Cinthia and Brenda greeted us at the welcome table for our February meeting of the London Modern Quilt Guild. Cinthia was signing members up for future workshops and Brenda was taking care of checking people in and renewing memberships. Thanks for welcoming everyone with a smile!
Brenda from Among Brenda's Quilts and Bags was our vendor for February and several members did a little retail therapy at the meeting.
Our HST BOM (Half Square Triangle Block of the Month) is underway. It's interesting to see all of the fabrics that everyone is using for their blocks. The instructions for February's blocks (2 of them!) are in the sidebar. If you bring your block to the meeting, your name will be put in the hat for a chance to win a fat quarter.
These mini quilts were made for the Modern Quilt Guild "Make a Mini, Make a Friend" swap. Members could sign up to exhange mini quilts with other Modern Guild Members from around the world and could send the quilts by mail if they were not going to QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, TX, or exchange them in person at QuiltCon. Gail has already received her Frank Lloyd Wright inspired mini from her partner in Texas. This is a great way to meet another modern quilter and to challenge ourselves to make something "outside our box". We hope to see some of the quilts received by our members at our next meeting.
At Show and Share, Veronica displayed her finished quilt from the Libs Elliott workshop in November 2019. There were memory quilts, bags and quilts of all sizes to admire. Thanks for your inspiration!
During our program time, Gail taught the masking tape method of alternate grid construction of a quilt. Everyone had brought several improv blocks which were made at our last meeting and the members were divided into three groups to plan and begin construction of the quilts. These quilts will be given to the three families in East London whose homes were destroyed by an explosion last summer. By the end of the meeting, the quilt tops were coming together. There will be more time at our next meeting to complete the tops and work on the backings for the quilts.
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LMQG Quilt Show 2019
Our Next Meeting:
Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10am to 4 pm on ZOOM
This will be a workshop by Krista Hennebury at Poppyprint. Her workshop is called "Speed Dating with Improv". Please sign up with Cinthia if you are interested in attending this workshop. The cost is $50.00.
NEW MEETING LOCATION:
Boyle Memorial Community Centre
530 Charlotte Ave. London