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Monday, October 12, 2009

October Meeting: Michelle Dobrin

Michelle Dobrin
October's guild meeting definitely had that WOW! factor. Self taught fibre artist, Michelle Dobrin kept us fascinated with her amazing works of art. Romanian born, but currently residing in Windsor Ontario, Michelle began quilting just 12 years ago, many of her early works featured insects, which were inspired by her biology studies.

Michelle creates incredible art using fabrics (Batiks and Hand dyes are her fabric of choice) she paints and dyes dryer sheets, cheesecloth, specialty yarns, beads, Tyvec & even tea bags.
Her computer is used extensively to alter and manipulate photos that become the focal point of her gorgeous landscapes. Her pieces also include fabric bowls, jewelry, book marks, and note cards.

She was delighted to share with us that her work has twice been chosen to be part of the Quilting Arts annual calendar and had a piece accepted into this year's CQA National Juried show.

Michelle generously shared many of her secrets of how she arrives at the finished work. She is a most talented and inspiring artist.........Thanks Michelle


Guild Business:
Rose welcomed 2 guests and 5 new members.
Deb J was given a “gift” as a thank you for her past service to the guild
taking care of the duties involved with membership. Thanks Deb!

Gift Basket draw winner: Beth Y

Submitted by Jill B.

....thanks Jill! (Ed.)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Next Meeting: October 8, 7PM

Guest Speaker

LFQG is pleased to present a trunk show and lecture by Michelle Dobrin a fiber artist from Windsor, ON. She has blended her love of nature and the warmth, colour, and texture of quilts to create her unique wallhangings. Some of her pieces can be found in shops and galleries in the area, such as the Marten Arts Gallery in Bayfield and the Gallery de Boer in Owen Sound.

Secret notion: A halloween treat, save it for yourself for break time! Happy Halloween! A ticket for the fat quarter draw will also be given for wearing your chalelaine and nametag!

Disappearing 9 Patch Workshop

To accommodate the waiting list for this workshop with Karen on Saturday, October 24, 9AM. it has been moved to a bigger venue: Chalmers United Church , 342 Pond Mills Road, London. This workshop will now be open to 25 persons and those on the waiting list are given priority. So if you are on the waiting list, bring your payment to the next meeting.



October's newsletter will be available at the meeting and those who receive it by email, should see it in their in-box in the next few days. For those who receive it electronically, it is important to have installed your Adobe Reader updates or there may be a few glitches. If you have problems, please email Jill. This month's newsletter contains Fabric Postcard instructions as well as Bingo card instructions.


Spaces are available in the following workshops:
Saturday, November 7: Quilt til You Wilt, Stoneridge Inn, full day including meals, cost $60.
Saturday, November 14: Brenda Miller's "Out of the Bag" tote bag workshop

Fabric Postcard Exchange
Drop in a fabric postcard and receive a postcard in the mail. See the sidebar for instructions.

Show and Share

CQA/ACC Quilt Ontario 2011 London, UWO Site Tour

On Monday, September 28, three members of the CQA/ACC Board of Directors met with the Local Organizing Committee of Quilt Ontario 2011 London to take a tour of UWO, the proposed site for this upcoming event. On behalf of the CQA/ACC were Johanna Alford, President, Vivian Kapusta, Publicity and Lynn Mills, Membership. They were quite enthusiastic about the site, it will definitely meet all their needs!

Later, the LFQG treated the CQA/ACC members to dinner. After dinner they attended a meeting of the LOC, where the LOC could ask questions and gather information on the inner workings of running a national quilt conference. Lots of information to process and lots of fun work ahead!