Monday, May 25, 2015

Banquet Reminder

This is a reminder about our annual banquet on June 11th at Greenhills Golf Course in Lambeth.  Tickets are still available until May 31st. Contact Lorna ( or Charlene (  for more tickets.

Upcoming Quilt Shows

May 29-30, Sarnia, ON- A Feast for the Eyes Quilt Show
June 5-6, Fergus, ON-Quilts on the Grand
June 6-7, Alliston, ON, Stitching Among Friends Quilt Show
June 12-13, Sharon, ON, Evolution of Quilting

Check the links on the right sidebar for more details about these shows.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

April 25th Sew-In Day and May 14th AGM


Here is a report from Edith W. regarding the Sew-In Day

On  April 25th about a dozen of us gathered for a time of working on various Outreach projects.  Some came for the day, some for just a few hours.  Mibsie had a number of kits for Quilts of Valour and quickly had several gals working on putting those together.  Elaine made several Q of V pillowcases.  Others worked on quilting, sandwiching and basting, marking stitching lines for half square triangles, and hand stitching binding.  Several projects went home for further work.
A huge “Thank you” to all those who participated in a fun and profitable day for our Outreach Program.

Penny H putting a binding on a quilt

Lorraine J piecing a QOV
To see more pictures from the Sew-In Day click here.

May 14th Annual General Meeting

May's meeting was our AGM.  The Outgoing Executive members gave their annual reports.
Lorna giving her report

Micki giving her report

There then was a call for more nominations for the 2015-16 executive.  No more nominations were received.  The guild members who had previously volunteered to hold a position were accepted and the 2015-16 was presented. They include: President-Lorna M, Vice President-Angie S, Secretary-Sharon R, Treasurer-Mary W, Program Committee-Brenda H, Membership-Teresa B, Library-Kim Z & Rachel M, Blog-Cathy Shepherd and Community Outreach-Edith W.
With this New Executive in place, the guild can look forward to another great year!

New Executive Members
Cathy, Teresa, Mary , Sharon, Lorna

New Executive Members
Kim, Rachel, Edith

Joan H. then presented a short demonstration about making computer generated labels for our quilts.  There was a discussion about different products and different methods that can be used.
Joan H demonstrating a computer program

We then had a break where we were treated to some wonderful goodies brought in by some of our guild members.  After break, members of the outgoing and incoming Program Committee presented a Trunk Show. They each showed one of their first quilts and one of their newest quilts.  It was great to see how everyone's skills and have developed over their quilting careers.
One of Anne's first quilts

Tiny's latest quilt

One of Susan's first quilts

Cathy's Insanity Quilt

Cathy's latest finish-The Canada Quilt

We then had a really fun Auction. President Micki was the auctioneer and Teresa D. held up the articles for sale.  Some of the items that were auctioned were surplus from the guild and the rest were donated by guild member Lynette F. who is moving and has to downsize.  The money raised by the auction (more than $100.00) will be given to the Community Outreach Committee for supplies. Thank you Lynette for donating these great quilting items!

Teresa D and Micki auctioning the ironing boards

Teresa D and Micki auctioning the Quilt Stand

The meeting ended with another great Show and Tell and the draws for the fat quarters and the prize basket.

Ruth's Modern Quilt

Jacqui's Blooming 9 Patch

Cynthia's May Flowers

Helen's Peter Rabbit Baby Quilt

To see more pictures from the meeting, click here.

See you at the June Banquet.

Friday, May 8, 2015

May Meeting

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilters Guild will be held

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
7.00 PM
at St George's Church on Dundas St
The May meeting is our Annual General Meeting where we discuss changes that may need to be made within the Guild. The Guild Members who have volunteered to be on the 2015-16 Executive will be presented.  However, nominations from the floor for all positions will be accepted and if necessary, a vote will be held.
Each member of the 2014/2015 executive will be giving a short report regarding their position.
Joan H, a member of the guild will be giving a short demonstration on "How to Make a Computerized Quilt Label"
The Members of the Program Committee are presenting a Mini Trunk Show.  Each Committee Member will show 2 of their quilts.
There will not be a vendor at this meeting.
Kim Z. and Rachel M., our Librarians, want to remind all guild members who have books out of the Library, that they need to be returned by the May Meeting.  Also, no books can be taken out at the May Meeting.
We will be having "tea, juice and treats" at break time this meeting, so remember to bring your own mug.
Our June Banquet is being held at Greenhills Golf Course in Lambeth.  There will be a cash bar at 6PM and dinner at 7PM. Tickets are $40.00.  Our Guest speaker at the Banquet is Esther Bryan who initiated the "Quilt of Belonging Project"  To see more information about Esther and the Quilt go to .
On Saturday, July 25, 2015, there will be a Free Sewing Day at the church.  This will be a time to work on your own projects and connect with guild members that you don't see during the summer months. It will run from 9AM until 4PM and remember to bring your own lunch.
Upcoming Quilt Shows
May 18-23, Ailsa Craig-Quilts of France
May 29-30, Sarnia-A Feast for the Eye Quilt Show
June 5-6, Fergus-Quilts on the Grand
June 6-7, Alliston-Stitching Among Friends
June 12-13, Sharon, ON-Evolution of Quilting
Check the right sidebar for links to these shows.
Information for the meeting:
*Sign up sheets will be available for the following:
June 11th, LFQG Annual Banquet being held at Greenhills Golf Club
(remember friends are welcome at the banquet)
Remember to bring your cheque books
*Mark your Calendar for July 25th's Free sewing day 
*Bring "Show and Tell" to share (no more than 2 items)
*Receive draw tickets (for a fat quarter) for bringing in the following:
**Name Tag
**Your Mug for Break time
** Notion of the Month -a flower (a real one, a fake one, fabric with flowers)
See you at the meeting!


