at the Ross Farm Museum. It was curated by our very own Polly Greene. All the quilts were made sometime between 1800-1920. Most of the quilts Polly chose were very utilitarian, they were made to keep someone warm. Several of the quilts were made with homespun woolen fabrics and…
Guild Blogger
2 July 2016
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Extraordinary Quilter 2016

Well, our 16th Extraordinary Quilter event is done for another year. We followed our usual format with the Dessert Party on Wed. night followed by a one day workshop and then a two day workshop, all with extraordinary quilter Katie Pasquini Masopust from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Not only was Katie "extraordinary" but so were our desserts! Many thanks to…
Guild Blogger
15 May 2016
InspirationWorkshops

Celtic Knot Workshop

Many thanks to Linda Finley and Pam Wells who taught a Celtic Knot workshop. And many thanks to Mary L who took the pictures, my new official assistant! Apparently Pam is showing them how to cheat! Beth "This is sooo boring!" Sandy E making a lot of bias strips. Lynda with her very neat coil of bias. How the pattern…
Guild Blogger
21 February 2016
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Cuddle Quilt Day 2016

The Friday storm couldn't stop us! We filled the hall with quilters and friends for our 23rd annual Cuddle Quilt Day. By the end of the day over 100 quilts of various sizes were quilted or tied, ready to be donated to several local charities. We would like to acknowledge and thank Avonport Discount Fabrics, Lynn's Quilting Studio and Suttles…
Guild Blogger
5 February 2016
InspirationMeetings

June 2015 AGM and Susan Tilsley Manley

(l-r)Susan Tilsley Manley with Guild members Susan and Linda Well, what a great way to end another Guild year! A wonderful pot luck dinner, a short and sweet AGM and an inspiring trunk show with Susan Tilsley Manley. At our AGM Honourary Life Memberships were given to Ruth Searle and Lorraine MacQuarrie. (l-r) Ruth, Cathy and Lorraine We also started…
Guild Blogger
2 June 2015
Inspiration

Kaffe Fassett Lecture

Jackie adjusts Kaffe's microphone. Almost 60 members of our Guild, along with other quilters and friends from the Mariners Quilt Guild (Dartmouth) and the Mayflower Quilt Guild came together at Saint Mary's University to hear Kaffe Fassett present his lecture  "Glorious Colour" and glorious it was! Many thanks to those who brought their quilts to display in the lecture theatre,…
Guild Blogger
21 July 2014
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May 2014 Meeting

Linda Naugler's piece using hand and machine stitching and techniques she learned from an online course by  Carol Ann Waugh  Where to start? One word to describe the May meeting - colourful? Maybe - exciting? Maybe - inspiring? How about all three? Between show and tell and Tina's trunk show it was quite the evening. Tina Belding brought a wonderful…
Guild Blogger
6 May 2014
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October 2013 Guild Meeting

What a wonderful turnout to our October Guild meeting. I am not sure if it is a record but we had 73 members, 2 new members plus 2 guests join us for a delightful program presented by doll artist Margi Hennen. Not only does Margi create wonderful dolls, they all come with a great story and in some cases a…
Guild Blogger
9 October 2013
InspirationMeetings

March 2013 Meeting

We had a wonderful turnout at our March meeting of members, new members and guests. Our guest speaker was renowned knitter Lucy Neatby from Darmouth NS who talked to us about colour. It was a wonderful and inspiring talk. Lucy shared with us her approach to colour and stories about her knitting and design work. As well we had a…
Guild Blogger
7 March 2013