Mariners Quilt Guild


According to one dictionary definition, a hodgepodge, is a confused or jumbled mixture so it is a fitting name for today’s post – a collection of items and bits of interesting info that have recently turned up in my mailbox. So here, in no particular order, events, challenges and inspiration for quilters.

Would you believe it's a cake?

Would you believe it’s a cake?

Superior Thread – FREE SHIPPING

Anita Zobens is offering Mariners a special deal. You have until November 16 to place a thread and/or needle order with Anita through Cotton Mill Threadworks. Before you complete your order, make a note in the comment section (near the end of the order process) that your order is to be shipped with the Mariners Guild order so you are not charged shipping. All Mariners’ orders placed by November 16 will be sent together in one shipment.


Art Hits The Wall

The call is out for applications from quilters and rug hookers for Art Hits the Wall 2015. Applications with photos will be accepted between December 1, 2014 and January 31, 2015.  Visit to learn more about this event.

Art Hits the Wall 2015 Call for Entry


Avonport Scholarship for Award for a Young Quilter

Do you know a young quilter? Avonport Discount Fabrics is again offering an award to cover the complete Retreat package for the 2015 Quilters Retreat at Pictou Lodge for a young quilter who has not previously attended the Retreat.  Application deadline is January 31, 2014.

Avonport Brochure 2015


Christmas Tea & Quilt Show

Looking for a reason to visit the French Shore this month?   You might want to visit the La Guilde Acadienne show and tea on November 23.



Musée 2014- quilt show 017 (Large)des Acadiens – 3rd Annual Quilt Competition

2015 will be the 10th anniversary of this quilt show created to preserve and promote traditional hand quilting as it has been done by French Acadians in Pubnico since the 1650s.

Musée des Acadiens 2015 Quilt show


Visiting Textile Artist at Mary E. Black Gallery

See the work of textile artist, Amanda McCavour.  This one is coming up pretty soon and the workshop is likely full but the  sculptural thread exhibition Home Away From Home runs at the Mary E. Black Gallery from Nov. 14 – Dec 21.



Where do you come from?

Where do you come from? is a worldwide pattern search.

We are looking for local, regional or national motifs, tribal patterns, folkloristic ornaments, architectural structures, cultural, spiritual and natural ornaments, abstract ancient and contemporary symbols inspired by the region you come from, you like to travel to or currently live in – newly interpreted and (re-) designed as original patchwork block.

Participation in the project is free of charge. The deadline is February 28, 2015.  Details at: or see this flyer_wheredoyoucomefrom


Hodgepodge in the kitchen

And one last thing that you might enjoy – a recipe for a Traditional Maritime Hodgepodge.  How is that as a way to finish a post about everything?


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