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Quilts on the Tay 2018 Vendors

Our new – and larger location at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre means more room for vendors! Check out the list of the 18 stores will be joining us for the 3 day show, July 13-15, 2018. We are sure there will be something for everyone.

The Fabric Box

The folk village/le village artisanal

Taylor’s Sewing Centre

Ottawa Valley Fabric

3 Dog Quilting

Flare Fabrics

Bytowne Threads

Happy Wife Quilting

Kawartha Quilting Systems

Perth Fabrics

Flair With Fabrics

The Quilting Quarters

Stitch by Stitch

Sew Crafty


Heartworks Quilt Shop

Textile Traditions

Wilton Creek Fabrics

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Quilts on the Tay 2018


Help us promote our show! Download the Quilts on the Tay 2018 Poster so you have give to family and friends, as well as your favourite shop!


Our Quilts on the Tay 2018 is finally organized.  We have a venue change.  July 13, 14, and 15, 2018, our Quilt show will be held at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre, just across from the hospital as soon as you enter the town.  It is a new state-of-the-art building and we are thrilled to be going there.  There is an elevator to the second floor where the luncheon, put on by the Civitan, will be.  There will be lots of quilts everywhere, upstairs and downstairs.  We will have lots of vendors, as well.

Please join us!

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We Need You! The LCQG Can’t Operate Alone.

Enjoy attending our guild meetings but want to get to know more people? Have you been thinking that you need to do more than just sew? Are you ready to take on a new activity? Learn new skills?

The Lanark County Quilt Guild needs you!

We need 3 volunteers to join the board in September — Vice-President, Publicity and Outreach — important positions in making sure the guild operates smoothly for our 150 plus members.

  1. Vice-President: Yes this is President in training! As VP you’ll work closely with the President to learn all the ins and outs of how the LCQG operates, you’ll be a financial signing officer, organize the annual Q.T. and coordinate the Christmas Sale committee.
  2. Publicity: If you have an artistic flair and like to create signs and artwork on your computer then this opening is for you. As publicity volunteer you’ll create flyers and arrange distribution to promote our guild workshops, events and guest speakers. You also work with local newspapers to arrange publication of notices to reach a broad audience.
  3. Outreach: What could be better than shopping for fabric and paying with someone else’s money? As the Outreach volunteer you have the fun of choosing a quilt pattern, shopping for fabric and then organizing how the quilt will be sewn – either kits or a work party. A little bit of shopping, a little bit of sewing – with lots of volunteers to help! Plus as Outreach volunteer you’ll have a direct say in which community group receives the donated quilt, which they use as a fundraiser to support their organization.

If you have any questions about these positions or would like more information, please contact Carol Darou.

Our guild cannot run without volunteers. 


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Workshops for Fall/Spring 2017-18

Workshop fees – Fees vary for each workshop, these are determined by the costs associated with the workshop presenter. You can be guaranteed the fees will be less than what you would pay elsewhere!  Fees are due at sign-up. Program will post the place and times of the workshop at sign-up. Please bring your own iron to workshops.

Refunds are given ONLY if there is a family emergency or the workshop is cancelled.

If you are unable to register at a guild meeting,  please email or call either LCQG program coordinators Marlene or Linda. If you are not a guild member, you can email lanarkquilters@hotmail.com or message us on Facebook and we’ll be in touch.


Sept. 26, 2017 – Mary Elizabeth Kinch, Addictive English Paper Piecing, Hand Quilting

Nov 28, 2017 – Valerie Miller, Print Windows Table Runner

Jan. 20, 2018 – Cathy Price,  Log Cabin Pillow with Button Closure

Feb 24, 2018 – Bridget O’Flaherty, Landscape Thread Painting by Numbers

March 28, 2018 – Libs Elliott, The Rebel Quilt

April 24, 2018 – Jessie Swain, Yoga Instructor and RMT will give a talk on healthy sewing

May 22, 2018 – Guild Challenge judging, read more here

June 27-28, 2018 – Lenore Crawford, Fusing and Fabric Painting to Create Realistic Fabric Art


Valerie Miller will be our guest for our November 28, 2017 General Meeting, doing a wonderful trunk show and a workshop the next day.  Valerie is from Renfrew and creates graphic quilts employing traditional techniques and modern style.  Her quilts have been featured at Quilt Market in Houston and Quilt Con in Pasedena.  Come and see her trunk show, and we still have space in her workshop to learn her curves technique and create a modern and sophisticated table runner.  http://www.valeriemillerquiltedcovers.com

LogCabinPillowCathy Price is offering her workshop “Log Cabin Pillow with Button Closure” on Saturday, January 20, 2018. 









