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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CRAZY QUILT WORKSHOP April 15, 2011

Bev White will be speaking for the LFQG on Thursday evening, April 14. On Friday, April 15, she will be teaching a workshop on crazy quilting including basic hand embroidery, ( with reference to the possible use of machine embroidery ) to make a useful object...with some instructions for each...a shoe bag, a Christmas stocking, a cushion cover, a tea cozy, a wall hanging etc (see photos below).







For the workshop, you would need the following items:

For any one of these, about a half yard of cotton foundation fabric will be needed,
an assortment of varied scraps...( consider some colour co-ordination if you wish)
also consider some similarities in fabric content ( with suggestions of how to cope with differences )
an assortment of hanks of cotton hand embroidery threads ..six strands..( we will discuss the use of rayon threads)
a few ribbons or rickrack trim, if desired...optional !
hand embroidery needles, ( larger eye ) , thimble.
the usual machine sewing supplies, thread, scissors, pins etc
a sewing machine in good working order

This will be a busy...but no stress workshop...and the item chosen will NOT be completed in one day. " Mistakes " will be looked upon as opportunities for uniqueness and originality.

This would be a great workshop to try your hand at this technique without a huge time commitment to finish off a queen sized quilt :-).

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Susan Purney Mark at the LFQG March meeting

Susan Purney Mark was our guest speaker at the March meeting of the LFQG. She told the story of her quilting journey and pattern business and had lots of quilts to show! Here is Susan sharing with the guild:

One of Susan's quilts with appliqued leaves:

Shattered Gardens. Susan also taught a workshop on a variation of this quilt.

At the break, we were able to purchase Susan's patterns and books:

The library ladies hard at work :-) and our President, Rose:


The Kid's quilt area is buzzing with activity and new quilts which were ready to donate:

Lots of leaf bowls arrived for donation to the CQA:

The registration table is always a busy place!


Gail handed out copies of the revised constitution for all the members to read. We will vote on the amendments at the annual general meeting in May. Copies will be available at the next meeting as well.


More photos here. And here are the postcards which showed up at the March meeting:




Monday, March 7, 2011

Next Meeting - Thursday March 10, 2011 7:00 p.m.

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilt Guild will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 7:00 at St. George's Presbyterian Church. Our speaker this month will be Susan Purney Mark and we look forward to her trunk show "Show me Your Fat Quarters".

Shattered Angles Workshop will be held the next day, Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 9:00 a.m. This workshop uses up some of your stash of fat quarters (or you can shop for more fabric if you really want!!). There is still room in the workshop and it is open for non members of the guild as well. Email for details if you would like to join us @ lfqguild@yahoo.ca as soon as possible. Click here for more details on the workshop.

The Constitution Committee presented a revised constitution to the executive last week. Copies of the proposed changes will be distributed at the March meeting. Please read the amendments carefully and bring input for discussion at the April meeting. We will vote on it at the May Annual General Meeting.

Consider volunteering your name for the executive of your guild! It is a great way to get to know more people in the guild and you have a wonderful chance to have input and share your ideas. The Constitution Committee looked at each of the positions on the executive and organized the duties to reflect each task and created two new positions to distribute the work load more evenly. Members on the executive will also offer their help to get you started in the fall. Talk to those who are doing the job you may be interested in to find out what is involved. Many hands make light work and this can be very enjoyable work if we all share the load.

Secret Notion - Bring 1 or more 6 1/2" squares of novelty prints to donate to the Kid's Quilts program.

Sign ups will be available for April's workshop with Bev White on Crazy Quilting. A blog post will follow with details of that workshop.

Don't forget:

*money for tickets and sign ups for workshops

*show and tell

*postcards

*any finished leaf bowls for the CQA

Advance notices:

April 14, 2011 - Bev White on Crazy Quilts (April 15th workshop)
May 12, 2011 - Annual General Meeting
June 9, 2011 - Banquet - Johnnene Maddison speaker

Thursday, March 3, 2011

CQA Quilt Ontario Day trips

Check out the Quilt Ontario Blog for information on fun Day trip opportunities during the upcoming CQA Quilt Event in May:

Click here to read the full descriptions

Deadline to sign up for these excursions is April 30th, 2011