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......
Our next meeting is on Saturday August 10th from 12-5pm.
12-12:30 Set Up and browse the library.
12:30 meeting and collage education session
Stay until 5pm to sew.
Floral Collage is very easy to learn and a great starting place for your adventures in Collage.
For the Hands-On Exercise, you will have an opportunity to create a small floral fabric collage using one of the 4 printed sewing themed graphics.
We will demo 2 different methods for creating a Fabric Collage – the glue method and the fusible with Steam-A-Seam Lite.
Choose a complementary or analogous group of colours – maybe 2 – 4.
You don’t need yardage or fat ¼ s – scraps work just fine. What you do want are pieces of fabric with distinct floral shapes, leaves, grasses, large flowers, small flowers, small birds & butterflies – things that can be cut out as distinct shapes that are somewhat realistic
1 metre of background fabric
Fusibile Steam a Seam lite
Applique ironing sheet, iron and travel ironing board
Sharp scissors with a point
Sharpie pen (not red)
Cookie sheet with a rim
Sewing machine and sewing kit
Thread that blends with your chosen fabrics.
Hope to see you Saturday!
We had a good turnout for yesterday's meeting at the Boyle Community Centre.
We have some fun summer events that you are welcome to join. Our Stitch in the Park (With movies and Food Trucks) is being held on July 24. We meet at 6 near the Bandshell. Bring some handwork (sewing knitting etc) and a friend!
On July 27 at The Marsh Store, we are holding a pop up picnic. Bring a snack to share, some handwork and feel free to bring a friend.
At our August Meeting we will be having a Fabric Collage Workshop. Please bring a small selection of fabric and fusible.
At our September Meeting we will feature demos of tips and tricks as well as demonstrating favourite notions. Also in September we are having a GARAGE SALE. Please bring along any surplus fabric you have at home, priced. We will have our sale at the end of our meeting and the proceeds will go to our Limberlost program.
Fall Quilt Show. We still need Volunteers to help with the various tasks for our Quilt Show at Grosvenor Lodge. Please sign up online or at our next meeting. There are lots of different jobs!
Charity Quilt for QuiltCon. Squares are available for pickup and will be done in pairs (one to sew and one to embroider). All instructions provided. Completed squares are due in September.
We concluded our meeting with a circuit of Border workshops by Linda M, Shirley C and Kristyn M. Each station demonstrated different styles and aspects of borders including mitred corners, measuring, resizing and including a flange. Great instruction.
As usual, we had a stellar demonstration of our quilter's talents.
Linda McLaren is looking for speakers for the Border Workshop on July 13. Let her know if you can demonstrate a technique or two.
2019 Quilt Show
Northcott Challenge quilts are due - any outstanding ones should be submitted to Kristyn.
We need more volunteers to help out with setup and takedown, ticket table, ironing quilts at the show etc. Let Linda McLaren know if you can help out or sign-up on the LMQG Face Book page.
There are a number of spaces available for smaller quilts less than 30" square or 20" square. Let Jan Dudek know if you have some smaller quilts that you would like to submit.
Charity Quilt - 2020 Quilt Con
Jan presented a few design options for our charity quilt for next years Quilt Con. Lots of great ideas presented - it should be fun to pool everyone's talent. Due date - October!!
Linda and Brenda did a great workshop on the different methods of Foundation Paper Piecing.
Workshop notes have been sent out by e-mail.
Stitch in the Park (Movie and Food Truck Nights!!)
June 27th, July 24th , August 21st
Meet at 6 pm near the bandshell - guests welcome.
Pop-Up Picnic July 27th
The Marsh Store
Show & Tell
A few Anna Tsang-Jackson map quilts already finished by our members - very speedy!
More of the challenge quilts ........and some of the beautiful finished quilts by our members.
We have some pretty talented members!
Here is Linda with her juried quilt called Windswept Sparks. The Quilting Biker is Linda's blog and you can read more about her quilt.
And Lisa had this quilt juried into the show.
Lisa also won 2nd place in the Textile Translations category of her Andalusia in Grey Scale quilt.
And Kristyn won 2nd place in the Modern category for her Leap Of Faith quilt.
To view the other winning quilts click on this link > NJS WINNING QUILTS
Congratulations to everyone that entered their quilt, to those that were juried in and to the winners!
London Modern Quilt Guild Canada
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LMQG Quilt Show 2019
Our Next Meeting:
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10-5 pm
Pot Luck, ornament craft, gift exchange, sew in.
NEW MEETING LOCATION:
Boyle Memorial Community Centre
530 Charlotte Ave. London