Nov 18, 2019

November Meeting

Members were welcomed to meeting at 7:00 pm sharp by President, Sharon, with the following opening remarks:
-  Minutes of October 10, 2019 Membership Meeting adopted.
-  Reminder all workshop registrations are being taken by the Program Committee and members are encouraged to sign up during the break. Next retreat day is November 23 and the Hummingbird Appliqué workshop with Kerry Burke tomorrow are a few upcoming Guild events.
-  Joan Hilhorst from Sew Creative was thanked for being the evening’s vendor.
-  Guest speaker and workshop host, Kerry Burke of Simple Bird Studio was introduced.
New format is for the guest speaker to present before the Guild’s business part of the meeting.

Guest Speaker - Kerry Burke of Simple Bird Studio

-  Kerry thanked Yvonne Y for hosting dinner and overnight stay this evening at her home.
-  Kerry recounted how her interest in quilts developed as a young girl with her parents renting a cottage in Gananoque. A quilt was on every bed. At 15 years of age she made her first quilt in Home Economics from a pattern in the Toronto Star magazine edition. It had 1 inch seams, school colours (unintentionally) and, as no one in her family sewed, no guidance was available. She received a mark of 100%.   This  encouraged her to learn various techniques to the point where she owned her quilt shop, won various awards and designs original patterns.
-  At the workshop, she will teach a new appliqué method that provides consistent results. Kerry uses this method in all her quilts with great success.
-  A trunk show, including her very first quilt to current ones were shown. Various techniques were highlighted.
-  A free pattern, Peggy’s Puzzle, is on her website  and blog. She also has a Facebook account, YouTube videos and may be contacted at for hand-appliqués supplies, patterns, classes and questions.

Sharon reported that Roxene Chaulk, a former member of the LFQG and a founding member of the Elgin Piecemakers  sadly passed away.  She will be missed.

Outreach Community Outreach
Edith  thanked members as 8 finished quilts turned in, 42 placemats for Meals on Wheels initiative upcoming in December and 5 tops to add to the 40+ she has at her home.
Members reminded to complete a ticket for a $100 draw in May for each time a  quilt is quilted and again if binding is done.

-   Kerry Burke, Hummingbird Hand Appliqué Workshop tomorrow.
-  Quilt Retreat on Saturday, November 23 from 9 am to 8 pm at the Church. Cost is $25, dinner included.
-  December’s meeting is a surprise and a fun filled evening is planned. Please bring a mug and a pen.
-  January, Anne Lyons is hosting a workshop on paper piecing.
-  February is the Guild’s annual rummage sale with all proceeds to the Outreach Program.
-  Teresa  explained the monthly challenge draw is for 16 blocks. Mibsie won the heart blocks. Next month’s pattern of a leaf handed out. Winner each month can use to create a quilt of their own or donate to Outreach. 

Quilt Show 2020
Lorna pleased to advise Siloam United Church, Fanshawe Park Road is the confirmed venue.
Show to be held Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2020.  More news to follow!!

President Sharon thanked Sharon T. for all the work she’s done to review the current Constitution and propose amendments.
-  Sharon T. reported a draft document was sent to the membership last evening. Excellent feedback received to date. 
Revised draft document will be sent out again in January for final approval at Annual General Meeting.

Show and Tell
Susan A

Charlene - Gypsy Wife

Kristine D 
Sharon G - Kaffe Fassett

Sharon G - Christmas tree

Ruth M - Large Basket quilt

Ruth M  - Goat Wall Hanging

Rachel M - baby quilt

Teresa B  - Buzz Saw
Yvonne Y - Lisa the Unicorn for my granddaughter Amy
(as I take the pictures at the meetings it is easier to take my show and tell pic at home,,,)