The NSHQP carried out its first registry day in February 1995. As of April 2001, more than twenty registry days have been held and over 1200 quilts have been registered. We have already held registry days in Halifax, Dartmouth, Mahone Bay, Shelburne, Amherst, Liverpool, Lower Sackville, Middleton, Yarmouth, Annapolis Royal, Truro, Maitland, Port Hawkesbury, Chester and Stellarton. One of the goals of the project is to visit every county at least twice.
The NSHQP has a core group of approximately 15 members, but several hundred others have participated as volunteers on one or more of the registry days. This project will involve hundreds more volunteers over the next few years. It is a pleasure to observe and study so many quilts.
So far, our funding has come from two sources. Since June 1994, we have been fundraising through the sale of quilt cards . As well, in the fall of 1994, the Mayflower Quilters Guild (a provincial group with a membership of 175-200 quilters) gave us a generous donation from proceeds that were made in the hosting of the national Quilt Canada 1994 conference. This project operates as a subsidiary of the Mayflower Quilters Guild. We will continue to sell cards and hope to produce new ones in the future.
If you have questions about the NSHQP
or want to talk to a board member,
you can email them , they're very keen to talk to you too!
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