Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 9th, 2014 Meeting

President Micki A. opened last Thursday's meeting of the LFQG with information about happenings in the local quilt scene.  She also told us about the change in our insurance provider and the large savings that we will have because of this change.  Program coordinator Lorna explained the upcoming events in the guild and Community Outreach coordinator Edith gave us the numbers of donated quilts and pillowcases. Quilt Show Chair Charlene told us how the final arrangements for the quilt show were coming together and asked for members to see Edith at break and sign up for empty spots on the volunteer schedule.

Break time was busy with members signing up for workshops and for volunteering.

Signing up for Workshops

Signing up for Volunteering at the Quilt Show


The Guest Speaker for the meeting was Susan BowslaughHer lecture was titled "From Traditional to Modern". She talked about her transition from a traditional quilter to a modern quilter.  She explained what members of the quilting world were most likely to be "Modern Quilters" and the characteristics of a "Modern Quilt". It was an interesting and informative talk.

Susan Bowslaugh

Susan's Quilt

Susan's Quilt

Susan's Quilt
 
To see more of Susan's quilts, click here

The meeting ended with "Show and Tell" and the drawing of tickets for fat quarters, the gift basket and a special prize of a fat quarter bundle donated by our speaker, Susan Bowslaugh.

Donna's Tessellating Leaves Quilt

Helen's Quilt
To see more pictures from the meeting and from Show and Tell, click here.
 
 
Crosses Quilt Workshop

On Friday, Oct 10th a small but enthusiastic group of members met with Susan Bowslaugh for her workshop-"Crosses Quilt"-which included improv piecing, wonkiness and the use of alternate grid. The workshop challenged the participants to get outside their own particular style and give the Modern Quilt Style a try.
Christine R

Anne L

Tiny's blocks
 
To see more pictures from the workshop, click here.

Hope to see you at the Quilt Show!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pumpkin Wall hanging

The very talented artist and quilter, Jill Buckley, has posted a free pattern and tutorial on her blog (The Quilt Rat).
Jill is a former LFQG member and has taught several workshops for the guild.  She was the "Artist in Residence" for the CQA for several years.
Because the "Notion" of the month is a pumpkin, I thought that this was a great project.  The pattern was previously published in the CQA Newsletter. The pattern includes fusible applique and thread painting. Jill has given me permission to include a link to her blog posting.

Jill Buckley's Pumpkin Quilt

To go to Jill's Blog posting, click here.
 


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Upcoming October Meeting

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilters Guild will be held
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
at
7.00 PM
at St George's Church on Dundas St
 
The Speaker for our October meeting is Susan Bowslaugh. Susan is from the Niagara area.  She is a member of both the Niagara Heritage and the Niagara Modern Guilds. 
Her lecture is titled "From Traditional to Modern".  Susan will also be teaching a Workshop on Friday, October 10th, titled "Crosses Quilt".
 
Susan's "Crosses Quilt"


Quilt Show Update



 
 Charlene, Quilt Show Chairperson has written the following update:

We are in our final countdown before quilt show and wish to remind everyone of the following:

1)  Our tea room committee is looking for donations of baked goods to be served to our guests
during the quilt show. 
They have specifically asked for finger type foods (that kind that require no forks  to eat). Anything brought to the meeting on Thursday will be kept frozen until the quilt show.  Donations can also be brought directly to Oakridge Presbyterian Church on Thursday Oct 16th during set up.

2)  We will accept last minute entries to the quilt show on Thursday. Please bring completed quilt show registration forms to the meeting.

3)  We ask that members bring all sold and unsold raffle tickets to the guild meeting.  Tiny Campbell will be collecting these. We are required to account for all tickets and appreciate everyone's help with this.

 4)  The volunteer list will be at the meeting  --- if you haven't signed up yet please do so.  There are several spots where assistance is still needed.  We are still looking for  volunteers to help setup at the Church on Thursday  --- we would especially appreciate if anyone has a husband, boyfriend, son or brother who can help with some of the heavier aspects of setup.

 5) We are also in need of a few Step ladders (the taller ones) to be used during setup.  If you have one we can borrow please contact Charlene at char8892@hotmail.com

6)  Quilt drop off will be Wednesday Oct 15th at Oakridge Presbyterian Church from
1 pm to 7 pm.  Please bring all quilts for the show on that day.

