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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Quilters on Vacation - Wardsville ON

The town of Wardsville, ON had a 200th anniversary celebration last weekend. A quilt was made commemorating the life of George Ward, the town's founder. The town's people made large wooden blocks which will be hung on barns and buildings in the area, forming a historic tour. Jacqui and Jake VMS went to Wardsville last Saturday and took a look at the wooden blocks displayed at the ball diamond. Amazing!! Check out more photos at Jacqui's blog and links to the town website for updates. The Quilt will be on display at the International Plowing Match in September in St. Thomas.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

June Banquet - The Singing Quilter

The London Friendship Quilter's Guild enjoyed a delicious dinner and wonderful entertainment for our annual end of the year banquet at the Highland Golf and Country Club on June 10, 2010. The dessert was just what quilters would have ordered - Chocolate!

A big thank you to Carol V's Dad for making these cute spool holders for everyone that attended the dinner. Everyone also received a FQ and a spool of thread. One of our members, Lorraine S. also made blue and gold yo yo's (the guild colours). If you ordered salmon for dinner, you received a blue yo yo and if you ordered chicken, a gold one. They looked so pretty on the tables and the servers didn't have to interrupt our conversations when serving us.

President, Rose B, introduced our guests, Cathy Miller, the singing quilter and her husband, John Bunge.

Cathy and John entertained us with songs and stories about her quilts beginning with "12 Step Plan for Quilters". "The Sampler Quilt" tells the story of this quilt by using block names throughout the song:

Kass the Kangaroo has even taken over Cathy's blog and is writing all about his adventures.

A very appropriate backing and binding on this self portrait quilt:




These hexagons are 1/4"!!!! Cathy did this in the car on trips...amazing!

Checking out the quilts up close after the meeting.

John chatting with quilters browsing the CD's for sale at the end of the evening:





Thursday, June 10, 2010

Banquet, Thursday, June 10, doors open at 6PM, dinner at 7PM


For those who have tickets, we will see you tonight at the Highland Golf and Country Club. Our guest for the evening will be Cathy Miller, the singing quilter. See you there!