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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Harvest of Quilts 2012

The London Friendship Quilt Guild is proud to present:

A Harvest of Quilts

Friday, October 26 
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 27
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission $6.00

Rowntree United Church
156 Elliot Street (Cheapside and Elliot)
London, ON

 Wheelchair accessible

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Great advice for visiting a Quilt Show

Kathy Wagner visited our guild in March and shared her little quilts with us.  She has a blog which has some great reading and inspiration.  She posted one with advice on enjoying a quilt show.  Well worth reading!

You can find that particular post here.  Enjoy all the Quilt Shows this spring!!  There are a lot of them.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Machine Quilting workshop by Elaine Quehl

Elaine Quehl taught a workshop on free motion quilting today and 18 ladies took advantage of the class to practise our skills.  We learned that we must doodle, doodle, doodle and practise, practise, practice.  We were able to try a lot of different threads and picked up tips and helpful advice from Elaine.  She was very encouraging and kept us going with a new sheet of motifs to practise regularly throughout the day.

Doodle your designs Ladies!

Practise, practise, practise!!
 Look at the concentration as these ladies practise their next motifs!

Lynda W

Chris B

Rose B
 Elaine demonstrated the various techniques on different machines during the day.  Rose got to take the sandwich sample home because it was her birthday.

 Some of us needed a little help reaching the pedals of our machines :-)

A lovely motif!  If we keep practicing, we will be able to quilt like this as well.

More photos of the day can be viewed here

Elaine also blogged on her own site which can be read here.

May Guild Meeting

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, the London Friendship Quilt Guild held their annual general meeting chaired by our very capable co co President, Lynda.

Our vendor for the month was Sew Creative from Mount Brydges and members were kept busy shopping for goodies that just had to come home with us.

 We were very excited that we had a full slate of nominees for all the positions which were open.  Welcome to all the new members of the executive!  We look forward to working together to provide another exciting year for our quilt guild.

We also enjoyed tea and wonderful piece of carrot cake iced especially for our guild in a quilting theme.  They were even the correct colours for our guild!!  Don't they look lovely?  They tasted very good too.

there were some lovely mugs!

Our guest speaker was Elaine Quehl of Ottawa, Ontario.  She presented a power point presentation and showed about 20 of her quilts.  The lights played a little havoc with the camera light, so some of the colours are not accurate.  They can also be viewed on her website in the gallery here.

 More photos of the evening can be seen here

 Our last meeting of the year will be the annual banquet.  We hope to see you all there.  It will be held in St. Thomas at the renovated train station, a beautiful venue.  A re-enactor/story teller will be our speaker for the evening.  It will be a wonderful end of the year and you won't want to miss it.  You will be able to sit back, relax with great quilting friends, enjoy a tasty dinner, be entertained and maybe even win a door prize!!  Click here to arrange for tickets.  Directions will be posted shortly, so keep an eye on the blog and there will also be information for those who wish to carpool to St. Thomas. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Next meeting - May 10, 2012

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilt Guild will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012 at St. George's Presybterian Church.  Our speaker for the evening is Elaine Quehl.  We look forward to seeing her quilts and hearing about her work. This will also be our annual business meeting and with reports from the various Committees of the Guild.  Voting for new officers will also take place.

Vendor of the month is Sew Creative from Mount Brydges. 

Please remember to bring:
* library books - all library books are due this month
* magazines to donate and money to purchase these (a bargain at 25c each!)
* cheque book for banquet or workshop signup
* show and tell
* name tag
* notion of the month: 5" floral square in honour of Spring to be used for placemats later in the year.
* scrapbooking materials: someone is going to put a scrapbook together of photos of the guild and would love to have some materials to work with.  If you have any paper/stickers/etc leftover from your own scrapbooking that you are willing to donate, bring them to the meeting and give them to Evelyn H.
* door prizes for the banquet will be gratefully accepted.
* mug for tea - there will be snacks :-)!

Tickets will be available for the banquet in June which promises to be a very enjoyable evening.  It will be held at the historic train station in St. Thomas.   For those who would like to carpool, there will be a couple of meeting points in London.  Pauline Grondin will be the speaker on the topic, "History Through Quilting". 

Elaine Quehl will be teaching a machine quilting workshop on Saturday, May 12th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  There is one spot left in the workshop.  Click here to see if there is still space.

Our Quilt show Committee is busy planning the Quilt show for October.  Bookmarks and other promotional material has arrived. Please pick some up at the meeting and distribute anywhere quilters gather :-).

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Guild meeting April, 2012

We had a wonderful guild meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2012 with two of our members, Maureen H. and Beth M. sharing a trunk show of their quilting journey with us. Maureen began with some of her early quilts and it was very interesting to see the progression in her quilting skills and choices of colours:

We had a special guest at the Meeting and she agreed to pose for us... 

Check out her chatelaine!!  Drama Queen?  She was a very classy and gracious lady!!

 Beth also showed her different styles of quilts she has made over the years:

Isn't the resemblance between this quilt and our Red Hat guest amazing??  Yes, our wonderful guest is Beth's Mom.  This quilt hung in the CQA show last year in London. 

Beth's Dear Jane quilt:

For more photos, see here.