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Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 2017 update and January 2018 meeting

Hello everyone.  Hopefully you've all recovered from the Christmas rush and are getting ready for 2018. I'm a little late with the December update, but on the good side, a little early with information for the January 11,  2018 meeting. 

I'll start with next year.   

January 11th meeting:  

  • Dorothy Fu is the guest speaker and the following day , January 12th she will hold a workshop “Art Quilt: Cardinal” (picture posted below). Vendor is “My Stash
    •  The workshop will  be held at the Church, 9 am to 4 pm. Cost $ 40 plus $ 10 in materials. Bring your own lunch.  
  • The notion of the month is "A Cup of Warmth" to be donated to the Men's Mission ( i.e. cup of soup, hot chocolate or a $5.00 Tim Hortons card)
  • don't forget to bring your name tag and Chatelaine.
Dorothy Fu's workshop:  Art Quilt, Cardinal

  • February 10, Pat Ferry who is a member is the guest speaker. She works at both Krafty Kennedys and Fabricland.  
    • Reminder for the Rummage Sale:  bring items labelled to sell.  Any unsold items must be reclaimed by their owner and taken home.
    • Hint for February meeting:  gather red and white fabric to create a 6 1/2" block. I'll send out another post with a little more information on the design of the blog just in case you haven't guessed.  There will be a draw and the winner will get to take home the blocks.  💟
    • February 17 Quilt In Day from 9 am to 4 pm.  Lorna Martin will present her special techniques.

    Now for our last meeting in 2017

    December 2017 meeting:
    • Vanessa Cullen from Meals on Wheels spoke to the membership.  This is the Guild’s 8th year of participating in this initiative and this year we donated 110 placemats. 👌 The impact to clients is significant and on Christmas Day the clients receive a turkey dinner, at no charge, along with four placemats, crafts from Brownie troops, treats from London Hydro, dog/cat treats, as appropriate, quilts, gift baskets, etc.   There are approximately 2,000 clients and 121,000 meals provided.  Transportation services to escort clients to medical appointments are provided by volunteer drivers.

    A new social enterprise entitled “The Village Table” is a program of Meals on Wheels London. They have partnered with five local restaurant to offer meals; gift packaged and delivered to the door. Every purchase from The Village Table  ensures their services will continue to be affordable to those who rely on their program.  
    Contact information:  630 Dundas Street, London, Ontario.  519-660-1430 or

      Outreach report
      • Overwhelmed with 13 quilts quilted and bound were turned in.
      • On the Sewing Day in November, Toni Smith completed four tops.  Three went home to be bound, leaving one.
      • There are two kits for tops to be put together.
      • Reminder of the incentive to quilt and bind quilts  A draw ticket for every quilt bound or quilted is awarded.  The prize is yet to be decided.  
      • Reminder for February Community Outreach Sewing Day.  If members are doing their own quilts for Community Outreach, okay to bring those to work on.

      Vice President report
      • Cindy commented on the generosity of the Guild members.  Four large bags are full of winter apparel will be donated to My Sisters’ Place.  👭
      The Program Committee, lead by Kim Zwicker, hosted the Wheel of Quilting game with the members and various prizes were awarded.  Following, members participated in making various crafts. Christmas treats and beverages were enjoyed by all.

      Show and Tell

      Lorraine:  Snowman hanging

      Lorraine:  Hand Painted material from East Africa

      Penny:  a wall hanging for Gradson's teacher that just had twins

      Beth:  a pillow made from some extra blocks from a quilt

      Rose:  a Christmas wreath with snowflake buttons

      Rose:  a carry bag with Van Gogh panels.

      Tony: King sized Dinosaur quilt with 3/4 inch blocks in the design part.  

      Rhonda:  King size quilt

      Pat:  Blue and peach chevrons

      Pat:  Chevrons.

      Kim:  Wavy table runner.  

      Sharon G:  Snakes and Ladders quilt

      Friday, December 15, 2017

      Dorothy Fu's January workshop

      This is a coloured picture of Dorothy Fu's Workshop she will be doing with us in January

      She will be our speaker at the January 11th meeting and her workshop is January 12th.

