Saturday, August 16, 2014

Getting ready for the 2014-2015 LFQG year

2014-2015
 


The following  is a note from our President Micki A.

Hello everyone: I hope all of you have enjoyed the summer . It always goes by so quickly. I have been busy keeping up with grass cutting and weeding and even managed to get a little quilting done as well.  We have posted the registration and volunteer forms on the sidebar of our blog.  If each of you would please fill them out and return, via email or mail, to Amalia by the due date, your name will go into a draw for a free membership. Again I would ask that each of you volunteer to do ONE job, ONE time for this year. Many hands make light the work. Also a reminder for those members who went on the bus trip, don't forget to bring along your challenge to win a prize.   Enjoy the rest of the month, and see you soon for guild on September 11th.
Micki A.
President

The registration forms for guild membership and volunteering are on the right sidebar immediately under the guild address.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Drop-in Sewing Day

A message from Lorna (Program Committee Chair)

Come out to St George’s on Saturday, July 26th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a free day of sewing. Work on your own projects or volunteer your time to help with community quilts. Stay for a couple of hours or settle in for the day. This is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with other guild members and to catch up with old friends. No lunch will be provided, so remember to bring your own. Hope to see you there.

 
 
 
We do not have any Quilt Shows listed for July (if I have missed any please let me know).
But, there are 2 Shop Hops listed on the side bar for the Month of July.
They are "The July Shop Hop" and the "Ontario Row by Row Experience".  If you are out and about in Ontario this month, drop in and support our Local Quilt Shops.
 




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

London Roads Quilt

A message from Charlene (Quilt Show Coordinator):

The raffle quilt has been pieced and is in the process of being quilted by Cathy Shepherd. Thank you to all the members who contributed blocks for the setting.  We were able to use most of the blocks in the front - the excess blocks will be used in the quilt back -- so every donated block has been utilized.   A big thanks to Amalia S, Lorna M., Cathy S., Tiny C, Edith W for spending a Saturday piecing the blocks together.  Our goal is to have it completed for  display on August 23rd when we will be at the Whiteoaks Mall selling raffle tickets.  We are also in the process of arranging other venues to sell tickets this fall.
If anyone is able to donate an hour or two of their time on August 23rd to sell tickets please contact Charlene  at 519-686-8892 or by email char8892@hotmail.com.
 
London Roads Quilt Top
 


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Annual Banquet


On Thursday, June 12th we celebrated a great LFQG year by having our Annual Banquet.  This year's banquet was held at a very unique venue, Fanshawe Pioneer Village.  The dinner was held in the Miller Barn.  The dinner was very nice (either chicken or salmon) and the dessert was delicious Strawberry Shortcake.

Miller Barn
Conversation before Dinner
 
After dinner we were introduced to Shanna Dunlop, the Museum Curator for the Village
Shanna Dunlop
Shanna told us about the Museum's mandate to not only to talk about the history, but to also demonstrate it.  Shanna took us on a walk to the Jury House, boyhood home of Wilfrid Jury, the founder of Fanshawe Pioneer Village. 
 
Jury House
There is a hand quilting frame set up in the house.  Volunteers demonstrate hand quilting and invite visitors to join them and put a few stitches into the quilt.  There are also antique quilts on the beds in the house.

We then walked to the Spriet Family Visitor Centre, where the museum’s collection of quilts and other textiles are stored.
Walking around in the Village
 

One of the many groundhogs in the village

 We were able to see only a small portion of the quilts in the collection.

Made from off cuts from skirts

Star Signature quilt

Crazy Quilt with Needle Punch Applique

Log Cabin Quilt
Star Quilt
Hexagon Quilt top with paper still inside

Scrap quilt-Medallion setting

 
 
 
 
Pillow and a quilt top made from fabric inserts from tobacco tins

Some of the quilts were in very fragile condition.  It would have been nice to have seen more of the quilts, but in the storage area there wasn’t anywhere to display a lot of quilts.

It was a very enjoyable evening and a great way to finish up the guild year.  It was great to visit a local attraction that has lots to offer and I plan on going back in the near future.

To see more pictures from the banquet click here.
To see Carol V.'s Blog post about the banquet click here.


Congratulations to guild member Lyndsey J.  Lyndsey received her Master of Library Science degree from Western University this week.  Wow, Lyndsey, you must be a great multi-tasker to quilt and finish a Master's degree at the same time!

Lyndsey J.


To all guild members-have a great summer, keep quilting and remember to take pictures if you have any quilting adventures this summer!
See you in September!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

News from CQA

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Ruth M. from our guild has won 2 awards at Quilt Canada 2014 in the National Juried Show.  She won 2nd place in the category "Traditional Wall and  Bed Quilts from a Pattern or Book".  She also won the most prestigious  "Viewer's Choice Award" for all categories in the National Juried Show.
Congratulations Ruth!!!
 
Tranquil Garden

Ruth's quilt "Tranquil Garden" is completely hand appliqued and hand quilted.  She says that it took approximately 2700 hours to complete
We certainly hope to be able to see it again at our guild quilt show in the fall.


 
 


Monday, June 9, 2014

Message from Charlene, Quilt Show Chair

1)  Raffle tickets are now available for members to sell.  There will be some at the banquet for any members wishing to pick them up.  Please contact Tiny Campbell or Charlene O'Donnell to make arrangements for tickets.


2)  We wish everyone a wonderful summer and ask that everyone keep the October quilt show in the back of their mind. Please remember that the Quilt show is for all members, regardless of the level of expertise, from beginner to advanced to show and display their work.  There is space for everyone and quilts are welcome from everyone. 
We will be looking for donations to the members boutique and for completed projects from our "A Road Runs Through It" challenge.  If you were not able to finish one for the May meeting that is okay -- finish for our October quilt show.  We will also be looking for baking for the tea room -- so if you are doing any baking make extra and put it in the freezer for October.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Upcoming Quilt Shows in Southern Ontario

June 6th-7th,  Mildmay, ON-Millennium Quilt Show
June 11th-14th, St Catharines, ON-Quilt Canada
June 20th-21st, Markdale, ON-Sew Much to See Quilt Show

Check the Links on the right sidebar for more information about the above shows.

Remember to take pictures of your Quilting Adventures for "Quilters On Vacation"

See you at the Banquet on July 12th!