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It was a busy August meeting! Thanks to Pat for the sunny presentation on her favourite colour, yellow. We learned how to use yellow in the various colour schemes to complement or contrast and end up with a harmonious whole. Who knew that yellow is the first colour that our brain processes or that olive green is really yellow with black added.
Pat also taught us how to make the cute little zippered bags that are shown below. These could easily become an addiction and I know some people went home and immediately made more.
We also had our own informal guild Riley Blake Sashing Stash Challenge. The only rule we had was use a piece of the provided Sashing Stash fabric somewhere in your quilt. Here is what our members created. Sonia won 1st place for the Viewer's Choice (top middle) and Veronica and Mary W. tied for 2nd place. (top left and 3rd down on the left)
Kristyn finished the meeting with an improv demo on circles and had some great samples to show.
It was a busy meeting and the room was packed! Next month Sonia will be presenting the colour RED and there will be a demo on Improv Cross blocks and X blocks. We will have a brief business portion at the start of the meeting to discuss Guild Executive positions that need to be filled.
Don't forget to join us for our meeting this upcoming Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10am. Here is our agenda and supply list for this month's meeting:
We have 2 activities planned for our program this month. Please bring your sewing machine, a basic sewing kit and don't forget the sewing machine cord and pedal!
presented by Pat
Join this month us as we explore the colour yellow. Pat lead a short discussion on the colour yellow, and its relationship to the other colours on the colour wheel. For the yellow activity, please bring the following:
Knit Stitch is a knitting and fabric store that recently moved locations into a much larger shop on Wharncliffe Road.
Suzanne started to carry modern quilting fabrics after the move, and is constantly receiving more and more bolts, with the most recent line being the Uppercase fabric. She also offers classes for knitting, garment sewing and quilting.
On the last Wednesday evening of every month, there is a drop in night for knitting and hand sewing- here is a photo of the July drop in night.
Just look at this lovely store!
Knit Stitch will be closed until August 6th for holidays, but if you wanted to know more about Suzanne and her shop, while she is on vacation, here is a link to a London Free Press article- KNIT STITCH ARTICLE
Please welcome Knit Stitch as our blog sponsor!
After a quick meeting we got straight into learning about Orange! Sheilagh had excellent hand outs for the colour theory portion and then had mixing paints like experts. Each person was given a paint sample in some version of orange and we then had to mix red, yellow, black and white paints into the exact shades of orange found on our paint sample.
Let me tell you it was harder than it looked!
Here are some examples of what we all came up with. As you can see there was a lot of paint mixing to come up with the exact orange.
Here are the paint chips with the orange we mixed.
And here are all our paint chips with the mixed paints- I think everyone did really well!
Don't forget to join us for our meeting this upcoming Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10am. Here is our agenda and supply list for this month's meeting:
Quick Review of Guild Challenges:
Recap of Nancy Trowbridge Triangle Workshop
Sew in the Park Dates
Thread Bar Workshop
We have 2 activities planned for our program this month. Please bring your sewing machine, a basic sewing kit and don't forget the sewing machine cord and pedal! Please do not set up your machine until the second activity, it is not required for the first activity.
Everyone sure had a lot of work to do today at the Triangle Workshop! It was a very busy day!
Nancy Trowbridge is a fantastic teacher and lovely lady! She got right to work first thing this morning, and taught a new technique for piecing triangles.
Here is a photo of everyone hard at work
The first step was to take all your fabric and sew them in long strata strips of various widths.
After sewing all the strips into strata, the next step was to sub cut triangles on the 60* marking of the ruler.
Then Nancy demonstrated how to arrange your triangles into a design you wanted.
And here are some of the arranged triangles.
Here is Nancy's example.
Wonder what it would look like if you Improv Pieced rows of strata then cut into the 60* Triangles? Future project?
Thanks again Nancy for a great workshop and busy day. To everyone that took the class, please bring your finished quilts to the December meeting and Nancy will be our guest so she can see all the quilts.
It's that time of year again! Summer is here and that means some stitching in the park.
Like we have done in past years, we have coincided our stitching evenings with free family movies that are shown in Victoria Park at dusk.
Join us for our very first "Stitch in the Park" of 2016, on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:30pm. Meet us in Victoria Park at the bandshell. Bring some handwork and a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
This event is open to everyone in the community and not just the London Modern Quilt Guild Canada Members. Don't have any quilting handwork to work on? No problem, bring knitting, crochet or embroidery too!
If you happen to arrive late, just look for the group of stitchers sitting in the park! We will be easy to spot.
This year we will be holding 3 "Stitch in the Park" events. We have selected these dates to coincide with London's Youth Advisory Council Movie nights in Victoria Park. Movies start at Dusk.
Here are our "Stitch in the Park" dates and the movies that will be shown:
Thursday, June 30, 2015, 6:30pm - Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Thursday, July 21, 2015, 6:30pm - School of Rock
Tuesday, August 23, 2015, 6:30pm - Toy Story 3
If you know someone who might be interested, please pass this along. Hope to see you there!
One of our blog sponsors, Zoey and Bean, is a new online fabric shop that is just starting out. More and more fabrics are arriving so make sure you check out their shop and have a look. ZOEY AND BEAN And remember London MQG members get free shipping with the guild code!
Here are a few of the newest fabrics!
by LMQG Member Pat P.
MQG meeting. May 14
Sheilagh welcomed the group and each member introduced herself.
Kristyn and Sheilagh spoke about several challenges for our local guild:
Riley Blake Stash Challenge
Canada 150: block should be something to do with Canada, finished size some multiple of three, white or light grey background, using the palette on the card given out at the meeting.
Quilts con/Quilt X: combined entry done by September for QuiltEx using block pattern provided fourteen times on the front and once enlarged on the back to combine the requirements for QuiltEx and the Quiltcon theme of "scale".
June meeting: Triangles workshop with Nancy Trowbridge. So no regular meeting.
Click here for materials list and advance prep work.
October 1is Thread Workshop. More details can be found here. Workshop Fee is $65(member)/$75(non-member) includes lunch and kit fee.
Regular meeting is Thanksgiving weekend and we usually just do a sew in.
Fort McMurray: We have a quilt which was to be used for a charity raffle that has now disbanded so we are going to send it to a person in Fort McMurray who is committed to distributing them. There is a UPS locally that will ship it free.
SWO Mod Quilt Retreat at Elmhurst: was a big success. Nice chance to meet modern quilters from other guilds. Pam spoke about the "loot" and the take home project. Will be done again in 2018.
Quiltcon East: Savannah in February, 2017. Details on website. Course catalogue on June 1st. Early registration is June 25. More important dates can be found here.
Presentation: Jan Dudek. Purple. The handout for this class can be found by clicking here. Time spent working on a bias tape project incorporating purple fabrics.
Kristyn demonstrated using irregular strips and chevrons.
Show and tell: Lyndsey & Mary C. brought quilts and spoke about them.
Just another reminder that there will not be a regular meeting in June. Our next regular meeting takes place July 9, 2016. See you there!
London Modern Quilt Guild Canada
Welcome to the London Modern Quilt Guild Canada blog! We hope to stay connected to all LMQG members and anyone else interested in modern quilting.
Our Next Meeting:
Saturday, August 13, 2016
East Lions Artisans Centre, 1731 Churchill Ave