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Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 13th, 2014 Meeting

Last Thursday's Meeting was filled with Information and Inspiration.
President Micki let us know that guild members have stepped forward to fill all of the Executive Positions except for Vice President (and possibly Newsletter) for the 2014/15 Guild year.  She also told us that the committee formed to revise the Constitution has finished the revision and that the proposed new Constitution is on the Blog (right sidebar).
Program Coordinator Lorna  told us about our Guild Banquet that will be held on June12th,2014 at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. We will have a Buffet Dinner and see a Trunk Show of some of the 300 antique quilts in the Village's Collection.
Lorna also let us know that the Bus Trip to Quilt Canada has been opened up to the public.  She will be letting other local guilds know about the openings.
Quilt Show Coordinator Charlene gave us an update on our Quilt Show and introduced the "London Roads" Quilt that we will be making for the Quilt Show. To see the pattern for the block click here.


London Roads Block
Outreach Program Coordinator Edith and Outreach Program Member Mibsie showed us the Quilt that they are going to use for upcoming "Quilts of Valour". They are asking guild members to donate 2 1/2" by WOF strips of fabric in "fall colours (orange, gold, brown, dark red, dark green).
Edith and Mibsie with the new "Quilts of Valour" Pattern

Program Committee Member Jacqui reminded us about the " Road Runs Through It" Challenge.  The challenge quilt is due by the May Guild Meeting.  To see the rules for the challenge go to the link on the right sidebar.
Our Vendor for the evening was Joan from Sew Creative in Mount Brydges.  Guild members were having a good time examining and purchasing  "Quilty Stuff"
Joan from Sew Creative

The highlight of the meeting was the two Trunk Shows by Guild members Carol V and Ruth M.
What amazing quilts!!
Ruth showed her quilts first. She started with one of her early quilts and continued with her progression through piecing, hand quilting, hand applique and machine quilting.
Ruth's Quilts

 To see more of Ruth's quilts, click here.

Carol's quilts included hand and machine quilting, applique and embroidery all done with her improvisational and unique style.  Her T-shirt quilts, comic book quilts and quilts with words were very eye-catching and interesting.
Carol's Quilts

To see more of Carol's quilt's, click here
It was wonderful to see the quilts of two very talented women.  Ruth and Carol have different styles, but are both at the top of their game!!!
The meeting ended with another great "Show and Tell".
Barb A with her quilt

Lynda W describing her quilt

To see more pictures from the meeting and from Show and Tell, click here
See you in April at our next Guild meeting.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wool Applique Projects

At the March meeting, Jill Buckley, "Quilt Artist Extraordinaire" was a guest.  Guild members who had participated in Jill's Workshop, "Embellished Wool Applique", brought in their projects to show her.  Some of the projects were finished and some were still works in progress, but all were beautiful  and it was great to see them.



Sorry the colour is so "yellow".  I couldn't seem to get the colour changed to a more normal hue.
Thanks again Jill for a wonderful workshop!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

London Roads Quilt Block

At our March Meeting Charlene showed us a sample of  the London Roads Quilt Block.  All members of the guild are being asked to make 1 of these blocks.  The blocks will be assembled into a quilt that will be made for our Quilt Show in October.

Here is the link for the instructions for the block.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bus Trip to Quilt Canada 2014 in St Catharines, ON

There are still seats available on our bus trip to Quilt Canada in St Catharines on Saturday June 14, 2014, and we welcome friends from outside our guild to join us. This is an opportunity to see the best in Canadian quilting and should be a wonderful experience. The fee of $75 includes the cost of the bus, entrance to the National Juried Show, a buffet dinner on the way home, and all taxes and gratuities. For more information please contact Lorna at or to buy a ticket email Charlene at

Friday, March 7, 2014

March 2014 Meeting

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilters Guild will be held
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
7.00 PM
at St George's Church on Dundas St
Two of our own guild members are going to be the stars of this meeting.  Carol Vandenberg and Ruth McLeod are going to be presenting trunk shows of their quilts.  Both of these women are very accomplished quilters, but they have very different styles.  So, it will make for a very interesting evening with I'm sure lots of "Oohs & Ahs".
The Vendor for the evening is Joan from Sew Creative in Mount Brydges.  To see Joan's website click here.
Jill Buckley is going to be a guest at the meeting and she would like to see everyone's "Embellished Wool Applique" projects from her workshop.  Your project doesn't have to be finished, just bring it in!  We'll have a mini quilt show of them all.
Information for the meeting:
*Sign-up sheets for-
The Techniques Workshop with Anne Lyons on Saturday, March 29
The June 14th Bus trip to  Quilt Canada 2014 in St.Catharines
Tickets for our annual Banquet (June 12th)
will be available-remember to bring your cheque books
*Bring "Show and Tell" to share with other members (no more than 2 items)
*Empty thread spools for Kay's granddaughter
*Wine bags for CQA
*Receive draw tickets (for a fat quarter) for bringing the following items-
    ** Name tag
    **"Notion of the Month"-  "The wearing of the Green" plus an extra ticket for a Shamrock.

See you Thursday!!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Workshop openings

We received this email about openings for an upcoming workshop.

NEW FOR 2014:

Quilt Workshop Friday June 20, 2014 

“Easy-Peasy Curves”
A Top-Stitch Curved Piecing Workshop for Quilters

Hilary Rice          M. E. Studios

You will be amazed at how simple it is to create with curves using this technique.  No more sewing only straight lines!  Hilary will walk you through the technique process, explaining the approach in 3 easy steps.  Soon you will be flying along wondering why you didn’t learn this sooner.

At the end of the day, you will have a small landscape quilt top prepared and possibly completed, depending on how fast you work.  Along the way, Hilary will offer embellishing suggestions such as use of sheer overlay, free motion stitching, beading, watercolour shading and accents.

Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced

Maximum:  20 Participants  

Kit Fee:  $30 payable to the Instructor 
Includes hand-dyed cotton fabrics for pieced top with a choice of ‘Day’ or ‘Night’ colouring, ‘Mountainscape’ pattern, embellishment sheers, use of watercolour pencils and a few beads.

Length: 6 hours 

This workshop will be offered at Upper Canada Village on Friday June 20th.  Early bird registration by March 31, 4:00 pm fee $75; April 1 and after registration $90.  For more information re workshop, supplies needed in addition to kit, etc please contact Margot Dixon via email:  or, after April14 by phone: 613-543-3704 ex 2332

To register please send name, address, telephone number, email address and fee to:

Margot Dixon
Training & Research Officer
Upper Canada Village
13740 County Rd 2
Morrisburg, Ontario  K0C 1X0

The fee will be returned should it be necessary to cancel the workshop.