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Quilters

In Nova Scotia, and in particularly on Cape Breton Island, quilting has a deep history.  In early times, with the necessity to use, and then to re-use, every scrap of fabric, it would be unusual to find a household that did not have three or four quilts in use.

In some cases, formal quilt patterns were passed around amongst the women of a community and repeatedly duplicated.  Time honored patterns such as “Log Cabin”, “Northern Star” and “Pinwheel” became quite common.  

In other communities it was common for ladies to create their own patterns, relying upon imagination and necessity to create a pattern.  

In all cases, the resulting quilts often became heirloom items, handed down from mother to daughter, until they wore out from loving use.

Our Cape Breton quilters employ both traditional and original patterns to create the quilts they offer at the Arts North gallery.  Offered in sizes to fit most beds from crib to King, the variety of color, pattern and texture is truly impressive.

Ruth MacLeod
Ruth MacLeod
Lorna MacLean
Lorna MacLean

Lorna MacLean

Lorna MacLean

Lorna started quilting as a creative outlet. “Fabrics inspire me... the colors, the prints, the textures. They're just begging to be cut up and put back together in new and innovative designs.

Through books, magazines and workshops, she’s learned new techniques to simplify even the most complicated of patterns. This goes very well with her addiction to gadgets; every new development in the quilting world seems to demand a new piece of special equipment, which Lorna feels she must try.

Lorna enjoys passing on her acquired knowledge to her loyal group of students at the Cape Breton Center for Craft and Design in Sydney. She has been teaching quilting classes there since 1994 and still enjoys the challenge of expressing herself through quilts and the satisfaction of inspiring her students to achieve their goals.


Autumn Leaves Tri

Autumn Leaves Tri

Lorna's "Autumn Leaves Tri" comes with pillow cases to match

It measures 80" x 97"and is priced at $1695.00

By Invitation Only

By Invitation Only

Lorna's "By Invitation Only" comes with pillow cases to match

76" x 86" It's priced at $835.00

Dark Suedes

Dark Suedes

Lorna's "Dark Suedes" quilt in grey tones.

70" x 86".

Available at the Arts North gallery, or online through our Order Form.

Funky Dogs

Funky Dogs

Lorna's "Funky Dogs" quilt in Blues, Reds and Greens.

Approximately 55" x 77".

Available at the Arts North gallery, or online through our Order Form.

Monkeys in the Cabin

Monkeys in the Cabin

Detail from Lorna's "Monkeys in the Cabin" quilt.

Available at the Arts North gallery or online through our Order Form.

Monkeys in the Cabin

Monkeys in the Cabin

Lorna's "Monkeys in the Cabin quilt.

68" x 82".

Available at the Arts North gallery or online through our Order Form.

Neon Stars

Neon Stars

Lorna's "Neon Stars" will brighten up any room!

It's sized a generous 80" x 96" and is priced at $1765.00

Purple Passion

Purple Passion

Detail from "Purple Passion" Quilt <73" x 84"

$625.00

Available at Arts North Gallery or online via our Order Form.

Super Stars

Super Stars

Lorna's "Super Stars" quilt in Black and Purple.

62" x 84".

Available at the Arts North gallery or online through our Order Form.

Tessalating Stars

Tessalating Stars

Lorna's "Tessalating Stars" quilt, in wines and white.

70" x 78".

Available at the Arts North gallery or online through our Order Form.


Ruth MacLeod

Ruth MacLeod


Arts North • South Harbour, RR#2 • Dingwall, Nova Scotia • B0C 1G0 • Phone/Fax: (902) 383-2982