Friday night we had a great trunk show and talk from Andrea in front of a packed house at Boyle Community Center. Wonderful stories about her quilts - very inspiring!
This Friday at 7PM we have Andra Tsang-Jackson's trunk show. There are still 12 tickets, so if you wished to join us, you can buy them at the door- cost $15.
The trunk show is at the Boyle Community Centre and the doors open at 6:30. Parking is in the lot or on the street.
Hope to see you there.
Our Guild had another wonderful meeting yesterday. Our members browsed our new books and many went to our members' homes for a visit!
Once again we were impressed with the range of talent displayed in the piecing and quilting of our members' quilts.
And Jan's Lesson on Quilting in Negative Space was superb!
This Friday is the deadline for Quilt Submissions for our Fall Show and
our Challenge Quilts are due in June--remember to send in your signup sheet!
May's meeting is replaced by the Andrea Tsang-Jackson Workshop. This means that your library books will be due in June.
We are entering Quilt Show season! Check out the many upcoming events on our blog!
See you at our next meeting on June 8. And until then...Happy Quilting!!!
Have you wanted to learn more about Negative Space?
Join Jan as she explains Negative Space and guides us through a lesson for machine quilting in that Negative Space.
HERE ARE THE SUPPLIES YOU NEED TO BRING TO THE APRIL MEETING:
Negative Space Exercise
The April Guild meeting will have a Presentation about Negative Space and an Exercise to explore how to quilt the Negative Spaces on your quilt. We will look at designing a layout using Negative Space and then create a quilting plan for that Negative Space. This is a fairly small exercise and could probably be completed in 1 ½ hours. If time is an issue you could start during Guild and complete it at home.
If you want to participate in this exercise, please bring the following.
During the Presentation you don’t have to take any notes. You will get another Handout by email next week – probably Thursday – to print and bring. It will be your notes and exercise instructions.
We are thrilled to welcome Andrea Tsang- Jackson from 3rd Story Workshop to our guild in May!
On Friday May 10th Andrea will present a trunk show. This is at 7pm at the Boyle Community Centre and tickets are still available. TICKETS
We also have 2 of Andrea's Map workshop spots all of a sudden available. If you would like to learn how to make a map of SW Ontario and then start to work on your own map, please email the guild and we can save you a spot. The fee is $85 with a $5 kit fee payable at the workshop.
Map Workshop- Saturday May 11, 2019 from 9-5 at the Boyle Community Centre.
EMAIL if you would like to attend the class.
The trunk show and workshop will be fantastic, we hope to see you there!
We had a great turn-out this week - ~40 members!
Update on Guild business as well as Quiltcon from Kristyn and MQG update from Linda.
Trunk Show - Tickets still available for Andrea Tsang (May 10th) and Libs Elliot (Nov 8th). Purchase at meeting or on-line.
Next week - National Quilt Day (March 16th) will be an open Sew in Day in the small meeting room at Boyle CC. (Full Capacity)
LMQG Retreat (Mar 22-24) - Elmhurst Inn
LMQG Quilt Show (Sept 7-8, 2019)
Northcott Challenge quilts are due at June meeting
Volunteers are needed for the show.
Registration forms to submit quilts for the show have been emailed out - submissions by July.
Upcoming Quilt Shows
Thames Valley Quilt Show (Quilting in the Village) - May 3-4 2019-quilt-show.html
Oxford Quilters Guild (Pieces of Magic) - May 9-11 pieces-of-magic-quilt-show.html
Ailsa Craig Quilt and Fibre Arts Show (Quilts of Iceland) - May 21-26 ailsa-craig-quilt-fibre-arts-festival-presents-quilts-iceland-land-ice-lights
North Lambton Quilters Guild Show - June 27-29
St Jacobs Quilt and Fibre Art Festival - May 21-25 Quilt & Fibre Art Festival 2019 BROCHURE Low-Res.pdf
Quilt Canada (Quilting goes Viral) - June 12-15 quilt-canada-2019
Tutorial Lesson (Kristyn)
Lots of great information on modernizing traditional quilt blocks.
Show and Tell
So inspiring to see the beautiful quilts made by our members!
Doors open at Noon at the Boyle Community Centre and the meeting begins at 12:30.
Check in, help set up, browse the library and chat with your fellow quilters. Noon-12:30.
Guild Business: Kristyn
Executive positions open: President, Vice-President and Meeting Chair. Consider supporting the Guild by sharing a role with another member. A great way to learn and to share the workload.
National Quilting Day Sew-In, March 16, 9-5 at Boyle.
Guild Retreat. March 22,24. Elm Hurst Inn.
MQG update. Linda M.
Show and Share.
Program: Modern Traditionalism.
Following the program, please stay and sew until 5:00 p.m.
What a crowd we had on Saturday!
Our members have been busy quilting and brought so many quilts to show--even some for our quilting challenge!
Aren't these quilts amazing? We certainly are a very talented group!
Kristyn led the Education Session and taught us all about Resizing Blocks and Alternate Grid Layout. She came with a plethora of quilted pieces to illustrate her points. A great lesson.
A wonderful meeting! Hope to see you next month!
Join us on Saturday at the Boyle Community Centre for our Monthly Meeting. The doors open at Noon. Check in and browse our library until the meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. Bring along any new quilted items for our Show and Tell. And in our program learn about resizing blocks and alternate grid layouts. If you are working on a project, stay and sew until 5:00 p.m.Hope to see you!
Just a few pictures from a very successful 5th Anniversary Open House on Saturday.
It was great to meet so many fellow Quilters along with LRC and HST games, cake and shopping!!
Thank you to Hyggeligt, Stache Fabric, The Stitcharie and LDH Scissors for being our vendors and enticing us with lovely fabric and notions.
Thank you to everyone who helped organize this great event!
Here is the Championship round of the HST game led by Karen from the Toronto MQG- with the winner being ROSA!
And we also had some delicious quilting themed cakes to help us celebrate.
Here are the results to our quizzes we had on the walls at the open house. You can see the preferences of local quilters from which kind of fabric they like to buy, to if they pre-wash that fabric, and which kind of quilt designs they like to make as well as what they listen to / watch while quilting. This was a fun game and interesting to see how your own results compare with the others!
With such a fun 5th Anniversary kick off meeting, we can't wait to see what the rest of 2019 brings for our guild.
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:
NEXT MEETING Saturday, June 8, 2019, Noon-5 pm
NEW MEETING LOCATION:
Boyle Memorial Community Centre
530 Charlotte Ave. London