Welcome to the Mayflower Quilters Guild Website

Our goal is to support and promote quilting activities throughout the Province of Nova Scotia.

Location: Woodlawn United Church, Brick Hall, 54 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth, NS (Pond side parking lot entrance)

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 15th, 2024, 7:30pm – 9:00pm; doors open at 7:00pm. Don’t forget to bring your food bank donations, show and share and comfort quilts. Masks are optional.

For a list of open sew dates and other related information, please see the “upcoming events and workshops” link on the left

Check out our social media!

We have some big plans on the horizon for upping our presence on social media and getting new members to the guild. Our new email for any pictures or videos you’d like to share on our social media is mayflowerqgsocial@gmail.com and you can follow us on Instagram @mayflowerquiltersguild and join us on Facebook.

Encourage family and friends to follow too, let’s start building our presence and attracting new people.

Winter Storm Policy:

If on our meeting day, there is a snowstorm and HRM schools are closed, there will not be a meeting.  If there is a storm later in the day, or if the road conditions are questionable, please check your phone messages, emails and listen to the radio station.

Membership:

Mayflower membership is open to anyone having an interest in quilts and all forms of quilting. Individual membership is available for a fee of $30.00 per year. We are also offering a discounted rate for students of $15.00 (Student ID must be provided)
To print our membership form, Click Here.

If you would like to find out more about our Guild, please feel free to come to our meetings or email us at mayflowerquiltersguild@gmail.com

**(Please note: If you have Google Chrome as your browser, the links above may not work. Please email mayflowerquiltersguild@gmail.com and we will ensure your email reaches the appropriate person.)

Community Activities:

Mayflower Quilters Guild participates in various community activities by making and donating comfort quilts for: Bryony House, Police Cars in HRM, the Habitat, the IWK Neo-Natal and Long Term, the Mental Health Foundation and other charitable agencies.

Comfort Quilt Sizes:

IWK Preemie – 36×36 to 36×40 – These quilts must be 100% cotton, thin batting, with flannelette or cotton batting. Machine quilted with cotton thread

Bryony House – various sizes from Crib, 30×46 up to 36×50; Youth, 45×60; Lap size for older children and mothers, 50×70

Police Cars – Crib size, 30×46 to 36×50

Mental Health Foundation – Single bed, 65×88

Victoria’s Quilt Canada – Tops must be 100% cotton , batting not less than 80 % natural fiber and the backing 100 % cotton flannelette. Also free of embellishments. Quilt sizes : adult 70×50 inches,
Youth 60 x40 inches, child 50 x30 inches.

The Quilts of Valour Program – Quilts should be approx. size 55×70. It does not necessarily have to be Red and White.

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    • Hi Nora, The following is a list of what you should bring:
      Pen
      Name Tag
      Membership Renewal Form & Fees
      Library Books
      Library Book Challenge Quilts and Inspiration book (if applicable)
      Disappearing Block quilted items or orphan blocks if you have any
      Comfort Quilts and Show and Share Quilts if you have any you want to show
      Money for 50/50
      IWK Bravery Bead Bags (if you’ve made any)
      Pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles (we will also have kits made up for you to take home and make for the next meeting)(same as above)
      Food Bank Donations

  1. Good morning, I will be moving to Shubenacadie in November. I am currently a member of 3 quilt guilds in the Ottawa area. I would be interested in receiving more information on your guild.

    Thanks

    • Hi Nellie,
      We would love for you to check out our guild. We meet every third Monday of the month (with the occassional exceptions) at the Woodlawn United Church (the map is at the top of the page).
      We welcome every person come as a guest to get a feel for our Guild, and offer a reduced membership fee for anyone who joins after January.
      We are organizing many fun workshops and programs for our meetings as well as hosting open sew days for anyone interested in attending.
      For a list of our meeting dates, check out our “Upcoming Events & Workshops” page.

  2. I moved to Dartmouth last September and have finally unpacked enough to begin looking for a quilt Guild for the fall.
    question:
    Do you always meet on Monday evenings? It is a night I do not have free.
    If so, would you know of any other quilting groups in the city.

    Many thanks
    Lynn

    • Hi Lynn, we do always meet on Monday evenings from 7-9 pm. We have Sew Days twice a month and they are generally on Thursdays from 1-4. I don’t have dates yet for the fall Sew Days. If you’d like to email us at mayflowerquiltersguild@gmail.com I can provide some more information on those days as soon as I receive it.

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