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November 2014 Meeting and Workshops

November just started and already we have had two workshops and a very full meeting! We were very lucky to have Anita Zobens, the Superior Thread rep for Canada and owner of Cotton Mill Threadworks, come to Nova Scotia and teach two workshops and present our November program. What a wealth of information! Everyone learned something and we got to…
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5 November 2014
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The New Year Begins

Here we are again, another new year for the Mahone Bay Quilter's Guild, our 23rd year as a Guild. It is the year of our bi-annual quilt show which is held in conjunction with the Scarecrow Festival in Mahone Bay. The dates for our show are Friday October 3-Sunday October 5. Details can be found here. There will be lots going…
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13 September 2014

Drumroll Please!!

Anna talks about the 100th Anniversary Quilt for the Mahone Bay School President Cathy D and Anna do the unveiling! There it is - much applause and oohs and awes! With thanks to all the Guild members who helped make the quilt, to Anna who designed it (and made several blocks) and to Lynn Jones who machine quilted it. Be…
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6 June 2014

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…
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6 May 2014

Mahone Bay Founders Society Award

The Mahone Bay Quilters Guild was presented with an award for our "Group Voluntary Service" at the Founders Society Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony. We were thrilled with the number of Guild members in attendance, especially one of our Life Members Rose Pritchard who was been a member since the beginning. One of the founders of the Guild Anna Davison…
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14 April 2014
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March 2014 Meeting

The weather co-operated and we were able to have our March meeting, no snow but boy it sure has been cold! As usual we had an enthusiastic crowd, lots of chatting and visiting. Helen shared her "Fireside Log Cabin", started in Heather Stewart's workshop and hand quilted by her bee, the Bay Buddies Plans are well underway for our 2014…
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6 March 2014

January 2014 Guild Meeting

Despite the efforts of Mother Nature we were able to have a Guild meeting last Monday night. It was a smaller than usual turnout  but with the iffy forecast and fog hanging around those who made it really enjoyed Val Hearder's presentation. Val spoke to us about her first tour she has lead to South Africa and she talked about…
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9 January 2014

It All Started With This Quilt

As soon as Linda M showed this quilt she made, which was inspired by a quilt she saw on the Fons and Porter tv show, members were asking for a workshop. Linda kindly obliged and lots signed up. I think it has been one of the most successful workshops in that almost everyone who took the workshop has completed their…
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28 October 2013
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MBQG at the Quilter’s Retreat

The Pictou Lodge quilt, made by Dorothy Johnston (MQG) for Peter and Carol Ann van Weston (former owners of Pictou Lodge). The 14th Quilter's Retreat at Pictou Lodge is now history. We had quilters from all over NS, NB and Ontario, 58 in all plus our teachers, Penny Berens from NS and Cheryl Arkison from Alberta. Sandi sharing her Star…
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4 October 2013

September 2013 MBQG Meeting

President Cathy Drummond welcomes members and guests to our September meeting. What a wonderful turnout for the first meeting of our MBQG year. We had over 60 members, plus 4 new members and 12 guests. Many thanks to Laurie's students who joined us from Ontario, the Valley and beyond. It was great to have you with us. There was lots…
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16 September 2013