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Monday, February 28, 2011

Quilt til you Wilt February 26, 2011

On February 26, 2011, the LFQG held Quilt til you Wilt at the Stoneridge Inn close to Lambeth. A good and productive time was had by those who attended. Thanks Gail for taking the photos of the day for us to enjoy. Obviously, the food was very good!!

For more photos of the day (they did actually do some sewing :-), check out our Web album.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shattered Angles Workshop Openings!

Susan Purney Mark will be doing a workshop on Shattered Angles on Friday, March 11, 2011 at St. George's Church on Dundas Street in London, ON. This workshop is now open to non members of the LFQG as well. Please email to sign up and you will receive instructions where to send payment plus a supply list. Basically you will need the equivalent of 10 Fat quarters which will give enough blocks to make a 36" x 48" quilt. You will also need a black, dark or contrast fabric (approximately 1 yard or more if you would like to use it for borders or binding). Another option is using dark FQ's for the quilt and a light for the accent. This will be a great stash buster quilt. Cost is $50.00 for the class and that will entitle you to join the guild as a guest for the regular meeting on March 10th @7:00 p.m. for Susan's presentation on "Show me Your Fat Quarters".

The quilt is pictured below:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gerald Fagan speaks for the LGQG

We were privileged to have Gerald Fagan speaking for us at the February 2011 Guild meeting. Most of us knew him as a wonderful musician and conductor, but most of us did not know that he is also an avid collector of antique textiles. One of the events leading up to the Bach Music Festival in Exeter, ON in July, is a the Heritage Quilt Exhibition which will feature the collection of Gerald and Marlene Fagan as well as other heritage quilts 'with a story'. The Exhibit takes place Friday March 25 from 10 - 8pm and Saturday, March 26 from 10 - 5pm at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, 264 Main St. Exeter, ON. There will be a tea room and a merchant mall. Judy Lyons will be doing a lecture on Friday at 2 pm and will also be available for appraisals.

"Uncle Gerry" is pictured here with his niece, Maureen who is our guild secretary. We found out that she was the flower girl at his wedding as well :-).

A few of the gorgeous quilts from Gerald's personal collection:

To see more pictures of the quilts check out our web album.

Don't forget to sign up for a workshop on Friday, March 11th, Shattered Angles with Susan Purney Mark. This looks like it'll be a great stash buster and great for using up those fat quarters that you bought just because you liked them!

In April, Bev White will be doing a workshop on Crazy quilts. This will be the last workshop of this calendar year for the guild, so take advantage of these great learning opportunities while you can!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Leaf Bowl Workshop Fun

A group of members came together on Friday to enjoy a fun little workshop making Fabric Leaf bowls.

It was a fairly relaxed, informal session, some came for part of the day while others stayed throughout the entire day, We pressed, traced, cut, stitched, socialized and enjoyed some good laughs.

By the end of the day, 23 fabulous leaves were created and donated during the workshop. Many of the days attendees left with the intention of making several more.

Our goal is to see that one of these “bowls” is at each and every place setting for the Quilt Ontario 2011 Banquet. We have heard that many guilds right across the country are sharing in this initiative. What a spectacle it will be to see hundreds of these leaves adorning the hall.

We are still in need of many more if we are to realize our goal, so for those of you who were unable to attend the workshop but would like to get involved with this project, the pattern and instructions are available. To get yours, contact Jill B.

Final plans for for these leaf bowls can't be divulged at this time ( gotta save some surprises) but we do need to ask that they be brought in by March 31st.

Ooooh! Those bowls look very pretty!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Next meeting - Thursday, February 10, 2011

The next meeting of the LFQG will be held Thursday, February 10, 2011. The speaker for the meeting is Gerald Fagan who will speak on a special Heritage quilt exhibit in Exeter March 26 and 27th. Jill Buckley will also give an overview of the Leaf Bowl workshop which will be held on Friday.

The annual Rummage sale will take place at the February meeting. Bring along any surplus items from your quilt stash and make sure they are priced. The proceeds are for the Community Outreach Program. Please be sure to go back to the table after the sale and retrieve any of your unsold items to take home.

Quilt til you Wilt will be held Feb. 26, 2011 at the Stoneridge Inn from 8:00 to 8:00. Cost is $65.00 and there are still a few spots available. Register at the guild meeting.

Leaf Bowl Workshop - Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. You have a choice of morning or afternoon and the cost is $15.00 which includes materials for a bowl to donate to the CQA and one to keep for yourself.

It's time to consider joining the executive of the LFQG! Get involved with the guild and get to know many people and participate in implementing new ideas for the guild. It is a great way to be of service to your fellow quilters :-). Check with any one of the executive members to find out what is involved!

The President's Challenge will also be available at the meeting if you did not receive yours yet. These can be picked up at the library table.

Remember to take:

* Notion of the month- a 6" square of red or pink fabric (these will be collected and raffled)
- a chocolate to share with a friend

* Show and tell

* Rummage sale items

* Cheque book to sign up for workshops & Quilt til you Wilt

* Postcards

* Money for draw tickets (The draw prizes are awesome!)