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Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Sponsor!

London Friendship welcomes Sitting Pretty Quilting Fabrics in Ridgetown. After many years in the upholstery and drapery business, Chris and Jim built their quilt shop based on the guiding principle that you shouldn't have to mortgage the house or sell the farm, in order to experience the joys of quilting. You can find a link to their store in the sidebar under Sponsors.

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"The Quilt" in Stratford holds an auction every year to raise money to provide support for people living with cancer. Barb A and other members of LFQG have completed and donated this quilt on behalf of our guild. Way to go Barb and company!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bingo!


Bingo and Rummage Sale was a great success! Many donations came in and not many were left at the end of the day.

As I walked around during the Bingo I was surprised to find the many different items people used for markers, not just buttons, but safety pins, coins, and paper squares.


Completed Heather Stewart Cobblestone tops are starting to appear at Show and Share!


Elaine T. donated these 2 completed quilts to the outreach, Thanks Elaine! Penny reported that she dropped off another 14 quilts to Children's Aid!



I managed to catch the beginning of Jill's Machine Quilting workshop on Saturday morning. She offered many tips on how to bat up and baste your quilts.

As well as tips on how to practice and get into motions of machine quilting. She says she often sketches out patterns in her sketch book and goes over and over them to get the rhythm of the pattern.


She also found this wonderful product at the Marsh Store called The Skill Builder. It is a pre-printed cloth with many quilting patterns on it. The idea is that you sew over the lines without thread to practice the patterns. She explains it in more detail on her blog The Quilt Rat.

Jill has already posted many more photos of her workshop on her own blog, you can check it out here and here. You can also check out what The Cozy Quilter experienced at the workshop.

This was a free workshop offered by Jill. Thank you Jill!!! The only condition was that each participant take home a kid's quilt from Outreach and put into practice their new found machine quilting skills. Penny reports 17 quilts were handed out. We look forward to the results! Those who participated in the workshop had a great time and felt Jill was very prepared and professional and they learned a lot. Great job!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 8, 2009

Welcome back ladies!

This month's meeting will be just a relaxing meeting get together with Quilt Bingo and Rummage Sale!

Agenda
- Business
- Show and Share
- Bingo
- Break
- Draws
- Rummage Sale

Secret Notion this month is a pair of embroidery or small craft scissors (between 3-6 inches long), tickets for the fat quarter draw will also be given for those wearing your chatelaine and name tag.

Sign-ups
1) Quilt 'til You Wilt, Stoneridge Inn, Lambeth, Saturday, February 21 from 8AM - 9PM, cost $65.
2) Anita Zobens Open Thread Bar, Saturday, March 28, cost $25.

Reminders
- Donations that are pre-priced for Rummage Sale, see previous post.
- Bingo cards and buttons, see instructions.
- Show and Share
- Secret notion, chatelaine, and name tag
- Fabric postcards for exchange

Machine Quilting Workshop with Jill B.
Saturday, January 10, 2009, at St. George's, from 9AM (set up) - 4PM
Contact Jill for availability, materials' list, and any questions.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Just a reminder ladies, to take the time this weekend to clean out your sewing room. Clean out your closets, cupboards, drawers and donate any unwanted fabric, orphan blocks, notions, quilting magazines, books, and patterns to our annual rummage sale! The money raised from this rummage sale is used to buy supplies for the outreach program.

The outreach program, each year, donates dozens of kids' quilts to the Children's Aid Society. Members donate time and skills to put these beautiful quilts together, but money is needed to purchase fabric and batting.



Please make sure you bundle and price your donations before bringing them to our January meeting, this will help make the set up go much faster. Thanks in advance for your generous donations!