Christmas Meeting 2015

Thistle Quilt Guild will hold its Christmas meeting on Wednesday 9 December at 7 pm. Before that, at 5.30 pm, there will be a Christmas dinner. There will also be a sewing session from 1 pm to 5 pm. These will take place at the Westville Recreation Centre.

New members are welcome.

Newsletter October 2015

Here is the newsletter for October.

September Meeting

Thistle Quilt Guild will hold its first meeting of the new season on Wednesday 16 September 2015 at 7 pm. The meeting will be held in the Westville Recreation Centre, Westville, Pictou County, Nova Scotia.

New members are very welcome.

Summer Sewing Session

The next summer sewing session will be on Wednesday 12 August 2015, from 10 am to 4 pm. Come along and work on your current project, or start a new project. This is a chance to catch up with people you may not have seen for a while! See you there.

Summer Sewing session Wednesday 8 July

Remember that there is a Summer sewing session on Wednesday 8 July, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Westville Recreation Centre. Come one, come all!

June Newsletter

Here is the June newsletter.

May Newsletter

Here is the May newsletter.

June Meeting

Our last meeting of the year will be on Wednesday 10 June at 7 pm. There will be sewing in the afternoon from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Then we are trying something a little different. There will be a cold pot luck supper at 5.30 pm. All members are welcome, so we look forward to seeing everyone there.

If you wish, you may pay your dues for next year - $25.00.

Instead of a fundraiser, there will be lots of prizes given away. Also, we will have the draw for our guild quilt. So if you have not yet returned your tickets, please do so at the meeting.

And for the first time, we will try holding sewing days in the summer on the second Wednesday of July and August: 8 July and 12 August.

Hope to see everyone at our June meeting - Wednesday 10 June.

Dates for May and June

Thistle Quilt Guild will meet on the following dates:

Wednesday 13 May - sewing from 10 am to 4 pm, with an Executive meeting at 3 pm.
Wednesday 20 May - General meeting at 7.00 pm, with sewing from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Wednesday 27 May - sewing from 10 am to 4 pm.

Friday 29 May - set up for Quilt Show
Saturday 30 May - Quilt Show!

Wednesday 10 June - General meeting at 7.00 pm, with sewing from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Bring your "It's My Birthday!" challenge to our May meeting on 20 May, or, if you cannot quite finish it by then, bring it to the Quilt Show.

At the last meeting of our year, on Wednesday 10 June, there will be lots of prizes to be given away, so don't miss it!

It's Time for Colour

A travelling quilt show is making its way around the country and Thistle Quilt Guild is lucky enough to host a showing. CQA commissioned several award-winning quilt artists to create wall quilts along the theme of "It's Time for Colour". From these wall quilts, two travelling exhibits were created, one for western Canada and one for eastern Canada.

Our local CQA representative, Dorinda McCully, is bringing the eastern Canada show to our guild at the Westville Recreation Centre on Wednesday 22 April, from 12 noon to 2 pm.

Dorinda will introduce these quilts and talk about their creation. Following this, we will have a pot luck lunch.

This is a wonderful chance to see some beautiful quilts and it should be a lovely afternoon event.

March Newsletter

Here is the link for the March newsletter.

April dates

Our next business meeting will be on Wednesday 15 April at 7 pm. It really feels like Spring, so come out to the meeting and see your friends! Sewing will be from 1 pm to 5 pm and we are making great progress on our guild quilt. Come out and give us a hand and we will be finished even more quickly. Pot luck supper will be from 5 pm to 6 pm, followed by meeting set-up.

There will be a sewing session on Wednesday 22 April, from 10 am to 4 pm. Dorinda McCully, the local CQA representative, will join us from 12 noon to 2 pm and will present the CQA quilt show "It's Time for Colour". We are very lucky that Dorinda has offered to come to our guild. It is exciting that we will see this quilt show.

As there is a fifth Wednesday in April, we have booked this as an extra sewing day. This will be on Wednesday 29 April from 10 am to 4 pm. If necessary, we will work on our guild quilt, but this will probably be your last chance to set some stitches in this beautiful quilt.

Dates for March

Janice is holding a workshop on Wednesday 11 March. As the workshop is fully subscribed, there will be no room to set up the guild quilt.

The next chance to quilt on our guild quilt will be at the sewing session on Wednesday 18 March, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Supper will follow, and then the monthly meeting.

There will be another sewing session on Wednesday 25 March from 10 am to 4 pm and the guild quilt will also be set up then.

So come along on either or both of those days to help quilt and to see our progress on this beautiful quilt.

Of course - if school is cancelled, so is quilting!


We now have two challenges in Thistle Quilt Guild.

The first challenge is organized by Anne Mattie. The challenge is: "It's My Birthday!". The challenge is to make anything - wall hanging, table topper, anything - that reflects your birthday. The interpretation is up to you. The challenge is due for our May meeting (NOT BEFORE!) or for our Quilt Show (30 May). So come up with something fun and bring it to our May meeting. If you would like further information, please contact Anne or Kate.

The second challenge is to make a Christmas ornament to decorate our Christmas tree at our Quilt Show. The suggestion is to make a star - any kind of star: pieced, redwork, any star - or if you don't want to make a star, then anything to decorate the Christmas tree will be most welcome.

Enjoy these two challenges. Maybe try a new technique or revisit an old favourite. Have fun! No stress.

Sewing Session 25 February

Our next sewing session will be on Wednesday 25 February from 10 am to 4 pm. We will be quilting our guild quilt. So come and join us and sit and quilt and chat. It is amazing what subjects come up for discussion! We welcome everyone to come and quilt, or at least to admire our work. See you then.

Workshop in March

Our next workshop will be a Convergence quilt. This workshop is offered by Janice d'Eon. This is a wonderful project that uses 4 fabrics. And you always learn a lot at every workshop! It will be held on Wednesday 11 March from 9 am to 3 pm. Please contact Janice for more details. It will be a lot of fun!

March workshop

Our next workshop will be on Wednesday 11 March and will be on convergence quilts. Please talk to Janice if you are interested.

Then in April we will offer a workshop to be given by Karen Henry, well known quilt artist. Details will be available at our February meeting.

February meeting and sewing sessions

The next meeting of the Thistle Quilt Guild will be on Wednesday 18 February at 7 pm. Before that, from 1 to 5 pm, there will be a sewing session. Some people will be quilting on our guild quilt, so come and join us! Pot luck supper will be at 5 pm.

The next sewing session will be from 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesday 25 February. This is another chance to come and quilt on our guild quilt.

Please note that if school is cancelled, our meetings and sewing sessions are also cancelled.

January 2015

Welcome to the New Year - full of quilting possibilities!

Our next sewing session will be on Wednesday 14 January 2015. There will be a workshop taking place on that day, which will occupy about 10 tables. Our guild quilt will be going on the frame - so come out and help quilt!

The workshop is for large scale prints and it will be led by Anne Mattie. If you are interested, please contact Anne - there are still a few spaces available.

Our next General meeting will be on Wednesday 21 January at 7 pm. The big attraction at these meetings is always Show and Tell.

There will be another sewing session on Wednesday 28 January. Again, there will be a workshop going on - part two of Anne's workshop.