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Quilts on the Tay 2018


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.  I sincerely hope that all of you can join us.



Online Library Catalogue

Did you know we have an online library catalogue?  Did you know there are almost 400 books in the Lanark guild library?

Head ONLINE HERE to see our vast collection, then you can arrive at a guild meeting with a name in mind, and leave with a book in hand!

Guild Retreat, Spring 2018

The Spring Retreat will be held at the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg on April 18, 19,
20, 2018. We will arrive at the Inn on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and quilt our
hearts out until Friday afternoon.

The cost of the retreat is $417 for single occupancy, $299.50 per person for
double occupancy and $261.00 per person for triple occupancy. This includes 7
meals and two nights.

This is a perfect getaway to finish projects, start new ones, get help and ideas
from other quilters as well as enjoy quilting and not having to cook!

If you would like to join us, there will be a sign-up sheet at February’s meeting or contact Nancy Jossinet at 613-267- 0022.

Nancy will be collecting the money at the March meeting.

February 2018 – Afternoon Meeting


Don’t forget your change on Tuesday, Feb 27- our Stash Sale, rescheduled from January – is a go! What a great way to share your fabric with other members, and make way for more for yourself.

There will be sign-up sheets for the Rebel Quilt workshop by Libs Elliot, who will be here in March as well as Lenore Crawford, our special American artist coming from Michigan for a 2 day workshop the end of June. Check out the details on our 2017-18 workshop list.

Don’t forget to check out the Block of the Month and the Library. There is still time to sign up for our Guild Challenge Play Full Deck Fun! Come and draw a card and be creative!

Our QOTT Quilt Show will be held July 13-15  at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre.  We will need lots of volunteers, lots of quilts, and lots of items made for sale at our Boutique.  Not a lot of time to prepare, but I know we are up for it.

January 2018 – Upcoming Meeting


Our January meeting, we are having a Stash Sale.  What a great way to share your fabric with other members, and make way for more for yourself.  In January, there will be a workshop with Cathy Price called “Log Cabin Pillow with Button Closure”.  Hope to see you there and maybe there will be some finished pillows at the meeting as the workshop is January 20th, and the meeting is January 23rd.  There will be sign up sheets for the workshop with Bridget O’Flaherty “Landscape Thread Painting by Numbers”, and for Libs Elliot, who will be here in March.  In the winter months, our meetings are at 1pm, instead of in the evening.  Don’t forget to check out the Block of the Month and the Library.  Our QOTT Quilt Show will be held in July this year on the 13th, 14th, and 15th, at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre.  We will need lots of volunteers, lots of quilts, and lots of items made for sale at our Boutique.  Not a lot of time to prepare, but I know we are up for it. C.

Workshops for Fall/Spring 2017-18

To register for workshops, 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.


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.




November 2017 – Upcoming Meeting

Our Trunk Show for this evening is Valerie Miller.  She creates graphic quilts employing traditional techniques and modern style.  She will have a workshop the next day at the Lion’s Hall.  Come to the meeting early, as she will be set up with patterns and kits for sale.  Last chance to sign up for this workshop.  Also last chance to sign up for the Christmas QT, to be held on December 6, 2017 at the Perth Civitan from 10 am until 2 pm at a cost of $15 per person, which includes a lovely lunch of Lasagna, roll, Caesar salad, and squares for dessert. Don’t forget to sign up for the UFO Challenge, as well.  And if you didn’t get a chance to grab a card for the Guild Challenge, you still have time.  I love Challenges, you pick a card, and let your imagination soar.  There are even 4 Categories: Functional, Newbie, Art Quilt, and Objet d’Art (3D – doll, handbag, apparel, home décor). C.

Guild Challenge 2017 – 2018

The Guild Challenge for this year is called Play Full Deck Fun.  Create an interpretative quilt based on a card from a playing deck.  Pick a card, any card, and let your imagination run wild.  There will be four categories: 1. Functional Quilt (max. size 50″ X 65″ lap/throw), 2. Newbie Quilt (less than two years quilting, max. size 50″ X 65″), 3. Art Quilt (max. size 50″ X 65″), 4.  Objects d’Art (doll, puppet, mannequin, handbag, apparel, home décor, etc.).  There will be a Viewer’s Choice in each Category.  Everything is due at the May General Meeting in 2018. C

Read all about–  LCQG Quilt Challenge 2017-18

And be Inspired: https://snarkyquilter.com/tag/art-quilts-playing-with-a-full-deck/