Our new Co-Presidents, Linda and Michaelanne, chaired our first meeting of 2020! They encouraged everyone to take part in our new HST (Half Square Triangle) BOM (Block of the Month). Each month, we will learn a different method of making HST's. Linda showed us her version of this month's block.
March 21st is National Quilting Day! Please join us for a fun day of quilting at the Community Centre to celebrate! The cost is $5 per person. Please sign up if you would like to attend.
Most months in 2020, we will have a vendor at our meetings. This month's vendor was Stache Fabric and Notions and several of our members took advantage of the opportunity to add to our "stashes".
We had a wonderful display of our members' talents during show and tell.
Jan, Kristyn and Sonia taught us three different methods of doing improv piecing. We were divided into three groups and received a 10 minute lesson from each of the teachers.
Soon it was time to start cutting and sewing and pressing to make our improv blocks! We were each given some solid fabrics in the guild colours and many people had extra scraps and fat quarters to add to their blocks. The sewing machines were humming and it soon became obvious that everyone had been paying attention during class time!
At our February meeting, we will learn how to put these blocks together into a quilt top.
I will leave you with some inspirational words from Pablo Picasso...
The Marsh Store is one of our website sponsors and they will be celebrating their one year anniversary of being open under Tracy's ownership on January 25th from 10 am to 5 pm. It's fun and inspiring to meander through the store and see what catches your eye.
Tracy and her staff are always happy to help their fellow quilters find just what they need for the next project! If you are in the neighbourhood, drop by for a visit and a browse!
Welcome to The Fabric Curator as our newest online quilting business to advertise on our website.
The Fabric Curator is an online Canadian fabric store, specializing in modern, high quality fabrics. The Fabric Curator is owned by Penelope Hopewell who is also the Curator-In-Chief. (Isn't that a great title?) The Fabric Curator is located in Toronto, Ontario.
A curator is someone who shares their selection of objects with others. The Fabric Curator was born from Penelope's love of fabrics and desire to help others create. Follow her on Instagram (the_fabric_curator), Facebook (The Fabric Curator) and sign up on the website with your email address to stay in the loop regarding new collections, information and, more importantly, sales!
The Fabric Curator offers free shipping to Canadian orders over $75. I wonder if Penelope delivers the orders in Toronto on her cute scooter? The basket on the back is a great addition!
Here is a link to the current fabrics collections you will find online > Fabric Collections
We would also like to say a big thank you to The Fabric Curator for door prizes for our December Holiday meeting! We love door prizes! Linda M won a bundle of fabric, so she will probably have a new quilt ready for Show and Share at the January meeting-LOL
Saturday December 14th is our
Annual Pot Luck Holiday Meeting
10AM-5PM (note earlier than usual start time)
Boyle Community Centre
530 Charlotte Street, London Ontario
Bring a pot luck dish, a secret Santa gift (both optional)
and enjoy our fun Holiday meeting.
We will be making ornament crafts and the fabric and embroidery floss will be provided. Please bring your own hand sewing kit with needles and scissors etc. as well as some kind of marking pencil.
You can choose to make one or both a reindeer head with embroidered holly leaves and a snowflake (a few patterns will be provided). The fabric and batting will be supplied as will red, green and a few blue colours of embroidery floss. If you wish your own colours of floss, please bring to use.
A 4" hoop will be needed as well, so please bring your own.
Stay to sew on your own projects until 5pm- just in case you need more time to work on Holiday gift sewing!
We had an amazing workshop with Libs Elliott at our November meeting! Libs had been in Australia for 5 weeks and just got back and had little sleep, but that didn't matter, she was ready to teach our eager members.
Here are some photos of our members listening intently when Libs was explaining the technique.
Here are some photos when the pieces and hexagons were coming together!
And here we are at the end of class with what we have accomplished- can't wait to see some finished quilts at the next meeting's show and share.
Thanks so much Libs for another fantastic workshop! You are inspiring!
It's crazy to think that only one week ago today excitement was building and our members were busy at work about to set up for our first guild quilt show!
Here are photos of the quilts that hung inside. The beauty of the heritage home made our quilts feel like they were on display in a museum. So many quilt show guests commented on the home, the grounds as well as our quilts.
We hope everyone enjoyed attending our quilt show, and we thank you for supporting our guild!
It was our very first quilt show this past weekend- thank you to everyone that attended and we hope you enjoyed the show!
Here are the photos of our Challenge. Members were given 1/2 yard black and 1/2 yard white and one 1/4 yard of a colour and they had to make a 20" mini quilt. These quilts were displayed around the porch of Grosvenor Lodge making a very colourful display!
We hope you can join us at our first guild quilt show on September 7th and 8th!
Here is a map for parking, you can enter from both Platts Lane and Western Road. There is parking all around Grosvenor Lodge as well as the parking lot beside the Lodge (accessible from both entrances)
We will have our Black and White Plus One Challenge Quilts (thank you Northcott Fabrics) on display around the porch and our guild member quilts will be on display inside.
We have Stashe Fabrics and Notions, The Quilt Kitchen, Cotton Harvest Quilt Shop and Fabric Please as vendors.
And if you have a chance, here is a link to a newspaper story about our guild and upcoming quilt show. (thanks to The Londoner)
Exciting news for the LMQG - we have new Co-Presidents! Linda McLaren and Michaelanne Hathaway.
A well deserved break for Kristyn Box McCoy - she has done a fantastic job over the last few years as President!
The new 2 year term executive is starting and we are looking for new faces .... some of the openings include Library, Vice President, Social Media and Publicity as well as members for the Program Committee. Please volunteer - its a great way to meet new members and contribute to the success of our group. :)
LMQG Quilt Show
Reminder - we need more volunteers for set-up, ticket sales etc.
If you are coming to help set-up on the Friday - if possible bring a 2 step ladder, scissors, iron and ironing board.
PARKING - Please try to park off the Platts Lane entrance (large parking lot) - see map under Quilt Show - Directions to Grosvenor Lodge.
MQG Charity Quilt - There are 4-5 more blocks to be finished (with a partner) - see Jan Dudek for instructions and block info.
Show & Tell Slide Show.........
Meeting followed by Collage Workshop (notes to follow) - Jan Dudek and Lisa St Marie
Steam-a-Seam Lite and Glue options......
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LMQG Quilt Show 2019
Our Next Meeting:
February 8, 2020
NEW MEETING LOCATION:
Boyle Memorial Community Centre
530 Charlotte Ave. London