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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.