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Saturday, January 3, 2015

January 2015 Meeting

The next meeting of the London Friendship Quilters Guild will be held

Thursday, Jan 8th, 2015
7.00 PM
at St George's Church on Dundas St

Our speaker for January is Deborah Beirnes  and she will be showing us her "Scrap Magic Trunk Show."  Deborah will also be teaching her Scrap Magic workshops on Friday, January 9 and Saturday January 10.  The same workshop will be held on both days and there are a few spots left on both Friday and Saturday.
The Merchant for the Month is Shirley Bobier from the Marsh Store.  To visit Shirley’s website click here.

Charlene O, who is a member of the Program Committee, has written the following description of our upcoming February Workshop:

"The Great Scrap Race Challenge"

Reality challenge shows such as Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen and the Amazing Race  are becoming more and more popular and with that in mind we decided to run a challenge of our own.  In order to ensure everyone starts on an equal footing we are unable to give too many details, but be assured we have taken every step to ensure the challenge can be tried by all quilters no matter the skill level.  It is not necessarily how accurately or quickly you can sew that will win the challenge but how well one can strategize, make a plan and execute it that will win.
If you have ever pieced a quilt back to use up extra blocks and fabrics, taken a workshop of any kind, participated in last year’s placemat colour challenge or the “ A road runs through it challenge”, participated in a mystery quilt or other project then you have all the skills and tools needed to join the Scrap Race challenge.  As noted, most of the fabrics will be supplied. There is a short supply list available.

We have talked with Patti Carey of Northcott Fabrics and sent her an outline of the challenge.  They liked the concept and have generously agreed to sponsor our challenge.  The grand prize has been supplied by Northcott Fabrics - a basket of assorted fabrics valued at approximately $100.

This sounds like an interesting and fun challenge and will be a great way to spend a February Saturday!

President Micki spoke at the December meeting regarding the guild’s policy on inclement weather.  The policy is that the executive will make a decision as early as possible on whether to cancel a meeting and that decision will be posted on the blog.  Members should check the blog and not wait for a blog email notification, because it can take up to 14 hours for the email to reach you after a new blog entry has been posted.  If you have a guild friend who does not have computer access, please contact them to give them the cancellation update.

Information for the Meeting
*Sign-up sheets will be available for:
Jan 9th & 10th-Scrap Magic Workshops
Feb 28th-Great Scrap Race Challenge
April 10th & 11th-2 day Twisted Log Cabin Workshop
Remember to bring your cheque books
*Bring "Show and Tell" to share (no more than 2 items)
*Receive draw tickets (for a fat quarter) for bringing the following:
**Name Tag
**Notion of the Month- a 6" square piece of children's fabric for Community Outreach

Twisted Log Cabin Workshop Sample

See you at the meeting!






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