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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quilt til You Wilt

Quilt til you Wilt was held in February for the LFQG and a good time was had by all and lots of sewing was accomplished. They had yummy food too!

For more photos, check out the album.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Miniatures Workshop with Kathy Wagner

Kathy Wagner will be hosting a Miniatures workshop for the LFQG on Friday, March 9th, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There are several spaces left in the workshop and it is now open to non members of the guild as well. Cost is $45.00 for non members of the guild and $35.00 for members. Pictured below is the display of samples for Kathy's workshop:

Spend a day with Kathy in miniature quilt heaven!

You will learn how to make a variety of little quilts using various techniques including paper piecing, regular piecing, strip piecing, and Solvy work. Projects are geared to a wide range of quilting experience from beginners to experts. This class is ideal for quilters who want to use up scraps leftover from large quilts…no scrap is too small!

You will receive the instruction sheets for all projects, but will only focus on two projects to start with . You will hopefully have time to finish piecing your two projects within class time, depending on how much time you spend visiting, eating, and laughing!

In the morning you will select one project to begin working on and in the afternoon you will work with the morning’s scraps. NB…stealing fabric bits out of your neighbour’s garbage is encouraged!

Click here to email for information and to register.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wardsville Barn Quilt Trail at the February meeting

Guest Speakers at the Feb. meeting of the London Friendship Quilt Guild were Ken and Virgie of the Wardsville Barn Quilt Trail. Ken presented the history of George Ward and Virgie outlined how the quilt and Barn quilt blocks came about when planning for the 200th anniversary of Wardsville, ON. Plans are underway to expand the Barn quilts along Longwoods Rd commemorating the history of the War of 1812, focusing on war from a woman's point of view. First Nations history during this time will also be featured. Click here for a blog post done in 2010 during the Wardsville anniversary celebrations.

Here is Ken giving us the history of George Ward:

Virgie sharing about the barn quilt designs and the quilt:

After the meeting, Ken and Virgie were available to answer questions about the quilt (in background) and hand out information and maps:

The Wardsville 200th anniversary quilt. These block designs were also painted on 8 foot plywood squares and placed on barns and historic buildings around the area:

The label on the back of the quilt:

During the break, a rummage sale was held of quilting items, books and magazines with proceeds going to the Community Quilts project:

Signups and display for the Kathy Wagner's miniatures workshop. There are still a few spaces left in this workshop.

Amalia greeted everyone at the registration table and made sure we bought lots of raffle tickets :-)

Postcards made by members that will get sent out in the mail:

Members were asked to bring 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangles for the Quilts of Valour sewing day to be held on March 24th. There will be an opportunity to bring them next month as well.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Next Meeting - February 9, 2012

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilt Guild will be held this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at St. George's Church on Dundas Street. Our speaker for the evening will update us on the Barn Quilt project .

NOTION OF THE MONTH: The notion of the month is a little unique this time. Apparently, Thursday is national sweater day and the idea is to wear a sweater and turn down the heat to save the planet :-). Here is a you tube video which will tell you all about this day:

So, wear your sweaters and you will be entered into a draw to win a prize!

We will be having a rummage sale and all funds raised are for the charity quilts projects. This is your chance to clean out your sewing room and bring along items that you are 'never going to get around to using'. Some ideas: fabric, quilt books, patterns, rulers, tools, notions; anything that a quilter could use.

Please remember to bring:
* 6 ½ X 12 ½” rectangles as a contribution for the quilts of valor project, in fall colours of brown, red, gold, and green
* library books
* magazines to donate and money to purchase these
* Rummage sale items, priced and money to purchase items from the rummage sale
* cheque book to sign up for workshops
* show and tell
* name tag

There are still a few spots left for Quilt til you Wilt on Feb. 18th at the Stoneridge Inn.

Our Quilt show is back on track under the enthusiastic leadership of Pat! Dates are October 26 and 27, 2012. This is a great opportunity to finish those UFO's and get them shown in the Quilt show!! Registration forms will be available in March. Lots of volunteers are needed for the show as well.

SPINNING FOUR PATCH WORKSHOP has been rescheduled for March 31st. from 9:00 to 4:00.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Quilts of Denmark at the January Guild meeting

An enjoyable evening was held January 12th for the London Quilt Guild. Three ladies joined us for a trunk show for the upcoming Quilts of Denmark in Ailsa Craig in May. Several of the quilts were brought along for show and tell as well as class samples. Click on the link above for further information on the show and classes. Here are a few of the lovely quilts that were shown:

Hyggeligt was the featured quilt shop vendor for the month and members spent some enjoyable time indulging in retail therapy:

For more photos of the meeting click here.