Monday, April 20, 2015

Jennifer Houlden Blog Post and Sew-In day Reminder

Jennifer has written a wonderful blog post about her visit to our guild and the workshop that she taught. To see her blog click here.

On Saturday April 25th there will be a Sew-In Day at the church from 9-4.  This is all about helping with our Community Outreach Program.  Edith and her Committee will have quilts to sew together, quilts to sandwich, quilts that need to be quilted and quilts to bind.  There is no charge for the day, come for an hour or for the whole day, whatever time you can spare. Bring your own lunch and come enjoy some time working with other guild members.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Twisted Log Cabin Workshop, April 10-11th, 2015

On Friday and Saturday, April 10th and 11th, a group of Quilters got together with Jennifer Houlden for a great workshop.  Twisted Log Cabin is a paper pieced quilt and a bit of a challenge, but what a wonderful finished product.

Jennifer's Quilt 

Here is a note from Lorna M. regarding the workshop:

Ten ladies gathered with Jennifer Houlden in the basement of the church on Friday morning and suddenly started dancing and singing, “Let’s Do the Twist!” Well, that’s not exactly what happened, but we had a great time making and then turning the twisted log cabin blocks. The more we turned and twisted the more amazed we were by the number of possible designs we could produce. Everyone agreed it was a wonderful workshop, and several participants are already making plans to try a second version of the design.

Maria cutting strips

Cindy's Paper Pieced Block

To read what Cathy S. says about the workshop, click here to read her blog.

Some Works in Progress

To see more pictures from the workshop click here.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 9th, 2015 Meeting

President Micki A. started the meeting with the exciting news that guild members have stepped forward and showed an interest in becoming the chairperson for all of the executive positions for the 2015-16 guild year.  Any other guild members who are interested in chairing an executive position, please contact Micki.

Program Chair Lorna talked about the Canadiana Row Quilt that members having been working on this year.  There were some wonderful examples of some of the rows that have been completed by guild members on display.  It was great to see how each member personalized her own quilt.

Yvonne's Prairie Row

The vendor for the evening was Karen from Kaleidoscope of Quilts in Exeter, ON.  There was a lot of interest in the "Tilda" fabrics that they carry.

Karen from Kaleidoscope of Quilts

Our speaker for the evening was Jennifer Houlden from the Oro-Mendote area (near Orillia, ON).  Jennifer has led an interesting life, living in such diverse areas as the Canadian Arctic and the Australian Outback.  She owns a business called "Quilts by Jen".  Jennifer designs quilt patterns, teaches quilting workshops and makes custom quilts.  Her wonderful trunk show highlighted her use of colour and showed how she has been influenced by the places that she has lived.
Jennifer Houlden

Purely Canadian Quilt

Shuffled Bricks Quilt

Animal Party Quilt

Jacaranda Tree Quilt

To see more of Jennifer's quilts, click here.
After break we had "Show and Tell" and the drawing of the tickets for fat quarters and the gift basket.
Debbie D's Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt

Teresa B's Apron made from her Green Mystery Box

Teresa D's Quilt

Micki's Woodland Clover Quilt

To see more pictures from the meeting, click here.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

April Meeting

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilters Guild will be held

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
7.00 PM
at St George's Church on Dundas St
Our speaker for the evening is Jennifer Houden.  Jennifer's talk is called "Creating Contrast in Your Quilts".  Jennifer will also be teaching a "Twisted Log Cabin" workshop on April 10th and 11th.  To learn more about Jennifer and to read her blog go to .
Our vendor for the evening is Karen from Kaleidoscope of Quilts from Exeter, ON. To visit Kaleidoscopes' website click here.
Quilt show season is well underway. Here is a list of upcoming quilt shows in the area:
April 16-17-Exeter, ON-Heritage Quilt Exhibit
April 24-24-London, ON-Embroiderers' Textile Exhibit
April 24-25-Mississauga, ON-Creative Festival
May 1-2-London, ON-Quilting in the Village.
May 1-3-Windsor, ON-Think Outside the Block Show
May 1-2-Guelph, ON-Gathering of the Quilts Show
May 2-3-Burlington,ON-Stitches In Our Time Show
May 7-9-Ingersoll, ON-Pieces of Magic Show
Check the right sidebar for links to these shows.
Information for the meeting:
*Sign up sheets will be available for the following:
June 11th, LFQG Annual Banquet being held at Greenhills Golf Club
(remember friends are welcome at the banquet)
Remember to bring your cheque books
*Community Outreach Sew-In Day-April 25th-no charge
*Bring "Show and Tell" to share (no more than 2 items)
*Receive draw tickets (for a fat quarter) for bringing in the following:
**Name Tag
** Notion of the Month -a written suggestion for a speaker, workshop or program idea
See you at the meeting!