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Our Goal:

To support and promote quilting activities throughout the Province of Nova Scotia


 We support our goal by:


* Providing a forum for quilters to meet and exchange ideas and expertise.


* Bringing quilt experts to Nova Scotia for lectures and workshops.


* Providing in-house quilt education.


* Providing support to the community through quilting projects.


* Fostering creativity and originality in quilting and needlework.


* Maintaining both the tradition and the history of quilting in Nova Scotia.



Our History


Mayflower Handquilters' Society was founded in 1974 by a group of quilters who were interested in exchanging quilt patterns, ideas and fabric.

The original founders were, at the time, attending a continuing education quilting class at Bicentennial Junior High School in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Since that time, Mayflower has undergone many changes, including a name change in 1998. We are now known as Mayflower Quilters' Guild. Membership has increased from the original 8 to approximately 250 today from around the Province, throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. We continue to offer our membership a variety of workshops, lectures, in-house education and friendships.