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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Quilt Bee at Cottage - canceled

The Quilt Bee planned for Barb's cottage has been canceled as there has been no response.

Monday, June 20, 2011

June Banquet

An enjoyable evening was held once again at the Highland Golf and Country Club for our year end banquet. The banquet evening is always a relaxed social evening with good food and a good speaker. We were welcomed by the efficient ladies at the registration table, Amelia, Karen and Lorainne. Here they are greeting our speaker for evening, Johnnene Maddison.

Each place setting had a FQ and a small hexagon paper piecing kit:

We socialized over drinks and chatted with various fellow guild members:

The salad was as good as it looked:

We had a choice of salmon for dinner.....

...or chicken. Jill printed fish and chickens on her computer so the servers would know who ordered what :-).

.....a wonderful chocolately dessert!!

Rose was presented with a lovely quilt made of blocks sewn by various members of the guild including signature blocks. Rose was very surprised! Amazing what goes on at the meetings when the President thinks we are all listening to her :-)

We enjoyed our speaker, Johnnene Maddison from London, Ontario tell us about her art. The stories behind the various pieces are always so interesting and really help us to appreciate the work even more:

One of Johnnene's pieces she had on display:

For more photos of the banquet, click here.

Friday, June 3, 2011

LFQG Banquet: Thursday, June 9, 2011

The London Friendship Quilt Guild Banquet
June 9, 2011
Cocktails: 6 - 7 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
speaker: Johnnene Maddison

Highland Gold and Country Club
1922 Highland Heights
London, ON
N6C 2T4
(Commissioners/Ridout St.



Barb A is hosting a one day quilt retreat at her cottage in Grand Bend on June 25th, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Email Barb if you would like to go and she will provide details. Bring whatever you are working on, walking shoes for a walk break and a potluck contribution for lunch.

There is also an update on the post about the Kenya Quilt Guild here.

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.