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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 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Registration Form for the coming year

Hi Everyone,

The registration form for this year has been added to the blog. At the top of the left hand side bar there is a link that will take you to a printable version of the form. Fill it in, add your cheque or money order and get it in early to Lorraine S., who is in charge of membership this year. Her address and contact information is on the form. Those received before the September meeting are eligible for a prize.

See you in September

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 22nd sew-in day

A small, but enthusiastic group of us met on Saturday for some time for sewing, quilting, fun and conversation. It was great to see some quilty friends mid-summer.
Mother and daughter, Lyndsey and Lorraine. Cindy, 
Susan and Edith,
and Gail were just a few of those attending.

More photos here.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer sew-in day

I hope everyone has been having a fabulous summer, so far.
The guild is hosting a summer sew-in day at the church this coming Saturday, July 22nd. The times are from 9am to 4pm. There will be outreach projects there to work on, or you are more than welcome to bring your own. Also, bring your own lunch. If you can’t be there for the whole day, feel free to drop in for an hour or two. Maybe bring a hand work project and sit and visit for an hour or two.
Edith is asking for those attending to bring back any outreach projects that you have that may be finished.
Hope to see lots of people on Saturday, and have a chance to catch up on what’s happening. See you then.