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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Annual General Meeting and President's Challenge

On May 12th, the LFQG held their Annual General Meeting. Our President, Rose, guided us very efficiently and capably through the required business matters. It was also her birthday, so we sang Happy Birthday to Rose!

Check out the yummy cupcakes Rose got for her birthday :-)

This was also the meeting where our President's Challenge creations were due. Earlier in the year, we were provided with a cute little kit with two FQ's in our guild colours, gold and blue. The blue was solid and some of the bundles had the top gold and some the bottom gold.

The Challenge was to create something with at least one dimension of 30" to celebrate our 30th anniversary as a guild. These two fabrics had to be visible on the front of the quilt. Whatever fabrics and embellishments we had on hand could be added! We had to bring our entries in a bag and they were all provided with a number. During the break we checked out the various wonderful quilts and we had to actually pick our favourite! Wow, that was very difficult! Winners were announced after the break.

Here is Jacqui VMS with the 1st place winner of the Challenge. She used a blue and gold Japanese Kimono fabric to make a miniature One Block Wonder and used the challenge fabrics for the cubes in the quilt as well as the "lippy" or folded piping between the binding. The piece is 30" from corner to corner.

Beth M was awarded 2nd place with her awesome house wallhanging which I believe was 30" along one side. She cleverly used the striped gold for wallpaper in the livingroom and the blue was used in the furniture.

Our 3rd place winner was Jill Buckley. We have a few ladies who don't like our guild colours :-). Jill cleverly subdued the colours by doing a little trapunto whole cloth quilt. The quilting was incredible on this little quilt! She quilted the Guild logo in the center of the quilt and the piece is 30" on the diagonal as well. Click on the photo to enlarge it to see the center quilting in more detail.

We also had yummy birthday cake and juice to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Thanks Maureen and Fran for arranging the treats for the evening.

See more photos of the other challenge entries on our web album here.

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