Thursday, January 16, 2014

January 2014 Meeting

The January meeting of the London Friendship Quilters' Guild was held January 9th.  Our guest speaker was Jill Buckley.  Jill shared her evolution as a quilter with us.  Jill had worked in sewing factories and then started her own business sewing wedding dresses, costumes and other garments.  Jill made her first quilt after she retired from her sewing business.  She then joined the LFQG and has been making innovative and artistic quilts ever since.  Jill loves to be challenged and has participated in and won many prizes competing in "Quilt Challenges".  She is now "Artist in  Residence" for CQA and provides a new quilt pattern in every issue of the CQA newsletter.


Jill Buckley


Jill's first quilt

 
 

Jill's Quilt-"Graffiti"


Jill's Quilt-"In Stitches"
 
 
Jill has generously made a free give away PDF pattern for "In Stitches". Find it here.
(I found that the PDF was very slow to download, but if I clicked on the "print" icon (upper left), the pattern opened and I could then print it.-Maureen)
To see the rest of Jill's Quilts click here.
 
 
Our Vendor for the evening was Joyce from Joyce's Sewing Shop.
 

Joyce


Joyce donated a lovely quilter's tote as a raffle prize at the guild meeting.
Krysten McCoy from Melon Patch Quilts donated a voucher for machine quilting as a raffle prize at the guild meeting.


Jacqui VMS from the Program Committee told us about a new upcoming Guild Challenge.  It is called "A Road Runs Through It".  Stay tuned for further details from Jacqui.



Jacqui VMS

The evening ended with "Show and Tell" that, as always, was wonderful and inspirational.

Cynthia N.'s Tree Skirt and Table Runner



Christine's Baby Quilt for her new Grandson


To see more pictures of January's Show and Tell, click here.


Remember that the February Meeting is our Annual Rummage Sale to raise money for our Community Outreach Program.  Please take time to check out your quilting stash of fabric, threads, notions, patterns and books.  If there is anything you are no longer using or need, please consider donating it to a very worthwhile cause.

See you in February!

 
 





 

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