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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ready to set up the show........

Today the quilts were delivered to the Church in preparation for the Harvest of Quilts Show taking place this Friday and Saturday. Here are the ladies taking in the quilts and making sure all the receipts went to the correct people.

The quilts ready to hang up tomorrow! Only two more sleeps til the show :-)

Monday, September 27, 2010


WHEN - Friday, October 1st 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 2nd 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tea Room is serving drinks and baked goods. There will also be a toonie table, vendors, and of course, a wonderful Quilt Show.

WHERE - Rowntree United Church, Cheapside and Elliot, London, ON

(Handicapped accessible)



Delphi Wood Designs

The Marsh Store Quilt Shop

Judy Balint Palidinn Ridge Designs

Pastime Pieces

Quilters Creations

Sew Creative - Mount Brydges, ON

Reminders for our members:

Quilt drop off - Wednesday, September 29 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rowntree

Show set up - Thursday, September 30 10a.m to 4 - 5 p.m.

Show tear down - Saturday, October 2 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

New Cathy Miller CD out

A note from Cathy Miller, who was the guest speaker at our banquet:

"I am delighted to let you know that my new quilting CD will be available as of October 1! It's called "Little Crazy Quilt", and features 14 songs - mostly about our favourite passion. There are three non-quilting songs on it: one for knitters, and two "pre-quilting" songs, just because it's my tenth solo recording and I wanted to include them. The rest are pure quilting.

You can read all about it by visiting my website On the main page you will find a link to "Little Crazy Quilt" where you can read the details. There is an order form there which you can send me to receive your very own copy of this exciting new CD."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Props for Quilt show

The quilt show committee would welcome loans of small decorative pieces such as doll carriages or older stands that can be placed around the church to help make it look appealing to our visitors. If you are comfortable loaning any items to us, please bring them to the church along with your quilts on Wednesday September 29. A label will make it easy for us to place it with your quilts for pick up after the show. Thank you for any contributions you are able to make.

Lorraine J. & Edith W.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Registration Extension for Quilt Show

The deadline for the LFQG members show registration is being extended to Sept 20th. We have had new display racks built for us and find that we still have plenty of room to welcome more large/ bed size quilts, and all other sizes as well. So if you were sitting on the fence, or a new member hearing of this for the first time, here is your opportunity to get involved in this great event. The registration forms are attached to the last newsletter or I can send one if you email me. I am looking forward to seeing all the terrific work our members can do.
Thanks, Pat

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.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, September 9, 7PM

Summer's over already and we're right into the swing of things with our first meeting THIS Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 7PM at St. George's Presbyterian Church, 1475 Dundas St, London, ON. This will be our last meeting before our Quilt show.

GUEST SPEAKER: Our guest speaker for this month will be Kim Maticiw on 'Confessions of a Quiltaholic' accompanied by a trunk show. We look forward to hearing Kim speak to us on this topic!

SECRET NOTION': Baked goods for the tea room which can be frozen

'HOSTESS FOR SEPT: Jacqui VMS. Sign up at the meeting if you would like to volunteer to greet members at the door and make our guests feel welcome! You receive a free ticket for the draw for volunteering :-).

REMINDERS: Don't forget the following items:

* Membership renewal forms filled out with payment

* Registration forms for each quilt you plan to enter into the Quilt Show - deadline is Sept. 9th

* change and chequebook for draw tickets and workshops

* Show and tell items

* Toonie table items

* pillowcases for the Pillowcase Challenge

* your name tag

* postcard for the postcard exchange

* Chatelaine

* your calendar to mark down your volunteering times for the Quilt Show :-).

See you all Thursday!!