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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sew-in-Day

There was another fun and productive LFQG Sew-in-Day on Feb 22, 2014.  Lorna and her Program Committee have been doing a fantastic job organizing these sewing days.  There was a lot accomplished by everyone who was there.  It is inspiring to see the work of other quilters, to get great hints on how to do different techniques and to enjoy the camaraderie of people who understand the passion and enthusiasm that you have for your craft.  If you have the chance to attend one of these Sew-in-Days, I strongly recommend that you join in!!
Lorna concentrating!

Mibsie enjoying herself


Lorraine making a decision

Below you can see some of the work that was accomplished during the Sew-in-Day.
 

Cathy's 16 patch scrappy quilt
 
 Mibsie's Orange and Blue Kid's Quilt

Gail's Springtime Table Topper
 
To see more pictures from the Sew-in-Day click here.



 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 2014-Rummage Sale Meeting

Last Thursday's Meeting turned out to be a great one for our Community Outreach Program.  Guild members were very generous in donating quilting supplies to be sold and then in buying "quilty stuff'" that that others had brought in.  The total amount raised was $431.00.  To read our Community Outreach Coordinator Edith's reaction to this, check out the Feb/March Newsletter on the right sidebar.
 
Amalia and Gail paying Edith for some great stuff!!




Marilyn Michelin, Conference Coordinator of Quilt Canada 2014, spoke to us about the upcoming (June 11-14) Quilt Show being held in St Catharines.
 
 
 



Marilyn Michelin-CQA

Marilyn told us about the National Juried Show, the Trend Tex Challenge, the Merchant's Mall and other events affiliated with the Show.  She also told us about the "wine bags" that are being given to delegates at the show.  She is in need of more bags (remember our "leaf bowls").  To find the pattern for the wine bags click here.  Any bags made by LFQG members can be brought to our March meeting and we will forward them to Marilyn.

Our Guild President, Micki A., spoke about the upcoming quilting year (2014-15) at the meeting .  She sent the following to update the situation regarding the executive for next year:
 
At our guild meeting in February, I mentioned that there were several positions open on executive for next year – membership, library and Vice President.  Being on the executive is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in the decision making of the guild. Each committee chair has their own responsibilities but as a group we discuss the best options for the guild. I was so pleased when three members of our guild came forward at the meeting to fill the positions of membership and library.  I will continue for one more year as President but it would be nice to have a Vice President as, this year, I have worked alone.
Micki

Guild Challenge-The link for the requirements for "A Road Runs Through It", our quilt challenge due in May is on the right sidebar. We would love to have a large number of quilts in the Challenge and to display at our Fall Quilt Show.

 

The meeting ended with another great "Show & Tell" session.
 

Gail's "Klutz Glove"


Brenda's Quilting Bag


Tiny's "One Block Wonder"

To see more pictures from the February Meeting, click here.
 
See you at the March Meeting-just think, it will be almost spring by then and Quilt Show season will be starting!!!
 


 





 


Saturday, February 15, 2014

February/March 2014 Newsletter

The Feb/Mar 2014 newsletter has been posted.  Go to the "Newsletter" section on the right sidebar to access the newsletter.

Friday, February 7, 2014

February 13, 2014 Meeting

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilters Guild will be held
Thursday, February 13th, 2014
at
7.00 PM
at St George's Church on Dundas St
 
 
The February Meeting has traditionally included "Our Super-Duper Rummage Sale". This year is no exception. All money raised from the Rummage Sale goes to our Community Outreach Program. This money is spent on such things as batting and backing fabric.  
So, please go through your quilting stash of  Fabric, Thread, Notions, Books for things that you aren't using or no longer like and bring them to the guild meeting to sell to your fellow quilters!!!
Remember to price all items that you bring for the rummage sale and if it doesn't sell-take it home with you.
 
As long as weather permits, we will be having 2 members of CQA at the February meeting.  Their names are Darlene O'Neil and Marilyn Michelin. They will be promoting the CQA show taking place in June in St Catharine's .
 
 We received this notice from The Canadian Embroiderers' Guild, London -
 The Canadian Embroiderers' Guild, London has spaces available in a workshop being taught by Heather Stewart.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  
HEATHER STEWART WORKSHOP

Do you have difficulty combining colours or selecting fabrics for your projects?  With guidance and encouragement you will develop a colour workbook exploring colour principles, use of the colour wheel and much more.  A complete supply list will be given closer to the workshop.
Heather Stewart is a quilt instructor from Grand Bend (website:www.heatherstewart.ca )
 
DATE:  March 22, 2014 at 9:00 am to 5:00
LOCATION:  St. Michael and All Angels Church
                       Springbank Drive
COST: $ 54.00
               10.00 kit fee for instructor
To register and for more information contact:
Pat McCabe at
 patricia.mccabe@hotmail.ca
  or
 519 438 6843
27 Medway Cres.
London ON
N5X 3S9
 
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
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
*Receive draw tickets (for a fat quarter) for bringing the following items-
    ** Name tag
    **Chatelaine
    **"Notion of the Month"-  A Red Heart-any kind you want!!

See you Thursday!!!