Bridget O’Flaherty is offering her workshop “Landscape Thread Painting by Numbers” Saturday, February 24,  Don’t forget to sign up.





On March 27, 2018, we will welcome Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott to our Guild for a Trunk Show and a Workshop the next day. Libs is from Toronto and is a textile artist and designer that uses technology and traditional methods to build her handmade quilts. She also designs fabric collections for Andover Fabrics.  She will be teaching  The Rebel Quilt workshop on March 28th. Libs is our Canadian “Tula Pink” innovative, modern and dynamic – this is a workshop not to be missed! Sign up at our February meeting.

**March 19 UPDATE** – There are still a few spots remaining in this dynamic workshop. If you’re interested, contact either Linda or Marlene to get a supply list and arrange payment.


Lenore Crawford will be coming to our Guild in June 2018 for a Trunk Show and a two-day workshop, offered on June 27 and 28.  Lenore combines her love of France, French architecture, flower gardens, along with her passion for colour and realism.  She has won numerous prizes for her art and continues to grow her medium and style in new and beautiful ways.

During the 2 days, you will outline the pattern on freezer paper, then transfer to background fabric where the design will be fused. NO SEWING during the workshop – only the designing and fusing. You will learn how to make your own patterns from your own photos focusing on value for depth and texture.  Lenore will also demonstrate how to add fabric painting to your design to add detail and depth; students will do painting on their own designs in the two-day workshops.

**March 19 Update** There are only 5 spots remaining in Lenore’s 2 day workshop. If you’re interested, please remember to bring a cheque to the March meeting.




Bridget O’Flaherty Wins at MQX!


Lanark guild member Bridget O’Flaherty won Best Use of Thread at the MQX Quilt Festival, New Hampshire show April 12 for “Precious Moments”, This beautiful piece is an original design, 100% hand guided thread painting, cotton dyed with indigo and plant-based natural hand dyes.

Sponsored by Aurifil, the ribbon came with a cash award and 20 large cones of Aurifil thread.

Congratulations Bridget!


Two Days for the Price of One


The Common Thread Quilt Guild is offering fellow guild members a great deal to their May Mother’s Day quilt show – a special pre-show price of a weekend pass for the price of a single day admission!

They will be selling the passes at our April 24th meeting for only $10, a savings of $5.

Passes are non-transferable and ID will have to be shown and match the name on the ticket. Cash only, exact change preferred.

Find out more about the show on their website, click HERE.


Charity Quilt 2017-18

charityquilt2017The charity quilt is finished and ready to donate it.

There were many hands that helped put this beautiful quilt together. Mary and I would like to thank everyone who attended the work party to cut, sew, rip out seems, measure, trim, quilt and sew the binding on. “Many hands make light work.”

The executive voted to donate this quilt to the IODE (Imperial Order of the Daughters’ of the Empire) in Carleton Place. This group has 35 women ranging in age from 40 to 104. They raise funds to help people in Lanark County. Some of their benefactors are Interval House, local hospitals, the snowsuit fund, Big Brothers/Sisters and the Lanark County Food Banks.

This energetic group looks forward to raffling this quilt and helping support Lanark County.~ Nancy

Quilt Show Committee Chairs

It takes a gaggle of volunteers to run a quilt show!

Here are this 2018 Quilts on the Tay Committee Chairs. Many more volunteers are needed to make the show a success. Please reach out to the individual chairs if there is a specific committee you are interested in volunteering.

Oversee Everything – Marilyn Robinson and Nijole Deskin
Hanging Large Quilts – Heather Buchan
Hanging Small Quilts – Cathy Price
Door Prizes – Pat Landry
Vendors – Wendy Hassard
Publicity – Lynne Green
Registrar – Berkeley Butler
Treasurer– Diane Gallagher
Boutique – Carole Armstrong
Luncheon – Barb Sangster
Viewer’s Choice & Showcase – Nancy Jossinet
Volunteer Coordinator – Mary Cooke

Volunteer Request: please keep in mind that volunteers are needed to help make our Show a success. If interested please let our Volunteer Co-ordinator – Mary Cooke – know.

If there is a specific area that you are interested in helping with or learning about, please contact the Chairperson directly.