 7) Quilts can be picked up after the show on Sunday October 18th from 1:30 to 4:30 at the home of Amalia Samakis, 1026 Blackmaple Court, London Ontario.

 
Information for the Meeting:

** Bring in all Sold and Unsold Raffle tickets 
**If you haven't already sent them in, bring in your registration forms for the quilt show.
**Sign up sheets will be available for volunteering for the quilt show-see Edith to sign up
**Bring in donations for the "Guild Boutique Table" at the Quilt Show
**Bring in Baked Goods for the Tea Room at the Quilt Show
**Sign-up sheets for the following will be available:
 Oct 9-workshop with Susan Bowslaugh-"Crosses Quilt"
 Nov 28,29-Sew in Days
 Canadiana Mystery Row Quilt
 Jan 9 or Jan 10 (same workshop being held on 2 different days)-
workshop with Deborah Beirnes- "Scrap Magic Workshop"
Bring your cheque book or cash if you are planning on signing up for any or all of these activities.
**Bring in any Outreach quilts or pillowcases that you have been working.
**The Outreach Committee will have new quilt and pillowcase kits available to take home to work   on
**Bring "Show and Tell"-because of how busy this meeting is going to be, please limit your Show and Tell to 2 items.
   
Receive a draw ticket (for a fat quarter) for bringing each of the following items:
*Notion of the Month-a Pumpkin (a real one, a pumpkin quilt, a fabric pumpkin-whatever you have)
*Name tag
*Chatelaine
 
See you at the meeting!!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, October 3, 2014

Raffle tickets for the London Roads Quilt

IMPORTANT

All sold and unsold Raffle Tickets for the quilt must be returned to Charlene no later than the  October 9th Guild Meeting.
If you have any questions contact Charlene at char8892@hotmail.com or her home number 519-686-8892.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

October Quilt Shows

 
 
Upcoming Quilt Shows in Southern Ontario
 
 
 
October 4th, 2014-Memory Lane Quilt Show-Strathroy, ON
October 17th-18th, 2014-Road to Friendship Quilt Show-London, ON
October 24th-25th, 2014-The Fabrics of Our Lives-Brantford, ON
 
Check the Links on the right sidebar for more information about the above shows
 
 
October 3rd-4th, 2014-Ragged Edge Quilters Quilt Show-Mossley, ON
This show does not have an internet link available-it is being held at:
Golden Pond RV Resort
4340 Cromarty Drive,
Mossley, ON
 
 



Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 2015 Meeting

Our first meeting of the 2014-15 guild year was busy and filled with information, inspiration and wonderful quilts.  It was very nice to see all of the returning members as well as some new members.  President Micki welcomed everyone to the meeting and explained to new members how the guild is organized.  She introduced the guild executive.  Lorna (Program Chairperson) and Edith (Community Outreach Chairperson) talked about their areas of responsibility and what they had planned for the upcoming year.  Charlene (Quilt Show Chairperson) gave us an update on our upcoming Quilt Show.
 
Betty and Nancy selling tickets at the Welcome Table



President Micki A.

 

Program Chair Lorna M.
 
An important part of the meeting was the Presentation of a Lifetime Membership to June K.  Barb A. introduced June to the guild members.  June joined the LFQG in1982.  She served as President of the Guild for 3 consecutive years.  June shared her love of quilting by teaching many workshops at the guild including Celtic Interlace and 3D Flowers.  She also helped novice quilters learn new skills.  June is the winner of many quilting awards including awards at the Western Fair and the International Plowing Match.  The award that June is most proud of is the "Best Use of Fabric" in the Trend Tex Challenge at the 1994 CQA show in Halifax.  Her quilt is hanging in the Corporate Offices of Trend Tex in Coquitlam, BC.
Thank you June, for your years of service to the guild and your generosity in sharing your knowledge and skills with other quilters.

Barb A presenting June K with her Lifetime Membership

June K  reading her Lifetime Membership


During break time the sign-up tables for Workshops, the Row of the Month Mystery Quilt and Volunteers were very busy.  Also on display were the quilts turned in by members for Community Outreach, the projects made by members who went on the CQA Bus Trip and the donations of small projects for the Sale Table at the Quilt show.  We also enjoyed snacks and juice or tea, provided by the Program Committee.

Bus Trip Projects


Charlene and Lyndsey at the Quilt Show Table

Some of the finished Quilts for Community Outreach


After break, we were introduced to Susan Clark, who is a member of the Oxford Quilters Guild.  Her topic was "What Kind of Creative are You?".  Her talk was informative, funny and filled with wonderful quilts.  I'm sure that her Workshop in November is going to be great!

Susan Clark

Susan explaining her creative process

Susan Clark's quilt

Susan Clark's Guitar Quilt

To see more of Susan's Quilts click here.




The meeting ended with more great "Show and Tell" and with our draws for fat quarters and the gift basket.
 
 
Cynthia's Christmas Mug Rug

Mibsie with a finished Quilt of Valour

Debbie's' Quilt


To see more pictures from the Meeting and from Show and Tell click here.

The following is a message from Lorna (Program Chairperson):

There are still openings in Susan Bowslaugh's "Crosses Quilt" workshop on Friday, October 10. This would be a perfect scrappy project and can be done in any size you wish. It provides a great opportunity to learn the technique of improv piecing using fabric you already have in your stash. If interested please contact Charlene at char8892@hotmail.com by September 24.

Susan Bowslaugh's Quilt
 
See you at the October Meeting!



Saturday, September 6, 2014

First meeting of the 2014-2015 LFQG Year

Welcome back  to the beginning of our 2014-15 LFQG season.  The executive has had their first meeting and it sounds like there are many exciting and interesting things planned for the upcoming year.  Our first meeting is
Thursday, September 11, 2014
@ 7.00PM

St. George's Presbyterian Church,
1475 Dundas St., London, ON
(just east of Hale St on the south side of Dundas)
 
 
The following is from our Program Coordinator, Lorna:
 

 
The program committee has chosen to focus on Canada as a theme for the 2014-2015 year. Our visit to Fanshawe Pioneer Village in June reminded us of our rich quilting heritage, and Quilt Canada in St Catharines gave us a glimpse into how talented Canadian quilters today continue to expand and broaden the boundaries of this traditional art form.
We will use this year as an opportunity to introduce some of the very accomplished quilters in our area and to proudly show case the vast and varied aspects of our country. To this end, all our speakers and workshop instructors this year are Canadian. As well, the program committee has designed a Canadiana Mystery Row Quilt which we will make available to you as a block of the month. This quilt is made up of various blocks each of which represents a different facet of our country. We are very excited about this undertaking and hope you will consider participating. Details will be presented at our first meeting.

Our year will wrap up at the June banquet where we hope to introduce a speaker who has played a significant role in promoting both quilting and Canadian culture and heritage.
In September we look forward to seeing the array of quilted creations made from the swatches of Canadian themed fabric distributed to bus trip participants and to welcome our first guest speaker, Susan Clark of the Oxford Quilters’ Guild. Hope to see you there proudly displaying the notion of the month, a maple leaf.
Lorna M.-Program Coordinator

"What Kind of Creative Are You?" is the topic of the talk that Susan Clark (our speaker for the evening) will be presenting to us.  It should be a very interesting talk!
It was decided, because of how busy this meeting will be, there will not be a vendor this month.
Check out the right sidebar to see the confirmed speakers and the confirmed Workshops and Events for 2014/15

Information for the Meeting:
** Refreshments will be served at our first meeting-please bring your own mug
**If you haven't already sent them in, bring your registration form for guild membership and your volunteer form
**If you haven't already sent them in, bring in your registration forms for the quilt show.
**Sign up sheets will be available for volunteering for the quilt show-see Edith to sign up
**Sign-up sheets for the following will be available:
 Oct 9-workshop with Susan Bowslaugh-"Crosses Quilt"
 Nov 15-workshop with Susan Clark-"Designing Your Own Curves"
 Nov 28,29-Sew in Days
 Canadiana Mystery Row Quilt
 Bring your cheque book or cash if you are planning on signing up for any or all of these activities.
**Bring in any Outreach quilts or pillowcases that you have been working on over the summer.
**The Outreach Committee will have new quilt and pillowcase kits available to take home to work   on
**Bring "Show and Tell"-because of how busy this meeting is going to be, please limit your Show and Tell to 2 items.
**Guild members who went on the Bus Trip to CQA in June-Bring in your finished project made from the "O Canada" fabric
 

Receive a draw ticket (for a fat quarter) for bringing each of the following items:
*Notion of the Month-a Maple Leaf
*Name tag
*Chatelaine
*Mug for refreshments
See you at the meeting!!!