Recently one of our members, Jane, along with Beth from the Canadian Embroiders' Guild London made this piano cover for the London Community Chaplaincy's Southdale Unit. Isn't it gorgeous? Thank you Ladies!
Our November meeting was held November 8, 2014. Going forward we will be trying to keep business items on the agenda to a minimum by sending out specific reports, such as the Treasurer's Report, ahead time. Our business items will be addressed at the beginning of the meeting, leaving the fun stuff for the remainder of the meeting. Think of it as a quilting mullet; Business in the front and party in the back!
At the October meeting we started our "Elements of Design Series" in which we used Joen Wolfrom's book "Adventures in Design" as a guideline to explore all of the elements of design. Our members will be taking turns reading a chapter and reporting back to the group and leading an activity listed at the end of each chapter. The series continues this month with Kristyn leading the discussion of "Shape". Shape can be grouped into 4 categories:
1) Representational- represents something that can be found in nature or man made.
2) Geometric (squares, triangles, rectangles and even paper piecing)
3) Organic Shapes- open line curves, free flowing, ovals and circles
Hillary Rice- http://www.mestudios.ca/mother_earth_designs.htm
4) Non Objective Shape- photos of Improvisational Piecing.
We explored shape in two different activities.
After our "Shape" exercises, we revealed our blocks for the Logo Block Challenge. Our members created a modern block that included the colours of our logo. Many of the blocks represented the theme of London as the "Forest City". These blocks will eventually be assembled with our printed logo (from Spoonflower) to create our very own Guild Quilt.
We held a little friendly vote to award a "Member's Choice" block. The results were very close with one vote being the tie-breaker. In the end, the "Member's Choice" went to Sonia. Congratulations Sonia! Thank you to everyone who participated.
As always, we had some fantastic quilts and works-in-progress shared by our Members.
Our next meeting will be held December 13, 2014 . At December's meeting we will be have a Mug Rug exchange and share some treats. The rules for teh Mug Rug exchange are simple. It can be any size, and it has to be modern. If you haven't signed up yet, you can do so by emailing us!
Don't forget that our November meeting will be held this upcoming Saturday, November 8, from 10am to 12pm. Our meeting will be held at Hyggeligt Fabrics, 3-515 Richmond Street.
Our Agenda this month will be:
In an effort to reduce the amount of time we spend at meetings talking about business items, we will be sending the business information to Members prior to the meeting of the month.
Please see below for important items to know before coming to the meeting:
London Modern Quilt Guild Canada
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Our Next Meeting:
NEXT MEETING Saturday, April 14: Noon-5pm
We will start the meeting at 12:30 once we get set up.
NEW MEETING LOCATION:
Boyle Memorial Community
530 Charlotte Ave. London