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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Silk Road Adventure

The Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild, London presents
A Silk Road Adventure
Thursday, November 4, 2010 7:30 PM

Of all of the stops along the Silk Road, Uzbekistan is the one most renowned for its textiles.
Vedat Karadag, an inveterate and experienced traveller, is an enthusiastic promoter of the
appreciation of the Silk Road, its textiles and Oriental Rugs, and he loves to expose others to
the many varied aspects of Turkic culture, and to the history, food and artistic traditions of
Central Asia.

His degree from Ankara Gazi University is in business, but by the early 1980s, he had embarked
on his long love affair with textiles and rugs. He has been a participant and speaker at the meetings of many rug and textile societies in the USA, and has attended numerous international
textile conferences in Europe and America. He recently delivered a lecture at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York, and regularly works with textile museums in Washington, Santa Fe
and many other places in the US.

He will talk to The Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild and guests about his travels to explore woven
and non-woven textiles and material culture in Uzbekistan, including ikat weaving, suzani
embroidery and a variety of other works produced by local artists. He will also show us a few of
the spectacular buildings of the area that are covered in the exquisite ceramic tiles produced by
local artisans.

Everyone welcome
St James Westminster Church, 115 Askin St., London
$5.00 admission at the door

Friday, October 22, 2010

Quilt show Awards

Viewer's Choice
2010 Harvest of Quilts Show Awards

-presented at our October meeting-

The Quilt show Committee did an amazing job of making up these beautiful 'ribbons' for each member that won an award!

Maria won Viewer's Choice in the Bed Quilts category as well as 'Best of show' for "Beyond the Borders - Tulip Garden".

Lorna was absent and won honourable mention for "Jane Austen".

Tiny's "Frog Water Ballet" won Viewer's Choice in the Wallhanging category.

Ruth won honourable mention for "Somerset".

Pat F's "Origami Flowers" won the Viewer's Choice for Miniatures.

Beth won honourable mention for her miniature, "Father".

Jacqui won Viewer's Choice for "Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin" in the other quilted items category.

Gail's "Sitting on the Edge" cover for a sewing machine stool made with selvages won honourable mention.

Ruth's "Star Light, Star Bright" received the award for Best Applique.

Ruth's "Baltimore Bunnies" tied with the above "Somerset" for the Best Handquilting award:

Beth won the Best Machine Quilting Award for "Diamond Log Cabins".

Congratulations to all the award winners! The quilts were awesome.

Million pillowcase challenge

Here are some of the pillowcases that were donated at the last meeting. We have until December to bring them in! Keep sewing those pillowcases.

Karen Wolde & Linda Van Lierde - October 2010

Karen Wolde and Linda Van Lierde presented their talk and trunk show entitled, 'The Value of Classes - Study in Contrast' at our October meeting. They have been friends for many years and have taken many classes together. Their different approach to quilting could be summarized as, "Linda needs structure and Karen needs a story". This was very evident in the totally different quilts produced in the same class. It was interesting to see how their work progressed over the years. Thanks Linda and Karen for showing us your lovely quilts!

Pictured below are some of the quilts they showed:

Monday, October 11, 2010

NEXT MEETING - Thursday, October 14, 2010 7 p.m.

London Friendship Quilt Guild meets this Thursday, October 14th, 2010 and features Karen Wold and Linda VanLierde doing their road show called 'The Value of Classes'.

Beth M. will be our friendly greeter at the door! If you are new and have questions, just ask Beth and she'll direct you to where you need to go.

Don't forget:

* the secret notion is an apple for the food bank

* your show and tell

* your prize winning show quilt if you have received a telephone call from the awards committee

* cheque book to sign up for workshops and classes and Quilt til you Wilt on Nov. 6th.

* money for the draw tickets - you don't want to miss out on lots of chances to win!

* postcards

* pillowcases for pillowcase challenge

More quilt show photos......

Some of the quilts at our recent quilt show
(click on the photo to enlarge)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Still Time to visit the show....til 4:00 today!

You still have time to brighten up this rainy day by visiting the London Friendship Quilt Show - Harvest of Quilts 2010. Dr. Suess even came to the show and it sure looked like they were having fun over at the Marsh Store booth!

(Click on the photos to enlarge them)

The Vendors Mall was very inspiring...lots of new ideas and tools to check out and purchase!!

We even had very young visitors! The tea room was a great opportunity to rest weary feet before going around the show again to make sure you didn't miss anything!!
Some quilts at the show: