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Friday, September 10, 2010

Guest Speaker: Kim Maticiw

"Hello! My name is Kim and I'm a quiltaholic."

This sums up Kim's delightful presentation at the first meeting of the season at the London Friendship Quilt Guild. She shared wonderful anecdotes about our quilting addiction; how to smuggle fabric into the house without your family finding out, cooking and quilting at the same time, and even getting her husband to join her in the quilting room just to spend some time with her. It was a great way to get the season started.

Kim shared a number of her quilts from her early quilting days to the present. This awesome "Pin the Donkey on the Tail" Quilt even has a removable tail!

Very interesting circular quilt:

One of the quilts Kim designed as part of her pattern line:

Her first paper pieced quilt:

Thanks Kim for sharing your lecture and trunk show with us.

Outgoing executive members were presented with thank you cards for their services to the guild. We were updated on plans for the Quilt show. The deadline for entering quilts for the show has been extended to Friday, September 20, 2010. Check your newsletter for the registration form. Quilts need to be brought to the Church Wednesday between 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Some volunteers are still needed for Friday for the Quilt show. Also volunteers are needed for set up on Thursday between 10:00 and 6:00. Come on down if you are free that day!

We will be making place mats for Meals on Wheels again this year in any fabrics. They are due at the December meeting. Consider making matching pairs as there are some couples that receive Meals. There is an easy pattern in the new McCall's Quick Quilts Oct/Nov 2010 issue on page 22. The Sept/Oct Fons & Porter magazine also has a very easy pattern on page 88 which is a quilt as you go version which can even be done on a longarm machine!

Check the side bar for upcoming quilt shows. For those that are attending the International Plowing Match in St. Thomas, September 21 - 25, be sure to visit the Quilt Show in the lifestyles tent.

Don't forget to check out the face book page for our very own Harvest of Quilts show and join that page. Spread the news on face book to all your quilting friends there! The link to the page is a few posts back.

We need some volunteers to be the hostess/greeter at the door in November and December. Volunteers will receive an extra ticket for the FQ draw!

We also enjoyed delicious cookies and juice.

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