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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.

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