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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Message from Thames Valley Quilters Guild

We received the following message from Thames Valley guild:

The Thames Valley Quilters are having a workshop on Tuesday March 10th, 9:30to 4 pm.
The technique is Tearless, Tearless Paper Piecing by Nancy Trowbridge.
There are 2 spots available, and cost is $40 for the day.
Please contact Susan Van Arkel at if interested.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 12th, 2015

It was a cold and windy night, but we still had a good turnout for our February Meeting.  President Micki was away, so Lorna M very ably chaired the meeting.

Lorna M being pensive

Judy Balint from Cornerstone Quilts and More was the Merchant for the evening and she brought along many notions, gadgets and patterns for our perusal.

Judy and Elaine T at Judy's table

After break, instead of a Speaker, 6 of our guild members gave Demonstrations of quilting "Tips and Techniques".  There is an amazing amount of talent and knowledge in our guild and these 6 members shared some of theirs with us.
Kim Z demonstrating the 10 degree mini ruler

Lorna M demonstrating how to baste your quilt

Cathy S demonstrating how to make mitered borders

Anne L demonstrating how to join binding on an angle

Jacqui VMS demonstrating how to Paper Piece

Judy B demonstrating making leaf appliques with the Leaves Galore Template

We would like to congratulate guild member Lyndsey J.  She has accepted a position with the Library Department of Athabasca University in Alberta.  Good Luck in your new job and please come and visit us at a guild meeting when you are home for a visit.  Thank you to Lyndsey's mother, guild member Lorraine J., for providing us with cookies at break to celebrate.

Lyndsey's Author Quilt (picture taken in Sept 2014)

Gail ML shared an update regarding our London Roads raffle quilt.  It was won by Kaitlyn R.  Kaitlyn's Grandmother had purchased a block of tickets and put family members names on the tickets and Kaitlyn's was the ticket that was drawn.  She was presented with the quilt at Christmas and as you can tell, she absolutely loves it!

Kaitlyn R. with her London Roads Quilt

We had another great "Show and Tell" and then the drawing of the tickets for fat quarters, a special package donated by Judy and the gift basket.  Judy also donated a book to the Library.

Mibsie B's Orchestra Spectator Quilt

Pat F's Hexie Quilt

To see more pictures from the meeting click here.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

February Meeting

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

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
7.00 PM
at St George's Church on Dundas St
Our February Guild Meeting is usually when we hold our Rummage Sale, but we have decided to change things up this year.  The Rummage Sale will probably return next year.
This year we are going to have a "Demonstration Night"  There will be a choice of 8 demonstrations to view.  The demonstrations will be about "Tips and Techniques" and will be presented by members of the guild.
The Merchant for the Month will be Judy Balint from Cornerstone Quilts and More in London.  To visit Judy's website click here.
The "Interguild Meeting" committee has had their first meeting and plans are well underway.  Invitations have been sent to 89 guilds in Ontario and the committee is waiting for replies in order to finalize plans for the March 28th meeting.
There is still space left in the "Great Scrap Race Challenge" on Feb 28th.  This is going to be a really fun day with prizes and dinner provided (bring your own lunch).
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 the 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:
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- wear something RED