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
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Our Next Meeting:
February 8, 2020
NEW MEETING LOCATION:
Boyle Memorial Community Centre
530 Charlotte Ave. London