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Monday, January 23, 2012

Volunteers needed for Quilt show 2012

From Quilt Show Chairperson, Pat

QUILT SHOW 2012!!!

The Quilt Show committee still has openings for members who can roll up their sleeves and help to make this event happen!

We also need someone with basic computer skills.

There will be a meeting at my house Tues Jan 24, 7:00. Come see what you can do to support your guild.

Please confirm attendance, I'll save you a seat.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Quilts of Valour

The guild hopes to put together at least one quilt to donate to the Quilts of Valour program. Christine R. is coordinating this project. 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangles are needed for the pattern that has been chosen. Please note correction on the colours needed: reds, oranges, yellows, greens and browns (so no blues); think fall colours. If you have already cut blue pieces, bring them along and they can be saved for another quilt in the future. Bring the rectangles to the next meeting.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Saturday's workshop Cancelled

Please note that we have had to cancel the workshop for the Spinning Four Patch on Saturday due to a funeral at the Church. It will be rescheduled to a later date. Please check the blog regularly and the new information will be posted as soon as it can be arranged.

For those that were signed up for the workshop, would you be so kind as to email Charlene that you got the message? That will save some phone calls later. Thanks so much!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

QUILT SHOW 2012!!!!!

Exciting news: We will be having a Quilt show after all! So get those sewing machines humming and finish off all those quilts that need that push to get them completed. Mark the dates on your calendars:

October 26 and 27, 2012

There will be an information meeting on January 24th. If you are interested in finding out if you'd be able to help with the show this year, send an email to the guild address on the sidebar for details on where the meeting will be held.

We look forward to lots of wonderful quilts to make this show a great success!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Next Meeting - January 12, 2012

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilt Guild will be held this Thursday, January 12, at 7:00 p.m. at St. George's.

Don't forget to bring:

Show and Tell
Library books to return
Change and chequebook for tickets and signing up for workshops
Notion of the month: 6 1/2" squares of novelty print fabric for Kid's Quilts
Name tag

Our speaker will be from the Danish Quilt Show Committee informing us of the upcoming show in Ailsa Craig.

Our featured Quilt shop this month will be Hyggeligt.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 9:00 a.m. Jacqui VMS will do a workshop on the Spinning Four Patch. Click here to see some examples of these types of quilts. Click here if you are signed up for the class and still need ideas on what types of fabrics work for these quilts. Please bring along an extension cord if you have one.

Christmas Meeting

The Christmas meeting was held on December 8, 2012. Members were greeted with Christmas music and a slip of paper at the door with the name of a quilt block on it directing them to sit at a table marked with that block:

There were actual blocks identifying the table together with the name of the block.

The idea was to mix everyone up and to get to know different members of the guild. Members were also instructed prior to the meeting to bring along a favourite notion or gadget. Introductions were held around the table and each member showed their item and explained why it was their favourite. Micki distributed beautiful FQ's to each table and Gail read a Christmas story about Mr. and Mrs. Wright baking cookies for Santa. Whenever we heard right or left, we passed the FQ around the table in the proper direction. At the end of the story, we kept the FQ that was in our hand.

A representative from Meals on Wheels came to accept the place mats that were made. He mentioned that the clients really look forward to their placemats! A huge thank you to all members who made these lovely placemats.

There was a large stack of them!!

Members also brought along some Christmas baking and the guild supplied tea and juice and some fruit for our special Christmas break.

Our featured vendor was Shirley of the Marsh Store in Coldstream. Members had a good time browsing the wonderful items. Shirley also brought along several bolts of fabric suitable for the upcoming Spinning Four Patch class.

Penny had her stash of fabrics/quilts for members to take home if they wished to work on Kid's Quilts over the holidays:

Thanks Micki and the Program Committee for organizing a wonderful Christmas meeting for our members. Everyone seemed to enjoy the program!