March 2015 Guild Meeting

Our first meeting of Spring 2015 will be this coming Tuesday April 28th at 7:00pm.  We will meet at the Lions Hall at the Perth Fairgrounds as usual.  Guests are always welcome.

We will be having local fabric artist, Retta Rive, presenting her unique miniatures during her trunk show.  Hope to see you there.

1000 Islands Guild Workshop with Helen Fujuki

The Thousand Islands Quilter’s Guild, invites you to join us in APRIL, for a wonderful 2-day workshop with Helen Fujuki.
We will be making/designing a circular quilt: Manhole Covers
If you go to her website: helenfujiki.com, then click on her new workshop: Design Freedom plus the second day is finishing the quilt using Helen’s very own techniques which also include free-motion.
Dates: Friday         APRIL 24,   8:30-4:00 ( may be a bit longer)
           Saturday     APRIL 25,   8:30-4:00
Location: Lyn, Ontario at The Christ United Church Hall
Cost:    $120.00    ( a $20.00 kit is included in this cost)
We have 5 spaces available.
A materials list: included in this e-mail
If you are able to join us, please contact Carol Blake(613)498-0874, or caroleb337@hotmail.com

2015 Upcoming Quilt Shows and Events

First day of Spring turns out minds to coming out of the long winter hibernation we all experienced and look for brighter days ahead.  If you’re in need of a little inspiration for the coming months, why not check out one of these upcoming quilt shows:  We will continue to add to this list as we learn of more events.

April 10-11, 2015,  Fibre Fling 4 – Textile art show and sale,  Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Out-of-the-Box Fibre Artists and the Kitchissippi United Church invite you to a show and sale of fibre and mixed media art on Friday and Saturday in the church hall. This show is a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Hours: Friday 10 am-8 pm and Saturday 10 am-5 p.m. Admission is $5. High Tea will be available on Saturday 12-5pm for an additional $10.  Light refreshments available throughout the show.    For more information contact Rita Rottman (ritarottman@sympatico.ca), or visit  www.out-of-the-box.org

April 11, 2015, Ricky Tims in Mount Forest, ON

Ricky Tims will be in Mount Forest for a concert and workshops.  For information, go to http>//volunteermountforest.ca/V-Newsdetails/Rickytims/

May 1 and 2, 2015, Quilting in the Village 2015, London, Ontario

Quilting in the Village 2015 Quilt Show sponsored by the Thames Valley Quilters Guild will take place at the Wesley Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London.  Hours: Friday May 1 – 10 am to 6 pm & Saturday May 2 – 10 am to 4 pm, Admission: $5.00 (includes light refreshments).  To download the poster click hereFor information email: thamesvalleyquiltersguild@gmail.com

May 7-9 2015, Pieces of Magic Quilt Show 2015, Ingersoll, ON

Pieces of Magic Quilt Show 2015 sponsored by the Oxford Quilters’ Guild will take place at the Ingersoll Districk Memorial Centre (Arena) 97 Mutual Street, Ingersoll. Hours: Thursday & Friday 10 am – 8pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.  Featuring Guest Artist, Debbie Grifka: Trunk Show: What do you mean “Modern Quilting? and Workshops.   For information: http://www.oxfordquiltersguild.com or contact Margaret Hawkins at hawkins.marg@bell.net or 519-688-9653

June 5-6 2015, Quilts on the Grand, Fergus, Ontario

Quilts on the Grand presented by the Grand Quilt Guild will take place at the Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Avenue East, Fergus.  For information go to www.grandquiltguild.ca or download the poster.

June 6 & 7, 2015, Quilting in the Valley, Arnprior, ON

Quilting in the Valley: the biennial quilt show of the Arnprior and District Quilters Guild.
For information email the guild at arnpriorquilters@gmail.com.

July 29 – Aug 1 2015, AQS Quilt Week, Syracuse, NY

Organizers expect over 15,000 quilters to attend from the Northeast US and Canada to attend.  This was brought to our attention by Patchwork Plus Quilt Shop in nearby Marcellus, NY.

October 3 and 4, 2015, Quilts on the Rocks 2015, Sudbury, Ontario.

Sudbury and District Quilting and Stitchery Guild have just launched their new website where you can find additional information regarding their upcoming show and their Guild : http://www.sdqsg.com/?page_id=44.  Again this year, they will be offering the services of Judy Lyons, as an appraiser of quilt and stitchery work.

August 14-15, Autumn Spender Quilt Competition, Fergus, Ontario

Part of the International Plowing Match and Expo, there will be Upper Canada Village Demonstration, Cathy Miller (the singing Quilter), Merchant Malls, Raffles and more.

Happy New Year 2015

Wishing everyone a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.

2015 brings many wonderful events to look forward to.  We celebrate the 25th anniversary of our Guild.  Have you started working on your Guild Challenge Quilt yet?  Our theme of “Doorways to the Silver Anniversary of LCQG – 25 years of Quilting Together” is the task and we have until May to complete your works.

New year is a chance to get inspired with new (at least new to you) fabric.  The next guild meeting is Tuesday January 27th at 1pm and features the annual Stash Sale.  Check the newsletter if you are interested in having a table in the sale and remember to bring your change to purchase some great finds.

November 2014 Meeting Review

A festive fun meeting was held in November with a great turn out and a fantastic presentation from the Kanata Quilt Guild.  The recent Guild sale was discussed (great success despite some local competition for events that day) and some remaining items were available for sale as wonderful holiday items.

Our Library had one of the highlights of the evening (3-2-1, need I say more!) with everyone having a terrific laugh for the wonderful book review presented (great job!)

The ladies of the Kanata Quilt Guild provided many terrific examples, both small and large, of their efforts.   Between Show and Tell and the Kanata Quilt Guild, it was a feast for the eyes.  Below are some of the wonderful works we were privileged to see.

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November 2014 Meeting Preview

Our next meeting, and the last guild meeting for 2014 (but not our last event of the year!), is Tuesday November 25 at the Lions Hall at the Perth Fairgrounds.   Don’t forget your name tag, mug, library books, block of the month, outreach blocks, and any show and tell you want to bring.  The annual membership directory will be available for members to pick up and as always, visitors are welcome!