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Saturday, June 16, 2018

LFQG Banquet: Lost Earring

If this belongs to you, please contact Highland Golf and Country Club.  It was found after the LFQG year end banquet and staff have put it on their lost and found.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Last Call to sign up for annual banquet

If you haven't already done so contact Kim Z.  if you want to attend the LFQG annual June 14 banquet.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

June 2018 year end dinner: speaker and map

June dinner meeting speaker is Laura Coia of Sew Very Easy.  Laura is going to do a demo and has prizes.  Laura would also love to have people bring anything they made from her site.   

To learn more about Laura, select the following link to her youtube video.

Map to Highland Golf & Country Club.
Map to Highland Club

May 2018 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was held May 8, 2018

The draw for members completing quilts was held and Nancy Powell won the $100 Visa Gift Certificate.  Congratulations Nancy.

Executive Positions Next Year

Teresa Blum – President
Gail Selig – Treasurer
Edith Ward – Community Outreach
Kim Zwicker – Program
Yvonne Yardy – Blog
Susan Clark – Library
Judy Balint – Membership
Cindy Fisher – VP
Vacant - Secretary: 

If anyone is interested in serving on the Executive as secretary please contact Cindy Fisher.

Home County Folk Festival is July 21 & 22. 
  • Lorraine Swanson is coordinating and volunteers are needed to work shifts. Please contact Lorraine if you can work a 3 hour shift.
  • Change this year – adding a quilting rack for hand quilting demonstration.  You can also bring projects to work on during your shift.

Quilt Show
  • Blue and yellow Mug rugs needed for 600 handouts.   Please bring any you complete over the summer to the September meeting.
  • Quilt Registration form is on the Blog. No quilts yet registered but all should be in by September 27th. If you need a paper copy, Yvonne Yardy has copies. Mary encouraged everyone to participate and recognize that everyone is at a different stage in their quilting experience.  All entries are appreciated and no one should stress about whether their quilt is good enough – all are.
  • Volunteer sheets available for signing up.  There are 37 slots filled, 84 needed.  Please contact Joy Love or Edit Ward to volunteer for a shift.
  • There is a waiting list for vendors.
  • Irene Wilson has postcards for members to take and distribute to friends and family.  No need to sign out, only necessary for businesses so no overlapping. 
    • Note:   95 postcard packets were taken.  
  • Dividers between quilts for new racks would display the quilts better.  
  • Moved by Pat Ferry, 2nd by Mibsie Booth to allow the Quilt Show Committee to spend up to $400 of Guild funds to purchase black fabric dividers. Motion carried.
    Mary and Sharon will look at the racks before finalizing purchase.

  • Members  Boutique:  Mibsie showed several examples of items donated to date including:
    •  microwave bowls, 
    • swiffer replacement cloths to sell for $ 2-3 as opposed to $ 9 retail, 
    • Twiddle muffs that are easily made, instructions on the St. Joseph’s Health Care website.  

    Show and Tell

Cindy F.  Bag

Cathy S


Lucille:  Elephant parade

Lucille:  Bird riding a donkey

Cindy F. 

Cindy F.  One Block Wonder
Lucille:  Doggone Cute 
Cathy S:  

Monday, May 7, 2018

May 10, 2018 meeting: Annual General Meeting and other important items.

Our annual general meeting is this Thursday May 10, 2018 at the church.  Therefore, we won't have a vendor of the month or a speaker...but there will be treats and don't forget to bring your favourite mug/tea cup as tea will be served.  There will be reports from your current executive and elections for next years' executive. We are currently looking for individuals to fill the following vacant positions:  Secretary, Library,  Blog Editor and Vice President.  Please contact Cindy Fisher if you would like to take on one of these positions.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to support the guild. 

Don't forget to bring:
  • Your  Quilt for all seasons challenge.  There will be a prize for the favourite. 
  •  Name tag
  • Chatelaine
  • Notion of the month: a package of veggie or flower seeds to be donated to Community Gardens.
Other Important Items:
  • Our May 12th 'sew in' day at the church is our opportunity to gather together to make items for sale in our Members Boutique at our quilt show.  Don't forget to bring your lunch
  • Our annual banquet will be held at Highland Golf and  Country Club.  Cost is $42.00.  Cocktails at 6PM (cash bar) and BBQ dinner at 7PM.  Please note that as this is at a golf club and  no denim or hats are to be worn on the premises.  
  • Home County Festival:  July 21 & 22 from 12pm to 6pm    We will need volunteers for both days.  Shifts will be 3 hours and you will also have a great opportunity to share your craft with others and visit the Festival after/before your shift.  There will be a sign up sheet at the May meeting.  
  • Please note that blocks for the comfort quilts are getting low.  Perhaps they will be the notion of the month for September which will give you the summer to make some blocks.  They are light blue and dark blue and should be 9 1/2" square
  • We're going to try something new this summer.  If you want to take a book out of the library at our May meeting, it won't be due back util September.  This will give you the summer to enjoy your book.

