Mariners Quilt Guild

October 3rd Wordshops

Do you know someone who has expressed an interest in learning to quilt? Perhaps a friend, neighbour, or interested family member? We are offering two beginner workshops for those interested in trying out the craft of quilting.  Each workshop is three hours long and the fee for each workshop is $20.

log cabin Oct 3 9 am – 12 noon  LOG CABIN Block with Linnet Finley

pinwheelOct 3 1 pm – 4 pm PINWHEEL Block with Linnet Finley

The log cabin is a basic beginner block, while the pinwheel is a tiny bit more complicated and will cover strip piecing and sewing half-square triangles from squares.

To register or for further information, please contact Jackie at

The workshops are being held in conjunction with the Mariners Quilt Show and will be held in the same location: Christ Church Parish Hall in downtown Dartmouth, corner of Dundas and Ochterloney Streets.

The teacher is Linnet Finley, who is a textile artist living in Halifax with her young daughter.  Linnet does not remember a time when fabric did not in some way influence her life; from early times spent in her mother’s studio creating one of a kind items on her hand cranked Singer replica sewing machine, to her present role as a quilt artist who enjoys bringing a renewed tradition of hand crafted quality to work for and about children.  Linnet teaches Block of the Month, fabric basket, the ‘Zipper Pouch’, Flag Bunting’ and ‘iPad Case’ classes at Patch Halifax.


Welcome Back . . .

My how summer has flown and now we are back to meetings, shows and all things quilting.  We are excited to see everyone at our first meeting and look forward to your show and share and hearing about your quilting adventures over the summer. Please mark your calendars:

Monday, September 14
First meeting of the 2015-16 year. Christ Lutheran Church, 40 Caldwell Road. Door opens at 7 pm meeting starts at 7:30. Everyone welcome.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Mariners Quilt Show at Christ Church Parish Hall (Dundas and Ochterloney Streets, downtown Dartmouth). We will be hanging the show on Friday evening Oct 2. Please, if you are available, come help with the hanging and bring along the men … we could use their help! Also, plan to help out at the show … white glove ladies … raffle tickets … entrance table … etc. More on this at the meeting.  Quilt show entrance forms here.

Happy Quilting!