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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Next meeting - March 8, 2012

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilt Guild will be held Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at St. George's Church on Dundas Street at 7:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Kathy Wagner and her trunk show is entitled, "Replenishing the Well - Quilting & Creativity". Kathy keeps a blog here. She always has interesting things to share on her blog and we are in for a treat at our guild!

Friday, March 9th, Kathy will be teaching a class on Miniature Scraps at St. George's Church from 9:00 a.m. (not 8:00 :-) - 4:00 p.m. There are still a few spaces left for the workshop, so you can still sign up. See post on the workshop here which includes a link for signup. Bring your lunch or pop out at noon to pick something up.

It is getting closer to that time of the year when volunteers are needed to fill executive positions for the guild. If you would love to get involved with the guild and join the enthusiastic ladies on the executive, please speak to Pauline Radley. She would love to hear from you! No experience necessary.

NOTION OF THE MONTH: wear something green!

Vendor of the month is Cherished Pieces so don't forget to bring shopping money. Sorry, I had the wrong vendor for this month! Cherished Pieces is the correct one.

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 (a bargain at 25c each!)
* cheque book to sign up for workshops
* show and tell
* name tag
* donation for CQA
(this is the last month for donating)

March 31st, 2012 - the rescheduled Spinning Four Patch Workshop led by Jacqui VMS at St. George's Church, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Again, bring a lunch or purchase one. If you have an extension cord, please bring it along.

On April 21st, Mibsie Booth will be doing a workshop on a simple bag. Signups will be available at the meeting. This would be a wonderful class to take with a young quilter - your daughter, niece, young neighbour, friend.....or perhaps your Mom or Aunt!

March 24th, 2012 - Quilts of Valour workshop - led by Christine Rachar at St. George's Church 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring a lunch or pop out at lunch to purchase one.

Here is a note from Christine about the workshop: In honour and to provide comfort to our service people, members of the London Friendship Quilters' Guild are invited to participate in a "Quilts of Valour Sewing Bee" on Saturday, March 24th from 9am to 3pm at St George's Presbyterian Church. On this day, we will work together to create blocks, assembling them into at least one cozy quilt by day's end.
Please bring with you:
- sewing machine loaded with dark thread (grey, green, or brown)
-basic sewing kit
-cutting board
-rotary cutter
-ruler
Participants will be given a copy of the pattern to take home with them.
Sign-up for this FREE workshop will be available at our March 8th meeting.

Click here to email for information and to register.





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