  • if you want to check out the listing of books in the library there's a link in the side bar (and below)  that will take you to an excel worksheet listing all the books currently available.   
  • There is also a link added to the the sidebar called "How to make a hanging sleeve" to help you prepare your quilt for the 2018 quilt show.
  • Stitch-it Central is moving to London in June and is interested in working with a couple different people to help fill their class schedule at  their new location in LondonThey would consider teachers for many different crafts and specialties, but would be mostly interested in embroidery and quilting.  If you are interested contact Cindy at:  Stitch-it Central, (519)-303-1563 or email

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Quilt Show Update

This is just a quick quilt show update.

1: A  link had been added to the blog that will take you to the Quilt Show Registration. (TOP LEFT HAND CORNER)    If you plan on entering more than one quilt at this show you will need to complete a registration form for each quilt. The best way to do this is to complete one form, save it with your initials and 1 for your first quilt, initials and 2 for second quilt....etc.  until you have completed and saved forms for each of your quilts. Once you've completed the first form much of the information will be repeated so you only have to change specifics of your entry.   There are instructions at the bottom of the form for submitting your registrations.  It will also be helpful for the organizers if you attach a picture of your quilt.

2:  May 12:  Guild quilt show boutique workshop day.  Everyone is encouraged to come to the church to make Boutique items.  You can bring your own projects or work on some that Mibsie will be bringing to the workshop.  You will need to bring your sewing machine and general sewing supplies and of course, some of your stash.  It will be a fun day for everyone.

3:  MugRugs:  We are going to give a mug rug to all quilt show attendees so will need around 600.  Following are some samples.  They should be approximately 4 1/2 to 5 ", blue and yellow.  Following is a youtube link to making half square triangles which were used to make the following mug rugs.

Sharon R. shared another mug rug and Mibsie has shared the following instructions.

FELT:  4 1/2" square (Layer 1)  Mibsie will bring some felt and batting if you don't have any so you just have to bring some blue and yellow material.
BATTING: 3 1/2" square  (Layer 2)
TOP: patchwork/fabric:  4" square  (Layer 3)
Stack the layers keeping each one centered evenly so the felt layer shows as a border.
Pin in place through all layers 
Topstitch (1/8") around the patchwork/fabric layer. This keeps it somewhat centered.
Remove the pins.
Use some of the simple embroidery stitches on your machine to act as quilting in the patchwork/fabric square.
Zigzag around the fabric edges.
There should be some felt showing around the outside. Pink this 
 *** For the fabric layer, I strip-pieced a 2" strip on each side of a 1 1/2" strip, the cut off 4" pieces and squared off to 4". 
You can then quilt in the ditch, or use a simple embroidery along the seam lines as quilting.
**** For the fabric I also tried blotchy batiks (yellow on blue felt, blue on yellow felt) using simple embroidery to track around the blotch edges.

Or you can create your own Mug Rug design.  Have some fun and be creative.  We just ask that you use a blue and yellow colour scheme and that they are approximately 4 1/2 - 5"  You can make some at our workshop or make them at home and bring to the next meeting.  

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Quilts from April 2018 meeting

Kathy Tidswell from New Brunswick was our guest speaker for the  evening.  
Kathy has a BSc in Biology and a natural interest in sunsets, landscapes.  She started quilting/applique in 1989 and from there 5 years in oil , watercolour and hand drawing.  She’s had submissions in the Grand National. Thread works is her specialty although she also makes wearable art and accessorizes them with polymer clay buttons she makes herself. She recommends Gloria Lowman, Australia, for techniques. Kathy had a presentation reflecting many of her quilts and wall hanging.  Following are just a few:

Show and Tell:  following are quilts that our members brought to share with us at our meeting.

Spring bonnet parade

A very creative "SPRING" bonnet

Ann:  Quilt for daughter -in-law

Lorna:  red dresden plate quilt made from left over 150 Canada material

Shiela:  Stitchers Garden BOM

Mikey:  91 Pinwheels

Mikey:  Bear Paws

Mikey:  Plus Quilt:  1,569 pieces

Mary, Cathy & Sharon:  bags made at the Brenda Miller bag workshop

Mary:  Quilt for daughter in law.


Jackie:  foxes 

Beth:  Snowmen

Beth:  Zoo Animals

Lucille:  Kissy Fish

Lucille:  Turtle Parade

Joy: Sailboats

Ronda:  T-shirt quilt for hubby 
June:  Orange Checkers

June:  Disappearing 9 Patch

June:  Christmas Boxes


Bonnie and Yvonne:  bags 

Teresa:  My first quilt