Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Looking for a new Social Media Coordinator

Hi there everyone.  We have every position covered except for replacing me as the Social Media Coordinator.  This is not that difficult.  I will help you learn how to use Blogger.  The blog pages are all set up and quite easy to manage.  There is a camera for you to use to take pics at the meetings.   The secretary takes notes at the meetings and when she emails the minutes you use them to create the Meeting reports.  It is easy to upload the pics that you take. Please consider taking this on for next year.  Email Mary marymw1919@gmail.com

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

More Masks Needed

London Health Sciences has requested our help.  They have requested masks for visitors to the hospital to help prevent the spreading of any virus.  We have agreed to provide 200 and now we request our membership’s help in making them. 
We will provide elastic to any member that would like to make them, please contact Sharon Routley, or Sharon Taylor.  We have it packaged in groups of 10 and will drop off and pick up completed masks.
Any member that would like to make them but doesn't  have material , please contact Sharon Routley.
We also have drop off sites at  Sharon Giberson, Sharon Taylor and Kim Zwicker. If none of these sites are convenient or you are unable to visit these sites, please call Sharon Routley and she will arrange to pick them up.
Your help and assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Another request for masks

We have been requested to make 150 masks for the London Foodbank.  Our efforts will be co-ordinated with the Maycourt Group.


We will be happy to supply kits of both material and elastic (10 masks per kit)  to any member that would like one.  We can do a porch drop off and pickup.


However, for members that wish to make the masks from their own stash we can supply the elastic which is being donated by Sharon Taylor.


Please contact either Sharon Routley or Sharon Taylor if you are able to do a kit.


Thanks so much for your assistance and support.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

executive positions for next year

Hello everyone

Hope you are doing well during this time.  Many are sewing masks and scrub hats...  Be sure to take time for your own quilting  and the Outreach program...

Mary, our Vice Prez has asked me to post about the executive positions that are not filled for next year.  Normally we have an election at the May meeting.

Being on the executive is fun and when you get involved you make new friends. We need a Social Media Coordinator, a Secretary and Membership Coordinator.  I am posting the requirements for each executive position.  If you would like to put forth your name please email Mary marymw1919@gmail.com   Please consider being part of the executive and know that training will be provided.

Secretary: Note that the Secretary must have access to a computer with internet and have appropriate computer skills.
• Record the minutes of all Executive and Guild meetings, distribute minutes to the Executive, and make minutes available to all Guild members via the Guild minutes binder in the library.
 • Record the minutes of the annual general meeting.
 • Maintain a file of all minutes, reports, correspondence and inquiries for future use.
• A copy of the annual report and the amended constitution is to be put into the Guild binders in the library.
• Select and distribute cards, letters, etc. to members on appropriate occasions.
• Pick up the mail from the post office box for distribution. Cheques should go to Treasurer, membership applications to Membership Coordinator along with a summary of cheques and membership applications. All other mail to be forwarded to the President for distribution.
• Receive annual reports from other Executive members and prepare the annual report.
 • Assists with LFQG Facebook group administration.

Membership Coordinator: Note: Membership Coordinator must have access to a computer with internet and have appropriate computer skills.
• Collect dues from all members and guests and give all money/cheques collected to the Treasurer for deposit along with a list of paid members.
• Responsible for obtaining name tags for members of the Guild.
 • Keep up-to-date records of all members including addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. • Prepare membership registration forms annually and send to Social Media Coordinator.
• Prepare and distribute an annual membership list by the November meeting.
• Provide new members with a welcome package which includes a printed copy of the Constitution, and other relevant Guild information.

Social Media Coordinator: Note: Social Media Coordinator must have access to a computer with internet and appropriate computer skills. A digital camera is provided by the Guild for the Social media coordinator to use for Guild purposes only.
 • Inform membership of upcoming meetings and events. Posts photos, and documents any events that the Guild hosts, including meeting cancellations.
• Maintain the layout of the blog, including the links of advertisers, upcoming events, Guild members’ blogs and quilt shows, etc.
• Work with the Executive to collect and publish information that would be of interest to the membership.
 • Maintain the integrity of LFQG Facebook group.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

another mask request

Sharon R has asked for the following to be put on the blog

The Maycourt Club is asking for help.

