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Sunday, April 8, 2007

April's Guild Meeting

Next Meeting:
Thursday, April 12 at 7:15PM at St George's Presbyterian Church, 1475 Dundas St. E.

Web Page and Launch: Our new web page is up and running! Please check out this link: www.geocities.com/lfqguild. There is still room for tweaking, so your comments and suggestions are welcome. We would like to thank Cynthia M-R's son, Nick for all his hard work putting it up!

Door Prizes: Remember, you can receive a ticket for the door prizes if you remember to wear your name tag, and your chalelaine, and bring your own mug, 1 ticket for each item brought. This month we are introducing a 4th ticket opportunity! Inspired by the upcoming 'Gizmos and Gadgets' talk, we will ask you to bring a Secret Notion, that will only be revealed on the blog the week before the next meeting. This is of course to encourage the members to check out the blog on a regular basis.

This week's Secret Notion: a thimble. Go ahead, find a thimble and tuck it into the pocket of your chatelaine now, so you don't forget to bring it to the next meeting!

Guest speaker: Lisa Hill, who has a home based business out of Tilbury, Soft Impressions by Lisa, specializing in Quilting books, notions, and supplies, will be giving a talk on "Gadgets and Gizmos". Bring some extra money, as she will have some of her products and books for sale. She can be reached at softimpressions@hotmail.com.

Bus trip to the Waterloo Quilt Festival: There has been a cancellation, so there is a spot available for the Saturday, May 26th day long bus trip. Also, final payments are due at this meeting for the trip.

Stitch 'n Bitch: Barb has generously offered up her cottage in Grand Bend on Saturday, April 28, 10-4PM. This is a great day to work on UFO's, but unlike the Quilt 'til you Wilt day, this is not catered but is a pot luck. So all those participating shall have to provide a food or meal donation. Details and a sign up sheet shall be provided at the meeting.

2007 Quilted Placemats Challenge: This year's quilt challenge is to make placemats that will be donated to Meals on Wheels, who will then distribute them to their clients with a meal. Your placemat is due for the May meeting, our AGM, where they will be displayed for all to see.

Year End Banquet: Thursday, June 14th, at the Stoneridge Inn, price is $40.00. Our guest speaker will be Joan Reive, a quiltmaker and artist from Belleville, Ontario. She has produced a large body of work in both paint and fabric in a variety of styles and has won numerous awards. Tickets will be on sale at the next meeting.

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