Mariners Quilt Guild

Folding stars in November

folded3Mariners finished off November with a hands-on program by Gillian on folded stars. Gillian based her program on one of the projects in Fun and Fabulous Patchwork and Applique by Gail Lawther. Rhonda collected more finished placemats for our Meals on Wheels commitment and we heard news of Kaffe Fassett coming to Nova Scotia in Continue reading

Karen’s trunk show

nov2A founding Mariner, teacher and quilt artist, Karen brought her Deconstructing Art Quilts trunk show to our first meeting in November. Karen favours a vivid colour palette as well as the use of texture to add a greater feeling of depth. And as always, members brought in recently completed works for Show and Share. Continue reading

Inaugural Kathy Ogden Memorial Scholarship

Kathy Ogden

Kathy Ogden

At the first meeting of November, Jacqueline introduced her fellow Mariners to the Kathy Ogden Memorial Scholarship, in memory of founding member Kathy Ogden who passed away last May. This year’s recipient is Anja.

Here’s part of what Jacqueline had to say about Kathy and the scholarship:

As you know, we started this year off missing one very fine lady.

Kathy Ogden was one of the original founding members of our guild. She found this meeting space and became our hostess, often greeting people Continue reading

Jeweled Diamonds in Houston

Tina's Jeweled Diamonds was the featured quilt at the International Quilt Festival this past weekend.

Tina’s Jeweled Diamonds was the featured quilt at the International Quilt Festival this past weekend.

This past week Tina has been at the International Quilt Festival in Houston where her quilt, Jeweled Diamonds, was featured as the show’s “signature” quilt. The quilt’s image has appeared in festival promotional materials, tote bags and T-shirts. Tina debuted Jeweled Diamonds at the Mariners quilt show in 2012. It’s also been in juried in AQS Paducah 2013 and the Canadian Quilter’s Association National Juried Show 2013. Continue reading