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Friday, July 31, 2015

July Sew-in Day

Somewhere between 12-15 ladies got together on July 25th for a mid-summer sewing day. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend for the full day. But I did pop in at about 3pm to get a few pictures of what they were up to. Some of the attendees had left, but a few die-hards were still there.

Lorna was there, working on finishing up her Canadiana Row Quilt form last year. She was also working on machine quilting a Quilt of Valour. 

Joy was there, working on a child's quilt, made of dragon fabrics. Here's a close up of the dragons, great fabric for any child.

Barb was there, working on a quilt made of Economy Blocks.

Edith and Penny were both there, with a large supply of quilts for our Children's Aid outreach and also for Quilts of Valour. Edith was preparing a couple of backs for children's quilts.

Lisa was working on a quilt and pillow case for the Children's Aid.

Another of the ladies was working on this quilt for one of her grand children, I believe is what she said. Unfortunately, I've forgotten who that was. Can anybody enlighten me, and I'll edit this and add her name. I must confess here and now to being terrible at remembering names.

The same goes for this next quilt, I've forgotten who was working on it, but it sure is a great pattern. Four patches and Snow Ball blocks, combined to look like Bow Ties.

It looks like a good and productive day was had by all. I'm sorry I wasn't able to be there for the day.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Quilt Sightings by Members

 While my husband and I were on vacation a week or so ago, we visited Upper Canada Village. The houses all had reproduction antique quilts on the beds, appropriate for the time frame of 1850-1880. They were gorgeous to look at. I've included the pictures I took here. I hope you enjoy. If any of you are out and about on your summer travels, and have any quilt sightings, send an email to me with a description of where you were and what you were doing, and I'll post it here on the guild blog.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Cheryl Arkinson Lecture, Nov. 5, 2015

Hello everyone, this is Cathy Shepherd, your new blog editor doing my first post for this blog. And it's an exciting one! Cheryl Arkinson, the co-author of Sunday Morning Quilts, is coming to our area in November. The London Modern Quilt Guild has tickets available for her lecture and trunk show on Nov. 5th at 7 pm. They are kindly giving us the opportunity to experience this trunk show and lecture with them. The page on their blog with the information about the location and ticket prices can be found by clicking here. The tickets are $12.50. The lecture and trunk show will be held at the East Lions Artisan Centre, 1731 Churchill Ave. here in London. You can find out more information about Cheryl at her website here. I already have my ticket. Will I see you there?

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 9th Crossover Meeting

On July 9th, 12 members of the outgoing 2014-15 executive and the incoming 2015-16 executive met at Edith W's home for the annual crossover meeting.  We enjoyed a great potluck dinner and then held an executive meeting where knowledge and lots of paperwork was exchanged.
Edith gave us a final report regarding our Community Outreach numbers for the year.  A total of 54 quilts, 102 pillowcases, 112 placemats and 5 Quilts of Valour were donated during the 2014-15 year.
Amalia let us know that the membership for the guild stood at 119 at the end of the year. 
Membership Registration Forms for the 2015-16 guild year will be available on the blog in early August.
Enjoying the Potluck dinner

Enjoying the Potluck dinner

Amalia at the dessert table
To see more pictures of the meeting click here.

Reminder-There will be a Sew-In-Day on July 25th at the church. This is a free event from 9-4!  Bring your lunch and your own sewing project or Edith will have some Community Outreach projects you can work on.


Kim Z (one of our Librarians) will be at the church on the Sew-in-Day on July 25th organizing the library.  If anyone knows of a high school student who needs volunteer hours and would like to give Kim a hand, contact her at

Quilter on Vacation-Incoming President Lorna M. shared a picture taken while on vacation in Vancouver in June with her daughter Valerie. Lorna was at "The Cloth Shop", a quilt store on Granville Island in Vancouver.
Lorna in Vancouver

On a personal note-This is my last blog posting as the Blog Editor for LFQG.  I want to thank all of the members of the guild for the support that I have received over the last 2 years.  I have enjoyed this very much and have increased my computer skills a lot!  Cathy S. is taking over as Blog Editor and I know she'll do a great job.  I hear she has some new ideas to keep the Blog fresh and relevant.
All further inquiries and requests regarding the blog should be sent to Cathy at
Thanks so much,