Founded in 1991, our goal is to support and promote quilting activities throughout Lunenburg County and surrounding areas. Guild membership is open to anyone interested in quilts and quilting. The Mahone Bay Quilters Guild is a chapter of the provincial Mayflower Quilters Guild. We are also a Guild Member of the Canadian Quilters Association. Our members come from a broad geographic area from Halifax to Shelburne, Ontario and the USA.
Meetings are held the first Monday of each month (except July and August) at Trinity United Church in Mahone Bay. If the first Monday is a holiday, the meeting is the next Monday. Meet and greet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00, business meeting and “sew and tell” and program to 9:30. Members are encouraged to bring their latest creations for “sew and tell.” Please note that our meetings and workshops are scent free.
Dues are $25 annually payable at the May meeting. One lucky paid-up member’s name will be drawn to receive one year’s membership free. Members are encouraged to wear a name tag.
The guild maintains an extensive library of quilting related books and magazines The library is open 7:00-7:30 PM and during the break.
All members in good standing will receive the email newsletter a week before each meeting or by regular mail.
The guild holds a quilt show and sale in even-numbered years.
The guild executive committee is comprised of a president (limited to two, one year terms), vice-president (usually succeeds the president), secretary, treasurer, program committee, newsletter editor and membership person. Vacancies are filled by a nominating committee each May; nominees are voted on by the membership at our AGM in June.
We offer one or two workshops every month except in December, June and September. Workshop fees vary. The cost of workshops with out-of-town instructors will depend upon expenses.
September - Regular Meeting
October – Regular Meeting
November - Regular Meeting. Membership roster distributed.
December – Christmas Meeting, Christmas Pot Luck Dinner and Party.
January - Regular Meeting (daytime 1-4pm)
February – Regular Meeting
March - Regular Meeting (daytime 1-4pm) Cuddle Quilt Day will be Saturday March 18 with a snow date of March 25.
April - Regular Meeting. *An “Extraordinary Quilter” is brought in from outside the area to conduct two days of workshops. The guild hosts a dessert party for over 100 ticket-buying quilt lovers; members donate the desserts. The “EQ” usually presents a trunk show at the dessert party.
May - Regular Meeting.*see above
June - Social Meeting. End-of-year potluck supper and our AGM; Biannual election of Executive Committee, reading of annual reports, receiving annual dues, discussion of programs for the year.
The Mahone Bay Quilters Guild is a member of the Mayflower Quilters Guild which is based in Halifax/Dartmouth area. Their meetings are the third Thursday of each month September-June (except December and June when social events are planned and held on a different date each year) at the Dartmouth North Community Centre. All are welcome to attend.
For further information, or to join the Mahone Bay Quilter’s Guild, contact Barb Robson at email@example.com