The Mayflower Quilters: gathering together since 1974
The Mayflower Quilters' Guild supports and promotes quilting activities throughout the Province of Nova Scotia.
We provide a forum for quilters to meet and exchange ideas and expertise, bringing quilt experts to Nova Scotia for lectures and workshops. We provide in-house quilt education, and support the community with innovative quilting projects for charities such as Byrony House Womens' and Childrens' Shelter, Police Cars in HRM, the Habitat, the IWK Childrens' Hospital and the Mental Health Foundation.
We foster creativity and originality in quilting and needlework, while maintaining the tradition and history of quilting in Nova Scotia.
Mayflower Handquilters' Society was founded in 1974 by a group of quilters who were interested in exchanging quilt patterns, ideas and fabric.
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.