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Monday, December 11, 2017

Early information for December 14, 2017 meeting re-send

This is an early notice of December meeting as we know it's a busy time of year and we thought it might be helpful if we gave advance notice of the notion of the month.  This December the notion is adult mittens, socks or hats to be donated to My Sisters Place.  There will be refreshments, games and crafts. (Kim will post in Facebook)  Don't forget to bring your mug for tea or coffee and a small sewing kit.

  • Placemats:  Bring your completed placemats to Decembers meeting.   Currently we have 40 – 45 but need many more if to meet last year’s 130.  

Also note:  
  • November 25:  There are still a few spots for the Quilt Day on Saturday, 
  • January:  Dorothy Fu is the guest speaker in January and her workshop is entitled:  “Art Quilt: Cardinal”. (date TBD)
  • February:  Reminder for the Rummage Sale.  Bring your items priced to sell; otherwise seller takes home all unsold items.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 9, 2017 meeting

GUEST SPEAKER – Linda Bartlett
  • Linda shared stories of how she went from being a Special Events Coordinator for London Health Sciences Centre to be a past owner of not one, but two quilting stores.
  • She is a former member, vendor and now a speaker for LFQG.  Linda is also the Past President of the Huron Perth Quilters Guild and brought many examples of quilts in a trunk show – family & well loved ones, those purchased, examples of classes attended, and other projects such as needlepoint, smocking and garment sewing.
  • Currently, Linda teaches classes and works 2 days a week at the Marsh Store.
Following are just a few of Linda's projects.  See the full package on our Facebook page 


  • Marcie Majoor spoke briefly as the London Representative for the Quilts of Valour. She is also a former member of LFQG some sixteen years ago. The goal is to donate 10,000 quilts, currently there are 9,968 and with those turned in by LFQG the goal will no doubt be reached. Marcie is presenting at Parkwood Hospital with many of the recipients in their 90’

Quilt Show Committee - Mary Williams & Sharon Routley

  • An information sheet entitled “Quilt Show 2018” and a listing of committee members entitled  “We Can Do It” were distributed. The Show is at the same venue – Oakridge Presbyterian Church, near Oxford and Hyde Park on October 19 & 20, 2018.  Volunteers, experienced or otherwise are required.  
Show and Tell

Christine:  Forest Friends

Gail:  Christmas Quilt.  Quilted by Cathy

Jackie:  Christmas mug rugs

Jackie:  Canada Challenge pillow.
Jackie:  Canada Challenge pillow.  Back

Nancy:  Remembrance Day

Mary:  Little landscape workshop

Cathy:  Paper piecing

Cindy:  took mom to church bazar and won this quilt.  Back is tie dyed.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Information for November 9, 2017 meeting

Program:  Linda Bartlett from Exeter  will present her trunk show.  

Vendor:  Krafty Kennedy

Don't forget to bring:

1)  Placemats for Meals on Wheels.  They do not have to have a Christmas theme.   No specific size is required, but they should be large enough for a dinner plate, cup and utensils.

2)  Notion of the month:  a poppy or wear something red.

3)  Chatelaine

4)  Your name tag

5)  Community Quilt

Upcoming Event:  "Quilt in Day" is November 25, 2017 at St. George's Presbyterian Church from 9am to 8pm.  Bring your lunch and dinner will be provided.  Cost is $25.00.

The All People Quilt web site indicated that a goal of one million pillowcases to be donated in 2017 has now reached 783,000 pillowcases.

Follow London Friendship Quilters Guild on Facebook

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Little Landscapes Workshop with Heather Bell

I wasn't able to attend this workshop, but did drop in to take some pictures and have a short visit with the participants during their lunch.  Each participant received the same material to build their landscape, and although they were at various stages of completion it's easy to see that they will all be different.

Hopefully the attendees will post their completed projects on the LFQG Facebook group.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Facebook Group

London Friendship Quilting Guild Facebook group is now up and alive.  This is a public group for quilters to connect with each other and share their projects, ask questions, and connect with other quilters.  Guild meetings will be posted along with quilt/fibre shows and events.  The Guild meetings and "sew in" days will be posted as an invitation to an 'event' and if you accept this invitation, you will see it listed on your Facebook page.

Following is the link to the London Friendship Quilters' Guild.

We've already added a few posts and a couple of tutorials  to give you an idea the type of posts you might find interesting but it's going to be your posts that will make this group informative and lots of fun.  There is also a spot to add "files" where you can find the directions for making the LFQG Chatelaine and I hope to add more.

If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact me either through messaging, email or a conversation at our meeting.

This is not intended to replace our blog as not everyone is on Facebook, it's just another way of communicating with each other.

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