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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Brenda Miller: Among Brenda's Quilts

It's been 3 years since Brenda Miller visited our guild. That was her first trunk show ever! She has come along way since then and she had suitcases of quilts and tote bags to show us.

She recounted her journey of quiltmaker to pattern designer and distributor. Sharing with us the many lessons she learned on the way.

She talked about how hard it was and is to anticipate your customers needs and wants, experimenting with complicated patterns vs. easy and quick patterns, block of the month patterns, tote bags, and pillows. Below the Northwinds pattern is available as a block of the month pattern.

Here is a neat idea of a casserole warmer and tote that doubles as a table runner! One of the guild members had made this as a shower gift, that was very well received by the bride-to-be!

Many thanks to Linda Bartlett from Quilts and Calicos for having Brenda's patterns available at the meeting!
Brenda came back on Saturday for the Out and About Bag workshop. Look at these amazing bags! Great job Ladies!

The LFQGuild would like to thank Brenda Miller for her wonderful trunkshow and workshop!

Guild Business:
Kids Quilts

Each month members hand in finished quilts that are donated to the local Children's Aid Society. Different types of kits are available at each meeting, from piecing to binding to quilting, you don't have to make a whole quilt yourself....Just see Penny for details.

Row Robin:

At next month's meeting we will finalize the sign up for a Row Robin activity starting with the January meeting. Some members are unfamiliar with a row robin or a round robin. Four members showed their Round Robin results. These 4 ladies started with a centre square, passed it on, added 2 borders and passed it on, etc. creating a medallion quilt. Our activity will start with a row of blocks, pass it on, add a row and pass it on, etc creating a row quilt...It will be a lot of fun!

Lily's Memorial Quilt

Karen showed us the progress so far on Lily's Memorial Quilt. Lily Wright a founding member of LFQG passed away from cancer in April of 2008. It was decided that a quilt would be made in honour of Lily and submitted to The Quilt project in Stratford. Diane Carson a relative of Lily will machine quilt it.

Don't forget to have your placemats finished for the December meeting. A spokesperson for Meals on Wheels will be on hand to receive our donation of placemats.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Next Meeting: Thursday, November 12, 7PM

Guest Speaker
Brenda Miller from Among Brenda's Quilts will update us on her latest projects as well as present a trunk show. Linda Bartlett from Quilts and Calicos will also be present for those who may wish to buy Brenda's patterns, so for convenience you may want to bring extra cash!

The Secret Notion, this month, is a poppy in remembrance of soldiers who gave their lives in the line of duty. I found this wonderful tutorial on line if anyone would like to make their own poppy here. Draw tickets for fat quarters will also be given for wearing your name tag and/or a chatelaine.

Sign ups
Saturday, November 14, Brenda Miller's "Out and About Bag" tote bag workshop.
Row Robin to begin in January, cost is free, open to all members of all skill levels.

Fabric Postcard Exchange
Show and Share
Placemats Challenge for Meals on Wheels due at December Meeting.

Quilters Connection Magazine
Jacquie VMS has extra copies of the hard to find #1 issue of the new Canadian Quilters Connection Magazine for sale at $7. To reserve and pick up your copy at the meeting please email Jacquie or the guild by Wednesday, November 11, please bring cash, thanks.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Quilt 'til You Wilt: Saturday November 8, 2009

Just a reminder to those who have signed up for Quilt 'til You Wilt at the Best Western Stoneridge Inn in Lambeth:

Saturday, November 8, doors open at 8AM and we have the room until 9PM, lunch and dinner are provided. There are plenty of outlets, but it is not a bad idea to bring an extra extension cord. Bring whatever you need to work on your projects, from sewing machines to fabric. This day is for you!

It is best to park and unload around the back entrance.

See you there!


Also this just in!

Guild member Cynthia N. has her own quilt show up in the Spencer Gallery at D.B. Weldon Library at UWO. Read more about it here. Her quilts will be on display until mid-December! Great work Cynthia!!

Cynthia made this award winning piece for the Guild Challenge in 2008 and is one of the quilts on display in the Spencer Gallery.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Disappearing 9 Patch Workshop

Rose with Instructor Karen

Thanks to Karen for presenting this wonderful workshop

and to Gail and Christine for the photos.