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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sewflakes Applique workshop with Kathy Wylie

Kathy Wylie will be doing her Sewflakes Applique workshop for the London Friendship Quilt Guild on Friday, October 14, 2011. There are some spaces left in the workshop and it is now open for non members of the guild. The cost if $45 for non-members and $35.00 for members. Click on Kathy's name to check out her web page.

Click here to email for information and to register.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Next meeting - Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

(quilt by Jan of the The Quilted Mule)

It's time for the new quilting year with the London Friendship Quilt Guild! Hard to believe the summer is over already and since September started on a Thursday, it is the 2nd Thursday of the month THIS week already. Don't miss this exciting first meeting of the year!!!

The meeting will be held at:

St. George's Presbyterian Church,
1475 Dundas St. London, ON
(just east of Hale St on the south side of Dundas).

Speaker is Glenda Spencer of Stone Cottage Crafts in Craighurst, ON

Glenda Spencer will
be presenting a trunk show and will bring some of her mystery medallion quilts that we hope to participate in this year. We look forward to our first speaker for the 2011/2012 quilting year. The photo above shows a quilt made from a previous year's mystery block of the month. Check out her website by clicking on her name above. If you are on face book, there is also a link on her webpage to join her page there.

The Executive and the Program Committee have been hard at work during the summer putting together a varied program for the new year. Thank you to all members who have sent in ideas and suggestions for the new year and possibly into the next year :-). All ideas are welcome!

Pillowcases - The pillowcase project was a lot of fun last year. Penny and the Community Outreach Committee will collect any pillowcases you feel inspired to make and distribute them with the Kid's Quilts.

The Library will be open. Visit the library for new inspiration!

Healthy goodies and juice will be served for our first meeting of the season.

Notion of the month: bring along a unique pincushion you have. We will place them on a table for a group photo. You will earn an extra raffle ticket for bringing your notion of the month.

Medallion Mystery Program: Sign up for this fun program! Cost is $25.00. This will be a six part monthly project and is called "Stars for my Friends". Participants will make a 12 1/2" unfinished block of their choice and will receive the pattern and fabric requirements for a border around this 12" block for six months. It is similar to a round robin, but you make your own quilt. Glenda will show some of her past projects at the meeting to give us ideas. You can delve into your stash and use up lots of scraps or the local quilt shops would be happy to help you choose totally new fabrics for your project :-). Sign ups are at the September meeting and will run October, November, January, February, March and April.

Workshop signups for Friday, October 14th's workshop by Kathy Wylie and Saturday, November 12th's workshop by Pam Denesyk of MadAboutPatchwork will be accepted at the meeting as well as Quilt til you Wilt for November 19, 2011. Bring your cheque books along!

Bring change for draw tickets for fat quarters, etc. and your guild name tag which will earn you a ticket as well.

Last, but not least, don't forget your SHOW AND TELL!

(deadline for next newsletter submissions is September 30th)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Quilters on Vacation to BC

I (Jacqui VMS) went to BC this summer for two weeks. I even found three lovely quilt shops. This one was in Fort Langley, A Quilted Stitch:

The Rocky Mountaineer train went by while I was taking photos....this shop provides chairs for husbands to sit outside and enjoy the scenery :-)

We also visited Tangled Threads in Lynden Washington, a Dutch themed town, a short distance from the Canadian/US border in Abbotsford. We arrived just as she was closing, but let us take a quick peek through the store while she collected her things. Here is Susie Spools welcoming us to the shop:

Definitely a Dutch town :-):

I also visited Hamel's in Chilliwack/Sardis. It was in a building right on a farm property and is on the Chilliwack area farm tour. It also had a spot to sit outside :

There are two floors of lovely fabric and the ladies were very friendly there:

This quilt was hanging outside to welcome us: