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Monday, April 20, 2015

Jennifer Houlden Blog Post and Sew-In day Reminder

Jennifer has written a wonderful blog post about her visit to our guild and the workshop that she taught. To see her blog click here.

On Saturday April 25th there will be a Sew-In Day at the church from 9-4.  This is all about helping with our Community Outreach Program.  Edith and her Committee will have quilts to sew together, quilts to sandwich, quilts that need to be quilted and quilts to bind.  There is no charge for the day, come for an hour or for the whole day, whatever time you can spare. Bring your own lunch and come enjoy some time working with other guild members.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Twisted Log Cabin Workshop, April 10-11th, 2015

On Friday and Saturday, April 10th and 11th, a group of Quilters got together with Jennifer Houlden for a great workshop.  Twisted Log Cabin is a paper pieced quilt and a bit of a challenge, but what a wonderful finished product.

Jennifer's Quilt 

Here is a note from Lorna M. regarding the workshop:

Ten ladies gathered with Jennifer Houlden in the basement of the church on Friday morning and suddenly started dancing and singing, “Let’s Do the Twist!” Well, that’s not exactly what happened, but we had a great time making and then turning the twisted log cabin blocks. The more we turned and twisted the more amazed we were by the number of possible designs we could produce. Everyone agreed it was a wonderful workshop, and several participants are already making plans to try a second version of the design.

Maria cutting strips

Cindy's Paper Pieced Block

To read what Cathy S. says about the workshop, click here to read her blog.

Some Works in Progress

To see more pictures from the workshop click here.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 9th, 2015 Meeting

President Micki A. started the meeting with the exciting news that guild members have stepped forward and showed an interest in becoming the chairperson for all of the executive positions for the 2015-16 guild year.  Any other guild members who are interested in chairing an executive position, please contact Micki.

Program Chair Lorna talked about the Canadiana Row Quilt that members having been working on this year.  There were some wonderful examples of some of the rows that have been completed by guild members on display.  It was great to see how each member personalized her own quilt.

Yvonne's Prairie Row

The vendor for the evening was Karen from Kaleidoscope of Quilts in Exeter, ON.  There was a lot of interest in the "Tilda" fabrics that they carry.

Karen from Kaleidoscope of Quilts

Our speaker for the evening was Jennifer Houlden from the Oro-Mendote area (near Orillia, ON).  Jennifer has led an interesting life, living in such diverse areas as the Canadian Arctic and the Australian Outback.  She owns a business called "Quilts by Jen".  Jennifer designs quilt patterns, teaches quilting workshops and makes custom quilts.  Her wonderful trunk show highlighted her use of colour and showed how she has been influenced by the places that she has lived.
Jennifer Houlden

Purely Canadian Quilt

Shuffled Bricks Quilt

Animal Party Quilt

Jacaranda Tree Quilt

To see more of Jennifer's quilts, click here.
After break we had "Show and Tell" and the drawing of the tickets for fat quarters and the gift basket.
Debbie D's Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt

Teresa B's Apron made from her Green Mystery Box

Teresa D's Quilt

Micki's Woodland Clover Quilt

To see more pictures from the meeting, click here.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

April Meeting

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

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
7.00 PM
at St George's Church on Dundas St
Our speaker for the evening is Jennifer Houden.  Jennifer's talk is called "Creating Contrast in Your Quilts".  Jennifer will also be teaching a "Twisted Log Cabin" workshop on April 10th and 11th.  To learn more about Jennifer and to read her blog go to .
Our vendor for the evening is Karen from Kaleidoscope of Quilts from Exeter, ON. To visit Kaleidoscopes' website click here.
Quilt show season is well underway. Here is a list of upcoming quilt shows in the area:
April 16-17-Exeter, ON-Heritage Quilt Exhibit
April 24-24-London, ON-Embroiderers' Textile Exhibit
April 24-25-Mississauga, ON-Creative Festival
May 1-2-London, ON-Quilting in the Village.
May 1-3-Windsor, ON-Think Outside the Block Show
May 1-2-Guelph, ON-Gathering of the Quilts Show
May 2-3-Burlington,ON-Stitches In Our Time Show
May 7-9-Ingersoll, ON-Pieces of Magic Show
Check the right sidebar for links to these shows.
Information for the meeting:
*Sign up sheets will be available for the following:
June 11th, LFQG Annual Banquet being held at Greenhills Golf Club
(remember friends are welcome at the banquet)
Remember to bring your cheque books
*Community Outreach Sew-In Day-April 25th-no charge
*Bring "Show and Tell" to share (no more than 2 items)
*Receive draw tickets (for a fat quarter) for bringing in the following:
**Name Tag
** Notion of the Month -a written suggestion for a speaker, workshop or program idea
See you at the meeting!