      The workshop is from 9 - 4 (bring your own lunch) 

      The cost is $40.00 plus $10.00 supply fee.

      Monday, December 11, 2017

      Early information for December 14, 2017 meeting re-send

      This is an early notice of December meeting as we know it's a busy time of year and we thought it might be helpful if we gave advance notice of the notion of the month.  This December the notion is adult mittens, socks or hats to be donated to My Sisters Place.  There will be refreshments, games and crafts. (Kim will post in Facebook)  Don't forget to bring your mug for tea or coffee and a small sewing kit.

      • Placemats:  Bring your completed placemats to Decembers meeting.   Currently we have 40 – 45 but need many more if to meet last year’s 130.  

      Also note:  
      • November 25:  There are still a few spots for the Quilt Day on Saturday, 
      • January:  Dorothy Fu is the guest speaker in January and her workshop is entitled:  “Art Quilt: Cardinal”. (date TBD)
      • February:  Reminder for the Rummage Sale.  Bring your items priced to sell; otherwise seller takes home all unsold items.

      Tuesday, November 14, 2017

      November 9, 2017 meeting

      GUEST SPEAKER – Linda Bartlett
      • Linda shared stories of how she went from being a Special Events Coordinator for London Health Sciences Centre to be a past owner of not one, but two quilting stores.
      • She is a former member, vendor and now a speaker for LFQG.  Linda is also the Past President of the Huron Perth Quilters Guild and brought many examples of quilts in a trunk show – family & well loved ones, those purchased, examples of classes attended, and other projects such as needlepoint, smocking and garment sewing.
      • Currently, Linda teaches classes and works 2 days a week at the Marsh Store.
      Following are just a few of Linda's projects.  See the full package on our Facebook page 


      • Marcie Majoor spoke briefly as the London Representative for the Quilts of Valour. She is also a former member of LFQG some sixteen years ago. The goal is to donate 10,000 quilts, currently there are 9,968 and with those turned in by LFQG the goal will no doubt be reached. Marcie is presenting at Parkwood Hospital with many of the recipients in their 90’

      Quilt Show Committee - Mary Williams & Sharon Routley

      • An information sheet entitled “Quilt Show 2018” and a listing of committee members entitled  “We Can Do It” were distributed. The Show is at the same venue – Oakridge Presbyterian Church, near Oxford and Hyde Park on October 19 & 20, 2018.  Volunteers, experienced or otherwise are required.  
      Show and Tell

      Christine:  Forest Friends

      Gail:  Christmas Quilt.  Quilted by Cathy

      Jackie:  Christmas mug rugs

      Jackie:  Canada Challenge pillow.
      Jackie:  Canada Challenge pillow.  Back

      Nancy:  Remembrance Day

      Mary:  Little landscape workshop

      Cathy:  Paper piecing

      Cindy:  took mom to church bazar and won this quilt.  Back is tie dyed.

      Thursday, November 2, 2017

      Information for November 9, 2017 meeting

      Program:  Linda Bartlett from Exeter  will present her trunk show.  

      Vendor:  Krafty Kennedy

      Don't forget to bring:

      1)  Placemats for Meals on Wheels.  They do not have to have a Christmas theme.   No specific size is required, but they should be large enough for a dinner plate, cup and utensils.

      2)  Notion of the month:  a poppy or wear something red.

      3)  Chatelaine

      4)  Your name tag

      5)  Community Quilt

      Upcoming Event:  "Quilt in Day" is November 25, 2017 at St. George's Presbyterian Church from 9am to 8pm.  Bring your lunch and dinner will be provided.  Cost is $25.00.

      The All People Quilt web site indicated that a goal of one million pillowcases to be donated in 2017 has now reached 783,000 pillowcases.

      Follow London Friendship Quilters Guild on Facebook

      Wednesday, October 25, 2017

      Little Landscapes Workshop with Heather Bell

      I wasn't able to attend this workshop, but did drop in to take some pictures and have a short visit with the participants during their lunch.  Each participant received the same material to build their landscape, and although they were at various stages of completion it's easy to see that they will all be different.

      Hopefully the attendees will post their completed projects on the LFQG Facebook group.