Mariners Quilt Guild


Creative start for spring

betty quiltThe first Mariners meeting of the spring was full of examples of our creativity. Betty showed her 1930’s take on Ken Grantham’s transformer quilt, Jennifer showed her continuing love affair with Kona fabrics with a wonky log cabin and Tina showed off her black, white and red quilt inspired by Confucian sayings. Continue reading

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Revisiting Nova Scotia’s past

Sharon MacDonald has documented old quilts throughout Nova Scotia

Sharon MacDonald has documented old quilts throughout Nova Scotia

On March 12, textile history specialist Sharon MacDonald brought along her extensive slide show to talk to Mariners about old Nova Scotian quilts. Along with quilter Barb Robson, Sharon co-founded the Nova Scotia Heritage Quilt Project. Between 1995 and 2000, the project photographed and documented more than 1,100 pre-1970 quilts throughout the province. Many of the patterns Sharon came across will be familiar to quilters: basket, grandmother’s garden, sawtooth and Irish chain. Sharon has a strong interest in the social history of quilts and quiltmakers. Continue reading


Red Door results

Jean E. models the second fractured photo quilt created for the Art Group Challenge

Jean E. models the second fractured photo quilt created for the Art Group Challenge

Congratulations to Jacqueline A., Jean E., Jean. G, and Charlene H. for their finished Quebec City door, based on a photo taken by Jacqueline A. It’s the second fractured photo quilt created for the Art Group Challenge. Jacqueline’s photo was cut into four strips and then each strip was interpreted by a different group member. The group’s now deciding on how to join the pieces as a finished work. Mariners look forward to seeing the end result. Continue reading