  1. If anyone has elastic maximum width ¼ inch or smaller and would like to donate it please contact Sharon.white0220@gmail.com

  1. They also would like help making masks.  They are donating them to London’s most vulnerable.

  1. Below are the instructions.  A copy of this will be emailed to guild members as the pictures were not able to be copied to the instructions. 
  1. Once  the masks are completed please contact Sharon.white0220@gmail.com to arrange pickup.

London Community Mask Project – Covid 19 

  • Watch video first, but following are the instructions: See https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask Note:  The London Mask Project Committee has made minor changes to this mask, for a better fit and an additional filter layer. 

The mask uses 100% Cotton fabric  - Cut 9x6 (Adult) or 7.5 x 5 (Child) 

Step 1:   If you can use contrasting colours for front and back, this helps users distinguish the outside of the mask, where bacteria is captured, when it is removed to be washed 

Step 3:   With right sides of cotton fabric together, pin the fabric sections together before sewing, pinning one piece of elastic inside the sections that will be sewn in place on the mask sides, top and bottom.  How long the ear elastic is cut depends on what elastic you are using, or if you don’t have elastic you need four ties each at least 15” long Elastic: 
• Flat elastic ¼” or 1/8” you need to cut two 7” pieces per mask
 • Round elastic that isn’t as stretchy use 8”, or the mask may be too tight and will hurt the wearers ears 
• As elastic runs out, homemade ties may be made in a number of ways, probably most comfortable is straps made from stretchy knit jersey type t-shirting.  They are very easy to make 

Note:  This is an alternative mask pattern, but has a great video of making ties from a tshirt made from a stretch material (lycra).  This mask takes one piece of Fabric 14 x 8 inches, a different size than the masks we have chosen to make on behalf of the London Mask Project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UejCpjfbn8 

Step 4: Sew Mask Sections Together: 
• Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic/tie with the edge of the elastic/cloth tie sticking out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold the elastic tightly.  Elastic/Ties are in the mask when you sew the side seams so be careful not to catch them in the sewed seams. Note:  One Piece of elastic sew between corners on sides top and bottom, or four ties one each corner
• Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic/tie to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back 
 Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again, put elastic/tie in place with the edge angled out the corner, sew in place firmly. Then Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the elastic in place.  Use  Sew across the bottom leaving a 3.5” opening so you can turn the mask to the correct side. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out. Press flat, with the bottom opening raw edges tucked inside 

Step 5:  Pin 3 tucks/pleats on each side of the mask. The pleats are measured down each side from the top, with the first pleat placed at 1-1/4”, the second pleat is ½” from the first pleat and is 1” wide, the third and final pleat is ½” from the second pleat  - Press. Make sure the tucks are the same direction, toward the mask bottom, and sew pleats in place, ~ ½ to ¾” from outside edge of mask, to secure the tucks/pleats firmly in place  

Step 6:  Top stitch around the full outside edges of the mask twice, then give the mask a final press 

Tip:  You can design the sides of the mask a bit differently for rope/cord elastic, by sewing the mask top and bottom first (wrong sides together). Then turn the mask with right sides out, press, add the three pleats, sewing down the outside edge of the mask. Turn the outside edges of the mask towards the back of the mask, lay the rope elastic along the edge, then turn once more, press and sew.  The elastic will be encased along the sides of the mask, which you would firmly tie off, and pull the knot down into the casing.    Mask with rope elastic casings  

Mask Packages Prepared by May Court Mask Committee: 

• The Committee will prepare the mask packages for sewers, consisting of enough fabric for eight masks, including and either elastic or cotton ties, dependent on our supplies
 • Each mask package will have enough materials for 8 masks to be sewn, please pre-determine the best way to cut the 8 masks from the materials you are provided 
 Once sewn, the masks can be dropped off at Stephanie’s House, 78 Barker Street (Between Cheapside & Oxford). Note: The drop box is on the laneway beside the mail box, at the front corner of the house.  Or// you may call Stephanie at 519-630-7655 or email stephanieb120@gmail.com and she will arrange for the masks to be picked up • Masks will be distributed to My Sister’s Place, Men’s Mission, London Food Bank. We will try to help the London Community the best we can. However, we are discovering the demand is great!  Thanking you for your help!!!!! 

Thursday, April 9, 2020


Please halt production of the masks for the midwives.  We have delivered 120 as of today and the remaining 40 are being completed by various members.  Anyone that has some in process please complete and call Sharon Routley and she will pick them up.
A big thank you to all for such an incredible response.  The midwifes are overwhelmed with our efficiency and generosity.  It has made the difference.  Everyone should be proud of their contribution.