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Monday, October 16, 2017

October 12, 2017 general meeting

Heather Bell was our guest speaker at the October general meeting.  Heather showed us some of her early sewing projects and then moved to her many quilts.  Heather  business  called Heather Bell's Sewing Studio specializes in Batik fabrics, features Marti Mitchell templates and has been in business 26 years.  Heather also sells Pfaff sewing machines and teaches software application.  Heather's workshop, Little Landscapes, has been rescheduled to October 23rd.  Those attending are asked to arrive at 9:30 to set up so that the class can start at 10:00 am.

Little Landscapes

Just a few of the quilts that Heather shared at the meeting:

After Heather's presentation members shared their completed projects.

Tiny:  Baby Quilt

Joy:  Tablerunner

Linda:  Swoon Quilt pattern, Quilted by Karen

Ann:  "Oh my Gosh" quilt  9953 pieces

Close up of "Oh My Gosh" quilt

Maureen:  2 pumpkin string, small quilts

Susan:  Angel

Great start last month in Outreach quilts turned in and taken.  A $100 minimum prize will be given to the draw of participants finishing the backlog of quilts.

Quilts packaged and ready to be completed

Friday, October 6, 2017

Information for October 12, 2017 meeting

Speaker: Heather Bell 

Vendor of the month: Heather Bell

Future workshop:   Little Landscapes by Heather Bell.  The workshop cost is $40.00 which includes fabric. Examples of her works are on her Facebook account.  Unfortunately Heather has had to reschedule her workshop and will notify those that have registered as to the new date.  

Don't forget to bring:
   your name tag
   Notion of the month:  a fresh fruit or vegetable to be donated to the food bank.

November 25th will be a sew in day.

Landon Public Library, 167 Wortley Rd. is hosting a Canada 150 Textile Exhibit beginning November 7 and running until the end of December. Our Canada 150 Challenge pieces will be on display as well as projects from Thames Valley Guild, London Modern Guild, and Embroiderers’ Guild.This event provides us an opportunity to work with the other guilds in the city in honouring our country and highlighting the art of quilting. Hopefully you will have an opportunity to drop by and see the exhibit. Please help us promote the show by sharing this information with others who may be interested.

Members entries in Quilt Shows/Fairs

 A quilt show was held in Seaforth in August in conjunction with the upcoming Ploughing Match in Huron County. The show was open to everyone and Lorna M. entered 3 quilts. The first picture is her interpretation of the theme of the show, “Countryside Meets Coastline.” It won 3rd place in that category. The second picture is a wallhanging which won 3rd as well. The last is the Canada quilt which won second place. All quilts entered in the show will be on display at the Ploughing Match September 19 –23

Quite a few of our members' quilts were exhibited at Western Fair and two of our members won 1st and 2nd.

Ann. L First Place
Charlene O:  second place

Amalie S

Lindsay J.

 Tiny C.

Lisa S
Rose B
Charlene O
Lindsay J.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Garage sale Saturday, Sept 30, 2017. 8a.m. to noon

We received the following email and thought we'd post it in case anyone is interested in going to this garage sale Saturday, Sept 30, from 8 a.m. to noon.

I am clearing out my mother's home, and I need to get rid of sewing supplies now that my mom and my sister have given up sewing. 

Here’s what I’ve got, either for free or for sale for a few bucks:
- tons of fabric - a wide variety – including cottons suitable for quilting
- quilting batting
- dozens of spools of thread of various colours
- notions (interfacing, zippers, buttons, binding, etc.)
- sewing supplies such as tailor's ham, design ruler, tabletop ironing board and more
- patterns (these are free)
- antique Singer model 99K straight stitch sewing machine, manufactured in 1950s, with original carrying case, pedal, buttonholer & bobbins, in working condition (you are welcome to try it). Asking $100 or best offer.

If interested, come to my garage sale on Sat. Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at 986 Quinton Place, Oakridge area, London OR contact Jocelyn at or 226-237-6187 (cell).

Monday, September 18, 2017

Guild Meeting September 14, 2017

We had our first meeting of the new year on September 14th. It was great to be able to see and reconnect with everyone. After the opening business with the executive of the guild was finished, we were treated to a trunk show by one of our members, Toni Smith. She specializes in making “pixelated” quilts from comic book and video game characters. She sells her quilts and patterns and also travels to various conventions both quilting and comic book related. What a very cool way to make a living from quilting! Here website is here, Quiltoni

She was not able to bring all of her quilts, since some of them are out visiting at various conventions, but what she did bring were lots of fun to look at. Here she is talking about one of her quilts.

After Toni’s presentation, we had member show and tell. We saw lots of things that were finished by our members over the summer.
Gail showed a baby quilt which is soon to be gifted to a new baby.

Ann showed a beautiful sunset quilt, made complete from triangles. The sunset effect was achieved by colour placement.
Debbie showed a quilt that was finished this summer after aging for quite a few years.
Pat showed a Disappearing Nine Patch made from 10 inch squares. What a great idea for all this layer cake packages we may have laying around.
Linda brought her version of Swoon, made from beautiful soft pastel colours.

Susan showed a Buzz Saw quilt.
Barb brought a stunning appliqué quilt.

To see more photos of our meeting, go here

Friday, September 8, 2017

September 14, 2017 Meeting

Our first meeting of the 2017 - 2018 LFQG will be held next Thursday, September 14.

Show and Tell:  Remember back in grade school and when you returned from summer vacation your teacher  asked you to write a short story on what you did during the summer?  Well, we want to know what quilting projects you completed this summer.  Usually you can bring up to 2 items to Show and Tell, but for this meeting only, it's expanding and you can bring up to 4 quilting projects you finished this summer.  We had to limit this to 4 projects for the 'over achievers'

Registration:  If you haven't already submitted your registration/volunteer form please bring it along with a cheque to the meeting.  There is a link to the registration/volunteer form on the blog at the top of the left side bar.

Notion of the Month:  please bring a hygiene, toiletries products to be given to My Sisters Place.   Their wish list indicates they are are needing full size shampoos/conditioners, tampons, pads, full size body wash

Also, don't forget the following:

Cup: for coffee/tea.  Yes, treats will be provided to celebrate our first meeting.

Name tags


Community quilts completed or ready for next step

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fanshawe Pioneer Village celebrating Canada 150

Members of London Friendship, Jacqui V, Bonnie H, Anne L, Lyndsey J, Lorriane S, and Lorna M  set up a display of our Canada 150 Challenge pieces for two days at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. It was Agricultural Fair Weekend in the village, and talking with visitors about our work provided an opportunity to promote the art of quilting and raise awareness of our own guild. Adding to the display were hand quilting projects and Jacqui’s hand crank sewing machine, as well as some extra quilts. Visitors were interested in the 150 challenge pieces and the stories behind them. Thank you to all participants for allowing us to display your work. Pictured are Jacqui V. and Bonnie H. Also two of our members, Carol B. and Lyndsey J, entered items in the fair at the village and both won prizes for their work!

Jacqui V. and Bonnie H