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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Quilt Challenges

Each year there are a number of interesting quilting challenges that are offered.  Browse the links below and see if you are inspired to create something to enter!!

Upper Canada Village has a challenge out for a pieced or appliqued medallion type around the 2013 theme:  The Battle of Crysler's Farm.  Click here for more information and the entry form.

The Grand National presents "Local Colour" and you are invited to enter this national quilt exhibition, but you need to get going as the deadline is Feb. 22, 2013.   Click here for information on this show in the Kitchener area.

McDougall Cottage also has their annual wee quilt challenge.  Click here for more information.

YOUTH CHALLENGE:  This would be fun to do with your kids, grandkids, young neighbour, niece, nephew.....Click here for information on this fun challenge.

Check out the links on the side bar on the right for upcoming Quilt Shows.  Also check Other Quilt shows as these shows don't have a link for a website.  Gather a few quilting friends and plan a road trip :-).

January Meeting with Karen Cole

The January meeting of the London Friendship Quilt Guild was held January 10th.  Our guest speaker was Karen Cole who shared some of her quilts with us as a long arm machine quilter and gave us many tips on how to prepare our quilts for machine quilting.  She shared a lot of information with us and gave us ideas for having our quilts quilted and what questions to ask the long armer.  Thanks Karen for sharing with us!!

Karen brought lots of great quilts

Judy from Cornerstone Quilts was the vendor of the month and shared some information on new products

Happy shoppers :-)

 Lots of new magazines arrived and quilters had fun choosing some new inspiration...for 25c, that's a bargain!  Proceeds go to the library.

Quilt shows and shop information are on a table:

 Lots of library books to fuel our imaginations :-)

...and of course, show and tell is always a hit!!

More photos are on the web album.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Next meeting - Thursday, January 10, 2013

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilt Guild will be held on 

Thursday, January 10, 2013
7:00 p.m.
St. George's Church

The speaker for this month will be our own Karen Cole!  She will show us some quilts and also give us tips and advice on how to prepare your quilt top for a long arm quilter. 
 The notion for the month for January is fabric (see below) for this year's Quilts of Valour.  There will be a workshop for that  on Feb. 23, 2013

  • 5 1/2 inch white or off white squares and/or  3inch squares in any colour  for Quilts of Valour
  • sign up for Workshop - Saturday, January 12, 2013 - Selvages
  • Quilt til you Wilt - Feb 16, 2013 at the Stoneridge Inn. 
  • Mystery swap participants - bring 20 red and light 9 patches and 20 gold/yellow and light 9 patches.
  • Library books
  • money for tickets and quilt magazines
  • quilt magazines you'd like to get rid of