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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 11th Meeting

Our December meeting was a fun social evening that included a "Placemat Parade", really yummy Christmas goodies and a hilarious Christmas Present Game.

This year we donated 110 placemats to Meals on Wheels.  Each placemat goes to a Meals on Wheels client along with their Christmas dinner.  We had a Placemat Parade so we could see all of the of beautiful placemats that were being donated.  Laura C. from Meals on Wheels accepted the placemats on behalf of their clients.

Donna M

Kim  Z

Laura C

To see more pictures of the Placemat Parade click here.

President Micki told us about receiving a thank you note and pictures from a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces who had received a Quilt of Valour made by our guild.  This particular quilt was worked on by Mibsie B. and Karen C.

We then had a break that included lots of Christmas goodies and time to socialize with our quilting friends.

Checking out the goodies table

After break we enjoyed a Christmas Present Game that included trying to open presents using strange utensils , oven mitts and being blindfolded.  It was hosted by Jolly Jingle Joan, who kept everyone "in stitches" with her antics.

Jolly Jingle Joan H.
First Contestants for the Game

Second Contestants for the Game

Down to the last 2 contestants

We ended the meeting with another wonderful "Show & Tell" and the drawing of the tickets for fat quarters and the gift basket.

Rose's Friendship Star Quilt

Melanie's Quilt

Kristyn's Swan Quilt

Debbie M's Oriental Quilt

To see more pictures of the meeting click here.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  See you in January.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Upcoming December Meeting

Upcoming December Meeting
The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilters Guild will be held
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
7.00 PM
at St George's Church on Dundas St
This meeting is our Christmas get together.  It is time to put down that needle and thread and stop worrying about all the gifts that you have to finish.  Come prepared to have some fun and enjoy the Christmas season with your quilting friends.

We will not be having a speaker or a vendor at the meeting.  It will be a social evening with goodies and juice, tea and water.

Please bring in your placemats to donate to Meals on Wheels.  Kathy V. will be putting labels on the placemats that come in.  We already have 65 placemats that have been donated and have their labels on.  A representative from Meals on Wheels will be there to receive the placemats and there is talk that we may have another Placemat Parade.  We haven't done that for a couple of years!

Information for the Meeting

**Bring in Placemats for Meals on Wheels
**Sign up sheets will be available for the following:
    Jan 9 or Jan 10 (same workshop being held on 2 different days)-
    workshop with Deborah Beirnes- "Scrap Magic Workshop"
    Feb 28th-The Great Canadian Scrap Challenge.
    Bring in your cheque book or cash if you are planning on signing up for either of these activities
**Bring in any Outreach quilts or pillowcases that you have been working.
**The Outreach Committee will have new quilt and pillowcase kits available to take home to  work on

**Bring in Show and Tell-we would really like to see Christmas Show and Tell ( something you have made in the past or something new for this year).  You can also bring in other non-Christmas Show and Tell.
Receive a draw ticket (for a fat quarter) for bringing in each of the following items:
*Notion of the Month-This month we are going to be making a donation to My Sister's Place, please bring in toiletries (soap, tooth brush, tooth paste, shampoo, etc.-travel sizes are good) and-or feminine hygiene products (tampons, pads, Poise products)
*Name tag
*A mug-for your juice or tea.

See you at the Meeting!!!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sew-In Days, Nov 28th & 29th, 2014

Sew-In Days


The following is report of the Sew-In days by Cathy S. held at St George's Church on Nov 28 & 29th

Last Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28th and 29th, the guild hosted two sew-in days. Some of us participated in both days. It was like going to a retreat, except we got to go home to our own comfy beds at the end of each day.  There were twelve participating on Friday, and 18 on Saturday. On both days there was lots of fun, conversation and laughter to go along with the sound of sewing machine motors. And on occasion, everyone was so involved in what they were doing that the only sound to be heard was the sewing machine motors reving. Maureen wasn't able to be there, so there aren't as many photos as usual. Here's a selection of what a few of the participants were working on:

Tiny C. worked on quilting her snow people piece.
Gail and Megan G. were working with a panel of Audrey Hepburn pictures
Mibsie B. worked on, and finished a couple of projects...... some blocks for a Quilt of Valour, and another quilt for the Children's Aid.
Kathy V. worked on her paper piecing skills for the Row of the Month quilt.
Debbie M. finished a quilt, as did Cathy S.
Another member, seen hiding her identity behind her quilt, finished her Spinning Four Patch
Lorna worked on a wall hanging which she is calling "From One Old Bird to Another"

To see more pictures from the Sew-In days, click here.