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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lob Cabin Quilt disply at Wellington County Museum

The Wellington County Museum in Fergus has a small but wonderful display of old log cabin quilts. The rest of the Museum has some very interesting displays as well. Here is the description from their web page:

"Building Warmth: Log Cabin Quilts

Sep 10, 2011 - Mar 25, 2012

Enjoy the beauty, and appreciate the skill and mastery of quilting in Wellington County. Building Warmth: A Log Cabin Quilt Exhibit opens at Wellington County Museum and Archives on September 10, 2011.

“It could be said that quilts created in “log cabin” patterns were built as much as they were sewn.” stated Susan Dunlop, Curator. “The log cabin pattern was inspired by the first settler homes. The log walls provided the shelter from the elements and the kitchen hearth gave light and warmth.”

Based upon this image of warmth and protection, women created the log cabin quilt pattern from thousands of scraps. Colourful strips were sewn together as the “walls” of the cabin. In the centre was placed a red square – the hearth, considered the heart of the home.

Today we treasure these quilts as exquisitely balanced designs rich in colour, texture and history. Many examples will be on display until March 25, 2012."

Directions to the Museum are available here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Quilt til you Wilt

Quilt til you Wilt was held at the Stoneridge Inn on Saturday, November 19, 2011 and a great time was had by all. Amelia made 21 pillowcases!!

The food was great as usual:

Another pillowcase by Carol:

Rose and Karen are in Christmas mode:

Through the Trees from the workshop this month:

You can see many more pictures on our Picasa Web Album.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

MadAboutPatchwork workshop

On Saturday, November 12th, Pam Denesyk of MadAboutPatchwork taught a workshop for the London Friendship Quilt guild members. We gathered around Pam to get our instructions for the morning class which was called "Through the Trees".

Gail and Karen cutting their fabrics:

Pam explaining our afternoon project, Quartered Squares:

Decisions, Decisions! Pam had her fabrics there which made selection a lot easier and our wallets a lot lighter to carry!! :-)

Christine was very organized before the workshop!

Sewing the strips together. It was great seeing everyone's different colour combinations.

Lovely black and white combination, but the polka dots and stripes were making Elaine dizzy :-):

Penny concentrating:

Micki's very pretty colours:

A batik version:

Another black and white version:

Jacqui's through the trees layout:

Making that first cut:

It was a great workshop and a lot was accomplished. Looking forward to show and tell at our next meeting! For more photos check out the link here.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

November Guild Meeting - MadAboutPatchwork

The November meeting of the London Friendship Guild was held at Chalmers Presbyterian Church instead of our usual location. Hopefully everyone remembered! We did have a good number of ladies present. Everyone pitched in to help set up. Thanks so much ladies for going with the flow and helping out by taking chairs along and getting the room cleaned up at the end of the evening. Here are several of the ladies getting things set up:

Our able Co President, Barb A. led the meeting this month. She even did a little dancing for us LOL! Thanks Barb for keeping us all on track this month.

Our speaker this month was Pam D. from MadAboutPatchwork. She did a great trunk show of her journey with quilting.

This was Pam's first quilt and was very traditional:

Her style soon evolved into more modern quilts with a lot of them made with solids and no borders:

She uses very simple shapes and patterns but the quilts look very sophisticated:

The sliced fruit pattern in very pretty colours:

The colours on the photo are a bit off due to the lighting. This was a very fun quilt done in the tumbler block pattern:

Chris and Amelia are making sure everyone got their tickets at the break:

...and we got to shop Pam's store...look at those yummy colours!

Many of us went home with much lighter pocket books after the class!!

More photos of the evening can be seen on our Picasa web album.

We also had an amazing show and tell! Check out this has more than 10,000 pieces in it!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Textile Museum Sale

Hello there,

This is Alexandra from the Textile Museum of Canada. Next month, we’re hosting a fabric sale with a fabulous selection of beads, buttons, sewing and decorator fabrics at 401 Richmond. The sale will take place on Saturday December 10, 10am - 4pm at 401 Richmond. The sale will be located in the TMC Volunteer Workroom, Suite 1B (in the basement) and all proceeds support the Museum.

There will also be a collection of lace, wool and plenty of holiday gift ideas. Purchase a TMC membership for the textile enthusiast or a one-of-a-kind mola from Panama. Better yet, purchase unique fabrics to use as gift wrapping!
Be sure to drop by and check us out. Click here for the website announcement.
Thanks for your time,

Alexandra Lopes
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 2H5

t. 416-599-5321 x2239
f. 416-599-2911

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Interview with Kathy Wylie

Click here to listen to an interview with Kathy Wylie about her winning quilt at the Houston Quilt show.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Next Meeting - Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 NOTE VENUE CHANGE

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilt Guild will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m.


It will be at Chalmer's Presbyterian Church, 342 Pond Mills Road, London. It is located at the corner of Pond Mills Road and Commissioner's Road. If you need directions from your home, type the address into Google or Mapquest to find it.

Pam Denesyk of MadAboutPatchwork will be the speaker for our meeting and will also be teaching her workshop at Chalmers Church on Saturday, November 12. Click here for information on the workshop. There are a few spaces left. Bring a friend along! Members pay $35.00 and non-members $45.00.

MadAboutPatchwork will also be the guest vendor at our meeting! Click here to check out Pam's website.

"Notion" of the month #1-a poppy, #2-a folding chair (because there is another meeting in the church on Thursday night-there may not be enough chairs to go around :-). You will get a free ticket for each item.

There are still a few places available for Quilt til you Wilt-Nov 19th

Bring place mats for Meals on Wheels to Nov and Dec meetings (November if possible so labels can be attached before the Dec meeting)

Bring in pillowcases for distribution by the Charity Quilt Committee.

We are also still looking for a Vice President and Quilt show coordinator..... Ask any one of the executive members for information on those positions.

See you Thursday!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Congratulations to Kathy Wylie!

Congratulations goes to Kathy K. Wylie for her big win at the Houston Quilt Festival! Click on the link to see her award winning quilt.Link