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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Quilting Bee !

Penny and Linda G. have made arrangements for a Quilting Bee to work on the Kids Quilts. The church has been booked for Saturday, March 24th.
Come for a day of fun and friendship as we work together to give back to our community. For more details, contact Penny or Linda G.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

3 Spots Left!

The countdown begins! Only 3 spots left for the Saturday March 10th workshop! (Please note I made a mistake earlier and had posted the wrong date! I have corrected the post below)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Quilt 'til You Wilt!

It was a full house at the Best Western Stoneridge Inn in Lambeth for our Quilt 'til You Wilt Day. 12 hours of female bonding, lots of quilting and laughter. A work table per person, plus lunch and dinner! It was fabulous!

Some people brought paper piecing;

some people brought next Christmas' presents or decorations. Look at those amazing poinsettas!

Some people brought projects still to be finished from last year's Quilt 'til You Wilt Day! It didn't matter what you brought, much was accomplished!

Friday, February 23, 2007

4 Spots Left!

This just in!....

There are 4 spots still open for the Saturday, March 10 Robyn Pandolph workshop! As you know Robyn has agreed to do a second workshop on the Saturday. The cost is $40.00 and please let Phyllis G (treasurer) know if you are interested! Please note the Saturday workshop is at the Loblaws on Southdale and Wonderland, not at the church. Phyllis will provide you with all the details.

Non-members of the guild are welcome to take this workshop, but the cost for non-members is $50.00. You can contact the guild through

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Road Trip!

Due to technical difficulties, the following information was not found in the February newsletter:

A bus trip to the Waterloo County Quilt Festival has been planned for Saturday, May 26th from 8 am til 6 pm. Our first stop will be the Art Gallery, then it's off to RIM park for the show and merchant's mall. When we're finished there, we'll head for a visit to The Quilt Place in Shakespeare. The cost is $4o.

Kallisti Quilts

Friday, February 9, 2007

Kallisti Quilts

Yesterday was another great guild meeting! We had Michelle Dunn from Kallisti Quilts do a trunk show for us. She is an amazing woman. She is a woman who lives on her own terms and I really admire that. She's been sewing since she was 9 years old and worked in a quilt store for 11 years since she was 15 years old. She always thought she would open up her own quilting store but instead found that she "likes to work in her pajamas". So, she created her own job, working from her home in Waterloo, importing specialty fabrics from countries such as Japan, Tanzania, Ghana, Australia, Indonesia and more. She is "passionate about providing a diverse collection of imported fabrics for the discerning and innovative quiltmakers of Ontario and beyond". She does about 2 dozen quilt shows a year and as many trunk shows her schedule will allow, as well as selling from her website and on ebay. She holds one open house a year to introduce the new fabrics for the year. This year's open house is on February 23 & 24, from 10-4. More details can be found on her website under events.

Her trunk show consists of quilts that highlight these wonderful imported fabrics. She tends to use the same 4 or 5 simple patterns, because they show off the fabric so well. When she finds a pattern she likes she sticks to it and sells them on her website.

In 2000, she started her business, selling just the imported Japanese fabrics but soon branched out to carry fabrics from Africa. She told a very interesting story of how she happened to purchase batik fabric from a rural village in Ghana, especially when this small village of 1000 people has only one phone. She had heard about this women's co-operative in this village that got together to hand block and dye batik fabric. Finding a liason, she found out how much fabric they would be able to buy to get a discount and ordered that much and sent them the money and awaited her first purchase! She continues to carry these exclusive fabrics. Her fabric purchases helps this village and these women obtain self-sufficiency and education for their children. If this village is able to build their own school their government will provide the teachers and the supplies. This helps to contribute to that goal.

So, ladies check out her webpage or visit her open house, she says she will have tea and cake!

Carol V.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Welcome London Friendship Quilters!

Welcome to the first entry for the London Friendship Quilters' Guild. Check this site for upcoming events. We meet on the second Thursday of every month from September to June at St. George's Presbyterian Church at 1475 Dundas St in London, Ontario at 7:15 PM.

Photo: Home & Harvest (source Quiltmaker Magazine) Hand Appliqued/Machine Pieced by Cynthia Mitro-Richardson, Machine Quilted by Mary Ann Charlton of Strathroy